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Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge 3195

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2018, 11:21:37 PM »
Day 5: Decided to cut up an apple for a pre-meal snack.




Had to use the Rebar opened as it can't cut flush to a surface while closed.  Very comforable and stead using the knife this way.  The blade was a little short for the job, but it got it done.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2018, 11:42:42 PM »
Great use and pics :tu: :like:

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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2018, 04:34:51 AM »
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2018, 05:40:58 AM »
Fine work on that apple  :cheers:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2018, 01:23:03 AM »
Day 6: Staying away from my SAKs so I used the Rebar file as a nail file.



Batching it tonight so I decided on soup & sandwich.  Had to cut the tape on the lettuce.



After dinner, I had to put the lettuce away but it wouldn't fit in the bag whole.  Had to cut it in half.



Didn't take a picture of the perfectly halved lettuce head, but it did fit in the bag.

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2018, 01:27:10 AM »
Nice work. I find the Rebar to be very useful. Used the Spirit wood file to file one of my nails today. Not an ideal tool for the job, but sure trims a broken nail in a hurry.  :tu:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2018, 01:40:30 AM »
I'm getting used to it not being the ideal tool for the job but working just the same.  It's the second time I cut something twice as wide as the blade, but this time I didn't think twice.  I ordered a Work Champ because once in a while I want a longer blade, but the short one is working just fine.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2018, 01:48:12 AM »
Nice coverage so far, enjoy following these challenges.

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2018, 01:45:32 PM »
The more used you get to it, the quicker and easier. ;)

so far so good! :cheers:

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2018, 01:55:30 PM »
Nice job Lew!   :like: :tu:

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2018, 01:14:50 AM »
Day 7: Delivery came from Amazon; It was my Work Champ!  I was so excited to open it that I tore the cardboard right off the opening strip.  Rebar to the rescue.




Today was a rough day, so I deserved some Makers on the rocks.  Unfortunately, the plastic sealer that came on the bottle opened to a sharp point on the top, digging into my hand whenever I open the bottle.



I would usually let it go, but this is a Rebar Challenge.  Rebar took care of it.





BTW, I'm carrying the Work Champ in a Nite Ize Tool Holster Stretch and put the Rebar in my pocket just to see what it's like carrying such a big, heavy tool.  I am NOT using it (the Work Champ).  This doesn't violate the Challenge, does it?
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2018, 01:16:00 AM »
No  ;)
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2018, 01:58:22 AM »
I find that carrying the Rebar in a pocket is easier than I might have expected.

I like the diverse tasks you are using the Rebar to accomplish. And it's amazing how many tasks suddenly seem to have a multitool solution. Of course, when all I have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.....

Carry the Champ, use the Rebar!  :tu:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2018, 05:06:22 AM »
Day 7: Delivery came from Amazon; It was my Work Champ!  I was so excited to open it that I tore the cardboard right off the opening strip.  Rebar to the rescue.
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Today was a rough day, so I deserved some Makers on the rocks.  Unfortunately, the plastic sealer that came on the bottle opened to a sharp point on the top, digging into my hand whenever I open the bottle.

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I would usually let it go, but this is a Rebar Challenge.  Rebar took care of it.

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BTW, I'm carrying the Work Champ in a Nite Ize Tool Holster Stretch and put the Rebar in my pocket just to see what it's like carrying such a big, heavy tool.  I am NOT using it (the Work Champ).  This doesn't violate the Challenge, does it?


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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2018, 11:53:33 AM »
I mostly sheath carry but I have poclet carried with no issues :salute: and I also added a clip to mine for poclet carry and it carried really well that way :cheers: :like:

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2018, 12:51:27 AM »
Day 8: The cable was out so I called Xfinity.  They asked me to tighten all the cables.



Not much more for the Rebar.  I cut up an onion when cooking dinner but used a chef knife instead.
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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2018, 12:59:18 AM »
Right tool for the job.

BTW, yer rockin' this challenge!  :cheers:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2018, 02:13:28 AM »
Doing good lew!   :tu:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2018, 04:00:09 AM »
+1 to what Nix and Glock said :salute: :like:

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2018, 04:56:29 AM »
Day 9: All day not a single use for the Rebar.  After dinner, I thought, "why not cut up some cheese to go with my wine  this evening?"
 



It was effortless.  I tried to cut a few slices with my new Work Champ and it didn't do nearly as well.  I really want to love the Work Champ but the Rebar is kicking ass.  I find that a lot of uses for the Rebar blade require the tool to be open as in the second photo.  It is surprisingly comfortable and stable using it this way.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2018, 05:00:00 AM by lew »
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2018, 05:11:48 AM »
That cheese looks good :D

Glad your enjoying the rebar!     :like:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2018, 07:18:53 AM »
Day 4: Watching the playoff game and decided to open a beer.  Could have twisted it off or used my SAK, but this is a Rebar Challenge so I used its can/bottle opener.

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Have to say I was disappointed.  The opener seems too small and I had a hard time getting it under the lip of the cap.  Anybody else have this problem?  My Supertool and all my SAKs do a great job.  I'll have to practice a lot in the second half and the next game. :cheers:

Easy fix, leave the tool open as the closed “other half” interferes with the bottle.

Good luck with your challenge!
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2018, 12:06:13 AM »
...the Rebar is kicking ass.

Yes, yes indeed.  :cheers:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2018, 01:43:24 AM »
Just kicking back on a Saturday afternoon. Salud!

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2018, 02:22:13 AM »
Day 10: Cleaning out the garage which included this big box.  I cut it up so it would fit in the big trash can outside.  Bonus picture of my foot.





Still liking the Rebar.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #55 on: January 29, 2018, 02:11:09 AM »
The Rebar's blade is no slouch when it comes to cutting anything.  In all honesty, it's probably the most used part of the tool for me. 

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #56 on: January 29, 2018, 02:57:40 AM »
I use it a lot too, but I'm usually not in a position to take a picture.

Day 11: My wife's remote control battery quit working so I had to change it.  Used the small screwdriver.





Starting to think Rebar rather than SAK when I need a tool.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #57 on: January 29, 2018, 03:46:49 AM »
Good save.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2018, 01:29:28 PM »
I use it a lot too, but I'm usually not in a position to take a picture.

Day 11: My wife's remote control battery quit working so I had to change it.  Used the small screwdriver.

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Starting to think Rebar rather than SAK when I need a tool.





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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2018, 08:31:03 PM »
Enjoy following your experiences and commentary. 

I too, am a Rebar user, have 3.   Actually started with a ST300 and was told of its smaller model. 
I like the tools and package size, often rides right back pocket opposite of wallet. 

Scissor duty is covered by SAK original style Vagabond. ;)


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