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Offline adcolor

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Re: SYSTAINER³ available from September
« Reply #180 on: June 27, 2020, 12:20 PM »
So, maybe somewhere between pages 1 & 6 this was mentioned. I didn't take the time to look (my apologies).

It looks to me like the new Vario3/1 (can't tell , maybe the new Vario3/2 as well) handle sticks out when it is locked to something below it (the T-loc handle pushes it out). If so, I am sure some enterprising 3d printer designer will come up with a notched handle to fix that.

I couldn't find any information on the slides (didn't say it wasn't there) for the Vario3.  My frustration in the shop for not making sliding drawers/shelves is that I have to kneel down, set the box on the floor, rummage through it, put it back on the shelf (if it's where I need to work) reverse those steps to grab what ever it is I forgot or now need, put the device away.  I wonder if there are telescoping slides for these.  Even in a van (maybe even more important) it would be nice. Not everything goes onto the job site with you.

For now, I suspect folks will either:

Give up on ever using vario3, sell them off.

Work with a blended operation. Maybe build spacers for site stacks (either for MFT/MW100 use, or just to level off the work space). Currently, I find the T-Loc style a real pain in the ass to get a flat stack anyhow (I could copy a chart off and stick it to the mft leg and the MW1000 I guess; even when not using them they are a pain).  When it is a work surface, I just live with the variability, and generally (other than a support for long material) avoid using them for general use as a work surface.  Because as soon as I do, I need into one of them anyhow (really thinking about concentrating on Sortainers for several reasons, though this is a good one).

When the variety of Vario3 models is available, and enough are already in your shop/van, sell/swap T-Loc Systainers and transition to the new ones. 

The 'gotcha' may be the gen 1 Systainers. I'd love to replace what I have for my vac clamp. I have a really strong dislike for them. Hoping they replace them very soon, aside from a couple I keep extra machinery parts in on a shelf way up & in the back of my shop, I avoid using them.

Offline SonOfMI

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Re: SYSTAINER³ available from September
« Reply #181 on: June 29, 2020, 02:00 PM »
The Systainer 3 are really the same as the TLOC so there’s not a huge difference. I got a systainer 3 when I got my ETS EC 125 recently. The handle on the front is nice for those that like to carry it like a Dewalt Tstak toolbox.

Offline _Ben_

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Re: SYSTAINER³ available from September
« Reply #182 on: July 02, 2020, 05:33 PM »
I recently picked up a pdc 18/4 drill which came in the old style attic tloc obviously very handy for storing the drill bit sets. But l notice the very latest version of this drill comes in a systainer3 which seems to have dropped the attic.

Maybe they're working on an attic version, shame about that loss of utility in the interim.

Offline yetihunter

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Re: SYSTAINER³ available from September
« Reply #183 on: July 08, 2020, 03:47 AM »
I recently picked up a pdc 18/4 drill which came in the old style attic tloc obviously very handy for storing the drill bit sets. But l notice the very latest version of this drill comes in a systainer3 which seems to have dropped the attic.

Maybe they're working on an attic version, shame about that loss of utility in the interim.

Seriously, I am a freak about having lid systainers loaded with bits.