Make sure you have a P2 version of the holster and bit holder!Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Make sure you have a P2 version of the holster and bit holder!
The P4 holster will not fit the P2. The P2 is thinner, and has some other subtle changes that would make it so I have to design its own (similar) holster. At $120 for the P2, it too much for right now.The bit holder should work in either model.--------------------(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Here is the renderings of the design. It will take a few prototypes to tweak the tolerances, so it won't be out for a few weeks.
Would it be possible to have some kind of stop for the 4mm hole you have perpendicular to the tool?We're u still able to keep the 4mm hole open to be used while closed?
(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Any stop I added to the horizontal wrench would lessen the amount of usable length, or make it usable on one side only. Instead, imagine just putting your finger on the backside, like you might do with a box wrench.Yes, the deep hole in which you install the magnets into opens up into a second 4mm hex opening at the back.
Before I order, I was thinking of getting the mid mount "Large" size and adding the TheClip.com, Model 661BP
(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)I 3D printed a mockup of the bit holder in plastic. I shrunk the 3D model by 3% to emulate the shrinkage that the sintered steel will have.The plastic mock-up isn't strong enough to actually use, but it lets me get an idea of the general use.The mockup showed that I am damn close on the latching profile. The tool folds out and locks almost as good as the metal implements. I little tweak to the model will hopefully make it fully solid.The 1/4" wrench actually works in only one direction, it is sort of ratcheting. I also did a torque test on my earlier steel prototype and the 1/4" opening on it was extremely strong, i may test it to full distruction at some point)The mock up also helped me realize that I have some space I am wasting due to the springs on each side. So I altered the profile to be a total of 1.3mm wider, every bit helps with an object this small.Finally, I modified the real hex profile to have a better fit, and ensure the end of the bit wouldn't grind against the chicago screw.I ordered the bit holder in steel, along with a few other projects I am working on. (Rebar holster)
mind telling us which 3D printer/ plastic (ABS?) you're using?
At the moment you can us the standard 1/4 inch at the bottle opener position and the 4mm while closed, while open and from the side. My idea is to replace one of those. I don't know if it is possible but maybe you could replace the 4mm hole from the side with a hole that fits the flat leatherman bits. And therefor make the tool accept the 3 I think most used sizes. Again I don't know if it is possible in ways of strength and space but should it be possible I think it can be a real improvement.
(Image removed from quote.)I could fit a Leatherman bit holder into that space. Mabye even a combination 4mm, flat bit opening. However, someone who picked up a Free P4 without every owning any other Leatherman won't have any bits, or even necessarily know the flat bits exist. I owned a wave for years before I even knew they sold other bits, I just figured I got Phillips and Flathead. Also, the flat bits can be turned in the 1/4" opening. But it isn't ideal, they lock in one direction, and let go easily in the other.Input and ideas isn't disrespectful at all. This is a two way street, otherwise I would just post to YouTube and ignore all comments.