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Title: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on September 10, 2011, 07:27:35 PM
I don't know if we have anything like this, so here we go.  The blast is my all time favorite.  I buy and sell a lot of tools, trying each for EDC purposes, but the Blast is the best fit overall.   The size is perfect and the zytel inserts are comfortable.  I really dislike Leatherman's outboard opening tools, because I have no faith that they will stay closed.  With the blast you get the classic design and security along with pure comfort and ease of use.  The only thing I would change is the mini bit driver.  Don't get me wrong,  I love the mini bit driver, I use it for Eyeglasses maintenance, but I have a Squirt on my keys that has the tool I need for that and I could really use an awl more often.  But, all MT's are a compromise and this one fits me like a glove.  Speak up Blast lovers!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: turnsouth on September 10, 2011, 08:53:36 PM
(http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy135/turnsouth/stuff/Parker.jpg)
Title: Blast owners club
Post by: Accujohn on September 10, 2011, 09:03:22 PM
Im close to getting one for the collection.... Looks like a great valur
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: captain spaulding on September 10, 2011, 09:36:06 PM
I love my Blast and have to say it is one of my favorite tools. It is basically a Wave in a different configuration. A+ in my book.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on September 10, 2011, 10:13:43 PM
I will get pics of my Blasts later tonight or tomorrow.  I only have two, but more may be added at a later date, after a certain BO treat is acquired from a friend.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: rioredgt on September 10, 2011, 11:16:20 PM
Here's mine.

Robert

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/rioredgt/EDC/DSCF7498.jpg)

Non Leatherman sheath. Fits like a glove.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/rioredgt/EDC/DSCF7494.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: captain spaulding on September 10, 2011, 11:17:12 PM
Here's mine.

Robert

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/rioredgt/EDC/DSCF7498.jpg)

Non Leatherman sheath. Fits like a glove.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/rioredgt/EDC/DSCF7494.jpg)

Nice  :tu:. The sheath fits perfect as well.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: joebw on September 11, 2011, 01:28:29 AM
Hi Gang,

I've got 12 Leatherman Blasts and use one for my EDC a good portion of the time.  I think this puts me in the club.  By the way, these are included in the over 270 L'man pliers/scissor tools in my collection.

Cheers - Joe
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Metropolicity on September 11, 2011, 01:56:59 AM
Here's mine.

Robert

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/rioredgt/EDC/DSCF7498.jpg)

Non Leatherman sheath. Fits like a glove.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/rioredgt/EDC/DSCF7494.jpg)

OOOO.. who makes that sheath.

I am not one for sheaths mostly because they are BULKY but that one is svelte!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: rioredgt on September 11, 2011, 03:25:17 AM
It's made by Raine.

Robert

http://raineinc.com/catalog/index.php (http://raineinc.com/catalog/index.php)

Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on September 11, 2011, 04:40:19 AM
I think it goes without saying that we need a family pic Joe.   :pok:

@ rioredgt

Nice sheath BTW!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: rioredgt on September 11, 2011, 05:47:56 AM
FYI. Raine also makes a horizontal version.

Robert
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on September 11, 2011, 06:23:15 AM
FYI. Raine also makes a horizontal version.

Robert

How can I get one?  Their site doesn't have a shopping cart.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: rioredgt on September 11, 2011, 07:31:35 AM
FYI. Raine also makes a horizontal version.

Robert

How can I get one?  Their site doesn't have a shopping cart.

I'm not sure. I've had mine for several years now. I think I got mine at a gun show.

Robert
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: AHB on September 11, 2011, 07:47:22 AM
Hi Gang,

I've got 12 Leatherman Blasts and use one for my EDC a good portion of the time.  I think this puts me in the club.  By the way, these are included in the over 270 L'man pliers/scissor tools in my collection.

Cheers - Joe
270..  :ahhh :ahhh
You gotta share some pics Joe..  :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on May 19, 2013, 11:08:00 PM
Thread necro!!  Still haven't seen pics Joe!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Monrogue on May 20, 2013, 04:36:06 AM
I have a Blast, but I can't get any pics right now as I keep it in one of our vehicles.  It was actually my first multitool, and I remember the excitement when I got it in the mail.  From that point on I was hooked and over the course of the next few months purchased a few more Leathermans.  For the box body, tools on the inside design, I actually prefer the Rebar, but the Blast is right up there.  I will have to try to retrieve it from the vehicle for some pics at some point.  Definitely a great MT and the one that started it all for me :D
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on May 20, 2013, 04:47:31 AM
I can't say it was my first.  Technically my first was a Gerber pinchyourpalm special, then a PST that got stolen, then my trusty old sideclip.  I stopped carrying the sideclip for years and in 2008 I decided I wanted a Blast and bought one from Walmart after much deliberation over the choice between Blast, Wave, and Core.  I fell in love with it immediately.  I carried that blast for two years and then broke the medium screwdriver blade repairing an old wooden driver for a friend.  I was heartbroken.  Checking into LM's website spawned my journey into MT's and my joining this site.  I have always had a Blast since then and it has always been my stalwart companion even after carrying so many other models.  I now have my latest blast in my EDC bag, because out of all my tools I know that no matter what I am comfortable carrying the Blast in any situation.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Monrogue on May 21, 2013, 07:26:33 PM
I drove the vehicle in which the Blast resides to work today, so I took the Blast out and have it sitting here at my desk at work so that I'll have it with me when I get home tonight.  Then I should be able to take some pics of my old buddy :)  I haven't carried it in forever, but I've been playing with it off and on today and am remembering how I felt when I first opened it and got my hands on it.  Holding it again has also reminded me of one of the reasons I prefer the Rebar, and that's the slimmer body.  The Blast is rather thick for the tools you get, but I know that is due to the Zytel inserts.  Due to its thicker body though, it makes for a decent light duty hammer :)

It's funny because, thinking back, I hadn't discovered Leatherman's website until after I got the Blast.  I just relied on Amazon searches for various Leathermans.  The first time I went to the site, the Rebar was advertised on the main menu, but it wasn't out yet.  Had I been a little more patient and thought to look on Leatherman's site, I may have ended up waiting and getting the Rebar.  However, I know me and my lack of patience when it comes to getting a new toy, and I doubt I would have waited long, especially considering the Rebar wasn't really available until about 3 months after I got the Blast. 

Oh well, I don't regret the Blast.  It actually has all you probably would really need since it has scissors, and the Rebar does not.  Neither have the diamond file, which is too bad.  It even has the fine screwdrivers, which would seem out of place in the Rebar.  The Rebar is more of a trades type user with the awl and serrated blade in place of the scissors and fine screwdriver bit, but I think the Blast was an attempt at a well rounded, "basics covered" type of MT.  Sort of a cross between the trades and urban types :think: 

Sorry for the long post, I got a little long winded there :whistle:  I will try to post some pics tonight.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on May 22, 2013, 12:35:55 AM
Nice post!  Good insight on the blast. 

