We want to pass on our savings to our customers, so we've lowered the price of this item. However, since our price is now below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, we are restricted by the manufacturer from showing the price right away.
My truck is not the safest place for tools. Especially the rails. And the cost to replace well not a fan. One day my rail got beat up bad by rubbing up against another tool and lets just say it was toast! I went to my local dealer and bought a new rail and this bag. My bag is beat up but it protects the most important thing. The rail. I really like the back and for my job were I travel alot I know my rails are safe from being damaged. The bag is not so lucky but hey its a bag!
If you're toting around guide rails without protection they're going to get banged up, trust me. If not the aluminum rails themselves then assuredly the strips, etc. For me that's the real problem. I'm attentive enough to avoid a serious disaster, like a dent or a bend, but my rails do get their 'soft' components torn, shredded and generally destroyed. I'm not keen on a 'bag' per se but it's a recommended protection.
A great case, well padded and protects those sharp rail corners. You can wear it like a ninja or carry it by the handle. Has a small zip pouch to keep your rail connectors and a screwdriver for the connectors in. It's cheaper than having to buy a new rail.
Like most Festool items this is attractive and well made (in Vietnam)- but the bag offers little more than dirt and scratch protection for my guide rails. There is virtually no padding so I need to be pretty careful when loading the bagged rails into the truck. At this price I was hoping for a bit more.