Author Topic: Metabo ASR 35 to Systainer adapter  (Read 718 times)

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Offline morogue

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Metabo ASR 35 to Systainer adapter
« on: August 11, 2022, 08:50 PM »
I got the Starmix/Metabo vac, after my CT36 disintegrated and then stopped.
It’s a curvy little bugger, so getting a plate to fit the top is tough. Also, the Metabo or Starmix branded solutions are extremely expensive and only available in Europe (if you can find them in stock).
I found a Metabo trolley (630174000, METABO TROLLEY AS 18 L PC / METALOC) and removed the casters.
I drilled through the caster mount points (using the trolley as a guide) into the ASR top cover.
The ASR top cover is very thin and flappy polypropylene. I beefed it up from the inside using 3M panel adhesive, which when applied properly loves to bond to PP, and looks and machines like it.
I attached the trolley with long coarse threaded screws, driving them up through the ASR cover into the trolley’s caster mount points.
There’s a ton of skipped steps, caveats, and tricky points that I could elaborate, if anyone is interested.
I just thought this may interest fellow FestFools, as the Starmix vacuum is legit, and really has been a workhorse for me, and unlike Festool, it’s a tank capable of working outside, offroad, doing cement work.

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Offline Chainring

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Re: Metabo ASR 35 to Systainer adapter
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2022, 09:09 PM »
I just received two of those dollies for regular storage and I like them quite a bit. They're compact, so stacks of Systainers are nice and close. They are a bit tippy if you load them up, so probably not good for wheeling around.

Nice solution to CT your ASR.

Offline morogue

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Re: Metabo ASR 35 to Systainer adapter
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2022, 09:15 PM »
I thought the Festool trolley was too big, but after trying the tiny Metabo, I’m okay with the Festool’s form factor.
So, after staring at the Metabo trolley for a couple months and bemoaning the ASR’s lack of storage for even longer, it finally hit me.