I love the blast personally, I carried mine today.  I haven't carried a Blast in a while and it was nice to get all the weight of my ST off my belt. 

I have always thought the Blast was a perfect EDC tool that had enough "just in case" features to take care of the unexpected.  I was pretty disappointed with the Rebar though.  While I do like it and will definitely get another one, the thin blade stock worries me, along with the weird shaped file and tiny regular plier gripping area.  I'm not so worried about scissors, as I usually have a SAK on me anyway, but I do agree that the mini bit driver is really nice to have on the Blast.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Monrogue on May 22, 2013, 03:09:21 AM
Nice post!  Good insight on the blast. 

I love the blast personally, I carried mine today.  I haven't carried a Blast in a while and it was nice to get all the weight of my ST off my belt. 

I have always thought the Blast was a perfect EDC tool that had enough "just in case" features to take care of the unexpected.  I was pretty disappointed with the Rebar though.  While I do like it and will definitely get another one, the thin blade stock worries me, along with the weird shaped file and tiny regular plier gripping area.  I'm not so worried about scissors, as I usually have a SAK on me anyway, but I do agree that the mini bit driver is really nice to have on the Blast.

Thanks :salute:

I agree there, the Blast is a good all-arounder as I said before.  I also agree about the thinner blades on the Rebar.  I remember noticing that myself when I first got it.  The Blast's blade is beefy, and I had forgotten just how beefy it is until I checked it out again today.  Good point about the pliers, but for me, I don't really use them that way.  I use the pliers for finer type work normally, plus I like the replaceable wire cutters, which are quite handy.  Same here with the scissors as I too carry a SAK to cover those.  Still, the Blast and Rebar are both awesome imo, but I like the Rebar a little better.  To each his own though ;)  Pics shortly I hope, once the baby is down for the count :P
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Monrogue on May 22, 2013, 03:43:05 AM
Here are my pics.

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Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on May 22, 2013, 04:31:23 AM
Nice pics!!  I see you have the newer version with the beefier locks. 
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Monrogue on May 22, 2013, 05:12:37 AM
Oh I do?  I didn't know there were different locks.  Mine is dated 1011.  I've been having fun playing with it the last couple hours.  Thanks to our discussion, I'm actually considering giving it a slot in my weekly rotation.  That would give me 6 weeks worth of rotation.  I normally keep the Blast in one vehicle and the Wave in the other, but I'm thinking if I want to give the Blast a slot in the rotation, I will put my Charge AL into a vehicle.  I'm telling you, it never ends with me, but at least I'm developing a system to my EDC per week.  Of course, this system only covers what I carry for a MT in my back pocket, not what items I carry in my front pocket.  That only varies among a few select items at this point though.  But I digress ::)  Thanks for bringing the Blast back into my EDC life :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on May 22, 2013, 06:01:45 AM
Oh I do?  I didn't know there were different locks.  Mine is dated 1011.  I've been having fun playing with it the last couple hours.  Thanks to our discussion, I'm actually considering giving it a slot in my weekly rotation.  That would give me 6 weeks worth of rotation.  I normally keep the Blast in one vehicle and the Wave in the other, but I'm thinking if I want to give the Blast a slot in the rotation, I will put my Charge AL into a vehicle.  I'm telling you, it never ends with me, but at least I'm developing a system to my EDC per week.  Of course, this system only covers what I carry for a MT in my back pocket, not what items I carry in my front pocket.  That only varies among a few select items at this point though.  But I digress ::)  Thanks for bringing the Blast back into my EDC life :tu:

No prob!!

Yea, your locks are the newer ones.  You can tell most easily by the handle cutouts that mirror those found on the ST300.  Another way to tell is that the posts that hold the lock levers into the handles are much larger than older models.  The lever thumb pad is not quite as wide as the handle on older models, whereas the newer ones run the full width of the handle.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mr Biriyani on May 22, 2013, 11:58:53 AM
I got one of each. :D Old style and new style.
Didn´t like the zytel parts at first but have no problem with now.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Monrogue on May 22, 2013, 02:55:33 PM
I think I like the old style locks better actually.  They're less intrusive on the handle aesthetics/ruler.  I'm assuming there must have been a functionality issue if they were changed to the wider style we have now?
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: willc on March 16, 2014, 08:58:54 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/17/y4equnyj.jpg)
This Blast was the first LM I ever bought new.
In 2004 a coworker sold me his Kick and I was so impressed with it I went out to Home Depot to get another and I ended up with this Blast.

I am a carpenter so this usually is not my first line tool but I always like to carry a MT and the Blast has helped me out numerous times.
Just recently I was in a very tight space at the Philly auto show that took me about 5 minutes to crawl into and I found out I had to cut some  1/4" shims and I only had my Blast on me cause it was too tight for my tool belt.
So after a few saw cuts and scoring with the blade I had the plywood cut and all was well.

Over the years I have also used a Wave, Kick and just got a Rebar but I am sure I will always have a place for the Blast in my toolset.


Sent from my fancy work phone.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: 5hif7y on March 19, 2014, 10:21:00 AM
i love my blast. ill have to post pics here at some point. I got a ss blast as a gift for my dad a few years back and he liked it so much that he got me a blast (knowing that i have a lot of leatherman's and knowing i didn't have a blast) in camo and with my name engraved on the blade.

I've used it a few times but i don't want to damage it because it's really important to me and holds a lot of sentimental value. i think its going to be the only one i have that's not a user.

ill have to get another one to use lol  :gimme:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Toolslinger on March 24, 2014, 01:55:43 AM
I have a couple of Blasts. Only one I have a pic of is my modded Blaster (ReBlast? BlastBar? never could settle on a name). The other one I have is engraved with my name and wedding date. I gave all of my groomsmen an engraved Blast as gifts.
Title: Blast owners club
Post by: colt 1911 on June 02, 2014, 07:25:01 PM
I'll jump on this club, the blast is my favorite tool when using drivers, the zytel is nice and rounded at the end of the handles and is super comfortable especially if you have prolong use.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/03/e5u7evys.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/03/zepy2y4e.jpg)
Sak's  rule !
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: billyboy on June 09, 2014, 12:01:14 AM
I also have a Blast. I always wondered when Leatherman would use zytel in their products. Love the tools and comfortable handles. Mine is engraved as well. I wrote a review on it in another forum several years ago. I think it is one of Tim's best tools.  Thanks for the topic!
Billyboy
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: mrmustard on November 15, 2014, 05:21:02 PM
I am now a member of the Blast owners club!!  :drink:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: HarleyXJGuy on November 15, 2014, 05:43:42 PM

I am not one for sheaths mostly because they are BULKY....


