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heritage leatherman rebar junk? 346

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heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:33:51 PM »
a few weeks back i bought a new leatherman rebar heritage, after carrying it on my side for two days the need for it arose, as i tried to tighten a bolt on my cousins mountain bike the plier head split in half.

ive always loved leatherman and am really hoping this was just one defective tool, anyone else had problems out of the rebar recently?

thanks in advance, Matt :cheers:



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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,127
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 07:38:04 PM »
Sorry to hear that you have broken pliers
It does sound like you have a defective LM
Hopefully Leatherman will give you a new one  :tu:

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Sr. Member Posts: 347
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 07:40:57 PM »
i sent it in for warranty, its only the second leatherman ive ever broke, come to think of it the first one was a rebar also, but they have always done me good

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 07:43:24 PM »
Good luck rescue :cheers: :like:

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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,833
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 07:52:45 PM »
Hopefully it is just a fluke  :salute: I have used a Rebar quite a bit since they have came out and never had any problems with any of them :tu: LM will sort you out of course but let us know what happens if you would :cheers:
Sr. Member Posts: 347
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 08:03:31 PM »
i will give an update as soon as i hear from oregon :tu:

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,366
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 08:18:30 PM »
Bummer that happened to you.  We've certainly seen on the forum LM pliers failing and I have a PST that broke the way you describe.  Not sure what the issue is  :think:.  Heat treat, bad batch of plier heads, my enthusiasm  :dunno:.   LM will take care of you as their warranty is top notch.  Still doesnt sit right as you have to pay to ship it to them. 

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Sr. Member Posts: 347
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 08:53:15 PM »
i dont mind paying shipping to get my tool back, the sad part is after the rebar broke i grabbed my signal with the same plier head and it did the job just fine, oh well a new rebar will be on my hip soon

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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 11:47:25 AM »
Though, it does make one wonder, two Rebars breaking exactly the same way... Can you maybe describe what you've been doing exactly at that moment (using the pliers tip/gap to grab a nut, grabbing the bolt with the pliers while turning the nut with another tool etc?) ?

 
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heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 12:30:39 PM »
My problem with the pliers on the Rebar is that they get stiff every time I squeeze hard on something with them, and this doesn’t seem to go away regardless of how much I use them

Also the tip of the jaws on the pliers are not as pointy / needle nosed as the jaws old model pliers design

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« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 12:32:09 PM by MMR »

Kind regards,

MMR

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Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 33,346
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 03:10:19 PM »
I've had no problems with my Rebar pliers and I've used it pretty heavily.
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Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 04:09:54 PM »
Too much hand strength.

Sr. Member Posts: 347
Re: heritage leatherman rebar junk?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 09:45:02 PM »
Though, it does make one wonder, two Rebars breaking exactly the same way... Can you maybe describe what you've been doing exactly at that moment (using the pliers tip/gap to grab a nut, grabbing the bolt with the pliers while turning the nut with another tool etc?) ?

not alot to tell. i but the pliers on a nut, squeezed, went to turn and they snapped

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