This user-installed modification normally replaces the Philips and Pry-tool implements on the tool. Once installed, the tool folds into the frame of the Free series tool, including any attached bit (up to 30 mm long).
(Not compatible with the FREE T4)
The magnet needs to be purchased separately.
The recommended magnets are 1/8" Diameter x 1/4" Long neodymium magnets. (or 3mm x 6mm). I recommend purchasing a N52 rated magnet for maximum strength. The magnets do not interfere with the existing magnet inside the tool. The following magnets are recommended:
Installing the magnets:If you already watched the video, please note that you shouldn't need to hammer in the magnets in. I have tweaked the design to allow a bit more space.
The parts are made by bonding stainless steel powder. The resulting part is sintered and impregnated with bronze to fully meld the two metals together.
Because a powder is used: Some internal areas of the part may end up with stuck powder that needs to be cleared away using drill bits or files.
If your part has an excessive amount of stuck powder, or filled holes, contact me with a photo of your part for a replacement. This must be done within 7 days for me to get a replacement from Shapeways.
The part is similar to a casting, and shrinks a small amount during processing. The CAD model has been designed to compensate for this, but some manual filing may be needed on some parts if the parts fit too tight or bind. Use a needle file to clean up any burrs or places that are sticking.
The material is stainless steel, so diamond needle files may be required. The mounting hole may require reaming using a drill bit capable of handling stainless steel. A 1/8" or 3.2mm drill bit may be used for this task.
The tool must be taken apart to install this modification. Any warranty concerns are entirely up to the user.
Yes! The Bit holder is 0.26" thick. The same thickness as the Phillips + Package opener.
If you want to keep either of those thicker implements, then you can move it to the other side of the tool and replace two of the thinner implements.
FREE P4 stack-up:
FREE P2 stack-up:
This list will update depending on the options selected
● One 3D Printed flat bit holder
● One 3D Printed 4mm bit holder
● Leatherman Tool
● Driver Bits