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Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge 4009

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #150 on: February 15, 2018, 10:07:36 PM »
Day 29: A couple of months ago, I was rearranging my office and the printer stand attached to my desk was ripped off.  Decided to remove the remaining l-bracket so I would stop digging it into my leg.





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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #151 on: February 15, 2018, 10:28:42 PM »
That's just a good old-fashioned safety precaution.   :salute:

Rebar taking care of business, again.  :tu:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #152 on: February 16, 2018, 03:30:20 AM »
1 more day :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :cheers: :like:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #153 on: February 16, 2018, 12:37:16 PM »
Nicely done lew!  :like:
The Rebar is so nice. Instant classic.  :dd:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #154 on: February 16, 2018, 03:56:05 PM »
Nice challenge, one more post for day 30.

Just to think that just over month ago, the Rebar was new, you were wondering how it would measure up to your trusted SAK.

Thank you for sharing this journey, well done. 


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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #155 on: February 16, 2018, 05:20:42 PM »
Can't wait to hear your thoughts in it as well :salute: It is one of my favorite tools and I have had it with me a few days this week :cheers: I could carry just it and be content for sure :tu:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #156 on: February 16, 2018, 09:40:48 PM »
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #157 on: February 16, 2018, 10:54:49 PM »
Day 30: Opened a box and cut the top off so the contents would be easy to access (no pics).  Cooking burgers tonight so I thought I would get the onions ready early.





Only one slice as I'm the only one who puts onions on my burgers.

My opinion of the Rebar after 30 days?  I like the size/weight and the way it fits perfectly in the belt sheath I got for it; I don't notice it a bit, and when I take it out, it feels like it was made for my hands.  Having all the tools inside the handle made it a little awkward at first to deploy them, but after 30 days, I prefer this design, and I can get them out as fast as my SAKs.  I love the pliers, cutters, blade, screwdrivers, and can opener.  I like that all the tools lock.  I prefer the Rebar screwdrivers to the SAKs because the unpolished finish seems to get a better grip.  As for the can opener, it's great for cans but not so great for bottles.  It works, but you have to work at it.  I don't like the thumb hole in the file.  One of the tests I did was file the head of a nail with the Rebar, Mountaineer, and Workchamp.  The file works great, but the nail head kept falling into the thumb hole; not a great design.  As I said, I love the blade but wish is was a little bigger.  I didn't use the saw or the sheepsfoot blade but I'm sure they work fine.

Conclusion: This thing has earned a place on my belt.  I know it's not the glamor boy in the Leatherman line, but I prefer the old school design of the Rebar and ST 300.  I'm going to carry it and my Workchamp for a while and see if they are a good fit.  As I said in another thread, I should have gotten the Outrider as the file, pliers, and #2 Phillips on the Workchamp are redundant if I am going to carry both.  If I didn't "need" a larger blade, a small Phillips, scissors, tweezers, and a toothpick, the Rebar would be the only tool I would carry.

I'm glad I took the Challenge.  I was programmed to reach for my SAK when I needed tool.  For example, need to tighten a Phillips head screw?  Get the SAK and use the can opener.  Now, I'm comfortable with the Rebar options.  Need to measure a metric screw?  Get out the Rebar.  Pliers?  Rebar.  I would recommend the Rebar to anyone who is looking for a great multitool and isn't dazzled by one hand opening blades on the outside.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 12:46:56 AM by lew »
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #158 on: February 16, 2018, 11:03:28 PM »
 :clap:

Well done!  A great challenge, done well.   :tu:

The REBAR became my favorite multitool after doing this challenge. Easy to carry and hugely capable, it shot right to the top of my favorites list. I'm really glad you undertook this challenge and developed a new option in the multitool armory.

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Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #159 on: February 17, 2018, 02:44:17 AM »
Great report to the adaptation to your Rebar.

I know you had reservations has you felt you were always going reach for your SAK first, and afraid the Rebar would be the stepchild in your selection  for carry.  So glad you accepted the challenge and saw it to completio

I had taken a ST300 challenge first when learned there was a smaller version.  Now have 3 Rebars to choose from.  Add my 58mm Vagabond, scissors are there, or with my Micra.

Great job completed!


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« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 02:50:37 AM by LoopCutter »

If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #160 on: February 17, 2018, 04:15:34 AM »
Great review!   :tu:

The Rebar IMO is a very underrated MT.  You cannot beat the price and its size vs the tool set and build quality on it!

Now if they just made a pocket clip for it like the Kick had, it would be great!
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #161 on: February 17, 2018, 09:29:48 AM »
Yeah excellent thread mate.   :tu:   :like:   Congrats on earning your first merit badge.   :cheers:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #162 on: February 17, 2018, 09:46:04 AM »
Congratulations on getting the badge.  :cheers:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #163 on: February 17, 2018, 12:01:08 PM »
Twas a great thread and congrats on the badge :salute: :like:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #164 on: February 17, 2018, 02:28:09 PM »
Congrats, Lew! Reading your reflection after 30 days made me admire my Rebar more
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Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #165 on: February 17, 2018, 02:36:59 PM »
Congratulations for the badge, you are now “Deputy Lew”  with your trusty Rebar at your side


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If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #166 on: February 17, 2018, 02:57:37 PM »
Great challenge and thread !  Congrats on your badge   :cheers:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #167 on: February 17, 2018, 03:29:35 PM »
Great challenge and thread !  Congrats on your badge   :cheers:
+1!

Cheers!
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #168 on: February 18, 2018, 04:14:24 PM »
I enjoyed this thread, great challenge and follow-up. Your thoughts are shared with many, the Rebar is among LM's best (arguably the best) tools especially for the price  :tu:

congrats on your badge too!!  :salute:

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MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #169 on: February 18, 2018, 05:38:10 PM »
Thanks, guys, for all the positive comments. :cheers:  I used the Rebar for something every day and discovered that while it's not always the best tool for the job (food prep for example), there are not many jobs it can't do.

 

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