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Offline Venti30

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Tanos vs. systainers
« on: May 27, 2020, 03:51 PM »
So, my festool collection is growing, and I have to admit I like the functionality of systainers. I am confused though, about the difference between Tanos and systainers. It seems they are fully compatible with each other, and that tanos may be slightly more affordable.

What are the advantages of the tanos containers versus festool systainers from your point of view?

Offline Roseland

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Re: Tanos vs. systainers
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 03:58 PM »
Tanos make the Festool systainers.

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Offline mrB

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Re: Tanos vs. systainers
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 03:59 PM »
Zero difference other than colour.
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline Systainer.Store

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Re: Tanos vs. systainers
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 04:02 PM »
TTS Tooltechnic Systems is a company based in Germany.
They invented the Systainer and produce it for themselves and as an OEM for others.
They also own Festool, SawStop, Shaper, Tanos.

So Tanos and Festool systainers are similar.  They have color difference and different molding for the logos.

Offline ggc

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Re: Tanos vs. systainers
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 05:04 PM »
The Festool branded systainers had a stiffening rail between the hinges on the larger sizes(SYS3-5?), the Tanos branded systainers don't have this by default, but it can be added. 
This was replaced by a new design accessories mounting rail a few years ago.
https://www.kofferundschaum.de/en/systainer/systainer-t-loc/accessories-t-loc/mounting-rail-set-sys-fs-for-systainer-t-loc.html

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Tanos vs. systainers
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 07:09 PM »
Also the Festool systainers have an insert specific to accomodate the tool and accessories.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 07:57 PM by Mario Turcot »
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Offline Systainer.Store

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Re: Tanos vs. systainers
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 07:13 PM »
There is a wide variety of inserts and accessories for systainers - T-Loc and Classic, and the new Systainer3.  The elements are interchangeable within the family, though some accessories better fit in a SYS-4 than a SYS-1, for example. 

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Tanos vs. systainers
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 01:57 AM »
If you buy a Festool tool, it comes in a Festool systainer, if you buy some other Festool products, they come in Festool systainer.  If you need matching containers for your other tools and objects, you buy Tanos branded systainers.  To make it "match" the brand of other tools, you buy color matching t-lock knob for them (it makes a huge difference over blue).  If you want to make a Tanos unit look Festool, you are out of luck because you can't buy that color t-lock knob.

There isn't much reason to buy a festool branded systainer (empty) other than to match other festool tools and accessories.

Other companies like Mafell sell their stuff in systainers too.