Re: The rise and fall of LM Juice line?
« Reply #63 on: March 24, 2019, 02:36:41 AM »
The Juice line was a fantastic concept, but the full potential was never realised. Leatherman simply didn't get the manufacturing standard to where they needed to be, to become a true competitor to the multifunction pocket knife.
Any hopes of Leatherman elevating the production standards of the Juice are forlorn, so maybe letting it go and introducing a new product for that niche is the best option, so long as they learn the lessons and heed the feedback of the Juice's failings. Maybe they can now (using the Free design concepts) produce something to a higher standard at a less cost prohibitive entry point.
I still have, and use, a KF4. I only use it when I'm highly unlikely to need the drivers though. When drivers might be needed, I'd rather carry a Sideclip along with a scissor laden Swiss knife. I still think that was Leatherman's best urban pocket tool.