I can not be the only person who saw this and was like huh what?!  :think:

You guys are a very very bad influence. Never really thought about getting a Blast until tonite.  :facepalm:

Is there a pocket clip for the Blast? Just seems to have a great selection of tools I would use a lot but is stuck with the ever so stupid mini driver.

What is up with the mini driver? They must have a kick smurf lobby or something.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: mrmustard on November 15, 2014, 07:03:04 PM

I am not one for sheaths mostly because they are BULKY....


I can not be the only person who saw this and was like huh what?!  :think:

You guys are a very very bad influence. Never really thought about getting a Blast until tonite.  :facepalm:

Is there a pocket clip for the Blast? Just seems to have a great selection of tools I would use a lot but is stuck with the ever so stupid mini driver.

What is up with the mini driver? They must have a kick smurf lobby or something.

I can safely say that I have now become a PSA/Enabler :D!!

No pocket clip that I am aware of.

Don't diss the Mini-Driver, it helped me fix my dad's reading glasses more than once and I use them to tighten the screws on my glasses/sunglasses every so often. It also helped when I needed to change the transponder chip on my car keys by helping to gently pry open the plastic casing without breaking the mounting clips and when I was helping my bro tune his RC cars, I recall him asking for it a few times but that's not so much my thing so only he knows what the smurf he did with that.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: JBW1 on November 16, 2014, 02:26:37 AM

I am not one for sheaths mostly because they are BULKY....


I can not be the only person who saw this and was like huh what?!  :think:

You guys are a very very bad influence. Never really thought about getting a Blast until tonite.  :facepalm:

Is there a pocket clip for the Blast? Just seems to have a great selection of tools I would use a lot but is stuck with the ever so stupid mini driver.

What is up with the mini driver? They must have a kick smurf lobby or something.
Would a pocket clip from a KICK work? If not, just redkneck mod a pocket knife clip on to it
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: captain spaulding on November 16, 2014, 03:36:35 AM

I am not one for sheaths mostly because they are BULKY....


I can not be the only person who saw this and was like huh what?!  :think:

You guys are a very very bad influence. Never really thought about getting a Blast until tonite.  :facepalm:

Is there a pocket clip for the Blast? Just seems to have a great selection of tools I would use a lot but is stuck with the ever so stupid mini driver.

What is up with the mini driver? They must have a kick smurf lobby or something.
Would a pocket clip from a KICK work? If not, just redkneck mod a pocket knife clip on to it

Well it would not just screw in like on the Kick. The Kick's pivot screw has a threaded hole in it for the clip to screw into. The Blast does not. If you had the pivot screw from a Kick you could install it into your Blast though.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on November 16, 2014, 06:59:25 AM
Glad to see the blast getting some love.  It's a very capable tool, and one of my all time favorites.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: captain spaulding on November 16, 2014, 07:01:25 AM
Leatherman still has the BO Blast for $40.00.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: HarleyXJGuy on November 16, 2014, 07:50:07 AM
Leatherman still has the BO Blast for $40.00.

Quiet you.  :pok:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: kalans on November 18, 2014, 05:44:52 AM
Anyone interested in my like new blast?
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Leathermended It! on July 01, 2015, 08:39:54 AM
Better blow the dust off this thread-with a Blast!

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e330/426cih/DSCN4060_zps4ddkhxbu.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on July 01, 2015, 12:40:38 PM
I was over at a friends house last night, he has a blast that I gave him years ago.  Made me miss my blast.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on July 01, 2015, 11:25:08 PM
I have a couple of Blasts. Only one I have a pic of is my modded Blaster (ReBlast? BlastBar? never could settle on a name). The other one I have is engraved with my name and wedding date. I gave all of my groomsmen an engraved Blast as gifts.

(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30979.0;attach=119992;image)


Nice mod toolslinger   :tu:



I like my Blast as well but I also would rather have an awl than the mini driver but over all a great tool. 

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/asc67/Multi%20tools%20and%20Knifes/Blast/15b36070-bbc7-4339-b0e4-f910d1123aaf_zpsk8oxdsol.jpg)

Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Monrogue on July 02, 2015, 04:49:02 AM
Oh yes, I had forgotten about this club.  I'm now back in after being reunited with my Blast thanks to the kind Captain to whom I sold it a couple years back :salute:  Much like you Mercury, I missed it, especially when there were instances of Blast love on the forum.  Glad to have my first ever multitool back in my possession :D
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: captain spaulding on July 02, 2015, 04:56:31 AM
Oh yes, I had forgotten about this club.  I'm now back in after being reunited with my Blast thanks to the kind Captain to whom I sold it a couple years back :salute:  Much like you Mercury, I missed it, especially when there were instances of Blast love on the forum.  Glad to have my first ever multitool back in my possession :D

Glad I could keep it safe for you.  :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Monrogue on July 02, 2015, 05:19:49 AM
Oh yes, I had forgotten about this club.  I'm now back in after being reunited with my Blast thanks to the kind Captain to whom I sold it a couple years back :salute:  Much like you Mercury, I missed it, especially when there were instances of Blast love on the forum.  Glad to have my first ever multitool back in my possession :D

Glad I could keep it safe for you.  :tu:

You certainly did my friend :salute:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on July 02, 2015, 12:51:10 PM
I'm just happy to see the blast getting some love again!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Monrogue on July 02, 2015, 02:05:08 PM
Yes, it is a great all-arounder :tu:

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Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on January 05, 2016, 08:22:31 PM
CAMO  :multi:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on January 05, 2016, 08:33:22 PM
I'm just happy to see the blast getting some love again!

BLAST IS AWESOME ..  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on January 05, 2016, 10:57:11 PM
BLAST-OFF MY FAVORITE MT  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on January 31, 2016, 03:56:28 PM
A little bump for the BOC  :tu:

(http://i.imgur.com/1QjoFwwh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: AimlessWanderer on January 31, 2016, 08:35:14 PM
I've been a Blast owner twice. The first time i sold it, and the second time I gutted it to build the rather splendid Fuse-ilier mod. I prefer the chassis size of the Fuse over all the Zytel line.

I now just have an empty Blast carcass, and not really enough parts to fill it, but am considering cross breeding it with a Wave carcass and assorted LM innards to make a pocket clipped knifeless fully loaded Frankentool thingummyjig
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: NetsNJ on January 31, 2016, 08:38:13 PM
I'll jump on this club, the blast is my favorite tool when using drivers, the zytel is nice and rounded at the end of the handles and is super comfortable especially if you have prolong use.

The Blast is the most comfortable Leatherman I've ever used.  I don't know why the Zytel got hate, I like the inserts.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on February 01, 2016, 02:35:00 AM
Oddly enough the prices on the Blast are on the rise.  Which is really effing frustrating as they were really low when I had one to sell, even after retirement.  Flippin trends. 

I would love to have another one with the newer locks on it, but I'm not paying $80 for the damn thing.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: sLaughterMed on February 01, 2016, 05:03:54 AM
Oddly enough the prices on the Blast are on the rise.  Which is really effing frustrating as they were really low when I had one to sell, even after retirement.  Flippin trends. 

