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Old 09-14-2014, 07:16 PM
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Default Systainer - Circuit Detector

I am reworking the guts in this tool.
Adding 2 items and changing out the container.
On this post, I make a custom container/ bin.
Festool calls them different names.
They are too tall for a mini, hence I shorten one.

photo 2) Shorten a mid-sized bin using band saw.
photo 3) flip the bottom over. It nests inside and fits good. Weld it with solvent for ABS. Do not huff.
photo 4) band saw operation again - cut off as reqd.
photo 5) clean up on sander paper. Hand only, no power.
photo 6) finished shortened bin. Solvent visible.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:41 PM
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Finished the new guts.
Same Sears foam. Clean cuts - no gerbil foam for me.

This unit identifies which breaker in your main panel. The 9V battery induces current and a 90 Hz spike on the line, reads it at the panel. They were ingenious 20 years ago but common in 2014. I think.

Observation:
If you spend 5 minutes cutting the foam it will look like it.
If you spend 2 hours cutting the foam it will look like it.
If you spend 2 hours cutting foam and have 4 drinks it will look like 5 minutes.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:44 PM
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... If you spend 2 hours cutting foam and have 4 drinks it will look like 5 minutes.



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Old 09-15-2014, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: Systainer - Circuit Detector

The problem with these cases is that all of them require meticulous attention to detail, patience, time, yada yada.
I aint good at that.
I don't recommend making cases for people fresh out of AA.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:48 PM
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Signguy,

How do you do your foam cutouts so that they are so smooth and clean?

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Finished the new guts.
Same Sears foam. Clean cuts - no gerbil foam for me.

This unit identifies which breaker in your main panel. The 9V battery induces current and a 90 Hz spike on the line, reads it at the panel. They were ingenious 20 years ago but common in 2014. I think.

Observation:
If you spend 5 minutes cutting the foam it will look like it.
If you spend 2 hours cutting the foam it will look like it.
If you spend 2 hours cutting foam and have 4 drinks it will look like 5 minutes.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:29 PM
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Hi Jack,
No secrets really.
Common Xacto or Fiskars.
Extend the blade as shown below and it will clear both of the 1/2" layers. If you have a third layer the extended blade trick scores that.

Love my circa '87 straight edge. Dang thing is like $75 now. It's thicker and keeps your knife straight and vertical.

Cheap drafting triangle works too depending on beverages.
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:26 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AosE...etailpage#t=77

Here's a video showing what not to do.
Especially around 9:50 when he sprays "glue" (dude it's adhesive dude)
for the first time, no clue of the spray pattern, on an unprotected patio table. Then sits a $300 gun case on the wet sticky stuff. Stringy "glue" everywhere.
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Basically try test cuts first and don't laminate the layers like a hippie.
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