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Offline Naildrivingman

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NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« on: October 05, 2019, 06:42 PM »
Unless I’m mistaken, Tanos still makes the classic Systainer. Tanos lists woodcraft as the only NA vendor. I contacted my local Woodcraft and I think they thought I was an alien seeking to repopulate the earth. I suppose it is possible that the classic is NAINA.  Do any of you know if the classic Tanos is available in NA?

I own a SYS maxi, but no other “latch” styles.  Are the classic SYS 1-5 constructed similar to the maxi?  If so, that why I want them.

Thanks.
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Online Dick Mahany

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 06:52 PM »
 I still see the  five different Tanos Classic drawer style systainers in the Lee Valley catalog, but none of the standard ones other than the Maxi.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 07:43 PM »
Have you talked to the Systainer.store guy?

Online Cheese

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2019, 11:21 PM »
According to some on the forum, they’re still available for sale. Don’t know and don’t care as they were always problematic. I always needed to use a screwdriver to open the bastinados.  Good riddance...

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 04:30 AM »
Completely agree with Cheese, they were awful. Sore fingers and split nails trying to open the darn things. Unfortunately as I also have a lot of Makita tools, I’m having the same issues with those cases too. I have filed the cleats down a little, which helps. I’m still not a fan though.

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 07:52 AM »
Have you talked to the Systainer.store guy?
I didn’t call him (I can).  I went to the site, but didn’t see any.

I remember reading some posts about people wishing Tanos hadn’t gone to the T lock. I’m wondering now if it’s because they’re less durable?
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Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 07:58 AM »
According to some on the forum, they’re still available for sale. Don’t know and don’t care as they were always problematic. I always needed to use a screwdriver to open the bastinados.  Good riddance...
I have three 12 drawer sortainers and yes they can be very troublesome to unlock. I’d be willing to sacrifice difficult opening for increased durability, but if the classic hinge connection isn’t much different than the T lock, then I will be happy with what I have. The T locks are nicer to open, most definitely.
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Offline Systainer.Store

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2019, 08:55 AM »
Hi Everyone -

I'll ask Tanos USA If we can get Classic Systainers and report back.  If I can, they likely have to come from Germany and may involve a minimum purchase.  The product isn't listed on my price list.

For the 2019 Floor Model sale, I've had a few drawer systainers.  In fact a couple are still available.  I didn't have any other classic items, unless you count the Tool Box or Storage unit which use the the classic and T-Loc style of connection.

Here is a special link for FOG, if you want 5% off on the remaining 2019 Floor Model Inventory.  This is good for this next week.  https://systainer.store/discount/FOG2019FM

This link should apply discount code 'FOG2019FM' to your cart.  If it doesn't just use this code.

-Sys Tim 

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2019, 09:16 AM »
According to some on the forum, they’re still available for sale. Don’t know and don’t care as they were always problematic. I always needed to use a screwdriver to open the bastinados.  Good riddance...
I have three 12 drawer sortainers and yes they can be very troublesome to unlock. I’d be willing to sacrifice difficult opening for increased durability, but if the classic hinge connection isn’t much different than the T lock, then I will be happy with what I have. The T locks are nicer to open, most definitely.


The hinges are basically the same.

Seth

Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2019, 05:34 PM »
I’d be VERY interested in picking up some Classic Systainers.

When using the Sys-AZ drawers I drill my holes at 16mm centers (increasing the density of storage). When using the Classic Systainers, I can leave the lids unlatched and simply slide the drawer open and flip the lid. With my T-Locs, if I accidentally slide the drawer shut with the latch “up” the drawer above knocks the latch off.

A little Teflon goes a long way towards making the latches on the Classic Systainers easier to operate.

If Classic Systainers were made available, I’d also want access to the various trays/inserts as well. One of my major regrets is transferring my older Festool tools to T-Locs, if I could go back to Classics I would do so in a heart beat.
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Offline Systainer.Store

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 09:22 AM »
Hi Gang -

I talked with Tanos USA this morning on a few items, including this discussion on Classic Systainers.
In general they are not stocked.  With that said, there is some inventory that collects in Germany and in the USA as the units are produced for a few companies that buy in large quantities.