I would love to have another one with the newer locks on it, but I'm not paying $80 for the damn thing.
Ebay has at least 2 Blasts with the new locks, for $40 or less, Buy it now. :pok:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: batosai117 on February 03, 2016, 03:25:23 PM
The blast is my all time favorite. Mine stays on my duty belt and has helped a lot on patrol for nick knacks. I think it has a very versatile tool set and covers about everything.

I out recently picked up a Super Tool 300 that was on clearance at Wally World so I could have a plier based MT to carry off duty.


Sent from my electronic multi-tool.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on February 07, 2016, 10:51:38 PM
After poring over Ebay for a week or so, I finally found a good price on a Blast with the newer locks.  The tool appears to be in fantastic shape, and I got it for $40.  We'll see!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on April 01, 2016, 06:00:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zTooLVG.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SAK Guy on April 01, 2016, 07:22:57 PM
Nice Steve!!! :cheers:

Here's my entry into the club!!!  :D

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/BO%20Blast_zpsxg6cobp6.jpg)

 :woohoo:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on April 01, 2016, 08:06:24 PM
 :cheers: Robert  and welcome to the club   :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on April 01, 2016, 08:25:26 PM
I love the Blast as well :cheers: It was the first proper full sized MT that I bought as I got the PST that I have given to me from my Grandma (it was my Grandpas MT) :cheers:

I bought it in a gift set with a LM carabiner watch :cheers: :o :D I carried the Blast until I bought my first Supertool :ahhh and then it ended up in my truck as a backup tool in case I ever needed more pliers or (heaven forbid) if I ever forgot to bring one with me :ahhh ;)

I think as a stand alone the Blast is a very well rounded tool that wouldn't have to be paired with anything else and I would feel like I had everything I needed :cheers: Of course no MT is perfect and I will always pair any full sized MT with a SAK :D

But anyways here is to the Blast :salute:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on April 02, 2016, 01:27:47 AM
I agree Poncho!

I have been carrying my Blast a lot lately, and I've really enjoyed using it.  I missed having one after I sold my last one and it's been a trip down memory lane to be using it again. 
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 02, 2016, 02:09:07 AM
I sent mine back to Leatherman after snapping the flat tip screwdriver and got a Rebar in return.  Not a bad thing, but I sure miss some of the Blast's tools.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on April 02, 2016, 03:10:02 AM
I sent mine back to Leatherman after snapping the flat tip screwdriver and got a Rebar in return.  Not a bad thing, but I sure miss some of the Blast's tools.

The Rebar is a great MT in itself as well but I wouldn't like losing my scissors :-\ That is why I wished they would bring out a PST 3 or a Pulse 200 or something with a tool set similar to either the Pulse or a hybrid PST/PST2  It needs a PE blade and a diamond file plus scissors and an awl, plus the usual flat heads and phillips and since we are dreaming a saw as well :D All on the Rebar chasis or even on the Supertool 300 chasis :gimme:

I think a blade exchanger similar to the Surges and a bit driver on a smaller chasis would be excellent as well :dd:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on April 02, 2016, 06:53:42 AM
We've all been saying that for years, but the bleak truth is LM views the Rebar as the PST3, and it won't get any better.  The Rebar is a great tool, but it just isn't what PST/Pulse fans were expecting.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 02, 2016, 06:24:56 PM
I agree a thousand percent!  I like the Rebar but it's no PST.  I look at it more as a scaled down Super Tool 300, but when it comes down to it and I had to pick only one Leatherman, it'd be a PST II.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: captain spaulding on April 02, 2016, 08:04:15 PM
We've all been saying that for years, but the bleak truth is LM views the Rebar as the PST3, and it won't get any better.  The Rebar is a great tool, but it just isn't what PST/Pulse fans were expecting.


Quite sad as its more a small ST300 than a PST. 
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Humppa on April 02, 2016, 08:58:50 PM
This is a club I need to join. Definitelly. The Blast was my first LM and first plier-based-MT and I loved it the day I got it.

I got my second Blast just this week. In case I gonna loose the one I have. They are discontinued. Sooner or later there won´t be that much on the secondary market - at least to reasonable prices.

(http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t489/kampfgockel2/IMG_5069_zpscwnr7cbp.jpg) (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/kampfgockel2/media/IMG_5069_zpscwnr7cbp.jpg.html)

I prefer it over the Wave. One hand opener toos are not so easy to carry here. And I need a legal reason for carrying it.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on April 03, 2016, 02:47:10 AM
It's funny, I have been a blast fan for years and years.  I have bought and sold probably two dozen or so over the years, and whenever I wanted to sell one I could only get $25 to $30 for it, if it was new or in near mint condition.  I was thrilled to find my latest one for $45.  It never ceases to amaze me that a tool that isn't popular in production all of a sudden becomes worth something after it's retired. 
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on April 03, 2016, 03:05:08 AM
That's always the way it seems Merc :-\

I have noticed a trend (coincidental or not :think: ) on eBay that whenever MTO talk more about certain tools (a surge of threads about various different retired models) they seem to go up in price at least for a while but especially if a tool is first retired (it does take a while for people to find out but as soon as they do they tend to put rare and hard to find in the title and then the prices skyrocket) ::) :D

Of course this happens with most anything else on there as well :D
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Humppa on April 03, 2016, 11:56:25 AM
100 % agreed. Poncho & Mercury.

When it´s gone it becomes interessting, because it´s gone. The only tool that still is available here on evilbay during the years is the PST. It doesn´t rise or fall in price. Always seems to be around 35.00 €. At least here.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on April 03, 2016, 11:44:40 PM
Yea, the PST has remained pretty constant as far as I can tell.  I have one that I don't really use, but I never buy any others.  I see them all the time on Ebay though, with that "vintage" tag thrown on there. 
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on April 04, 2016, 04:55:50 AM
Yea, the PST has remained pretty constant as far as I can tell.  I have one that I don't really use, but I never buy any others.  I see them all the time on Ebay though, with that "vintage" tag thrown on there.

