I was playing with the Armbar while watching TV, and I believe I have found the reason why the Armbar has no snap:(Image removed from quote.)Pay attention to the marked area. This is the „lock“ or tab that is supposed to offer resistance to prevent the tool from closing. The LM PST II has the same design. This is the neutral position.Here is the position of the tab before the tool snaps into place:(Image removed from quote.)As you can see, there is hardly any difference. Watching closely while moving the tool, you can see the tab ever so slightly moving up and down.Now, let‘s compare that to the PST II:Neutral:(Image removed from quote.)And before snapping:(Image removed from quote.)Clearly a much larger bending of the tab. And as we all know, the PST has a great snap, and all tools stay open during use.I thought about bending the tab of the Armbar to increase the pressure it exerts onto the tools, but that is not possible. The tab lays flush against the tools, so there is no room to do that. Looks to me like the tab is just too weak
That is just the way things work anymore They sell the first run and then get the feedback... Then we get a version 2.0 that has any of the "problems" found by the ones that bought it first, addressed
Excellent observation Sire ...aaaaand I'll be holding off getting one for now.Instead I'll be getting a Mr. Pinchy I think
That would be unfortunate. I don't normally get the first run of anything, and tend to prefer the v2.0 of things (original wave, Gerber MP600 with clip blade, etc), furthermore I don't prefer v3.0 of things (Surge, Center drive). But I figured this was something that is relatively straightforward for them to design... Especially the scissors, which they've had a lot of practice with. You'd think that they learned how to optimize non-locking tools from having produced those on the original multi-plier.
Don’t forget to apply for the badge once it pinched you
Monday, from a retailer... They say it's on backorder
They canceled the order It seems like a clerical error.I guess I'll shop around for a decent price/coupon code.
Hopefully they replace it and the tool you get will be free of issues
Thank you! I just came across this tool a couple of days ago and was wondering if it was worth it. I’m going to watch and wait a month or two to see what happens (I’m a card carrying member of the NPR Club - Never Pay Retail) and to see if it sticks around. The size comparison was very helpful as well
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