Welcome! Unfortunately, it’s a known problem that leathermans rust. Usually in warm humid and/or wet salty conditions.The stuffness will probably work out, but you can loosen it if needed.Could you post a pic? We like pictures!
As you indicated the bag was open, missing documentation and box scuffed, would indicate this has been exposed well before you bought it.Yes, LM tools will rust, yet easily cleaned. Good choice, the Sidekick, if the saw will be used or required.
Sorry about the rust issue but it is stainless not rustproof Hope you can get it off easily enough and after an oil down should fair much better I don't know if I have ever had any of the LM I have bought over the years come in a bag but I do buy second hand mostly or in blister packs, so that may be the reason Also welcome to
Quote from: LoopCutter on October 27, 2018, 08:54:42 PMAs you indicated the bag was open, missing documentation and box scuffed, would indicate this has been exposed well before you bought it.Yes, LM tools will rust, yet easily cleaned. Good choice, the Sidekick, if the saw will be used or required.All the Leatherman Tools I bought in the last 10 years came in an open (blue coloured) plastic bag ... (not the older tools, like my PST, my Sideclips, or my first year of production Crunch, ... ).
The bag being "open" is normal, it's just a packaging sleeve (bluish in colour, if I remember correctly)as for rust spots on the unpolished area of the tool - pretty standard for anything that has been in stock for a while, (whether you think that is acceptable or not is up to you)as far as the blade opening goes, factor in the presumably lower QC for their entry level tools (ie, wingman, sidekick, rev) and that if it is getting rust spots, there could very well be some bind up in the pivots as well, then a bit of a clean oil and manipulation might be required.I would not be overly concerned by your experience,