Reader Question: Festool Toolboxes for Painters

Written by on January 3, 2014 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 2 Comments

Chris from Massachusetts asks:

Scott

Does festool sell organization carriers like I saw on one of your posts?

I hope all is well

Chris O

Scott’s Response:

Hi Chris

Good eye spy.

festool toolboxes for painters

Festool toolboxes.

For 2014, there is indeed a new generation of Festool toolboxes for painters. You can see in the photo that the one on the left is an open, tray style box. There is also a taller, deeper version of that one available. The one on the right opens out into the configuration shown.

Both are stackable and integrate well with the extractors and other systainers. They are nicely sized for organization of painter hand tools and small sundries. We have eliminated several of our conventional tool boxes and gone to this style.

Here is a link to their new products.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Hope you’re having a great new year.

Scott Burt

Scott Burt is a contractor and freelance writer whose column "From the Field" has appeared in American Painting Contractor magazine (www.paintmag.com) since 2008. His writing and projects also appear in other print and digital venues. This site is an extension of Scott's publication work, and he encourages readers to leave comments and questions about articles published here. Hope to hear from you!

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  1. Frank says:

    Hello Scott,
    I’m in the process building a 200 square foot ipe deck, based on your recommendations I’m using a Festool RO125 sander with the CT Midi dust extractor. My question is even with the RO125 with Ruby2 80 grit paper I’m still spending about 20 minutes a board (15′) to sand off all the mill glaze and any small imperfection on all 4 sides. Is this typical or am I going over board?

    • Scott Burt says:

      Hi Frank, if you can, post a picture right here in the comment section. I would be curious to see the mill glaze condition. My first response would be to go down to 60g to speed things up, and also, are you doing it in orbital or gear driven mode?

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