I am sorry for not being more explicit. Yes, I dismantled it in order to clean it. There was a lot of gunk and corrosion between the tools near the pivots.
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I have reached the following conclusion:The ST 300 may be a better heavy duty MT than the OG (possible the best of all unless outside opening tools are a must), but it is not better for me. At work I always have linesman pliers with me, so the robust ST 300 plier head is not needed. Taking that away, the lighter weight and simpler design of the OG wins out. It is a joy to carry and use.
The OG really is hard to beat I never feel lacking when I have it with me I use a 300 more because it is the same toolset and the locks are just a bit easier Plus, it is my Avatar