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Rebar spring closure defeat 595

Newbie Posts: 13
Rebar spring closure defeat
« on: March 02, 2020, 07:33:36 AM »
Just got a Rebar. I was not impressed that I was not able to open the tool single handed using a "butterfly knife snap" as I am able to open the ST300 as well as the Wave models. To resolve this, I removed the rivets that hold the flat springs in each of the handles. This was done carefully w/a benchtop drillpress and a 1/8" bit. The tool now handles similarly to the ST300 (which has no closure springs). Below photo shows tool w/springs removed, as well as removed springs, and rivets.
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,193
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 10:14:40 PM »
Do the handles stay closed without them ?
Newbie Posts: 13
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 05:03:18 AM »
Yes. Just like the Wave and ST300. However, if you need for the handles to stay tightly closed, I would not suggest this mod.
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,193
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 06:27:30 PM »
Might have to do this   :tu:
Newbie Posts: 13
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 09:04:31 PM »
It's good for me. Seems that one hand is always holding onto the tower I am climbing, the rail of the boat I am working on, or the holding together the object I am working on. Being able to fully deploy the tool from the sheath with my free hand is essential. This was one aspect of the Crunch that I was never able to adjust to comfortably.
No Life Club Posts: 2,152
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2020, 01:38:15 AM »
I am a little OCD type.. Maybe save and use back the rivet to cover that 2 holes? Great to be able to flick open the tool for sure.  :tu:
Newbie Posts: 13
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2020, 06:16:50 AM »
I am a little OCD type.. Maybe save and use back the rivet to cover that 2 holes?
Great idea. Thanks.
No Life Club Posts: 2,152
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2020, 11:27:50 AM »
Hero Member Posts: 612
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2020, 09:48:13 AM »
Wow, and here I am wishing the st300 had the springs!

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,088
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2020, 12:07:47 PM »
On the first Rebar I bought (when they were just released) the rivet broke and the spring popped out on the second day, without any real use of the Rebar (I only opened it to take pics to post here).

I went back to the store to get another one, and that one had other issues so I ended up buying another Wave and only got back to buying a Rebar about two years later, when the rivet problem was solved.

To read about my first experiences with the Rebar, click here.
Newbie Posts: 13
Re: Rebar spring closure defeat
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2020, 04:19:55 AM »
I did this mod 2+ months ago.
Every time I've pulled the tool out since that time, it's been a single hand deployment.
I'm surprised that LM is building these with the closure springs rather than w/out as is the case with the Rebar's bigger sibling, the ST300. The ST300 does not have the closure springs and can be opened single handed.

 

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