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Offline erock

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Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« on: February 01, 2013, 02:08 PM »


   I bought a 12 drawer sortainer and it arrived yesterday  (Thanks Tom !) I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money on it.  But man I'm glad I did.  As you

can see in the video it's going to help me out a lot.  And you can get a look at the  installers sets  I made up with a couple systainers.     [embarassed]



                                                                                         



I have plans now to buy a couple more sortainers.   I'm on this never ending quest to get organized. 

Thanks for watching
Eric

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Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 06:22 PM »
Eric,

Good video.
Bryan

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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 07:15 PM »
Went to a festool demo day. Saw your video, came home with a 12 drawer stortainer. Doood yer right, that thing is deceiving, It holds all my screws (the good ones I use a lot) and I still got empty drawers left to fill

edited to correct spelling.darned auto spell ggrrrr
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Offline erock

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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 07:45 PM »
Went to a festool demo day. Saw your video, came home with a 12 drawer strainer. Doood yer right, that thing is deceiving, It holds all my screws (the good ones I use a lot) and I still got empty drawers left to fill




sweet  [thumbs up] !     I couldn't believe how many screws I could fit in it either.   I was really impressed.  I need at lease two more to get where

I want to be with getting organized,  at lease that's what the wife thinks.   I just did a little side job today, cash job, first thing I thought about

was buying another 12 drawer sortainer. 


Eric

Offline erock

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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 07:50 PM »
Eric,

Good video.



Thanks buddy   [thumbs up].   I'm trying my best.   Had a little fun with  Windows Movie Maker playing around  with adding photos and music.

I have a talented musical friend who is working on something for me to use for the beginning and endings of my videos.   Only thing is he works a little

slow......really slow.



Eric

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 09:19 PM »
Keep the videos coming.  I just picked up my OF 1400 today and was tempted to buy the 12 drawer sortainer after watching your video, but will have to wait as I need to finish my shop redesign and see what I will need. 
Bryan

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Offline Bikeboy80

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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 09:37 PM »
I like mine except when the screws move around enough while in my van and jam the drawers. [mad]

Using it is still ten times better then a bunch of different containers!
The Green Koolaid sure is sweet...

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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 09:52 PM »
Good job with the videos lately Eric, keep up the good work.

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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 12:46 PM »
Went to a festool demo day. Saw your video, came home with a 12 drawer strainer. Doood yer right, that thing is deceiving, It holds all my screws (the good ones I use a lot) and I still got empty drawers left to fill




sweet  [thumbs up] !     I couldn't believe how many screws I could fit in it either.   I was really impressed.  I need at lease two more to get where

I want to be with getting organized,  at lease that's what the wife thinks.   I just did a little side job today, cash job, first thing I thought about

was buying another 12 drawer sortainer. 


Eric

I saw that guys video on the 4 door stortainer. Ive been wanting to create my own installers kit. That just may be the ticket. Room to put my cord less  makita impact/ drill or impact/systlite (when I get one) depending on what work I have to do and plenty of storage for the different drivers. 

see what you did opened up another way for me to go broke buying these green tools :>D


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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 07:32 PM »
Nice work bud!!

I have been debating this or just get another systainer with the different colored inserts. I freakin love that thing but the Sortainer would hold more. I do like the ability to see it all when I open the lid. I need one for my Kreg Jig pieces.

Do you have the sandpaper one?
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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 07:41 PM »
Nice work bud!!

I have been debating this or just get another systainer with the different colored inserts. I freakin love that thing but the Sortainer would hold more. I do like the ability to see it all when I open the lid. I need one for my Kreg Jig pieces.

Do you have the sandpaper one?




SKIDS....the sandpaper one?  Are you talking about a systainer to hold sandpaper?  If so, then yes.   I have one sys for my DTS400 paper

and one sys for my 125 paper.  I need to order another systainer for both my 400 and 125 paper.  I have more paper then the systainers can hold. 


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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 07:50 PM »
Nice work bud!!

I need one for my Kreg Jig pieces.




Skids......this is what I did for my Kreg clamps.   I keep the Jig screwed to a piece of wood and clamp it to a MFT table when I use it.  This is a sys 3.

with fastcap Kaizen foam.   I love the kaizen foam!


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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 08:01 PM »
Nice work bud!!

I have been debating this or just get another systainer with the different colored inserts. I freakin love that thing but the Sortainer would hold more. I do like the ability to see it all when I open the lid. I need one for my Kreg Jig pieces.

Do you have the sandpaper one?




SKIDS....the sandpaper one?  Are you talking about a systainer to hold sandpaper?  If so, then yes.   I have one sys for my DTS400 paper

and one sys for my 125 paper.  I need to order another systainer for both my 400 and 125 paper.  I have more paper then the systainers can hold. 


