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Flair Owners Unite!¡! 8477

No Life Club Posts: 1,223 His name is Robert Paulson.
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2015, 10:43:08 PM »
I'd like to see a "Flair 2" as well. Great urban/weekend/going out/food and drink geek tool. I love mine, and an updated version would be something I would buy two of.

Beats hell out of a snowboard tool.

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #61 on: March 15, 2016, 04:30:07 AM »
I do not own a Flair, but how do you think the Flair flair against this frankenstein of a Kick?  :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #62 on: March 15, 2016, 05:51:18 AM »
I do not own a Flair, but how do you think the Flair flair against this frankenstein of a Kick?  :rofl: :rofl:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/172130641150

 :rofl:

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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,843
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #63 on: March 15, 2016, 05:03:21 PM »
I do not own a Flair, but how do you think the Flair flair against this frankenstein of a Kick?  :rofl: :rofl:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/172130641150

 :rofl:

Wow :facepalm: ::) :rofl:

No Life Club Posts: 4,466 Is there a cure for multitool separation anxiety?
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2016, 11:33:36 AM »
  Won a Smurfit Flair tonight, and will probably do a month long EDC carry thing about it for kicks.

  Had read the spread was more for cheese and crackers, and the fork was for hors d'oeuvres and small pickles ... but ... I often don't carry a spork with me at job #2. I have a plastic fake spork in the glove box of my car ... the spork that used to reside there went walkabout. So... have plans on using the Flair fork as a fork, for all intents and purposes. As for a spoon ...  :shrug:
  If it doesn't work for me maybe I'll find a home for it. Am guessing it's the size of a PST?

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No Life Club Posts: 1,081
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2016, 11:44:59 AM »
  Won a Smurfit Flair tonight, and will probably do a month long EDC carry thing about it for kicks.

  Had read the spread was more for cheese and crackers, and the fork was for hors d'oeuvres and small pickles ... but ... I often don't carry a spork with me at job #2. I have a plastic fake spork in the glove box of my car ... the spork that used to reside there went walkabout. So... have plans on using the Flair fork as a fork, for all intents and purposes. As for a spoon ...  :shrug:
  If it doesn't work for me maybe I'll find a home for it. Am guessing it's the size of a PST?
G'Day,

I use a Flair Fork daily for lunch duties. It is much better than a plastic utensil of any kind IMHO.  :D I added a Flair fork to a PST / PST II combination of tools and that works well for me.
Linky: http://forum.multitool.or....msg683928.html#msg683928

The Flair is roughly the size of the PST, just a tad thicker due to the cork screw.

Cheers,

Pete
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2016, 12:06:10 PM »
I do like the Flair - its an odd duck for sure :)

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,843
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #67 on: August 02, 2016, 02:01:14 PM »
Yes everyone should have a Flair :D A very odd tool for the time LM came out with it but looking back it is a forerunner for some of the corkscrew carrying Juices :cheers: My dad got one from our company years ago and carried it for a pretty good while before deciding that it was a bit silly and stopped carrying it ::) :D

Hope you like it OII :cheers:

No Life Club Posts: 4,466 Is there a cure for multitool separation anxiety?
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #68 on: August 02, 2016, 08:26:31 PM »
  is there some concern over the Flair corkscrew? Has anyone swapped it out for a Juice or other version?? Or it just too sexy to do this? :D

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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,843
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2016, 10:32:13 PM »
Seems like I have heard that they are weaker than the Juices corkscrew and have been known to bend or worse snap off :o I would be careful with it anyways just to be on the safe side :tu:

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #70 on: August 03, 2016, 06:45:10 AM »
  is there some concern over the Flair corkscrew? Has anyone swapped it out for a Juice or other version?? Or it just too sexy to do this? :D

I bought a Flair that had a broken cork screw back spring - a common fault. I removed the corkscrew and added a PST II file to it. It is about 99% fit, with the file needing some sanding to open completely. Here is the write-up: http://forum.multitool.or....msg997812.html#msg997812
I have not sanded/filed the top of the file to open it completely, but can happily report it works very well. It is a very cool tool.

I have an extra cork screw if needed, but they are riveted in. I don't know if they will be compatible with the Juice ones.

