Recently there has been a thread (http://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?topic=6030.0) on the Festool Owner's Group Forum about the tool organizer systainer 4 insert.
A lot of ideas have been presented and one of them by Pererm encouraged me to attempt to build a "better" tool organizer.
Mine combines the design of the one that Peterm built with the design of the original from Festool.
The insert is made out of leftover pieces of Baltic Birch -6mm and 10mm.
First here is a pictures showing the origninal tool organizer in use (as it was two days ago):
And here are the contents spread out on my workbench:
This is the insert sold by Festool:
Except for the small wooden box at the bottom right, it's all one piece.
My objective was to create a set of inserts that could hold more tools and stuff than Festool's and to have those tools and stuff better organized and more accessible.
I decided that it would be better to have trays that could be removed separately, rather than as a set (as Peterm did). Also, I like the holes in Festool's insert, so I decided to have some -not as many, but some.
Here is the bottom tray:
And, here is the middle tray:
The middle tray handle fits over the bottom (which protrudes through a slot in the bottom of the middle tray). At the same time, it is short enough that it does not interfere with the top tray. The divider is removable.
Here is the top tray:
And, here are all three trays (plus some stuff that I stuffed down the small gaps at the sides) sitting on my workbench.
As you can see, I managed to get everything that was originally in the systainer plus a lot more back into the systainer. And, everything is easy to get at.My objective was to create a set of inserts that could hold more tools and stuff than Festool's and to have those tools and stuff better organized and more accessible.