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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2018, 11:49:50 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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Thanks.  My Rebar rides in a Raine Horizontal Knife Sheath that seems made for it.  I don't even know it's there.  I have an original SuperTool, and while it's a little lighter than the ST300, it's still considerably bigger and heavier than the Rebar.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2018, 03:13:26 AM »
Day 12: Went to post today's pics and Flickr.com is down; hope this doesn't disqualify me.  Cut open some clamshell packaging for a new key fob.  I'm really beginning to appreciate the Rebar knife blade.
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« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2018, 03:14:44 AM »
I think yer good. Just post that snap when you can!

 :cheers:

(And, yes, nice knife blade.)
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« Reply #63 on: January 30, 2018, 03:41:41 AM »
The Rebar’s blade does slice hardy clam shell plastic like butter.
Always worry I will slip, remove a side of finger, create a gap between belly button and a nipple, gash my leg.  So, I took Pedro’s advise and sharpened the can opener and use that as package opener.  Works well for me since I am left handed, feel like better control. 
Just took a few strokes with Wave’s diamond file. 


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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2018, 03:53:19 AM »
I think yer good. Just post that snap when you can!

 :cheers:

(And, yes, nice knife blade.)
Thanks.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2018, 03:55:01 AM »
The Rebar’s blade does slice hardy clam shell plastic like butter.
Always worry I will slip, remove a side of finger, create a gap between belly button and a nipple, gash my leg.  So, I took Pedro’s advise and sharpened the can opener and use that as package opener.  Works well for me since I am left handed, feel like better control. 
Just took a few strokes with Wave’s diamond file. 


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I would just cut my finger off with the sharpened can opener.  BTW, I'm left handed too.
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« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2018, 04:06:02 AM »
I would just cut my finger off with the sharpened can opener.  BTW, I'm left handed too.

That is so cool, being left handed!

I having hard time visualizing cutting my self with Rebar can opener, maybe poking a digit on right hand, but not cutting or slicing;)



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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2018, 05:00:12 AM »
I would just cut my finger off with the sharpened can opener.  BTW, I'm left handed too.

That is so cool, being left handed!

I having hard time visualizing cutting my self with Rebar can opener, maybe poking a digit on right hand, but not cutting or slicing;)



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Being left handed in a right handed world is a PIA.
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« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2018, 02:34:40 PM »
I would just cut my finger off with the sharpened can opener.  BTW, I'm left handed too.

That is so cool, being left handed!

I having hard time visualizing cutting my self with Rebar can opener, maybe poking a digit on right hand, but not cutting or slicing;)



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Being left handed in a right handed world is a PIA.


Im a lefty might self and just got my Rebar last Sunday. So how do you carry yours daily, in its original pouch?
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #69 on: January 30, 2018, 03:52:00 PM »

Im a lefty might self and just got my Rebar last Sunday. So how do you carry yours daily, in its original pouch?
Depends on day and what I am doing or where I am working due to blade restrictions. 

I have a Rebar box sheath that is used for the most part.  Also, a cheap nylon sheath that I belt wear for work that can carry my Rebar or my Wave, and it gets scratched up plenty as I work on concrete.

At home, I often carry in back right Jean pocket, as it balances my back side with wallet in left.  Then it is either without sheath or in  a flat LM nylon sheath.



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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #70 on: January 30, 2018, 04:34:14 PM »
Day 12 picture: My wife's key fob battery wasn't bad, the fob was.  Cut open the clamshell case for the new one.



Forgot to take the after picture, but the Rebar did an excellent job.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #71 on: January 30, 2018, 04:40:40 PM »
If at first you don't succeed....use the Rebar!

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #72 on: January 30, 2018, 04:46:00 PM »

Im a lefty might self and just got my Rebar last Sunday. So how do you carry yours daily, in its original pouch?
Depends on day and what I am doing or where I am working due to blade restrictions. 

I have a Rebar box sheath that is used for the most part.  Also, a cheap nylon sheath that I belt wear for work that can carry my Rebar or my Wave, and it gets scratched up plenty as I work on concrete.

At home, I often carry in back right Jean pocket, as it balances my back side with wallet in left.  Then it is either without sheath or in  a flat LM nylon sheath.



