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Thumb Tab for the FREE T2 or T4 3d printed One thumb tab per order

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One thumb tab per order
Thumb Tab for the FREE T2 or T4 3d printed One thumb tab per order
Thumb Tab for the FREE T2 or T4 3d printed One thumb tab per order

Not a Photo

Thumb Tab for the FREE T2 or T4 3d printed
Thumb Tab for the FREE T2 or T4 3d printed

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Thumb Tab for the FREE T2 or T4

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Product Description
These thumb tab fit the Leatherman FREE T2 or T4.
Also see here if your looking for thumb tabs for other Leatherman products.

If you own a Leatherman T2 or T4 then you know that the blades are sometimes difficult to grip. Or even impossible to deploy with gloves on. These sturdy nylon thumb tabs are designed to solve the problem.

The Thumb-Tab is custom designed. Taking into account the blade thickness and fit in the tool. The tab rises up a small amount above the surface of the tool. Dots on the tools echo the finish on the surface of the tool.

Select from nine available colors. 

The tabs have a lightly textured surface, and provide a good grip. The nylon material is porous, and will darken if exposed to grime. Select a black color if you believe this will be an issue. The nylon material is heat resistant, strong, and long lasting. 

Attaching the tabs:
The tabs are designed to be held in place using either super-glue or two small set screws.

Super glue method:
Use super-glue (cyanoacrylate). You will also need Acetone to clean up any overflow of glue.

To install: Insert the tabs into the blade, ensuring they sit flush with surface of the blade. Flip the blade over and apply a drop of super glue to the seam between the blade and the tab. The glue will absorb into the plastic, and also into the seam. If any glue gets onto the blade, wait about twenty seconds, and gently clean using a lint-free cloth with a small mount of Acetone applied to it.

Removing super glued thumb tabs:
Click here to watch the video showing how to remove the thumb-tabs.

Acetone can be applied to the back of the tab using a cotton swab soaked in acetone.  Allow the actone to absorb into the nylon, then wait about thirty seconds before pushing the tab out from the back side. Clean up any glue residue using more acetone.

 You can also soften the glue by  gently heating up the blade to above 120°C. The nylon does not melt until over 200°C. (Do not apply heat directly to the plastic).

Screw method:
You will need to source your own screws: Due to the way Shapeways works I cannot include the screws with your order. The specs on the six set screws are M2x4mm set screws  or #1-72 thread, 5/32" long

These can be found at a good hardware shop that carrys small screws, as well as eBay and
A 0.035" size hex driver is needed for the above #1-72 screws. McMaster part number: ​7122A12
A 0.9mm size hex driver is needed for the above M2 screws. McMaster part number: ​7289A32

Custom Colors:

If you want a color not available above, you can dye the parts using any permanent marker color you wish. Simply order the thumb tabs in white, and color them yourself. The Nylon material is pourous and holds onto color well. They may also be dyed using any fabric dye compatible with Nylon. (Polyamide ).

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