Author Topic: Senco PC1010N + Systainer IV + Sm. Loaf Pan + Luxor RE25 = Organizational Bliss  (Read 36305 times)

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Offline The.Handyman

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I have the Makita SP6000J track saw which came in the MacPac classic systainer IV that Makita designed. I hated this systainer as it is made cheaper than the Tanos version and is a pain to unlatch and latch with t-locs. I moved the Makita track saw into a t-loc sys IV. I then had the empty MacPac, what to do? I picked up a Senco PC1010N on clearance for $45 from Home Depot. After reviewing a couple of threads here on the FOG I decided to fit it in the systainer.

This is my journey of the project. I wanted the compressor to fit in the systainer flat on the rubber feet and be fully enclosed. I did not want to have to pop the lid for any reason. Everything will have access outside the systainer.







The MacPac systainer definitely required some clearance modification. I had to shave down the 2 middle vertical rear ribs. I also had to remove a circular portion at each front corner of the MacPac squared off inside to clear the air tank and allow the compressor to sit flat on the bottom rubber feet. Once that was done the compressor fits right in.



I also took the liberty of drilling holes in each of the 4 corners in the open spaces of the MacPac systainer. These will give 360* venting for the compressor.



I tracked down and located a retractable cord reel for the project that would work. It fits perfectly. I have also decided to add a computer fan to utilize the extra plug on the retractable cord reel. This will easily keep the compressor from building up heat.






I am currently searching for an option to recess the power cord end inside of the footprint of the systainer. I am also trying to decide if the power cord would be best to exit the side or rear of the systainer.

I will keep updating this thread as I move along with this build. Your advice or ideas is much appreciated. Give me your feedback.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2016, 03:20 PM by The.Handyman »

Offline jdm5

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That's very cool - do you have a source for that retractable reel?
Drank the green Kool-Aid...gave up counting long ago.

Offline copcarcollector

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That's very cool - do you have a source for that retractable reel?

Agreed and same question! I like the loaf pan too!!!  [smile]

Here is the cord reel on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/LUXOR-RE20-Retractable-Power-Cord/dp/B00GN9ZND6

Offline The.Handyman

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Yup. I found it when Google image searching retractable cord reels. What a pain it was to find one that would work.

I went to the actual website of Store123 and they had a $10 off coupon I used at checkout. The RE25 20' cord reel cost me $65 shipped. It was by far the most compact and easiest to mount option I found.

Offline The.Handyman

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The Loaf pan was $8 at Walmart. I hit up many stores to compare loaf pans and this one had the largest lip for mounting and a thick gauge steel.

Offline jdm5

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Do you happen to know what gauge the cord reel is?

Thinking about mounting it to my vac!
Drank the green Kool-Aid...gave up counting long ago.

Offline The.Handyman

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Do you happen to know what gauge the cord reel is?

Thinking about mounting it to my vac!
I just looked on the wire.

3/C  18AWG  105*C  VW-1  300V

Offline yetihunter

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No dice on this $45 senco compressor for me.
Clearance price is $149 at my local stores.   [crying]

Offline Kris J

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How do you drain the tank?

Offline rizzoa13

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Ok the loaf pan got me in the thread title. I was asking myself what the heck a loaf pan is and when I clicked it I was pretty impressed with your ghettoness!

Offline The.Handyman

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How do you drain the tank?
Tank drain is being run out of the bottom of the systainer.

Offline The.Handyman

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Ok the loaf pan got me in the thread title. I was asking myself what the heck a loaf pan is and when I clicked it I was pretty impressed with your ghettoness!
Why thank you.

Offline The.Handyman

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Updated my gauge layout so that I can see them better while standing up.

Offline Spiff

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That Senco is £165 in the UK  [mad]  [mad]  [mad]

#ripoffbritain

Offline Vartz04

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Hmm. Not on sale by me either ($149)

I have a "fini" 2 gallon compressor that I rarely use at home. It be perfect for his but it won't fit. I'll have to see if it'll work in a L-Boxx.

Offline joiner1970

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That Senco is £165 in the UK  [mad]  [mad]  [mad]

#ripoffbritain
Cheaper here http://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Senco-Pc1010-8715274044965-230V-0.5Hp-Hand-Carry-3.8-Litre-Compressor

Bought mine a year or 2 ago from ffx

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Offline CRReed

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I saw this thread about the time it came out, and cataloged it in the back of my brain.

About a year ago, I found a Senco on sale($70 Clearance)and made this up. I am just now getting around to posting pictures.

I decided to transfer the decals from the original faceplate, and went with a polished bread pan and power cord/port from an old CPU.

I also added some intake/outtake fans on the sides(not pictured) and put it into use. Now that I know overheating won't be an issue, I plan on adding some additional foam to the inside walls for additional sound dampening. I'll update with additional photos after the Holiday.

What do you think?

Thank you for the inspiration, The.Handyman! 


Offline Vondawg

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Nice job!
There are no mistakes....just new designs.