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Re: ST 300 owners club
Reply #1950 on: June 11, 2021, 06:07:36 PM










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Re: ST 300 owners club
Reply #1951 on: June 11, 2021, 07:17:55 PM
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Reply #1952 on: June 11, 2021, 08:19:36 PM
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Re: ST 300 owners club
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Re: ST 300 owners club
Reply #1954 on: June 21, 2021, 03:06:53 PM
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Re: ST 300 owners club
Reply #1955 on: June 21, 2021, 04:13:44 PM
Nice…I want a ST 300!


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Reply #1956 on: June 21, 2021, 07:16:54 PM
Thanks :hatsoff: They are definitely a good tool to have :tu: :like:

I have had one of these since they first came out and carried one quite a bit over the years :cheers: very good toolset and I have used them pretty hard over the years without issue :tu:


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Reply #1957 on: June 21, 2021, 07:42:24 PM
I bought one for my son a few years ago, and liked it.  He has it overseas with him now.  I remember being impressed with it at the time. This may be my next multitool purchase.  Thanks for the info.


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Reply #1959 on: June 29, 2021, 02:29:43 PM
Because of all these cool Supertool 300 pics, I just ordered a Supertool 300 yesterday.  It just seems like a very good multitool.  I bought one for my son a few years ago and was impressed with it at the time.  Been tempted to pick one up ever since.  These forums pushed me over the edge.

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Reply #1960 on: June 29, 2021, 04:25:46 PM
Congrats  :woohoo: it is a great tool :tu: I think you will like it :cheers:


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Reply #1961 on: July 02, 2021, 01:09:50 AM
Picture of my Supertool 300 which arrived today.  Nice tool overall.  Especially like the longer tools and the nice flat drivers.

One question…fit and finish is nice overall, but when the tool is closed the handles are noticeably loose, to the point of clanking together.  Is this the norm on the Supertool 300?  All of the tools stay seated nicely. 

You can see the amount of movement by the difference in the space between the two handles in the pictures below.  There is no resistance at all in the space of this movement.  The handles just bounce against each other freely. 



Edit to add…I went ahead a ordered a replacement.  I’ll compare the two and keep the better of the two.  Would still like to hear from some of you if this is common, so I know what to expect.  Thanks for any feedback.
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Reply #1962 on: July 02, 2021, 02:44:55 AM
Is it a new tool :think: a used one should be like this after being broken in a bit but a new one should be tighter :think: You can tighten them up if you don't like them that way :salute:


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Reply #1963 on: July 02, 2021, 02:53:16 AM
Is it a new tool :think: a used one should be like this after being broken in a bit but a new one should be tighter :think: You can tighten them up if you don't like them that way :salute:
Thanks Poncho.  Yes, the tool is brand new.  I appreciate the info confirming that this is a little out of the ordinary.  I’m glad I ordered the replacement. I’m going to wait and compare the replacement and keep the best of the two.  It’s a nice tool, but it was a little surprising to feel how loose it is out of the box, and how the handles clank together when checking out the tool.  I wasn’t looking for a problem.  This was just very noticeable as soon as I handled the tool.  I couldn’t help but notice it right off.  Otherwise the tool is what I would have expected.  All inner tools are nice and sit in place without any excessive looseness.  All of the tools look very functional.  The larger size/length of the tools, the robust pliers, and the nice drivers really make the Supertool 300 feel like a toolbox full f tools that fit in the palm of your hand.  Everything also locks into place okay.  The tool in general is not stiff at all when working the pliers, like my Bond, Rebar, or even my nearly 30 year old PST.  If it weren’t for the handle play, I’d say the Supertool 300 is the nicest tool of the bunch.


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Reply #1964 on: July 02, 2021, 01:42:53 PM

Love the tool set on this.


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Re: ST 300 owners club
Reply #1965 on: July 02, 2021, 02:12:11 PM
Great pic 8) I love the ST toolset as well :salute: :like:


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Re: ST 300 owners club
Reply #1966 on: July 02, 2021, 08:05:47 PM
Picture of my Supertool 300 which arrived today.  Nice tool overall.  Especially like the longer tools and the nice flat drivers.

One question…fit and finish is nice overall, but when the tool is closed the handles are noticeably loose, to the point of clanking together.  Is this the norm on the Supertool 300?  All of the tools stay seated nicely.  (Image removed from quote.)

You can see the amount of movement by the difference in the space between the two handles in the pictures below.  There is no resistance at all in the space of this movement.  The handles just bounce against each other freely. 
(Image removed from quote.)
(Image removed from quote.)

