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Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread

us Offline gerleatherberman

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Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
on: April 21, 2019, 06:54:22 AM
Like the title says, this thread is dedicated to the Free P2 and Free P4 owners who have, or are going to have, a P2/P4.

I'm expecting my P2 to arrive on Wednesday, and the P4 on Thursday.
Looking forward to trying them out and posting about it, which will be in this thread. The anticipation thread went off the rails a bit and might be confusing to potential buyers/collectors. So, that said, lets please keep this thread about hands-on Free P2/P4 experiences only.

So, anyone who has one already, what are your initial impressions?
And, to anyone with one on the way, what are your thoughts on what to expect?
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 07:28:19 AM
 :popcorn:


00 Offline Sam Lim

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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 07:55:45 AM
Initial thoughts.. ItS FrEAking OvErpriCED!  :ahhh


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 07:59:43 AM
Initial thoughts.. ItS FrEAking OvErpriCED!  :ahhh
How much did you pay for the one you ordered, Sam?
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 09:24:32 AM
How much did you pay for the one you ordered, Sam?

Same at $119usd not via LM site. It will be at least another 2 weeks before it reach me. Its not available at my local shops yet. The price will be sky high if it does. Expecting my local retail to be at least $150usd when it start selling here...  :facepalm:


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 10:56:09 AM
Looking forward to feedback....... :popcorn:


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019, 12:16:54 PM
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 12:28:02 PM
I look forward to thoughts on this from everyone who gets one.  :popcorn:


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 01:14:18 PM
 :popcorn:


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 01:51:17 PM
This will be very interesting  :popcorn:
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #10 on: April 21, 2019, 03:48:27 PM
200EUR in Europe for P4.
I say PASS, although i saved the money.
There was an AMA on Reddit with the PM from LMN, in short no customization due to tight tolerances, yet the future can bring tshank and bitholder to the Free series (at least this is what is understood)
They gave us hope, yet it's a bussiness
If i get my hands on a P2 or P4, first video will be about dissasembly

 
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #11 on: April 21, 2019, 03:51:41 PM
200EUR in Europe for P4.
I say PASS, although i saved the money.
There was an AMA on Reddit with the PM from LMN, in short no customization due to tight tolerances, yet the future can bring tshank and bitholder to the Free series (at least this is what is understood)
They gave us hope, yet it's a bussiness
If i get my hands on a P2 or P4, first video will be about dissasembly

Interesting


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #12 on: April 21, 2019, 04:07:08 PM
Can't wait to hear all the thoughts on these :salute:

Great idea to start the owners club now that a couple people are getting them or have them on the way, glbm :like:


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #13 on: April 21, 2019, 07:09:47 PM
 :popcorn:


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #14 on: April 21, 2019, 07:24:12 PM
Good idea.  Very much looking forward to reading some hands-on feedback. :popcorn:
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #15 on: April 21, 2019, 07:30:29 PM
I wanna know how good scissors in these MTs gonna have.


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #16 on: April 21, 2019, 08:47:25 PM
I wanna know how good scissors in these MTs gonna have.


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #17 on: April 21, 2019, 09:06:04 PM
I'll be monitoring this thread closely  :like:

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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #18 on: April 22, 2019, 04:53:32 AM
Should have my p2 tomorrow  :mail:


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #19 on: April 22, 2019, 12:10:04 PM


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #20 on: April 22, 2019, 12:32:22 PM
+1 :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #21 on: April 22, 2019, 02:25:37 PM
Love my P2. Used it over the weekend and have it with me now at work  :tu:
So much so that i will sell a couple of LM’s that don’t get used as much.
Just waiting on some leather as I’ve run out, so I can design and make some sheaths/slips.


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #22 on: April 22, 2019, 02:38:06 PM
Nice one Olives look forward to see what sheaths you will make  :popcorn: :like:
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #23 on: April 22, 2019, 02:40:02 PM
 :nothingtoadd:
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #24 on: April 22, 2019, 05:18:43 PM
Nice one Olives look forward to see what sheaths you will make  :popcorn: :like:

 :iagree: :popcorn:


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #25 on: April 22, 2019, 06:33:42 PM
OVERPRICED!
Enjoy!


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #26 on: April 22, 2019, 06:38:24 PM
Love my P2. Used it over the weekend and have it with me now at work  :tu:
So much so that i will sell a couple of LM’s that don’t get used as much.
Just waiting on some leather as I’ve run out, so I can design and make some sheaths/slips.
Awesome to read about your experience with the P2, Olives! :like:
Thanks for writing about it. :cheers:

OVERPRICED!
How much did you pay for yours and what did you not like about it when you received it?
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #27 on: April 22, 2019, 09:34:55 PM
 :iagree: the prices are very expensive
I just hope that the price will go down soon
After a month or two maybe  :dunno:
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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #28 on: April 22, 2019, 09:38:14 PM
I got my P4 a few hours ago.  I quickly put it to use mounting a corner shelf.

My initial thoughts:

-This is a high quality tool.  The tolerances are very tight.  It most likely takes QC at Leatherman to a new level.

-As someone said earlier, it is gonna take some muscle memory to get used to it.

-The tool does not need a break in period and tons of oil.

-The phillips driver bites into the fastener.

-The scissors cut through a zip tie with little effort.

-I tested the wire stripper.  When you lay it next to the tool/implements and pull it is by far the best wire stripper that I have used on a multi tool.

-The file while short, is slightly sharper than I expected.  The metal saw still exists, and there is a wood file behind the metal file.

-These are not Wingman implements, but somewhat similar.

-The pry bar/package opener is stout.   Real stout.

-The ruler is worthless.  The tool is basically another flat driver.

-The tip on the end of the file just worked perfectly on a #1 phillips fastener.

-The awl has a sharp has a very sharp blade.  I wish it had a sharp tip.  I do think it will peirce leather for a belt, but will take a little more effort.

-I absolutely love the pliers and the ability of them to butterfly out.  Click, click

-The tool is lighter than I expected.


More later.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 09:43:19 PM by genevabuck »


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Re: Leatherman Free P2/P4 Club and Feedback Thread
Reply #29 on: April 22, 2019, 09:42:27 PM
Sounds good so far  :popcorn:
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