Cheers,

Pete

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,843
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2016, 07:55:43 PM »
  is there some concern over the Flair corkscrew? Has anyone swapped it out for a Juice or other version?? Or it just too sexy to do this? :D

I bought a Flair that had a broken cork screw back spring - a common fault. I removed the corkscrew and added a PST II file to it. It is about 99% fit, with the file needing some sanding to open completely. Here is the write-up: http://forum.multitool.or....msg997812.html#msg997812
I have not sanded/filed the top of the file to open it completely, but can happily report it works very well. It is a very cool tool.

I have an extra cork screw if needed, but they are riveted in. I don't know if they will be compatible with the Juice ones.

Cheers,

Pete

Nice fix and thanks for the thread link :salute:

No Life Club Posts: 4,466 Is there a cure for multitool separation anxiety?
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2016, 10:50:11 PM »
  I'm officially in the club now!! :D  Guess I should go buy some wine from buddy and surprise him with a Corkscrew wielding Leatherman!

 

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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,843
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #73 on: August 09, 2016, 12:31:38 AM »
  I'm officially in the club now!! :D  Guess I should go buy some wine from buddy and surprise him with a Corkscrew wielding Leatherman!

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Nice OiI :cheers:

Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 31,480
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #74 on: August 09, 2016, 01:16:05 AM »
Sweet ! I'm glad someone here snagged it   :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 1,081
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #75 on: August 09, 2016, 06:18:36 AM »
That looks in very good nick, congratulations

It goes very well with an aged Merlot, cheese and crackers  :cheers:

Pete
Hero Member Posts: 995
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #76 on: February 05, 2017, 04:14:23 AM »
I recently bought a Flair, and had to return it because the corkscrew was loose. It was literally dangling in all directions. Seller claimed it a common problem. Is it normal for this tool? I was expecting it as snappy as the Juice's.
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #77 on: February 05, 2017, 06:12:15 AM »
The corkscrew was the first one used by LM and it is quite fragile. As you said the later LM models get a better one. It is common for them to break, but that does not mean you should not look for/get a working one.

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No Life Club Posts: 1,081
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #78 on: February 05, 2017, 08:35:49 AM »
I recently bought a Flair, and had to return it because the corkscrew was loose. It was literally dangling in all directions. Seller claimed it a common problem. Is it normal for this tool? I was expecting it as snappy as the Juice's.

Yep a common problem for a lot of second hand ones. It is not the cork screw that breaks, but the back spring on the inside that holds the tension. If you are not going to use the cork screw the tools from a PST / PST II will fit in there. All you need to do is to drill / file the rivet off, but be careful not to scratch the handles.

Cheers,

Pete
Hero Member Posts: 995
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2017, 06:29:22 PM »
Thanks for the inputs, guys. The back spring was probably broken, hence dangling corkscrews. Having handled one, my curiosity was satisfied.
No Life Club Posts: 2,754
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2017, 08:55:49 PM »
Can I join too  :D
« Last Edit: February 07, 2017, 09:04:28 PM by tosh »

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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,843
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2017, 10:04:58 PM »
Can I join too  :D

Nice couple pics :tu: :like: :like:

and welcome to the club :cheers:

Hero Member Posts: 995
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #82 on: February 15, 2017, 05:07:39 AM »
It is written in the stars that a Flair and I are destined for each other  :angel: A new Flair just arrived today  :mail:

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,843
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2017, 04:19:14 PM »
It is written in the stars that a Flair and I are destined for each other  :angel: A new Flair just arrived today  :mail:

Nice one chrono  :tu: :like: :like:

Hero Member Posts: 995
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #84 on: February 19, 2017, 01:14:49 AM »
It is written in the stars that a Flair and I are destined for each other  :angel: A new Flair just arrived today  :mail:

Nice one chrono  :tu: :like: :like:

Thanks, bud!  :cheers:
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 31,480
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #85 on: February 19, 2017, 01:16:39 AM »
Minty Fresh  :drool:


Nice score chrono  :cheers:
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #86 on: February 19, 2017, 10:35:52 PM »
Minty Fresh  :drool:


Nice score chrono  :cheers:

Thanks, bud! I guess luck operates in a strange way, as the brand new tool cost less than the returned defective one  :facepalm: It was indeed a nice score, and will stay new in my collection  :tu:
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #87 on: February 08, 2018, 06:52:52 PM »
You can call me Sir Refrigerator, as my fridge has Flair.
Prowd owner :)
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,843
Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #88 on: February 09, 2018, 12:07:50 PM »
Very nice Raoul :cheers: :like:

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #89 on: April 02, 2018, 08:14:06 PM »

 

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