Eric

Haha! Yeah the sandpaper one! ; )

I gotta get the one for the 125 paper. I am about to throw down on another sander, probably the ETS 125 so I can share paper with my RO.  Do you like your DTS?
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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 08:04 PM »
Nice work bud!!

I need one for my Kreg Jig pieces.




Skids......this is what I did for my Kreg clamps.   I keep the Jig screwed to a piece of wood and clamp it to a MFT table when I use it.  This is a sys 3.

with fastcap Kaizen foam.   I love the kaizen foam!


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Eric

That is sweet! I only have two clamps, I suppose I could lay them down. I am eventually going to get around to getting some Kaizen, good to know you endorse it.
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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 08:16 PM »
  Do you like your DTS?

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I like the DTS400  a lot.   It's a great little sander.    [thumbs up]    It  tackles the corners very well.  Light weight.  What you would expect from a

Festool sander.

I find it goes great the the ETS125 and RO125 that I have.  With the 3 sanders I can sand just about everything.......I'm thinking about getting the LS130

but I'm gonna wait for a project to come up too where it will merit the purchase.  I'm saving my pennies to buy a bunch of systainers.   [big grin]


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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 08:21 PM »
  Do you like your DTS?




I like the DTS400  a lot.   It's a great little sander.    [thumbs up]    It  tackles the corners very well.  Light weight.  What you would expect from a

Festool sander.

I find it goes great the the ETS125 and RO125 that I have.  With the 3 sanders I can sand just about everything.......I'm thinking about getting the LS130

but I'm gonna wait for a project to come up too where it will merit the purchase.  I'm saving my pennies to buy a bunch of systainers.   [big grin]


Eric
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Samer sander set up I am shooting for. Not sure which I should get first DTS or ETS. Do you find the DTS motion to be dramatically different in terms of material removal than the ROS you have? The DTS is orbital and the others you have are ROS..I am curious about the results and feel of an orbital to an ROS.

Sorry if I am derailing this thread.
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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2013, 08:43 PM »
Skids..

The EST125 and DTS400 have a lot of the same specs. 

I find the ETS125 removes more material faster then the DTS400.   The DTS400 is nice and smooth in operating.  By that I mean it doesn't jump around

like some guys say the Rotex sanders do.  The DTS400 with 40 or 60 grit paper on it will get down and dirty for you.  And you can keep it under control.

If you're looking for an opinion,   I would get the DTS400. Since you already own the RO125.    I only wanted the ETS125 and DTS400 to fill my Festool

sander wish list.   But the recon sale happened a few months back and I used that as an excuse to buy the RO125    [tongue].   Which turned out to be

another slippery slope for me,  now I want a couple more Festool sanders.   


Eric



 

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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2013, 09:06 PM »
Skids..

The EST125 and DTS400 have a lot of the same specs. 

I find the ETS125 removes more material faster then the DTS400.   The DTS400 is nice and smooth in operating.  By that I mean it doesn't jump around

like some guys say the Rotex sanders do.  The DTS400 with 40 or 60 grit paper on it will get down and dirty for you.  And you can keep it under control.

If you're looking for an opinion,   I would get the DTS400. Since you already own the RO125.    I only wanted the ETS125 and DTS400 to fill my Festool

sander wish list.   But the recon sale happened a few months back and I used that as an excuse to buy the RO125    [tongue].   Which turned out to be

another slippery slope for me,  now I want a couple more Festool sanders.   


Eric



 


Awesome, thanks for the info...I keep waffling back and forth on which to get, which is bad because then I end up getting both and technically don't need both for this this project. As long as I know the DTS can remove material I would be inclined to go with that. Either way, got 30 days!

The Rotexes are nice but as a go to ROS they're just ok. I did some stairs and flooring with my RO125 and that is where that sander REALLY shines. Then took it to some maple furniture and it left pig tails that took alot of work to get out that the DTS would have made simple work of.
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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2013, 11:05 PM »
Nice work bud!!

I have been debating this or just get another systainer with the different colored inserts. I freakin love that thing but the Sortainer would hold more. I do like the ability to see it all when I open the lid. I need one for my Kreg Jig pieces.

Do you have the sandpaper one?

Actually the 12 drawer Sortainer holds about the same volume as the Sys - I w/ colored boxes. You just get a  lot more divisions.


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Re: Getting organized with a 12 drawer sortainer
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2013, 11:36 PM »
I got that one too. Maybe Ill get another syst 1 with the boxes. I am also looking the 4 drawer as well. I might be moving into a smaller shop so i will have be creative with the shop space.

But thats a different subj. I might start another thread about some questions I have about some ideas Ive came up with.

Dont know if they'll work…