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ST 300 owners club 69747

No Life Club Posts: 3,998 Improvise.
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #60 on: September 15, 2009, 05:59:59 AM »
Wasn't the first Skeletools that shipped kind of dodgy on the finish/quality?

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Jr. Member Posts: 87
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #61 on: September 15, 2009, 06:04:06 AM »
I am more than pleased with my 300,I guess its because I dont view the scratches from opening the tool,or the slight friction of the file against the handle as a fault or imperfection,to me its a tool not a piece of jewelery,the fit and finish of mine was great in my opinion.I am sorry to hear that some  have been disappointed,i guess we as a group do sometimes set ourselves up to be disappointed by expecting the next tool or new model to be a holy grail,i have done it myself.this is just the opinion of one guy but I have to say for the $68 shipped I paid for the newest,latest,strongest leatherman on the planet I feel like I got a deal, and I am going to use the hell out of this tool,I will get every penney's worth of use out of it.I will not worry for one second about scratches or surface rust or wear and tear,because its a tool and life is too short to sweat the little stuff.carry it use it and dont look back.
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,280
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #62 on: September 15, 2009, 06:07:14 AM »
I am more than pleased with my 300,I guess its because I dont view the scratches from opening the tool,or the slight friction of the file against the handle as a fault or imperfection,to me its a tool not a piece of jewelery,the fit and finish of mine was great in my opinion.I am sorry to hear that some  have been disappointed,i guess we as a group do sometimes set ourselves up to be disappointed by expecting the next tool or new model to be a holy grail,i have done it myself.this is just the opinion of one guy but I have to say for the $68 shipped I paid for the newest,latest,strongest leatherman on the planet I feel like I got a deal, and I am going to use the hell out of this tool,I will get every penney's worth of use out of it.I will not worry for one second about scratches or surface rust or wear and tear,because its a tool and life is too short to sweat the little stuff.carry it use it and dont look back.

Damn!! We need a teeshirt that says that! :salute:

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
No Life Club Posts: 4,597 no nacimos con miedo...
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #63 on: September 15, 2009, 06:08:04 AM »
i believe this "not perfect finish" is usual with brand new products MT, computers, etc

you kinda expect that even when the manufacturer tried to get it right sometimes they cant do it the first time, im sure the initial problems will be solve with the help of feedback and time :cheers:

i cant wait to get mine :ahhh

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Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #64 on: September 15, 2009, 06:09:27 AM »
I am more than pleased with my 300,I guess its because I dont view the scratches from opening the tool,or the slight friction of the file against the handle as a fault or imperfection,to me its a tool not a piece of jewelery,the fit and finish of mine was great in my opinion.I am sorry to hear that some  have been disappointed,i guess we as a group do sometimes set ourselves up to be disappointed by expecting the next tool or new model to be a holy grail,i have done it myself.this is just the opinion of one guy but I have to say for the $68 shipped I paid for the newest,latest,strongest leatherman on the planet I feel like I got a deal, and I am going to use the hell out of this tool,I will get every penney's worth of use out of it.I will not worry for one second about scratches or surface rust or wear and tear,because its a tool and life is too short to sweat the little stuff.carry it use it and dont look back.

Damn!! We need a teeshirt that says that! :salute:

+1 :tu:

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Sr. Member Posts: 492 More money, younger women, and older whiskey
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #65 on: September 15, 2009, 07:37:15 AM »
I will say that the whe comment above about the first tools that come out sometimes have quality issues.

I am really okay with the ST 300. Although it wasn't what I had expected o terms of quality. But j can't say that I can see any way that it really could be better.

I go a Skeletool a few weekes after they came out and that hong was seriously lacking in quality.

I have heard nothing but good reviews on the Skeletool since after I traded it away over a year ago. So I'm actually thinking about ordering another one.
No Life Club Posts: 1,096 Gone Climbing.
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2009, 07:43:27 AM »
I am more than pleased with my 300,I guess its because I dont view the scratches from opening the tool,or the slight friction of the file against the handle as a fault or imperfection,to me its a tool not a piece of jewelery,the fit and finish of mine was great in my opinion.I am sorry to hear that some  have been disappointed,i guess we as a group do sometimes set ourselves up to be disappointed by expecting the next tool or new model to be a holy grail,i have done it myself.this is just the opinion of one guy but I have to say for the $68 shipped I paid for the newest,latest,strongest leatherman on the planet I feel like I got a deal, and I am going to use the hell out of this tool,I will get every penney's worth of use out of it.I will not worry for one second about scratches or surface rust or wear and tear,because its a tool and life is too short to sweat the little stuff.carry it use it and dont look back.

Damn!! We need a teeshirt that says that! :salute:

+1 :tu:

+1 more! :D :tu:

"I would rather live 40 years of excitement and fun and exhilarating and just WOOOO, full volume, then 80 years of la di di di da... you know... boring. Why not get out there and live it?!"
Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,102 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2009, 08:09:12 PM »
I will say that the whe comment above about the first tools that come out sometimes have quality issues.

I am really okay with the ST 300. Although it wasn't what I had expected o terms of quality. But j can't say that I can see any way that it really could be better.

I go a Skeletool a few weekes after they came out and that hong was seriously lacking in quality.

I have heard nothing but good reviews on the Skeletool since after I traded it away over a year ago. So I'm actually thinking about ordering another one.

Aren't you just contradicting yourself over and over.  :think:

I'm back!!
Sr. Member Posts: 492 More money, younger women, and older whiskey
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2009, 09:32:19 PM »
Absolutely.

Thats why Im gonna say that I LOVE the ST 300 and for now the Skeletool is okay in my book.

There, now Im done.


I seem to have dug myself into a ditch with my previous comments. 


