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Leatherman FREE T4 Review – A 12 in 1 Utility Multi Tool for EDC

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Leatherman has been at the forefront in the multi-tool industry, introducing new designs and tool features to make life easier and more convenient to accomplish daily tasks for their customers. Towards this end, they launched their unique Free collection and the Leatherman FREE T4 is a part of this series. The Leatherman Free T4 is a super-light multi-tool, built with cutting edge technological improvements to aid you in your daily tasks.

Features

  • 12 tools in one
  • Magnetic revolutionary technology that ensure smooth opening and closing
  • Easy to Operate – opens with only one hand and all tools are accessible from the outside
  • Unique Safety Lock- that allows you to use the implements with confidence
  • Lightweight and Compact- weighs only 4.3 oz and is 3.6 inches long
  • Removable Pocket Clip
  • 25 year warranty

Let’s take a look at all the features in detail.

12 Tools in One

  • 420HC Knife
  • Spring-action Scissors
  • Pry Tool
  • Package Opener
  • Awl
  • Bottle Opener
  • Wood/Metal File
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Medium Screwdriver
  • Small Screwdriver
  • Extra-small Screwdriver
  • Tweezers

Magnetic Revolutionary Technology

Leatherman has incorporated new technology in its Free collection and the Free T4 also has these features included. The main aspect of this technology is that it ensures smooth opening and closing of the tools, which makes it more convenient to use for customers. Moreover, this smooth functioning ensures less wear and tear over the years due to less friction.

Easy to Operate

The Leatherman Free T4 makes it ultra-easy to open the tools, with simply one push of a thumb. Previously, it had been very difficult to pry open multi-tools, requiring excessive use of fingernails and sometimes even resulting in broken fingernails. Additionally, all 12 tools are accessible from outside, which means users will not have to go through the hassle of opening the whole body for using one particular tool.

Unique Safety Lock

Coupled with the magnetic technology and one-thumb operation, Leatherman’s Free T4 has a unique safety lock as well, which gives the users confidence that the tool will not move while being used.

Lightweight and Compact

On their website, Leatherman markets the Free T4 by claiming: “The T4 proves once and for all that big things do come in small packages”. As far as the weight and size is concerned, the T4 does live up to this promise. It provides 12 useful tools in a surprisingly small body of 4.3 oz weight and 3.6 inches long.

Removable Pocket Clip

An important feature in this small yet sturdy multi-tool is the removable pocket clip, which means you can wear the Leatherman Free T4 multi-tool in your pocket and easily carry it around.

25 Year Warranty

Leatherman promises to replace any product with a defect, within 25 years, which shows how secure it is to buy their products. The Free T4 also comes with this guarantee, surely something which will put buyers at ease while considering to buy.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lightweight and compact body, which makes it highly convenient to carry for daily use
  • Improvements in design ensure smooth opening and closing
  • Single handed operation
  • 25 year warranty
Cons
  • The body is a little on the thick side with 0.69 inches of thickness

Leatherman FREE T4 Review – Conclusion

The Leatherman Free T4 is meant to be an introductory gadget for anyone interested in buying a multi-tool for the first time. All 12 tools in this multi-tool are purposefully built to provide ease in any odd jobs around the house or office. To create more simplicity in operation, Leatherman has introduced new architectural features such as the magnetic locking system and the thumb-operable lock, so that any new user is eased while performing their desired tasks.

However, Leatherman has still left some room for improvement in the form of the design, such as the thickness which could be decreased to make it easier to fit in pockets. After all, Leatherman is advertising this multi-tool with the tagline: “maximum utility, minimum space”. However, the pocket clip needs to be more secure. In conclusion of this review of Leatherman Free T4, as a daily go-to multi-tool, the T4 qualifies but for high maintenance jobs, the other gadgets in the Free collection (K and P series) are a more expensive but better buy.

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