If you are interested in buying some classic systainers, send me a note (hello@Systainer.Store) with specifics on unit and quantity.  I'll do what I can with Tanos USA to see if we can identify available stock.  This isn't a guarantee, though there are some units available.  The items may have to come from Germany, so it could be late November before they arrive.  I'd have to get your order (and payment) in the next week or so.

Make it a great day - Sys Tim




Offline DeformedTree

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2019, 10:31 PM »
That's fundamentally interesting that they do make them some of the classics still.  Obviously they would still have the tooling, but hearing they do make some runs still is good to know.  That basically means that same will hold for t-loc's as  3rd gens take over.  Companies will have an option to work as they were instead of being forced into a sudden move.

Of course I'm really not sure why anyone would still run the classic except for things like the Maxi which only exist as classic.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2019, 10:57 PM »
I’d be VERY interested in picking up some Classic Systainers.

When using the Sys-AZ drawers I drill my holes at 16mm centers (increasing the density of storage). When using the Classic Systainers, I can leave the lids unlatched and simply slide the drawer open and flip the lid. With my T-Locs, if I accidentally slide the drawer shut with the latch “up” the drawer above knocks the latch off.

A little Teflon goes a long way towards making the latches on the Classic Systainers easier to operate.

If Classic Systainers were made available, I’d also want access to the various trays/inserts as well. One of my major regrets is transferring my older Festool tools to T-Locs, if I could go back to Classics I would do so in a heart beat.

Just leave the T latch off when the Sys is in the cabinet.

Online Cheese

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2019, 12:17 AM »
Of course I'm really not sure why anyone would still run the classic except for things like the Maxi which only exist as classic.

It's the definition of classic that needs to be examined.  [scratch chin]

Classic...a 57 Chevy that needs new side chrome strips but, they are unobtainable in NOS condition which yields a wretched looking restoration.

Classic...the fudge recipe that you lovingly remember your grandmother made for the holidays but that she took to her grave.

Classic...the single digit salute you gave your last employer right before you were unceremoniously thrown out the door.

Classic...the Tanos Systainer system from heck that needed screwdrivers & pliers to open them up.

Good riddance to all things classic.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 12:39 AM by Cheese »

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2019, 03:50 AM »
 
Of course I'm really not sure why anyone would still run the classic except for things like the Maxi which only exist as classic.

It's the definition of classic that needs to be examined.  [scratch chin]

Classic...a 57 Chevy that needs new side chrome strips but, they are unobtainable in NOS condition which yields a wretched looking restoration.

Classic...the fudge recipe that you lovingly remember your grandmother made for the holidays but that she took to her grave.

Classic...the single digit salute you gave your last employer right before you were unceremoniously thrown out the door.

Classic...the Tanos Systainer system from heck that needed screwdrivers & pliers to open them up.

Good riddance to all things classic.

Hear, hear! A classic explanation too!  [big grin] [thumbs up]  [wink]


Offline ggc

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2019, 06:39 AM »

Of course I'm really not sure why anyone would still run the classic except for things like the Maxi which only exist as classic.
Maybe I'm missing something, but all my Tlocs connect to a SYS-Maxi no problem.

I've only got a few classics, the only application I can see that can't be met by the Tlocs is the Classic extension frame (essentially a SYS1 without a lid or bottom), and I've never had a need for one.  Maybe if I wanted to make a SYS-6 or taller, but it's a pretty limited application.

Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2019, 09:23 AM »
If anybody wants to be relieved of the burden of their much-maligned Classic Systainers you’re welcome to send them my way  [big grin]
« Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 09:27 AM by Tom Gensmer »
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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: NA vendor for Classic Tanos
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2019, 02:51 AM »

Of course I'm really not sure why anyone would still run the classic except for things like the Maxi which only exist as classic.
Maybe I'm missing something, but all my Tlocs connect to a SYS-Maxi no problem.

I've only got a few classics, the only application I can see that can't be met by the Tlocs is the Classic extension frame (essentially a SYS1 without a lid or bottom), and I've never had a need for one.  Maybe if I wanted to make a SYS-6 or taller, but it's a pretty limited application.

Didn't know they had extension frames in the classics.  I've mentioned that would be a nice feature to have.