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Leatherman Free Series 15297

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #600 on: February 14, 2019, 08:34:10 PM »
Drill bits just spun on the surface...similar hardness. I eventually got wise and used a small dremel grinding stone to cut a new hole.  :tu:
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #601 on: February 14, 2019, 08:36:49 PM »
Diamond files would actually work. since the steel is much softer than the surface which is electroplated with diamonds on them.
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #602 on: February 14, 2019, 08:43:48 PM »
They generally still use file steel with diamond files. Here’s the ultimate guide to files...happy reading  :cheers: https://www.wonkeedonkeetools.co.uk/files/what-is-a-diamond-file/
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #603 on: February 14, 2019, 08:50:22 PM »
Nice one Max  :tu: :like:

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #604 on: February 14, 2019, 08:52:10 PM »
Never guessed there was so much to a simple file! Probably the least understood tool on a MT?  :iagree:
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #605 on: February 14, 2019, 09:17:53 PM »
Drilling hardened steel, including files, is pretty easy. Just use carbide(coated is fine too, but be extra careful)glass drilling bits and some lubrication. :tu:
Edit: I use these.
https://m.harborfreight.com/carbide-tip-glass-and-tile-cutting-drill-bit-set-6-pc-68168.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot provided
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 09:19:28 PM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #606 on: February 14, 2019, 09:18:53 PM »
Not a easy job to drill hardened stee:facepalm:


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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #607 on: February 14, 2019, 09:28:02 PM »
I can’t stop staring at that GIF TP...it’s like I expect something different to happen on the next loop sequence. Something horribly troubling about people wildly swinging big knives repeatedly near other parts of their body.  :facepalm:
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #608 on: February 14, 2019, 09:30:07 PM »
Drilling hardened steel, including files, is pretty easy. Just use carbide(coated is fine too, but be extra careful)glass drilling bits and some lubrication. :tu:
Edit: I use these.
https://m.harborfreight.com/carbide-tip-glass-and-tile-cutting-drill-bit-set-6-pc-68168.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot provided

Thanks GLBM. Good to know  :tu:
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #609 on: February 14, 2019, 09:30:54 PM »
...still can’t stop starting at the GIF  :facepalm:
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #610 on: February 14, 2019, 09:50:39 PM »
Drilling hardened steel, including files, is pretty easy. Just use carbide(coated is fine too, but be extra careful)glass drilling bits and some lubrication. :tu:
Edit: I use these.
https://m.harborfreight.com/carbide-tip-glass-and-tile-cutting-drill-bit-set-6-pc-68168.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot provided
Thanks GLBM I will have a look for some of those  :cheers: :like:

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #611 on: February 14, 2019, 09:51:33 PM »

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #612 on: February 14, 2019, 10:29:11 PM »


I think maybe a file/pry bar is definitely a thing..but maybe not ON a multi tool. In reality is probably a good idea to have the diamond file separate anyway.
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #613 on: February 14, 2019, 10:29:23 PM »
Drilling hardened steel, including files, is pretty easy. Just use carbide(coated is fine too, but be extra careful)glass drilling bits and some lubrication. :tu:
Edit: I use these.
https://m.harborfreight.com/carbide-tip-glass-and-tile-cutting-drill-bit-set-6-pc-68168.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot provided


 :iagree: 

I use one like this

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #614 on: February 14, 2019, 10:35:32 PM »
Never thought of using carbide coated drill bits :think: :tu: :like:

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #615 on: February 14, 2019, 10:45:19 PM »
Quote from: Max Stone

Thanks GLBM. Good to know  :tu:
:cheers:

Thanks GLBM I will have a look for some of those  :cheers: :like:
:cheers:
:iagree: 

I use one like this

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That's a beautiful glass bit. :o

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #616 on: February 14, 2019, 10:50:53 PM »
Never thought of using carbide coated drill bits :think: :tu: :like:
I found out the hard way. For the Buck 110 challenge, I wanted a thumbstud. Burned up several HSS bits trying. I had the hole a part of the way deep and got desperate and just tried a glass bit for the heck of it, because it was my last bit the right size. Went through like a knife through butter. :woohoo:

