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heritage leatherman rebar junk? 844

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heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:33:51 PM »
a few weeks back i bought a new leatherman rebar heritage, after carrying it on my side for two days the need for it arose, as i tried to tighten a bolt on my cousins mountain bike the plier head split in half.

ive always loved leatherman and am really hoping this was just one defective tool, anyone else had problems out of the rebar recently?

thanks in advance, Matt :cheers:



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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 07:38:04 PM »
Sorry to hear that you have broken pliers
It does sound like you have a defective LM
Hopefully Leatherman will give you a new one  :tu:

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 07:40:57 PM »
i sent it in for warranty, its only the second leatherman ive ever broke, come to think of it the first one was a rebar also, but they have always done me good

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 07:43:24 PM »
Good luck rescue :cheers: :like:

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,042
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 07:52:45 PM »
Hopefully it is just a fluke  :salute: I have used a Rebar quite a bit since they have came out and never had any problems with any of them :tu: LM will sort you out of course but let us know what happens if you would :cheers:
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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 08:03:31 PM »
i will give an update as soon as i hear from oregon :tu:

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 08:18:30 PM »
Bummer that happened to you.  We've certainly seen on the forum LM pliers failing and I have a PST that broke the way you describe.  Not sure what the issue is  :think:.  Heat treat, bad batch of plier heads, my enthusiasm  :dunno:.   LM will take care of you as their warranty is top notch.  Still doesnt sit right as you have to pay to ship it to them. 

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 08:53:15 PM »
i dont mind paying shipping to get my tool back, the sad part is after the rebar broke i grabbed my signal with the same plier head and it did the job just fine, oh well a new rebar will be on my hip soon

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 11:47:25 AM »
Though, it does make one wonder, two Rebars breaking exactly the same way... Can you maybe describe what you've been doing exactly at that moment (using the pliers tip/gap to grab a nut, grabbing the bolt with the pliers while turning the nut with another tool etc?) ?

 
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heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 12:30:39 PM »
My problem with the pliers on the Rebar is that they get stiff every time I squeeze hard on something with them, and this doesn’t seem to go away regardless of how much I use them

Also the tip of the jaws on the pliers are not as pointy / needle nosed as the jaws old model pliers design

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 03:10:19 PM »
I've had no problems with my Rebar pliers and I've used it pretty heavily.
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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 04:09:54 PM »
Too much hand strength.

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 09:45:02 PM »
Though, it does make one wonder, two Rebars breaking exactly the same way... Can you maybe describe what you've been doing exactly at that moment (using the pliers tip/gap to grab a nut, grabbing the bolt with the pliers while turning the nut with another tool etc?) ?

not alot to tell. i but the pliers on a nut, squeezed, went to turn and they snapped

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2019, 10:41:10 PM »
just got an email from leatherman, my tool has been sent to the repair dept to be repaired instead of replaced, i will continue with the updates

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2019, 10:42:47 PM »
I wonder if it's a casting flaw. I noticed that when I got my ST300 back, its plier head had all kinds of microscopic pock-marks and the like scattered all over the head.
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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 10:46:58 PM »
I wonder if it's a casting flaw. I noticed that when I got my ST300 back, its plier head had all kinds of microscopic pock-marks and the like scattered all over the head.

its very possible

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2019, 06:15:08 PM »
my tool is on its way home from oregon, hopefully in a few days itll be put back to work, more details to come

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,042
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2019, 06:29:05 PM »
Glad to hear it :cheers: and :popcorn: :like:
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2019, 06:37:45 PM »
Good news hopefully it won’t be long  :tu: :like:

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2019, 11:21:37 PM »
. The rebar is back and worked quite well while doing a service call today, very pleased with my warranty experience


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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2019, 11:29:06 PM »
Nice that you got your Rebar back from
warranty rescue hope it all works properly now   :cheers: :like:

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2019, 11:30:33 PM »
Glad to see that you have it back :cheers: :like:
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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2019, 10:57:49 AM »
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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2019, 10:58:47 AM »
(Image removed from quote.) (Image removed from quote.). The rebar is back and worked quite well while doing a service call today, very pleased with my warranty experience


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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2019, 11:15:17 PM »
(Image removed from quote.) (Image removed from quote.). The rebar is back and worked quite well while doing a service call today, very pleased with my warranty experience


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