I agree that a regular PST price remains fairly constant :tu: But before MTO really started digging around and finding out all the info on the old pre-datecode and japanese PSTs most ebay auctions just listed them all (well mostly) as Leatherman Tool :D but with all the new info that was gathered the large font PST and several of the older models started to get labeled more correctly than they were before and the prices started to go up accordingly :ahhh so for us collectors anyway ;) we kinda shot ourself in the foot so to speak :oops: :D I rather have all the info readily available though because it gets more people into collecting thereby growing the forum  :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on May 14, 2016, 01:53:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ThaMUgzh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ThaMUgz)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on May 14, 2016, 01:55:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ThaMUgzh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ThaMUgz)

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :gimme:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on May 14, 2016, 04:33:46 AM
Man those BO Blasts look very nice don't they :drool:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on May 14, 2016, 04:45:51 AM
Can i Join?? :facepalm:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on May 14, 2016, 05:04:04 AM
Can i Join?? :facepalm:

 :think: It is hard to see what you have there now I see it man that camouflage is good ::) ;) :D I love those camo Blasts as well :o :drool:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SAK Guy on May 14, 2016, 05:49:02 AM
Love that Camo Blast!!!!!  :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Humppa on May 14, 2016, 08:32:32 PM
Great looking Blast, indeed!  :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on June 12, 2016, 07:07:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BPHuO3Uh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Humppa on June 12, 2016, 07:17:17 PM
I definitelly have to get one of these BO Blasts. One of my all-time-faves, Blast in general.

It was my first LM and still one of my faves.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SAK Guy on June 12, 2016, 07:34:38 PM
I definitelly have to get one of these BO Blasts. One of my all-time-faves, Blast in general.

It was my first LM and still one of my faves.

You really should....all the cool kids have them this year.   8)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/Mon%20Stormy%20EDC_zpshozxlosq.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on June 12, 2016, 07:43:29 PM
CAMO BLAST TOO SEXY  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: zoidberg on June 12, 2016, 10:49:09 PM
You need to do better than that for a badge Obi.   :twak:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Outback in Idaho on June 12, 2016, 10:50:21 PM
I definitelly have to get one of these BO Blasts. One of my all-time-faves, Blast in general.

It was my first LM and still one of my faves.

You really should....all the cool kids have them this year.   8)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/Mon%20Stormy%20EDC_zpshozxlosq.jpg)

   mmm ... where to get a BO Blast these days??
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on June 12, 2016, 11:16:32 PM
You need to do better than that for a badge Obi.   :twak:

Ok let aim couples squirrel.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on June 13, 2016, 05:10:27 AM
You need to do better than that for a badge Obi.   :twak:

Ok let aim couples squirrel.  :rofl:

 ::) :rofl:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on July 13, 2016, 03:19:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WVNoqJOh.jpg)


:nanadance:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on July 13, 2016, 04:41:11 PM
Sure is a nice pic Steve :dd:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on July 13, 2016, 05:54:58 PM
Thanks buddy  :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThePeacent on July 13, 2016, 08:28:29 PM
Blast + added clip for the newcomer to the club

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/ThePeacent/20160311_1758251_zpsdqrmd1ya.jpg)

 :multi:

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/ThePeacent/20160311_1758111_zps4kscfk9x.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on July 13, 2016, 10:59:39 PM
Welcome to the club and nice pics :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on July 14, 2016, 01:24:29 AM
Welcome to the club and nice pics :cheers:

+1  :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on August 12, 2016, 11:45:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6y9grVSh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on August 13, 2016, 12:13:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/6y9grVSh.jpg)

Cap crimper and BO :drool:

It is BO right ??? :rofl:

Nice Steve :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on August 13, 2016, 12:20:47 AM
Thanks P   ;)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on August 24, 2016, 03:00:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8u37YqGh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on August 25, 2016, 03:48:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8u37YqGh.jpg)

Although I don't carry my Blast as much as I use to I still love the tool selection and being my first LM that I bought myself it has a special place always in my collection :salute: :D I actually studies a lot between it and the Wave and although I still ended up with a Wave it beat the Wave out in that round :o

After that purchase it was all downhill for me though :facepalm: I don't count how many now just so I can't actually tell my wife how many I have :rofl:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on August 25, 2016, 05:47:56 AM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on September 13, 2016, 03:59:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6EmHldjh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on September 13, 2016, 04:10:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6EmHldjh.jpg)

Definitely a :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on September 21, 2016, 01:21:59 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5tmYn7jh.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on September 21, 2016, 02:12:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5tmYn7jh.jpg?1)

Another great one Steve :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 19, 2016, 07:40:46 PM
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e276/poncho6556/Camera/1476882856515.jpg) (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/poncho6556/media/Camera/1476882856515.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on October 19, 2016, 09:15:03 PM
 :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on November 15, 2016, 03:29:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VAH1Wlgh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on November 16, 2016, 10:21:44 PM
That Blast is just so 8) Steve :D The OC SAK isn't to shabby either :whistle: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on November 16, 2016, 10:23:20 PM
Thanks P  :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on December 07, 2016, 05:11:48 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5556/31447489976_1d03c88604_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PUUBa3)20161207_085713 (https://flic.kr/p/PUUBa3) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on December 07, 2016, 05:13:05 PM
Nice pic P   :like: :cheers: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on December 07, 2016, 10:14:11 PM
Nice pic P   :like: :cheers: :tu:

Thanks Steve :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on December 07, 2016, 10:14:49 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5556/31447489976_1d03c88604_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PUUBa3)20161207_085713 (https://flic.kr/p/PUUBa3) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

 :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on December 08, 2016, 03:40:03 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5556/31447489976_1d03c88604_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PUUBa3)20161207_085713 (https://flic.kr/p/PUUBa3) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

 :like:

Thanks Obi1 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on December 08, 2016, 03:55:40 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5556/31447489976_1d03c88604_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PUUBa3)20161207_085713 (https://flic.kr/p/PUUBa3) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

 :like:

Thanks Obi1 :hatsoff:


Got Bo Blast take couples stuff out but add Serrated blade and Awl.. soon im take Phillip drive out and add mini bits and maybe another Blade  :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on December 08, 2016, 03:59:23 AM
Awesome can't wait to see it :tu: and I love the BO Blast :dd: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on December 08, 2016, 04:02:24 AM
Awesome can't wait to see it :tu: and I love the BO Blast :dd: :like: :like:

Gonna add Long bits drive on pocket clip  just like ReBlaster X
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on December 08, 2016, 04:19:28 AM
Awesome can't wait to see it :tu: and I love the BO Blast :dd: :like: :like:

Gonna add Long bits drive on pocket clip  just like ReBlaster X

Sounds good :cheers: :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on December 13, 2016, 04:35:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/osuLBtbh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on December 14, 2016, 10:08:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/osuLBtbh.jpg)

Great pic Steve :like: :like: I need a BO and camo Blast now and should be set with that era of tools Oh and a BO Core :facepalm: :D
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on December 15, 2016, 05:46:58 AM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on May 14, 2017, 04:43:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pKUlYVdh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on May 14, 2017, 08:44:22 PM
Sweet pic Steve :dd: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on June 17, 2017, 05:11:56 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4271/35221723651_175df901bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VEqxkr)20170616_184319 (https://flic.kr/p/VEqxkr) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4226/34541454183_8c96371a48_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UCiYVv)20170616_184439 (https://flic.kr/p/UCiYVv) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4278/34964247830_bcdf38cdd5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VgEUK9)20170616_184512 (https://flic.kr/p/VgEUK9) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4210/34541445703_68f64c0cd8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UCiWpi)20170616_184453 (https://flic.kr/p/UCiWpi) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on June 17, 2017, 05:39:44 AM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThundahBeagle on June 18, 2017, 02:49:14 PM
Exactly how would I tell the difference between the "old locks" and  the "new" ones?
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on June 18, 2017, 02:55:48 PM
If you look at the lever lock area on Poncho's pic above you will see that there is no notch on the handle below the lever, His is the old style. If you look at my pic above you will see a small notch or cut out in the handle . This the new style.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThundahBeagle on June 18, 2017, 03:21:21 PM
I think I see...to make room for the larger button, which displays out. And a thicker pivot pin as well, by the looks of it.