And, on top of it being 420HC, I had unintentionally hardened it even more by burning the HSS bits on it. I use a table top drill press, but a steady hand, glass bit, lubricant and a little patience will yield similar results. :)

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #617 on: February 14, 2019, 10:55:44 PM »

:iagree: 

I use one like this

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That's a beautiful glass bit. :o

I used it when I was doing the Wave Diamond file mod. Went through with no bother and no lube



https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67481.msg1309095.html#msg1309095
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #618 on: February 14, 2019, 11:57:02 PM »
Nice one  :like: :tu:

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #619 on: February 15, 2019, 01:15:37 AM »

:iagree: 

I use one like this

(Image removed from quote.)
That's a beautiful glass bit. :o

I used it when I was doing the Wave Diamond file mod. Went through with no bother and no lube



https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67481.msg1309095.html#msg1309095
Somebody needs to make a sticky about the glass bits for hard steel. :pok:
I would have been much better off if I had known ahead of time for drilling the 110 blade. :rofl:

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #620 on: February 15, 2019, 02:29:28 AM »
So...re-watched a few videos and also looked closely at the P2 setup. Basically the only thing I personally need access to that is not represented is a saw. I don't see why I couldn't cut the pivot shape into a saw blade and replace that terrible file. All I need to do is put it farthest from the scissor on that side. I might even be able to get a wood saw and metal saw in the same dimension.

What I noticed in the videos is the substantial thickness of the box opener/flat driver.. its easily thick enough to work as a reasonable pry bar with minor modifications. I also noticed that they have gotten rid of tamper proof torx  :woohoo: :woohoo: talk about making modding easier.

The more I think about it the more interested I become.

Who thinks I am going to be the first one to void the Warranty on a brand new 120$ tool?

 :whistle: :whistle: :facepalm:

« Last Edit: February 15, 2019, 02:36:35 AM by Happy Gilmore »
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #621 on: February 15, 2019, 06:31:11 AM »
I dont think you will be alone  :tu:

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #622 on: February 15, 2019, 06:32:42 AM »
 :like:

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #623 on: February 16, 2019, 06:01:49 PM »
...still can’t stop starting at the GIF  :facepalm:

Not the only one :D

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #624 on: February 17, 2019, 05:37:48 PM »
On April the plier-based tool will be available on  LM site. Do they ship international?

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #625 on: February 17, 2019, 05:52:48 PM »
On April the plier-based tool will be available on  LM site. Do they ship international?

Nope...for us outside the US, we have to find another way, maybe MTO may create an opportunity.  :dunno:
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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #626 on: February 17, 2019, 06:04:09 PM »
On April the plier-based tool will be available on  LM site. Do they ship international?

Nope...for us outside the US, we have to find another way, maybe MTO may create an opportunity.  :dunno:
Ouch!

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #627 on: Today at 05:58:31 AM »
Some P2/P4 specs from:   https://toolguyd.com/new-leatherman-free-multi-tools-p-series/

P4:
2.76″ blade length
4.25″ closed length
Weighs 8.6 oz
MSRP: $140

P2:
2.76″ blade length
4.25″ closed length
Weighs 7.6 oz
MSRP: $120


« Last Edit: Today at 06:06:36 AM by carl »

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #628 on: Today at 06:03:18 AM »
P2/P4 specs from:   https://toolguyd.com/new-leatherman-free-multi-tools-p-series/

P4:
2.76″ blade length
4.25″ closed length
Weighs 8.6 oz
MSRP: $140

P2:
2.76″ blade length
4.25″ closed length
Weighs 7.6 oz
MSRP: $120
Thank you, Carl!  :salute:

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Re: Leatherman Free Series
« Reply #629 on: Today at 06:43:39 AM »
P2/P4 specs from:   https://toolguyd.com/new-leatherman-free-multi-tools-p-series/

P4:
2.76″ blade length
4.25″ closed length
Weighs 8.6 oz
MSRP: $140

P2:
2.76″ blade length
4.25″ closed length
Weighs 7.6 oz
MSRP: $120
Thank you, Carl!  :salute:

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