Edit to add…I went ahead a ordered a replacement.  I’ll compare the two and keep the better of the two.  Would still like to hear from some of you if this is common, so I know what to expect.  Thanks for any feedback.

Hi dmattaponi, I have two 300's, a standard model and a BO, both bought new and both have some play when closed (like you describe). The BO is about the same as yours, and the SS model less (about 2mm play). This won't change with use, as it's the plier's pivot that is giving this movement together with some play around the handle pivots.I find the play on the handle pivots is slightly more on the BO which explains why it has a little more play when closed.

You may be lucky with #2, but I think it's a bit of a factory tolerance issue, so probably something that LM would consider normal.  :whistle:
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Re: ST 300 owners club
Reply #1967 on: July 02, 2021, 08:15:58 PM
I guess it has been so long since I have had a new one that I must have forgotten how they were or the older ones had a better tolerance :dunno:


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Reply #1968 on: July 07, 2021, 06:05:24 PM
Update…received my replacement Supertool 300 today.  It is exactly what a I would have expected.  Everything is nicely fit and finished, and in good working order.  When opening, it’s not as tight as my other tools, but is not at all loose and rattling.  It also confirms for me that my first example was very loose, downright floppy in both the handles or pliers head.  With the original, even when closed the handles were loose and would click against each other at both the top and bottom.  As I said the replacement is exactly what I was expecting the first time around, and I think the Supertool 300 is a VERY nice tool.  It definitely gives the impression of being a toolbox full of nice tools in the palm of your hand.  I wouldn’t EDC it, but I definitely like having it around.

Both tools have dates stamps of 10/19 and 1/20 in the handles, so they were made around the same time and have been sitting in a warehouse for a little while.  I did not buy directly from Leatherman.

Thanks again, Poncho for the feedback.  I do appreciate it.


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Re: ST 300 owners club
Reply #1969 on: July 07, 2021, 08:04:01 PM
Glad to hear that this one is better :salute:


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Reply #1971 on: July 17, 2021, 10:16:39 PM
Nice pics Poncho  :like:
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Reply #1972 on: July 18, 2021, 12:19:55 AM
Thanks Max :hatsoff:


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Re: ST 300 owners club
Reply #1973 on: August 25, 2021, 11:05:06 PM
Joining this club tomorrow with a BO version.....very excited


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Reply #1974 on: August 25, 2021, 11:29:40 PM
Joining this club tomorrow with a BO version.....very excited
It’s a very nice tool…maybe even the one I’d pick if I had to choose only one.  Enjoy


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Reply #1975 on: August 25, 2021, 11:50:12 PM
Congrats  :woohoo: the BO version is very nice 8) :like:


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Reply #1976 on: September 11, 2021, 04:40:56 PM






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Reply #1977 on: September 11, 2021, 06:35:59 PM
Update…received my replacement Supertool 300 today.  It is exactly what a I would have expected.  Everything is nicely fit and finished, and in good working order.  When opening, it’s not as tight as my other tools, but is not at all loose and rattling.  It also confirms for me that my first example was very loose, downright floppy in both the handles or pliers head.  With the original, even when closed the handles were loose and would click against each other at both the top and bottom.  As I said the replacement is exactly what I was expecting the first time around, and I think the Supertool 300 is a VERY nice tool.  It definitely gives the impression of being a toolbox full of nice tools in the palm of your hand.  I wouldn’t EDC it, but I definitely like having it around.

Both tools have dates stamps of 10/19 and 1/20 in the handles, so they were made around the same time and have been sitting in a warehouse for a little while.  I did not buy directly from Leatherman.

Thanks again, Poncho for the feedback.  I do appreciate it.


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Glad to hear that you got it sorted out in the end  :like:

I often pocket carry my ST300, and now that it is a little more broken in, it will flop open in my pocket. I intentionally keep the lanyard ring sticking up about 2mm when I close the tool. This way the lanyard ring presses between the serrated blade and bottle opener, and keeps the tool closed  :multi:


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Reply #1978 on: September 11, 2021, 07:31:48 PM
Glad to hear that you got it sorted out in the end  :like:

I often pocket carry my ST300, and now that it is a little more broken in, it will flop open in my pocket. I intentionally keep the lanyard ring sticking up about 2mm when I close the tool. This way the lanyard ring presses between the serrated blade and bottle opener, and keeps the tool closed  :multi:
Thanks for the comments.  I’m wouldn’t be surprised if mine does the same when it loosens up a bit, because it’s not very tight even now.


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Reply #1979 on: September 11, 2021, 07:34:33 PM
Great pics Poncho!


 

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