Christmas will be here in just five short weeks, and since COVID-19 will be forcing most of us to do our holiday shopping online, you better get it done early! We all know that shipping can get delayed, and an IOU is the worst gift to receive.
Here is our go-to list of engraved tools to give to your most-deserving customers and employees this holiday season:
There doesn’t need to be a national holiday to remind us all that buying engraved pocket knivesmade in the USA is one of the best ways to support our country. There are so many benefits, including but not limited to:
Up-close quality control
Less transportation & fuel costs
Increased jobs for Americans
So today, on National Manufacturing Day, don’t forget to support our local companies and workers and buy products made in the USA.
If Leatherman® multi tools are new to you, the huge variety of styles may have your head spinning. “Why are there so many sizes and models”, you might say. To find the perfect engraved Leatherman tools for you, let’s start with a list of available functions. When you pick the functions that you need, then you can easily pick the best Leatherman® for your needs.
Are scissors important to you? There are several models that have that function. What about pliers? Some of the models don’t have pliers, so you can stay away from them. What about a blister package opener? Here’s an extensive list to help you on your way to finding the perfect multi tool for you.
420HC Stainless Steel Clip Point Combo Straight/Serrated Knife
154CM Replaceable Wire Cutters
154CM Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
Stranded Wire Cutters
Replaceable Cutting Hook
Bolt Override Tool
Replaceable Firearm Disassembly Punch
Replaceable Carbon Scraper
Cleaning Rod/Brush Adapters
Large Bit Driver
Blister package opener
Phillips screw driver
Flat head screw driver
By the way, if you need all of the first 17 functions, the Leatherman Mut is what you should order.
The week is well underway, you’re probably knee-deep in your to-do lists and anticipating the weekend.
But have you given any thought to all of the hard-working farmers and ranchers throughout our country? This week is Farm Safety & Health Week, and those essential workers definitely deserve some recognition and thanks for working in such a dangerous field.
Did you know…
It’s the most dangerous work sector in America (23.4 deaths per 100,000)
Our farmers and ranchers truly are essential workers
2017 Census of Agriculture says there are 3.4 million agricultural producers in America
Leatherman wins hands down, for introducing the “FREE” line of engraved tools. The coolest feature of these tools is the way you open and close each element. You don’t have to use your finger nails! You just use your finger pads. The secret is subtle. It involves magnets strategically placed in the tool to keep the elements closed. There are 2 models of knives (available in silver or black),
Starting in 2019, Leatherman has now (in 2020) released their entire new line. FREE Leatherman Engraved Tools. I visited their factory in 2013 and 2014. That’s when they started to plan this new line of “easier-to-use” multitools. Their plan was to make their tools more user friendly. The design engineers watched how the average customers used their tools, and asked them how the tools could be improved. One major factor was the task of using your fingernails to open each tool, using its “nail nick”. For hundreds of years, pocket knives have used nail nicks in the blades to grab the blade and open it. But what if you don’t have the right kind of fingernails? Or no fingernails? You were out of luck.
The engineering team focused on this opening function to make a better tool…one that is fun to use. The implements are easy to open and easy to close. You can, but you don’t have to use your fingernails. After you get the hang of it, you will find it is easier to use your finger pad to push against the tool flippers to open them. You can even open and close the parts of the FREE tools with one hand.
Leatherman has 3 styles of their new FREE tools. The P series (with pliers), the K series (a multi-knife), and the T series (the multi-tool without pliers).
I really don’t know how Leatherman came up with this name. Maybe you have a sense of freedom when you switch from a regular multi-tool to the new FREE series. You have the freedom of using your finger pad instead of your finger nails. Even when you release the lock, to put each implement away, your finger doesn’t suffer from a sharp edge of any release mechanism. The Leatherman FREE line is a whole new fun experience in using your favorite multi-tool.