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LM Blast. My initial thoughts.

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LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
on: October 08, 2008, 08:52:51 PM
I have had the Blast for a couple of days now, so here are my initial thoughts.  I will do a larger write up after I have tested it a little more.

-Overall feel is superb.  :)  Great fit and finish and I like the size of it. :)

-Tool selection is great, however, it lacks an awl.

-Pliers are really good with a large cutting area.

-Plastic inserts are better than I expected.  They add a great deal of comfort, however, I notice that the knife blade seems to stick out slightly above the finger grooves above the handles.  Seems it would be more comfortable to use if this blade just sat a little lower.

-Locks are good and easy to release.

-Knife blade seems to lack a bit of "belly".  It is shaving sharp though.

-Scissors are on the small side, yet very usable.

-No pocket clip option which seems a shame.

-Has a file, but not a diamond one.

-And lastly, the small bit driver is very tight and makes it difficult to change the bit over. 

More thoughts to come.  ;)
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 09:50:45 PM
I Really do like my Blast. However I will say that it looks a little out of scale. I would love to see the handles about 1/4 inch longer. However you cant go wrong without it.
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 09:52:00 PM
I Really do like my Blast. However I will say that it looks a little out of scale. I would love to see the handles about 1/4 inch longer. However you cant go wrong without it.

I like it's size.  :) It looks "chunky".
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 09:54:17 PM
That was the word exactly i was looking for. It is the me of multitools.
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 09:54:59 PM
That was the word exactly i was looking for. It is the me of multitools.

I suppose I am like the Powerlock then?  :pok:
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008, 09:57:41 PM
Nice right up Ben :)

I'm thinking of getting my Bro one for Xmas, so hurry up with a full review :pok: :pok:
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008, 09:58:35 PM
Nice right up Ben :)

I'm thinking of getting my Bro one for Xmas, so hurry up with a full review :pok: :pok:

I've got one here he can have!  :D (only joking Dave!)

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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008, 09:59:58 PM
Nice right up Ben :)

I'm thinking of getting my Bro one for Xmas, so hurry up with a full review :pok: :pok:

I've got one here he can have!  :D (only joking Dave!)


Cool how much? (sod Dave :D)
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008, 10:00:50 PM
That was the word exactly i was looking for. It is the me of multitools.

I suppose I am like the Powerlock then?  :pok:

I was thinking you would be more like the Gerber MPT.  Slender, with stubby tools.  :P
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #9 on: October 08, 2008, 10:01:38 PM
That was the word exactly i was looking for. It is the me of multitools.

I suppose I am like the Powerlock then?  :pok:

I was thinking more like the Gerber MPT.  Slender, with stubby tools.  :P

Nowt stubby with me mate.  :D
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #10 on: October 09, 2008, 03:32:48 AM
I have a Blast and I really like it :cheers: My like and dislikes are much the same as yours :) I wish that it had a diamond file in it and a clip for ease of carry

I have thought of removing the lanyard ring on it and put a small washer in it's place because then I believe that you could use the removable clip and lanyard ring that comes with the Charge/Wave series (just a thought though ;) )

Other than the above problems I really like my Blast and of course an awl would be nice but a person could turn a flathead driver into 1 if need be ::) :D


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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #11 on: October 09, 2008, 03:38:22 AM
Oooh! I should do a write up too! Although mine's modded a bit... maybe I can review the mods too. :D

I'm really liking the zytel inserts, actually, although I see no reason for them to be thicker near the plier instead of thickening the pliers...

Hey, but I'm not gonna carry my Blast into the woods, I think. I'd rather stick to my PST despite the uncomfortable handles. :D

Though I need to see about a diamond file... maybe I need a PSTII?

EDIT: Also, I miss the flag springs for the plier head... no more flipping play! And I find the locks clumsy and kind of uncomfortable...
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #12 on: October 09, 2008, 09:32:51 PM
If The Blast had a diamond file and an awl instead of the small bit driver it would be a great improvement IMO.
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008, 09:54:25 PM
See, I love the small bit driver.

Now, take out the bottle/can opener, put in an awl, and you have gold.

But usually, I just pair my Blast with a Vic Electrician, and then I have it all.
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Re: LM Blast. My initial thoughts.
Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008, 10:02:31 PM
The small bit driver is useful, but I would rather it was just a separate little piece tucked into the sheath.
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