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Little Boy and Fat Man 56194

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Little Boy and Fat Man
« on: January 01, 2014, 08:05:53 AM »
My long term reviews of the Leatherman Rebar and ST 300

Well we have all enjoyed the month long reviews of tools here lately on MTO and I thought I should try something a little different.

We are going 6 months with this one.

I had fun with my OHT review but it was lacking seasonal testing that I can't do in a month.

By stating this review now I hope to expose both to all of what brutal winter and scalding summer can do.

All temperatures and conditions.  :)

I'm going to edc the ST300 to work and the Rebar for my after work weekend tool.

I thought Little Boy and Fat Man where to excellent names for two explosive Leatherman tools.



Every now and then I do have to dress up and on those rare days a large multitool on my belt wouldn't work. I also have a nice collection of tools that deserve my attention so I won't be able to carry these two exclusively for the next 6 months. I will try. If I do carry something different I'll show you what I'm carrying and why.  :)

This should be a good one.

Let's see how these two stand up after 6 months.

I'm inspecting closely now for flaws in fit/finish. I seen none in both tools.

Both are unused new black oxide coated tools.

All add pics of them tomorrow.

Happy New Year MTO

 
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 02:13:51 PM by enki_ck »

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 08:18:36 AM »
Great title! Looking forward to the reviews :salute:
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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 08:34:12 AM »
This is going to be a very long and thorough test! I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 08:43:56 AM »
:popcorn:


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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 09:31:40 AM »
 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 02:15:00 PM »
...
This should be a good one.
...

Agree. :cheers:

Looking forward to this one. :salute:
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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 04:24:44 PM »
Salute!

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 11:10:04 PM »
 :hatsoff: :popcorn:

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 11:18:43 PM »
Sorry I didn't take any pics but I just accomplished my first task with the Leatherman Rebar. :)

The  door knob on my house was frozen Stiff this afternoon. It worked this morning. O well Rebar to the rescue.

I took out the two Phillips screws holding the knob in place and brought it inside to thaw.

I also removed the lock parts that are inside the door to warm up and dry

a half hour later I shook all the water I could out of it sprayed it down with wd40 and put it back together. Its working great now.

the rebar is a nice to to use. Comfortable and familiar feeling for a new tool.

I like it  :multi:


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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 12:45:51 AM »
Little Boy and Fat Man



crappy inside cell pic .
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 01:44:08 AM by enki_ck »

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 01:08:16 AM »
The locking tabs on both are like the leatherman blast making it a good user. :tu:

« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 03:32:04 AM by JAfromMn »

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 03:44:58 AM »
They look like twins.

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 03:46:02 AM »
This is gonna be a great, long term read :tu:  After seeing your OHT challenge, I'm sure you'll put these two to work.

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 05:46:17 AM »
I'm looking forward to your updates!

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2014, 06:29:24 AM »
They look like twins.

They really do!  I couldn't tell them apart for a minute, until I looked more closely.   :facepalm:
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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014, 06:41:15 AM »
Look forward to your review to see if half inch, 3 oz makes a different between these two..

The complain I have on my "Fatman" is that when it is closed, there is no way for me to tell which one is the knife blade (unless I read the ruler's marking), so I painted the knife blade's finger groove red.

« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 06:46:12 AM by Lam.Kampfer »

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 03:38:21 PM »
this is gonna be interesting

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2014, 04:50:09 PM »
Little Boy and Fat Man

(Image removed from quote.)

crappy inside cell pic .

They almost look abused already. :D

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2014, 05:59:12 PM »
Fat Man got its first use this morning.

I used it to remove some rubber washers I had on some screws I painted the heads on



I also tool a pic of its blade next to the blade on a 91mm Vic.



the super tool has some super long tools. :D
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 06:21:33 PM by enki_ck »

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2014, 06:03:01 PM »
Little Boy and Fat Man

(Image removed from quote.)

crappy inside cell pic .

They almost look abused already. :D

yeah its a smurfy pic. Fingerprints look rough.

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2014, 10:39:58 PM »


I just used the plane edge blade to strip away insulation from a wire on a seat of jumper cables I was fixing. The blade cuts through insulation like warm butter.

on its first day fat man is impressive.

A Rock Solid  Tool built for real life work. :tu:
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 10:48:49 PM by JAfromMn »

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2014, 10:54:37 PM »
well here is a practical question - do you find the position of the blade limiting as opposed to the OHT or Vic tools since it opens from the inside?

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2014, 11:10:08 PM »
well here is a practical question - do you find the position of the blade limiting as opposed to the OHT or Vic tools since it opens from the inside?

its definitely not as fast to open as a outside opener.

the good part is the blade is safe and clean inside the st300

even if I drop it in the muck the blade should stay fairly clean

I always carry a oh knife of on kind or other so its not a huge issue.

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2014, 11:27:01 PM »
well here is a practical question - do you find the position of the blade limiting as opposed to the OHT or Vic tools since it opens from the inside?
Not often, but when you do, you can always use the blade while the handles open 180*.

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2014, 01:38:11 AM »
Enough work for today.

Time for little boy and me to relax if we can. :)


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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2014, 09:08:16 PM »
Well the boys are having a easy day today.

I got myself sick.

the rebar opens up a dayquill box like nothing. Lol I hope it helps

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2014, 09:12:52 PM »
Stop getting yourself sick man :twak:  I hope you feel better soon Joel :tu: :D

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2014, 11:52:18 PM »
Feeling better so I took a edc pic



the Rebar got a little use tightening the bolts on my vans battery cable's.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2014, 01:35:33 PM by enki_ck »

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2014, 07:36:03 PM »
I put the st 300 to no use so far today.

its -25 bellow with a -48 wind chill.

to cold to work outside.

its only lunch break we got a lot of day left but as long as nobody freezes up there water it should be a boring day.

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Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2014, 07:42:53 PM »
Are those F or C temperatures? Either way ... :ahhh

 

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