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    I know RIDGID has a tool storage system, but it seems to be lacking in comparison to the Milwaukee PACKOUT system.

    I don't have any of the RIDGID or Milwaukee boxes. I use Tanos Systainers as all my Festool tools come with one and I've bought a few more for my DeWalt track saw and for some of my RIDGID tools.

    Today I got an email from Milwaukee and they showed some of the current PACKOUT components and new tools. One is a PACKOUT compatible radio that looks pretty nice.
    It has a built-in charger and can run off the battery if mains power is not available. And it's sized to stack with their PACKOUT boxes which I thought was a good idea. The radio also has USB port for charging your phone and Bluetooth.

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    https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Produc...-Tools/2950-20

    One feature that would be nice but I have not seen on ANY brand jobsite radio is a Bluetooth transmitter so you can wear your headphone/earmuffs and listen to the radio at the same time. Plus you are then not blasting your tunes across the jobsite that might be disturbing others or maybe they just don't care for your taste in music. Or maybe you want to listen to a ball game but everyone else wants music. You can get an external BT transmitter and do as I suggest. I do that at home. I have a BT transmitter that I plug into a radio in the house and can listen to a CD or the radio while I work in the yard.

    RIDGID just seems so far behind Milwaukee and even Ryobi in the variety of tools and accessories available for their battery platform. That Milwaukee radio is expensive at $329 though. You gotta love your tunes to pay that much for a jobsite radio.
    Last edited by Bob D.; 11-15-2021, 09:24 AM.
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    "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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    I have Milwaukee's PACKOUT system . I keep one 3 stack system in the van and one in my downstairs office . I got both when they where on special , I think there pricey compared to others.

    I got a pair of DeWalt ear buds that was a B day gift there supposed to be noise canceling and according to my daughter you can stream music to them from a smart phone .. I have yet to try them out

    Ryobi just recently launched there rolling tool boxes here's a link .... https://www.ryobitools.com/products/link

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    • #3
      I also have the Packout system. Got it last year at Thanksgiving - they seem to have them on sale at that time. I got the initial 3 stack and then have added other boxes since. Been thinking about getting a second stack. Also saw a very large packout toolbox at HD recently - I guess they added it recently. And yes it seems like they have tools like vacuums and radios as part of the packout. I do have the M18 vacuum but it's not a packout one.

      I may consider getting another stack this year if they are on sale at Thanksgiving - some of my HVAC tools are bulky and I could do with more storage.

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        Having a vac that fits in the stack is a nice option.

        I have the Festool CT-SYS and take it with me when out of the shop.

        I wish it was cordless but it's not. Festool does offer a cordless version
        now I believe.
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
        "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

        https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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