The un-Festool systainer 

Came across this in Masters today

Made from the crappiest plastic, and with difficult-to-operate clips, I sure doubt it is made under license from Tanos (which is the systainer division of Festool).

There is no doubt in my mind that its design is firmly based on copying the Festool systainer, as cheaply as possible.

How the brand fades

Once upon a time, the Triton brand was all about innovation, and the items put out there were uncompromised.

The saw was awesome, huge power, heavily made, lots of adjustments.  Same with the router (at that stage only the 2400W was available).

When the drill came out with the specially designed plunge mechanism, the comments were wide-ranging, from how awesome it was, through to how much it was.  When it hit the market, it was around $322 or thereabouts.  I still remember the howls.

These days, Triton seemingly has followed GMC’s lead- find a tool available for rebadging, one that looks as chunky-futuristic as possible and wrap it in orange

Perhaps they are still impressive tools, a marvel of engineering design and build. But at these prices, and needing to be twin packaged with a glorified torch to sell it, I suspect not.

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