Thanks Steve
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on June 18, 2017, 03:34:55 PM
You bet   :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on June 18, 2017, 03:57:09 PM
Thanks Steve :hatsoff: and yep the notch for the lock tabs gives the older and newer styles away :tu:

The MTO Encyclopedia is also a wealth of knowledge that we have if you want to give it a look see :D The link for the Blast page is here :cheers:

http://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Blast
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThundahBeagle on June 18, 2017, 06:22:43 PM
Gracias, Pancho. Caught your page on a Google search after I had submitted the question. There is  much info here, it is sometimes difficult to know that we do have an answer to something
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: captain spaulding on June 18, 2017, 07:07:41 PM
Love the Blast! It's like a Wave in a different package. I'll never be without one in my collection to use.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on June 19, 2017, 02:48:40 AM
Love the Blast! It's like a Wave in a different package. I'll never be without one in my collection to use.

The Blast was the first MT I bought to replace my PST :tu: The wave/Blast comparison is what sold me :cheers: The only tool difference between the 2 of them is the SE blade I think :think: Otherwise it is a box style Wave :salute:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on June 19, 2017, 02:49:15 AM
Gracias, Pancho. Caught your page on a Google search after I had submitted the question. There is  much info here, it is sometimes difficult to know that we do have an answer to something

 :salute: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on June 28, 2017, 03:22:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PwpmQAzh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on June 28, 2017, 05:08:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PwpmQAzh.jpg)

:dd: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on July 08, 2017, 04:12:39 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4121/35743828076_09f2ca000e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WsysMS)20170707_165031 (https://flic.kr/p/WsysMS) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on July 08, 2017, 05:48:41 AM
Cool tool and nice pic P   :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on July 08, 2017, 11:42:46 AM
Cool tool and nice pic P   :like: :tu:

Thanks Steve :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThundahBeagle on August 12, 2017, 06:02:14 AM
No pics just yet, but I just completed a transaction with Aloha 007, and am now the proud owner of a later model Blast. Great transaction and great tool!

The Blast is like a PST ii with an added saw. I have been handling it off and on for the last few hours. I was going to buy one a few years ago because I like the toolset and the old-school layout. The reason I didn't was because of the Zytel plastic inserts...I had done harm to the Cellidor of more than one SAK and t want anything where that could happen again.

Glad I handled a friend's Fuse and decided to give the Blast a go round.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on August 12, 2017, 03:47:09 PM
I think you will :like: the Blast :cheers: Several years back when comparing it to the Wave, I chose it (of course I still ended up with a Wave later :facepalm: ) but the toolset on it is great and I really wished that they had of kept that set for an option on the Rebar when they discontinued it :-\ I have never had a problem with any of the Zytel on any of mine in that line and I did use the Blast hard for a good while and it never let me down :salute: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThundahBeagle on August 12, 2017, 06:03:23 PM
Thank you for the background, Poncho.

I have already conducted an admittedly unscientific r ed. I opened both the PST ii and th Blast  grabbed the handles of each in one hand. I found the Blast seems to have flexed less when squeezing it in my strong hand than my PSTii flexed in my weak hand at the same. Granted, the pst handles sit open at a lower angle than the blast, but the movement  of the handles was noted.

Pics
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThundahBeagle on August 12, 2017, 06:04:53 PM
Pics
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on August 12, 2017, 06:57:06 PM
Great pics :like: I wouldn't hesitate right now to put my Blast back into full-time edc and use it for hard use everyday :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on August 12, 2017, 07:49:40 PM
Camo Blast  :multi:  :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on August 12, 2017, 08:27:12 PM
Very nice Obi1 :dd: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: pa_strunk on August 13, 2017, 12:35:47 AM
Very cool  :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThundahBeagle on August 16, 2017, 04:07:09 AM
Nice mod with the replaceable wire cutters, Obi!

Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThundahBeagle on August 16, 2017, 04:16:43 AM
So being  a more recent recipient of a Blast, a few observations.. I am unsure how I feel about the Blast seeming unnecessarily thick. The Zytel seems to add to the thickness, while the wide footprint of the Phillips screw driver definitely seems to require more width than, say, a PST 2 or an original Super Tool Phillips head screw driver. The style I swear take up space and as a result, there is also no taper to the box of the tool where it connects to the plyer head.

I am sure that I do appreciate it's longer reach of almost every tool a  compared with the PST 2, and certainly compared to most Leathermans out there. It seems robust, yet also seems light.

Anyone have issues with the bead blasted finish taking on surface rust more than the old-school polished tools?
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on October 16, 2017, 04:11:48 PM
It certainly packs a lot of tools in one package. I can't comment on the BB finish as I only have a BO verson but I've not had any corrosion problems on my Rebar so far.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on October 16, 2017, 04:12:22 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4o20Jhsh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 17, 2017, 04:04:29 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/4o20Jhsh.jpg)

Awesome Steve  :o :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 17, 2017, 04:09:15 AM
I have had mine for around 9 years and I haven't really ever had a problem with rust :think: The head of my ST300 and Rebar have had a bit of slight surface rust over the years that have been taken care of periodically but I dopn't think the Blast or it's Zytel kin have ever given me any rust problems :salute: It originally beat out the Wave for me when I was trying to replace my PST (the Wave was bought not long after :whistle: ) and the only different tool that the Wave had over the Blast was the SE blade :tu: When these came out they really didn't go over well because of the boxy frame and Zytel inserts but after they were retired people started taking note of them and started giving them there just reward but alas it was to late for this line :-\ I still do love the Blast and always feel prepared when I have it on my :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on October 17, 2017, 05:44:25 AM
The only thing I miss on the Blast is an awl, I could do without the can opener or the mini screwdriver for an awl  :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: captain spaulding on October 17, 2017, 06:53:56 AM
The only thing I miss on the Blast is an awl, I could do without the can opener or the mini screwdriver for an awl  :tu: :tu:

Agreed.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 17, 2017, 12:12:04 PM
The only thing I miss on the Blast is an awl, I could do without the can opener or the mini screwdriver for an awl  :tu: :tu:

Agreed.

