Leatherman Response to our current "problem" with measurements/bits
- Here we go - official response from Leatherman
Jodi, you and the other testers have identified an inconsistency in
the way we are presenting our information. The hex bit in question is
indeed .050", not mm. Some of our literature includes the inch
designation, some (including several of our Web site pages) does not.
We'll be updating anything that lists this item (catalogs, user's
guides, Web sites, etc."); imprinting on the bit itself is unlikely to
change. These updates should help international users, as our user's
guides are printed in four languages, and a fifth of our Web site
visitors are from outside the United States.
We're aware of a number of typical applications for the .050" hex bit,
* Hobbies such as radio-controlled cars, slot cars and model airplanes.
* Electric guitar hardware.
* Other musical instrument electronics.
* Dental equipment.
* Some bicycle seats.
* Rifle scope accessories.
* Thermal imaging cameras.
* Machine vision systems (i.e., industrial cameras)
* Some water pumps, such as on aircraft with kitchens and/or lavatories.
* Cord tension adjustment on vertical blinds.
There are certainly others. Like everything else about a Leatherman
tool, you'll be prepared for the unexpected circumstance where that
may be the exact bit size you need.
Contents of the Bit Kit accessory are detailed here:
Note that some of these bits are already included with your Charge, so
you'd want to consider those as back-up/replacement bits.
I hope that helps with your testing! Thanks for the inquiry.
Mark R. Baker
Public Relations Manager
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
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