Here are some pictures:








Hero Member Posts: 718
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #69 on: September 15, 2009, 11:43:15 PM »
Mine came in today (it was a looong half hour trip home from work today). It has a nice feel to it, overall. The pliers feel good, there's no wiggle in the blades and tools, the file doesn't scrape, and it has the best fit and finish of any Leatherman I've bought thus far, except for my E4. My Charge came too tight to use (had to send it in), my Skeletool was pretty tight, but manageable, my S4 was a little wobbly, and my Micra, while very good, wasn't quite as good :)

Edit: In my haste to joint the club, I accidentally hit post  :pok:

The thing isn't as heavy as I was expecting, either. Sure, there's only an ounce and a half difference between this and my TTi, but it's not terribly heavy.

Now, the sheathe. What's up with the sheathe? I grabbed the leather one, and the flap is asymmetrical. I'm assuming this is on purpose? What is the purpose to the concavity on the left side of the flap? Any ideas?
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Sr. Member Posts: 337
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #70 on: September 16, 2009, 06:35:15 AM »
That BO ST200 just made my pants tighter!!! >:D

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No Life Club Posts: 4,597 no nacimos con miedo...
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2009, 07:08:41 AM »
finally! a video!



not mine tho

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Sr. Member Posts: 337
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2009, 01:56:35 AM »
Well, I must graciously resign from the 300 club. I'm no longer an owner, therefore don't meet the requirements. :multi:

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,102 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2009, 01:58:17 AM »
But you do have one of the coolest guys in your avatar.  Maybe the guys will let you stay.  :D

I'm back!!
No Life Club Posts: 1,549
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #74 on: September 17, 2009, 02:10:35 AM »
But you do have one of the coolest guys in your avatar.  Maybe the guys will let you stay.  :D

Only if he promises to replace his hand with SwissTool.  ;)

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Full Member Posts: 227
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #75 on: September 17, 2009, 04:35:43 AM »
But you do have one of the coolest guys in your avatar.  Maybe the guys will let you stay.  :D

Only if he promises to replace his hand with SwissTool.  ;)

 "Groovy!"
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 25,729
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #76 on: September 17, 2009, 04:56:15 AM »
But you do have one of the coolest guys in your avatar.  Maybe the guys will let you stay.  :D

Only if he promises to replace his hand with SwissTool.  ;)

 "Groovy!"

 :D :D

Sr. Member Posts: 337
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #77 on: September 17, 2009, 05:46:33 AM »
"Hail to the king!" :D

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In Memoriam Hero Member Posts: 561
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #78 on: September 19, 2009, 12:55:50 AM »
Hi,

My ST 300 in SS guise arrived today. Big hunk of steel.  Please add me to the club.

Thanks - Joe
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 13,384 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #79 on: September 19, 2009, 12:56:57 AM »
I want mine now :(

I've been waiting for like, a day and a half :D


Sr. Member Posts: 337
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #80 on: September 19, 2009, 02:28:26 AM »
I want mine now :(

I've been waiting for like, a day and a half :D



You should post those pics I sent you! Technically since it is pics of YOUR ST300, the pics are yours now too! ;)

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No Life Club Posts: 4,496 <*();::::::::;~
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #81 on: September 19, 2009, 02:30:39 AM »
I'm in now as I have one on the way.  :mail:

John *** Looking for Schwinn combination wrenches ***
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 13,384 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #82 on: September 19, 2009, 02:57:46 AM »
I want mine now :(

I've been waiting for like, a day and a half :D



You should post those pics I sent you! Technically since it is pics of YOUR ST300, the pics are yours now too! ;)

They're going on my blog :D


Sr. Member Posts: 337
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #83 on: September 19, 2009, 03:22:28 AM »
They include some partials of both my kitchen tables, & I think 1 of my lunchbox :think:!  :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 13,384 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #84 on: September 19, 2009, 12:06:55 PM »
:D

Newbie Posts: 33
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #85 on: September 19, 2009, 04:49:39 PM »
O.K., I'm in  :D

I'm very happy with this bad boy overall. If I had to pick nits I would point out that the handles are not as comfortable to squeeze on in plier mode as the Core was; the rounded edges are just not as wide. However I accept this compromise as it allowed LM to ditch the delrin spacers and to narrow the handles down at the plier head; two changes I really appreciate.
Also, the clumping/no clumping feature is kind of weird: I preferred the simpler design of the Core.   

Regarding fit and finish: I have no idea what constitutes good f&f on a tool- if it functions properly I'm happy. The first thing I do with my tools is use them so they quickly get scratched up anyway.


Here's some more pics. I no longer have a Core to show you a direct comparison but I have a Surge.

















No Life Club Posts: 4,597 no nacimos con miedo...
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #86 on: September 19, 2009, 05:03:56 PM »
Nice shots mate :tu:

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No Life Club Posts: 1,096 Gone Climbing.
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #87 on: September 19, 2009, 06:34:57 PM »
 :drool: :drool: :drool:


 :gimme:


"I would rather live 40 years of excitement and fun and exhilarating and just WOOOO, full volume, then 80 years of la di di di da... you know... boring. Why not get out there and live it?!"
No Life Club Posts: 2,880
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #88 on: September 21, 2009, 11:25:18 PM »
Alright ST 300 owners. After sometime carrying your 300 what so you think of the smart clumping system? I have to say that I kind of like the Core system better. Maybe I just got used to it. But I find it just easier to use and less annoying. 

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,596 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: ST 300 owners club
« Reply #89 on: September 21, 2009, 11:32:06 PM »
The irony is that I have had 2 on order from the local shop the day after I read someone had an early release. Now everyone has one but me. I am thinking less and less of my local shop...grrrr.

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