I would like to see and awl on the Wave as well :salute: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on October 26, 2017, 03:59:34 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/b6MqjoD.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Justin Barylski on October 26, 2017, 05:34:58 PM
Just traded for a blast with a fellow MTO member so I guess I can be part of this club now  :multi: After using it a bit I'm really liking it. Great tool set and interesting design with the nylon inserts in the handles and not to mention pretty darn lightweight. All in all I think my blast will be a keeper!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on October 26, 2017, 05:58:36 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/b6MqjoD.jpg)

 :gimme: :gimme: :gimme:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 26, 2017, 08:13:48 PM
I sure miss mine!!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 27, 2017, 04:39:42 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/b6MqjoD.jpg)

:dd: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 27, 2017, 04:40:17 AM
Just traded for a blast with a fellow MTO member so I guess I can be part of this club now  :multi: After using it a bit I'm really liking it. Great tool set and interesting design with the nylon inserts in the handles and not to mention pretty darn lightweight. All in all I think my blast will be a keeper!

They really are a great tool with a great toolset :salute: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on November 10, 2017, 03:15:43 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/igQRiaK.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on November 17, 2017, 11:01:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/igQRiaK.jpg)

Really nice Steve :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on November 17, 2017, 11:01:35 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4525/38432213436_fe1e0764bc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21y896A)1117171112b~2 (https://flic.kr/p/21y896A) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4519/38432218186_9acd58f61d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21y8avu)1117171110~2 (https://flic.kr/p/21y8avu) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on November 17, 2017, 11:34:16 PM
Thanks Buddy !  You as well !   :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on December 23, 2017, 12:02:11 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4592/39224262561_a99a13a3a6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22L7AGZ)1222170654a (https://flic.kr/p/22L7AGZ) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4734/38516567674_dd9001527f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21FztF1)1222171349a (https://flic.kr/p/21FztF1) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on February 02, 2018, 04:16:43 PM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on February 02, 2018, 04:16:51 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/EIgcXTsh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on February 02, 2018, 04:45:11 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/EIgcXTsh.jpg)

Thanks Steve and nice one 8) :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Raoul Octav on February 03, 2018, 07:09:46 AM
I have i word, i don't want anything, i just wanna brag :)
Todays carry
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on February 03, 2018, 12:08:35 PM
Great gear in that pic Raoul :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 05, 2018, 04:17:31 AM
+1!!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on April 27, 2018, 04:21:03 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/2wQV4h9h.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on April 28, 2018, 11:50:44 AM
Nice one Steve 8) :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on April 28, 2018, 01:48:24 PM
Thanks buddy !    :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: _MattGyver_ on June 11, 2018, 03:57:44 AM
Count me in!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on June 11, 2018, 04:35:04 AM
Nice one  Matt !
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: _MattGyver_ on June 11, 2018, 04:43:30 AM
Nice one  Matt !
Thanks  :D I really like the compliment of tools on this and it is my main EDC. I wouldn't say the Blast lacks in tools it's just tailored towards the general public rather than carpenters or campers. More of a general purpose tool like the Wave. I swap it for a Rebar when I go to the woods or travel between states (because of the slighty shorter blades).
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on June 11, 2018, 05:17:17 AM
Great pic of an awesome tool :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on June 11, 2018, 11:56:32 PM
Wow this is an old thread!  Glad to see so many Blasts getting some carry.  I lost my last one years ago but I've been carrying a Rebar since then and love it.

Seeing all these blasts makes me want one really bad, I might have to skip on over to evilbay and search!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on June 12, 2018, 07:02:10 PM
Wow this is an old thread!  Glad to see so many Blasts getting some carry.  I lost my last one years ago but I've been carrying a Rebar since then and love it.

Seeing all these blasts makes me want one really bad, I might have to skip on over to evilbay and search!

Pics if you do Merc  :pok: ;) :D
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on June 13, 2018, 08:04:58 AM
Wow this is an old thread!  Glad to see so many Blasts getting some carry.  I lost my last one years ago but I've been carrying a Rebar since then and love it.

Seeing all these blasts makes me want one really bad, I might have to skip on over to evilbay and search!

Pocs of you do Merc  :pok: ;) :D

Lol, will do Ponch! 
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on July 07, 2018, 12:35:09 AM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/42523433494_5863550c94_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27MDHhs)20180706_135329 (https://flic.kr/p/27MDHhs) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on July 10, 2018, 10:00:57 PM
Oooh that's an Oldie there Poncho!  Makes me miss my first blast.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on July 11, 2018, 12:03:28 PM
Oooh that's an Oldie there Poncho!  Makes me miss my first blast.

Thanks Merc :tu: My first Blast is a bit more wore looking than this one :D I need to get it out and carry it :tu: Maybe tomorrow :think: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on July 11, 2018, 06:31:15 PM
Oooh that's an Oldie there Poncho!  Makes me miss my first blast.

Thanks Merc :tu: My first Blast is a bit more wore looking than this one :D I need to get it out and carry it :tu: Maybe tomorrow :think: :tu:

I haven't owned a blast in years now.  My current Rebar has been my primary(and mostly my only) Leatherman for nearly 5 years.  It just fits the bill all the way around.  I wonder how much a blast goes for these days...
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on July 11, 2018, 08:58:27 PM
They all all over the place in price :ahhh Some go cheap while others go for high :facepalm: I would say $30 or $35 for a great second hand one would be the highest I would pay :salute:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on July 13, 2018, 12:12:17 AM
That's not too bad.  If I can break some funds away from my main hobby, I might be able to snag one!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on July 20, 2018, 04:27:24 AM
My Blast and the always handy dandy bit adapter and bit kit :cheers:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/861/41704498580_f36e8e2acb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26xhssY)20180719_130531 (https://flic.kr/p/26xhssY) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on July 20, 2018, 05:44:26 AM
 :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on July 20, 2018, 11:53:18 AM
:tu: :tu:

:hatsoff:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 15, 2018, 07:22:19 PM
Looks like you gentlemen have been having a Blast in here. :D

Got my user Blast from Captain Spaulding today. Very nice. :like:

