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ST 300 Review

00 Offline RaptorMan

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ST 300 Review
on: August 26, 2009, 03:17:33 AM
Well this is my first shot at a review so bear with me.



First off as you can see the tool is much thicker than its original counterpart. I could not compare a ST200 due to lack of one (for now).




The plier head is much beefier and stronger I have found than the original as well. The cutters have cut thru stranded wire and 12-2 electrical wire with absolutely zero resistance or hang ups.



The knife blade is very well sharpened however I havent had the chance to cut much other than a couple pieces of paracord. The awl is well lets just say its sharp and pointy.



The saw has a nice bite to it and the serrated blade seems as good as any I have come across.

My thoughts are its a great tool very strong and worth its weight.

I have listed the issues I have found with it so far.

1. The knife blade, file, awl and flatheads fall out when you tip the handles over. Its almost like its missing a washer. There is no resistance whatsoever the just all fall at once.
2. The serrated blade and saw seem to rub or have a gritty feel when they open, more annoying  than anything.

3. The BO coating is not very good scratches very easily and also has a gritty feel to
 it in your hands

This is as far as I have been able to go with it.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2009, 03:27:02 AM by RaptorMan »
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 03:19:39 AM
I think that you may have gotten an early production run model. I when they are actually released they won't have any of the problems that you encountered.  :)

Great job, BTW!
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 03:27:17 AM
Thanks for the review RM :tu: Can't wait to get my own :D Glad somebody around here has 1 anyway ;) I believe that LM123 is right and it's an early 1 perhaps before the bugs were completely worked out hopefully all that will be fixed when they ship :cheers: Til then keep us updated on it :D


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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 03:28:53 AM
Yep I am kinda stuck wondering if when they come out I should send this back or keep it as a sentimental thing....

Thanks for the compliments on the review
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 03:34:04 AM
Yep I am kinda stuck wondering if when they come out I should send this back or keep it as a sentimental thing....

Thanks for the compliments on the review


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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009, 03:36:29 AM
I agree gives me a reason to buy 2 more then doesnt it.
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009, 04:17:37 AM
I almost forgot the date code on it is 0609
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 04:24:43 AM
You are not making my wait for the two that I ordered any easier.  :multi:

I would keep it considering nobody else in your country has one yet.  :D
« Last Edit: August 26, 2009, 05:38:24 AM by Chako »
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 04:41:33 AM
Nice review and pics, RM!  :tu:
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 06:13:00 AM
Thanks for the review man :tu: i would keep it, the first ST300, thats special :)
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #10 on: August 26, 2009, 06:55:45 AM
Thanks for the review man :tu: i would keep it, the first ST300, thats special :)
+10  :tu:
Good mini review...  ;)

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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #11 on: August 26, 2009, 07:14:46 AM
Great review mate :tu:

Shame about the floppy tools mate :-\, hopefully that'll be fixed before there all released :)
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #12 on: August 26, 2009, 07:47:02 AM
Good review Raptor Man, don't worry about the downpoints, you got one before they're even forsale. How cool is that  :cheers:
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #13 on: August 26, 2009, 07:53:05 AM
Good to hear your thoughts RM. Really to bad about loose tools. That can be very annoying.
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #14 on: August 26, 2009, 11:05:59 AM
Have they changed the tools at all, or is the same implements from the Core, in new handles with new plier head?


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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 12:23:52 PM
thx 4 the nice review :tu:
ya done good :cheers:


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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #16 on: August 26, 2009, 12:25:33 PM
Nice review mate :)

Nice looking tool...on the list :D
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #17 on: August 26, 2009, 01:06:31 PM
Have they changed the tools at all, or is the same implements from the Core, in new handles with new plier head?

I believe these are all new tools but I do not have a Core for comparison.
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #18 on: August 26, 2009, 02:52:27 PM
Nice review.  That awl looks to be a great improvement on any of the Leathermans I have. :tu:
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #19 on: August 26, 2009, 03:20:14 PM
To compare the Super Tool 200 and Core to the Super Tool 300 using the Super Tool.



From left to right: Super Tool, Super Tool 200, Core.



Looks like it is a combination of the Super Tool 200 general shape and width with the blending of the Core tool locking system.  :think:


Loved the review.

The tools are exactly the same as the Core. The only difference I can see is the longer fingernail grooves on the main blades on the 300.
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #20 on: August 26, 2009, 04:45:13 PM
Nice one dinosaurman  :tu: :tu:.
Tools do look an awful lot like the ones in the Core.
I wonder if you tightened the fasteners , if that would fix the flop  :think: :think: :think: 

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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #21 on: August 26, 2009, 06:32:31 PM
Nice one dinosaurman  :tu: :tu:.
Tools do look an awful lot like the ones in the Core.
I wonder if you tightened the fasteners , if that would fix the flop  :think: :think: :think: 

I have attempted to do that however I cannot get the kick clip on it due to the bend in the clip. I dont want to alter the clip at this time. I was going to ask around to see if anyone had a set of the tools here in the states I could borrow to attempt to tighten them.
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #22 on: August 26, 2009, 06:33:51 PM
Bob/J-sews might be able to help out.

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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #23 on: August 26, 2009, 07:15:09 PM
Nice one dinosaurman  :tu: :tu:.
Tools do look an awful lot like the ones in the Core.
I wonder if you tightened the fasteners , if that would fix the flop  :think: :think: :think:  

I have attempted to do that however I cannot get the kick clip on it due to the bend in the clip. I dont want to alter the clip at this time. I was going to ask around to see if anyone had a set of the tools here in the states I could borrow to attempt to tighten them.
The Kick clip won't fit the larger knurled screws on the ST300. They only work on the smaller tools. If you have a SAK with pliers they work good at gripping the screw. Just be careful not to slip and bugger up the screw and scratch the BO coating.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2009, 07:20:06 PM by prime77 »
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #24 on: August 27, 2009, 12:11:02 AM
Thanks for the pics and the initial thoughts  :tu:
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #25 on: August 27, 2009, 03:23:47 AM
Thanks for the early insights on the 300 raptor! I'm looking forward to getting one of my own for comparison.  :)


Nice one dinosaurman  :tu: :tu:.
Tools do look an awful lot like the ones in the Core.
I wonder if you tightened the fasteners , if that would fix the flop  :think: :think: :think: 

I have attempted to do that however I cannot get the kick clip on it due to the bend in the clip. I dont want to alter the clip at this time. I was going to ask around to see if anyone had a set of the tools here in the states I could borrow to attempt to tighten them.

Let me know if prime77's plier idea doesn't work. I might be able to help. :)
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #26 on: August 28, 2009, 05:32:45 AM
nice review


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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #27 on: August 28, 2009, 06:14:55 AM
Great review,and pictures Raptorman,if I get one,it will probably be a SS one,because it would a working tool.
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #28 on: August 28, 2009, 06:09:48 PM
My next one will be a SS...just to have it might use it but really not sure yet.
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Re: ST 300 Review
Reply #29 on: April 23, 2015, 08:56:30 AM


Well this is my first shot at a review so bear with me.

My thoughts are its a great tool very strong and worth its weight.

I have listed the issues I have found with it so far.

1. The knife blade, file, awl and flatheads fall out when you tip the handles over. Its almost like its missing a washer. There is no resistance whatsoever the just all fall at once.
2. The serrated blade and saw seem to rub or have a gritty feel when they open, more annoying  than anything.

3. The BO coating is not very good scratches very easily and also has a gritty feel to
 it in your hands

This is as far as I have been able to go with it.

Rise thread, rise! Were you ever able to tighten up the tools and/or work out the grit?


 

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