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I carry mine in a Raine Horizontal Knife Sheath I got from Amazon.  Don't even know I'm carrying it.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2018, 04:41:32 AM »
Day 13: Bought some bubble mailers to send out free Vic knives; had to remove the plastic wrap.





My new Vic Work Champ had defective pliers (the jaws were missing teeth) and Amazon sent me a new one.  While checking it out, I noticed that the mini screwdriver was screwed into the corkscrew so tightly that I couldn't remove it.  Rebar to the rescue.





Ironic that I used the Rebar to fix the Vic.
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« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2018, 05:24:14 AM »
I file that under "Cultural Exchange."   :tu:
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« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2018, 02:24:41 PM »
I carry mine in a Raine Horizontal Knife Sheath I got from Amazon.  Don't even know I'm carrying it.
Do you have a picture of this, maybe on the belt. 
This maybe a good option for me when I retire from this job!;)



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« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2018, 04:39:44 PM »
I carry mine in a Raine Horizontal Knife Sheath I got from Amazon.  Don't even know I'm carrying it.
Do you have a picture of this, maybe on the belt. 
This maybe a good option for me when I retire from this job!;)



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Works with my original SuperTool also.  ST300 may be too thick.
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« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2018, 04:58:49 PM »
Very nice. I like that.  :tu:
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« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2018, 05:21:18 PM »
Thank you, that does appear very functional and a option I had not considered.  !!!


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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #79 on: February 01, 2018, 12:35:50 AM »
Day 14: I finally got around to putting the key fob replacement on the keychain.  The keychain is tiny and the fob is very thick, and I couldn't spread the keychain wide enough with my fingernails.  Enter the Rebar.  On the first picture, you can see the spread keychain tip at the very top (or bottom) of the fob.




Pretty lame, but I DID use the Rebar today.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #80 on: February 01, 2018, 12:51:29 AM »
I'm going to request a halfway-done review for tomorrow.

I found that the Rebar really began to grow on me after two weeks use. I'm normally a pocket-knife (read SAK) kinda guy, and I had my doubts about using just a multitool for a month. But after two weeks, the Rebar started to fill that pocket knife role....and more.

So, now that you are halfway finished the challenge, what are you impressions?   :think:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2018, 12:41:20 AM »
Day 15: Cooking dinner and decided to use the Rebar.

Had to get the pork tenderloin out of the wrap.





Opened a can of corn.





I may do a halfway done review later, but right now I have to eat.
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #82 on: February 02, 2018, 01:19:58 AM »
Catching up with you on this and I have to say I am glad you are getting on with the Rebar :salute: Great uses and plenty of great pics as well :like:

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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #83 on: February 03, 2018, 02:02:18 AM »
Day 16: Dinner tonight includes steamed vegetables.  The knob on the timer broke a long time ago and I usually use a kitchen knife to turn it, but I haven't used the Rebar all day.







You can't see it, but in the 3rd picture, the "on" light is on.

My impressions at the halfway point:

I'm getting used to the Rebar.  The other day, I needed some pliers and reflexively reached for it; first time I didn't have to think about using it.  As far as the tools go, I have mixed feelings.  I love the blades, can opener, all the screwdrivers, the awl, and the pliers.  Haven't tried the saw, but I tested the file and the hole for your thumbnail gets in the way.  Other than that, it works great, but I think it would have been better if there was just a notch.  Don't like the bottle opener; I have to force myself not to reach for a SAK.  All in all, it's a great tool and perfect when paired with a SAK.
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« Reply #84 on: February 03, 2018, 03:57:18 AM »
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« Reply #85 on: February 03, 2018, 05:46:57 AM »
Strong work, so far!  :cheers:
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« Reply #86 on: February 03, 2018, 12:14:55 PM »
very good follow-up!
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2018, 03:46:35 AM »
Day 17: I had to replace the light fixture in my office.  I used the Rebar knife, pliers, and inline phillips.







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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #88 on: February 04, 2018, 04:09:03 AM »
Good job, lew.

These multitools really are handy!   :tu:
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Re: Lew's 30-Day Rebar Challenge
« Reply #89 on: February 04, 2018, 05:43:06 AM »
Great use right there :like: :like:

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