(https://i.imgur.com/4Rx6tug.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on August 15, 2018, 08:10:34 PM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on August 15, 2018, 08:11:30 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/OKjcrW2h.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 15, 2018, 09:31:28 PM
Very nice pic, Steve! & Thank you! :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on August 16, 2018, 02:22:27 AM
Great pics GLBM and Steve :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Glockfan on August 16, 2018, 03:12:09 AM
Great pics!!   :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 16, 2018, 04:28:15 AM
Thank you, gentlemen! :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on September 26, 2018, 03:41:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8LNE7pZh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Barry Rowland on September 27, 2018, 06:06:50 PM
Nice combo buddy! :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Glockfan on September 27, 2018, 08:24:12 PM
 :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on September 27, 2018, 09:23:27 PM
 :cheers: :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on September 28, 2018, 06:08:23 AM
Sweet pic Steve :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on October 17, 2018, 08:28:32 PM
Zytel family pic!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on October 17, 2018, 10:52:42 PM
Sweet !    :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 18, 2018, 02:20:20 AM
 :o Awesome Zytel group, Sam! Some folks (not those in this thread) just don't realize how darn good the Zytel LMs are.
 :like:
I only have six Zytels(kick, ss fuse, camo fuse, two blasts, and a core), but like them all. Liked the Blast so much, I bought another to carry sometimes.  :)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Glockfan on October 18, 2018, 02:39:29 AM
Awesome pic Sam.  :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on October 18, 2018, 04:30:13 AM
Thanks guy. The zytel line is one of the best workhorse avaible. Kick being my favourite.. Still missing quite a number of them.. Drool everytime I see Chako's..  :salute:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 18, 2018, 12:28:07 PM
Very nice collection you have Sam :dd: :like: the camo versions are hard to track down :ahhh good luck o  finding whatever holes in your collection that need to be filled :salute: :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThePeacent on October 18, 2018, 02:16:51 PM
awesome collection! :o :like:

Zytel LMs are underestimated and overlooked IMO  :'(
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: JBW1 on October 18, 2018, 02:42:08 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8LNE7pZh.jpg)
liking the scales on that Barlow!!!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on October 18, 2018, 03:25:39 PM
Very nice collection you have Sam :dd: :like: the camo versions are hard to track down :ahhh good luck o  finding whatever holes in your collection that need to be filled :salute: :tu:

 :salute:
Starting easier with a new lock BO blast... The rest of the things will be a tat harder....  :)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on October 18, 2018, 03:28:24 PM
awesome collection! :o :like:

Zytel LMs are underestimated and overlooked IMO  :'(

Ya.. They do feel solid in the hands. Not quite like the newer models that feels "hollow-ish and light-ish"..  :dunno:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on October 18, 2018, 03:31:30 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/30DhuBRh.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on October 18, 2018, 04:54:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/30DhuBRh.jpg)

Stevie.. I am hoping this is coincidental...  :twak:

 :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Mercury on October 18, 2018, 06:16:45 PM
Man, I'm really wanting another blast!  great pics everyone!
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 18, 2018, 07:00:53 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/30DhuBRh.jpg)

Stevie.. I am hoping this is coincidental...  :twak:

 :like:

 :dunno:

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on October 18, 2018, 10:24:59 PM
 :dunno:    :whistle:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on October 24, 2018, 02:58:26 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/30DhuBRh.jpg)

 :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on October 29, 2018, 05:18:05 PM
 :multi:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on October 29, 2018, 05:41:49 PM
:multi:

Obi, that's too much greens and too healthy for you.. I am more used to seeing you with snacks...  :whistle:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 30, 2018, 11:39:06 AM
Camo :dd: Nice Obi1 :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: ThePeacent on October 30, 2018, 05:31:54 PM
:multi:

Okra?... :pok:

(https://i.imgur.com/08mcIPJ.gif)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Obi1shinobee on October 30, 2018, 07:05:12 PM
:multi:

Okra?... :pok:

(https://i.imgur.com/08mcIPJ.gif)

 :pok: :tu: :cheers:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Exeter on December 18, 2018, 03:35:05 PM
Thanks to our fellow member lovecraft25 offering one for sale last week I'm now joining this club as well.  :multi:

I've been curious about the Blast for a while now, so it's nice to have one in hand. Good toolset, pretty authorative snap from the lock, but as I suspected, it's a really boxy and chunky tool. (Definitely a distant third behind my Pulse and Rebar in that sense). The Zytel inserts are okay but bit of a letdown, I was expecting something more comfortable. All in all it's still a very good MT, I like it and happy to have one in my collection. Not an (on-person) EDC item because of the form factor but seems to be a very dependable kit MT.

Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on December 18, 2018, 04:56:23 PM
Congrats, Exeter!  :like:
That is the older version, and being so, it is harder to find. :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on December 18, 2018, 10:03:38 PM
Nice one Exeter :like: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: RicHT on December 18, 2018, 10:12:29 PM
Nice blast! If it's the 'sharp' edge that bothers you when you said you expected it to be more comfortable, you can lightly run some fine grade sandpaper along the edge to remove the 'sharpness' and it really helps a lot without visibly noticing that it's been done. I even did one of mine by running the shaft of a screwdriver down the edge using a bit of pressure to remove the 'edge', if that makes sense. Sounds brutal, but it does the trick and makes such a difference. :cheers:

I do have a soft spot for the kick/fuse/blast range. :cool:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Exeter on December 19, 2018, 08:20:11 AM
Nice blast! If it's the 'sharp' edge that bothers you when you said you expected it to be more comfortable, you can lightly run some fine grade sandpaper along the edge to remove the 'sharpness' and it really helps a lot without visibly noticing that it's been done. I even did one of mine by running the shaft of a screwdriver down the edge using a bit of pressure to remove the 'edge', if that makes sense. Sounds brutal, but it does the trick and makes such a difference. :cheers:

I do have a soft spot for the kick/fuse/blast range. :cool:

Yeah, I did that right away, but it's just that the contours don't match/fit my hand and the Zytel is even more rigid than I imagined. Of course it's still very usable, just not more comfortable than similar tools with simple rolled edges, despite its design. For me at least.
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: _MattGyver_ on January 06, 2019, 06:57:50 PM
I think this thread deserves a bump!  :D I think the blast has the best ergonomics for the pliers! And a rock solid toolset in the handles! One of my faves! :multi:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on January 06, 2019, 08:29:23 PM
The Blast is a great tool and I should carry it more :salute: I just have so many tools that I can rotate that I just don't anymore  :facepalm: :D
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: _MattGyver_ on January 06, 2019, 08:47:25 PM
It is! And I agree! So many tools so little time...I have 7 leathermans now and I just can't seem to fit some into the rotation. But the ones I come back to are always Wave,Rebar and the Blast :tu:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on March 01, 2019, 02:08:33 PM
The Blast is a great tool and I should carry it more :salute: I just have so many tools that I can rotate that I just don't anymore  :facepalm: :D

Since I am in the Discontinued Challenge I figured I would give this along with many other a chance to be carried :cheers:

(https://i.imgur.com/lyFFz91h.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on March 01, 2019, 02:10:20 PM
It is! And I agree! So many tools so little time...I have 7 leathermans now and I just can't seem to fit some into the rotation. But the ones I come back to are always Wave,Rebar and the Blast :tu:

Those are some great carry choices :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on April 30, 2019, 03:32:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bPHKfgth.jpg)
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: Poncho65 on May 01, 2019, 02:15:03 AM
Sweet pic, Steve :dd: :like:
Title: Re: Blast owners club
Post by: SteveC on May 01, 2019, 05:50:36 AM
 :hatsoff: