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Offline Roadkilled

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Festool van setup
« on: April 24, 2013, 02:26 PM »
Hi guys,

I've been setting my van up now for quit a few months now but I think I've finally got it as I like it



« Last Edit: March 08, 2015, 11:37 AM by Roadkilled »

Offline Paul G

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 02:32 PM »
That's a nice set up!
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Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 02:33 PM »
Nice big van loads of room. I like your parallel guide and rail storage neat..
If the milk turns out to be sour, I ain't the kind of **** to drink it.......

Why do Festool accessories only have a two month guarantee here in the UK ?

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 02:36 PM »
Looks like a really good arrangement.

How do you keep all your systainers so clean?
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Roadkilled

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 02:50 PM »
Looks like a really good arrangement.

How do you keep all your systainers so clean?

Umm camera trickery I think :) they're dusty but I do look after them

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 03:12 PM »
Big pad lock on your Kapex lol! 

Nice clean setup dude!   

More and More UK people are getting into this festool racking system. 

My mate has gone and copied my racking after few weeks working with

    Mine aint as clean looking as yours though!

I want a bigger Van though!   


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Offline MAK

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 03:49 PM »
That is sweet! I thought mine was tidy but yours is spot on. Excellent job.
What van is it?
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Offline andyman

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 03:59 PM »
I love the idea of these racks but would be scared stiff some toe rag would break in or steal the van [mad]

Offline WPeters

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 04:42 PM »
Very nice!  How do you keep the systainers and the ct vac from rattling loose in transit?

Offline luke1984

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 05:21 PM »
Very nice I've got a similar rack but way more cramped as I've got a swb vivaro il try and up load a photo tomorrow! Do you unload your tools every nite after work?

Offline Roadkilled

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 06:04 PM »
Thanks guys,

There is a 4mm lip on the front of all the systainers, its all that is needed to keep them in place. The midi just stays where it is with the brake on.

Tools are removed some nights but they spend most of there time in other ppls homes while I'm working there. I do worry about thieving bastards but its well secured at night with a good alarm. All tools insured.

It's a LWB sprinter that will take a 4.1m worktop straight in the back which is very important for me. I've setup a peg system to holed them in place


Offline galwaydude18

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 06:21 PM »
I love that setup  [thumbs up]

Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 01:26 AM »
You win! That's one sexy van.  My hat goes off to you guys overseas, your way ahead of most professional carpenters in the states. Being in the trade for over 20 years ,I  can't remember ever seeing a serious,clean,well thought out set up(like this one)from guys here in the u.s.a. Hope I don't offend anyone but its true. Most cabinet/carpenters today i come in contact with dont take pride in there work or there tools,unfortunately. Not quite sure why?

Offline Bob Marino

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 02:09 AM »
  That is one HUGE VAN, sooooooooooooooooo well done. Congratulations.

Bob
Former Festool  Dealer since 2002; user well before that!

Offline Paul G

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 11:57 AM »
You win! That's one sexy van.  My hat goes off to you guys overseas, your way ahead of most professional carpenters in the states. Being in the trade for over 20 years ,I  can't remember ever seeing a serious,clean,well thought out set up(like this one)from guys here in the u.s.a. Hope I don't offend anyone but its true. Most cabinet/carpenters today i come in contact with dont take pride in there work or there tools,unfortunately. Not quite sure why?

I know what you mean, but I've seen some seriously beautiful garage workshops of both woodworkers and mechanics.
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Offline Roadkilled

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 12:30 PM »
Thanks guys,

I think my obsession with being tidy and organised come for the guy I trained with many years ago. He kept his van like a s*it tip and it was my job to find things which took me ages. I can't say I know where everything is straight away but it'll only take a few minutes

Offline luke1984

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 12:59 PM »
Hears my festool van set up (yes I do need a bigger van)85737-0

« Last Edit: April 25, 2013, 02:04 PM by luke1984 »

Offline MAK

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2013, 03:03 PM »
Hey roadkilled, did we work for the same guy? When i first started work the bosses van was a skip, tools, sarnies, rubbish everywhere! Couldn't stand it.  Now i have to keep my van tidy every day   And you know what, it saves time, i know where everthing is.

Like the idea of worktop pegs. 

I've got mwb transit, couldn't fit a sprinter that long on my drive.
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Offline Deansocial

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 03:11 PM »
Still not finished mine yet, might be getting new van jan/feb next year so sort of holding off now

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 09:59 PM »
wow that is awesome !  great clean set up
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Offline Samer

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2013, 04:43 AM »
hey man looks great:) which van is';? cheers
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Offline Roadkilled

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2013, 06:03 AM »
Hi,

Thanks.

It's a LWB merc sprinter

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2013, 09:06 AM »
Dood thats a slick set up. Id like to get my shop that organized

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2013, 11:22 AM »
Nice set up
I have to agree on the post about USA carpenters. Not very organized .
Out here you have to get a jacked up 4x4 it seems or you don't fit in.
I keep the rig clean & try to dress better for my jobs

Offline Texas357

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2013, 04:00 PM »
Nice set up
I have to agree on the post about USA carpenters. Not very organized .
Out here you have to get a jacked up 4x4 it seems or you don't fit in.
I keep the rig clean & try to dress better for my jobs

Same thing here in Texas, only difference is a minimum 12" lift kit requirement lol... seams as if the guy with the biggest truck is the better contractor, at least in the publics eyes.  [ban]
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Offline builderbob

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2013, 08:09 PM »
I'm very jealous of all these sprinter type vans!  It's a challenge to be efficient working out of a pick up by crawling in on my hands and knees. In New England, the winters can be challenging so I've always been in the 4WD category. I have a high headroom 7x14 trailer but I don't drag it around at the expense of ridiculous gas costs. My truck has a cap & I've set myself up with all of the systainers I need for a typical cabinet/trim install. Only problem is that I can't fit a single piece of material in my truck...only moldings on the racks. I'll be looking into the 2014 offerings now that these style of vehicles are starting to gain popularity over here!

I am organized though!
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Offline WPeters

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2013, 10:13 PM »
Being in the trade for over 20 years ,I  can't remember ever seeing a serious,clean,well thought out set up(like this one)from guys here in the u.s.a. Hope I don't offend anyone but its true. Most cabinet/carpenters today i come in contact with dont take pride in there work or there tools,unfortunately. Not quite sure why?

Is that really what you all are seeing happen in trade?  Not offended...just curious because that hasn't been what i've observed by and large...  My trade is custom cabinetry.  I was taught and believe that organization is key to efficiency, morale, and ultimately saving dollars in the shop and on an install.  We have found that arriving for an install dressed like a professional and with quality tools does wonders for our "business image"  I've been asked many times "What is that thing? Some kind of vac?" [wink]  (Referring to the ct26 with work center....How do you begin to explain.....?  [unsure])  The Festool equipment and the laserjamb always seem to impress homeowners and the general contractors...
Anyhow I tend to believe that caring about the work we do and being organized has more to do with our values and how we were taught than what country we are born in... [smile]  Of course a little more hard work and a little less TV and computer time might help the future generations appreciate craftsmanship too! [smile]

Guess i got a bit off topic....as i mentioned earlier the OP has a fantastic setup!  I just keep going back and looking at the pictures [smile]


Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2013, 11:42 PM »
Being in the trade for over 20 years ,I  can't remember ever seeing a serious,clean,well thought out set up(like this one)from guys here in the u.s.a. Hope I don't offend anyone but its true. Most cabinet/carpenters today i come in contact with dont take pride in there work or there tools,unfortunately. Not quite sure why?

Is that really what you all are seeing happen in trade?  Not offended...just curious because that hasn't been what i've observed by and large...  My trade is custom cabinetry.  I was taught and believe that organization is key to efficiency, morale, and ultimately saving dollars in the shop and on an install.  We have found that arriving for an install dressed like a professional and with quality tools does wonders for our "business image"  I've been asked many times "What is that thing? Some kind of vac?" [wink]  (Referring to the ct26 with work center....How do you begin to explain.....?  [unsure])  The Festool equipment and the laserjamb always seem to impress homeowners and the general contractors...
Anyhow I tend to believe that caring about the work we do and being organized has more to do with our values and how we were taught than what country we are born in... [smile]  Of course a little more hard work and a little less TV and computer time might help the future generations appreciate craftsmanship too! [smile]

Guess i got a bit off topic....as i mentioned earlier the OP has a fantastic setup!  I just keep going back and looking at the pictures [smile]


i can't agree with you more. I was just stating that the high end cabinet guys I know from being a profesional in the trade lack organization,proper tools,& a drive to improve. I never see guys,like myself,with organized,clean tools,investing hard earned money on tools to achive better,faster Product.And I'm always asking myself  why
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 12:04 AM by Guilliaume woodworks »

Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2013, 07:48 AM »

Anyhow I tend to believe that caring about the work we do and being organized has more to do with our values and how we were taught than what country we are born in... [smile]  Of course a little more hard work and a little less TV and computer time might help the future generations appreciate craftsmanship too! [smile]




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Offline Paul G

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2013, 08:54 AM »
I'm very jealous of all these sprinter type vans!  It's a challenge to be efficient working out of a pick up by crawling in on my hands and knees. In New England, the winters can be challenging so I've always been in the 4WD category. I have a high headroom 7x14 trailer but I don't drag it around at the expense of ridiculous gas costs. My truck has a cap & I've set myself up with all of the systainers I need for a typical cabinet/trim install. Only problem is that I can't fit a single piece of material in my truck...only moldings on the racks. I'll be looking into the 2014 offerings now that these style of vehicles are starting to gain popularity over here!

I am organized though!

Sounds like you could use a 4x4 van, well there is a company who does that... http://www.sportsmobile.com/
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Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2015, 05:41 PM »
I have racked out my van too I think it's quite good

Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2015, 05:50 PM »
I work for a kitchen company in Ayrshire, Scotland, my college just got a new van and I've started racking his out too. I've made a few updates to his rack one of which is an integrated glass rack

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2015, 05:50 PM »
Nice idea for the rails and levels. Looks like a lot of thought went into the layout.

Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2015, 05:56 PM »
It took some time to sort out all the spacing but it's worth the hassle. A lot of my tools were getting damaged falling out of the old shelves or lying about the floor

Offline Samo

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2015, 06:19 PM »
Very nice.

I like the glass rack and could see using it for expensive end panels and countertops.  Maybe even locking a MFT in place.

 [big grin]

Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2015, 06:22 PM »
Thank you. I think it would be ideal for that with a little reinforcing

Offline PA floor guy

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2015, 06:25 PM »
Awesome job. That is one of the nicest I've seen yet.

Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2015, 06:26 PM »
Wow that's some complement thank you

Offline Samo

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2015, 06:27 PM »
Just noticed the OP photobucket is down.

 [sad]

Offline ToolFanNL

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2015, 04:10 AM »
Impressive MalcolmDaly,
love the tracks storage

Offline Deansocial

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2015, 04:20 PM »
I have racked out my van too I think it's quite good

How easy is it to slide the rails into all the slots withouth snagging?

Offline MalcolmDaly

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2015, 04:29 PM »
I have racked out my van too I think it's quite good

How easy is it to slide the rails into all the slots withouth snagging?
Ive had a few people asking this. They slide in fine, once the track passes the second slot it glides in easy  ;)

Offline Roadkilled

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2015, 11:53 AM »
Original photos sorted now. Can't remember the order they were in so its a bit of a jumble now tho.

Thanks Samo for pointing this out to me.

Offline unityroad

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2015, 03:53 PM »
Sprinter is offering a 4wd van in the us market for 2015. It will also feature a low range transfer case too. I will be getting one when they are available. BTW nice van setup .
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Offline PA floor guy

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Re: Festool van setup
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2015, 04:41 PM »
I remember when I got into the business, the thing I wanted the most was a Mercedes sprinter. Well after 5 years of trailers and other vans, I finally splurged on a nice low miles sprinter with full racking.  I have had nothing but problems. Every time I turn around there is something new wrong with it, it's been in limp mode for the better part of 3 years now.  No one can fix it, have had it to 6 places now including sprinter specialists.  Now in the middle of winter the glow plug module went, so the van sat till just about 10 min ago, I went out and charged the battery and now in the 45 degree weather it started.  Luckily I was planning on moving on from the sprinter and purchased an awesome freight liner step van with a 4BT cummins in it.   Now that thing is a van. I love it.  Please think Long and hard before you get a sprinter.  9 out of 10 people will not even think about working in them. Oil changes cost 350 bucks alone.  I have honestly sunk 12-15k in this over the last 4 years.   Plus paid a large monthly payment and high insurance on it.  Think it over. Alot of people are getting the promasters.  They are front wheel drive and will have a diesel model soon.  For me, I now have a total mobile woodshop that gets awesome gas mileage.   And the sprinter just sits.