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Leatherman Launches the Next Generation of Multipurpose

36 Days ago

Multitool maker introduces the Leatherman FREE Collection

PORTLAND, Ore., April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Leatherman Tool Group announced the launch of the Leatherman FREE Collection, the most extensive product launch in Leatherman’s 35-year history. The Leatherman design and engineering teams used those 35 years of Leatherman fan insight and feedback as a foundation for the product development. The new collection features multiple design patents, is made in the USA in Leatherman’s factory in Portland, Oregon, and comes with Leatherman’s industry- leading, 25-year guarantee.

“Tim Leatherman invented the multipurpose tool in his garage 35 years ago. Soon after the ‘Leatherman’ tool became synonymous with the multitool category,” said Ben Rivera, president and CEO of Leatherman Tool Group. “Over the past three and a half decades, we have empowered our customers around the world to solve problems and in many cases to save the day. Now in 2019, we are reinventing the category Tim invented 35 years ago with the introduction of Leatherman FREE, a collection of tools that will take Leatherman and its users’ experience to the next level.”

The Leatherman FREE collection features a first-of-its-kind magnetic architecture. This cutting-edge technology integrates magnets into the design making it easier for users to open, handle, and close the tools and eliminating the need for nail nicks. Plus, the internal locking system reduces the wear and tear on the individual implements which makes the FREE tools even more durable than their predecessors. FREE tools offer the ultimate sensory experience with the smooth haptics as well as the distinct click each tool makes when an implement is locked into place and ready for use. The click provides confidence in the tool’s functionality.

All of the tools made on the FREE platform include:

  • Access to all implements from the outside of the tool. Plus, the elimination of a nail nick which required a fingernail to deploy the tool.
  • A proprietary magnetic architecture ensures smooth, frictionless deployment of the implements.
  • A new locking system that drastically reduces friction coupled with new elastomer springs making this collection the most durable we’ve ever produced.
  • Epic haptics that allow each tool to open and close seamlessly with a distinct noise providing confirmation that the tool is open and ready for use.
  • Textured signature design to provide a distinct look and offer enhanced grip.

Leatherman FREE Collection 

MSRP $39.95-$139.95

The FREE P Series

Available in April 2019

Two styles within the collection

  • P2 MSRP $119.95
  • P4 MSRP $139.95

The Leatherman FREE P series will lead the new collection launching in April of 2019. The new series is made of 420 steel to create a lightweight, durable, pliers-based multipurpose tool. The FREE P2 and P4 tools feature many of the same implements found within classic Leatherman tools, but with new features and technology. The outside features the FREE signature design, and the inside of the tool features a revolutionary magnetic architecture that allows the tool and its implements to open and close seamlessly. Leatherman engineers designed the tool so that all implements are easily accessible from the outside of the tool and don’t require a fingernail to deploy each implement, making them easier to access. The new architecture also provides epic haptics as well as a distinct clicking noise to provide auditory confirmation that the tool is open and ready for use.

The FREE T Series

Available June 2019

Two styles within the collection

  • T2 MSRP $39.95
  • T4 MSRP $59.95

The new Leatherman FREE T2 and T4 tools feature eight to ten high-functioning tools in a convenient, packable size, making the tools perfect for everyday carry. The pocket tool features FREE’s signature design, epic haptics, and the distinct click signaling that that the tool is open and ready for use, as well as the proprietary Leatherman magnetic architecture which allows each tool to open and close without tension. This new locking technology not only makes it easier to open but significantly reduces wear and tear on the individual implements.

The FREE K Series

Available in August 2019

Two styles within the collection

  • K2 MSRP $79.95
  • K4 MSRP $89.95

The new Leatherman FREE K Series is a collection of multipurpose knives. Designed for the folding knife user who wants multipurpose functionality, the primary implement in this collection is a 3.35-inch, high-quality 420 steel blade ready for just about everything. The K series features Leatherman FREE design including epic haptics, distinct click to provide auditory confirmation that the tool is open and ready for use, proprietary magnetic closures with premium aluminum handle, and eight additional tools located within the handle.

About Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.

Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-quality multipurpose products with distribution in more than 86 countries. Built upon three principles, unwavering perseverance, ingenious design, and the ability to save the day, Leatherman has empowered people around the world to solve problems, big and small. Proudly based and manufactured in Portland, Oregon, the brand’s factory is located in the same building as the company headquarters. For more information visit www.leatherman.com or find us on Facebook at /leatherman.

Contact:
Amy May
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc
amymay@jamcollective.net
415-839-7546

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