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Who has a Powerful Pete? 19416

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Who has a Powerful Pete?
« on: August 08, 2009, 03:24:51 PM »
I saw this pic over in the SAKtivities and wondered about it and who else has one.

I know that PeteB has one (after all I stoled his pic). I found one in ebay and while at a pawn shop yesterday
someone came in with a box with individual baggies filled with "JUNK".

Among this JUNK he has a Craftsman and a Powerful Pete 4 way screwdriver, looking at them he asked me
if I was interested and I remembered the pic from SOSAK so I said yes.

"Five dollars each!?" I held up the Craftsman and told him, "You can buy these all day long at Sears for 99 cents."
with that he put his stuff away.

Figuring that my life wouldn't be changed much if I didn't own it I just went on looking at other stuff.
After about 30 mins. he tells me "How about $2 for both of them."

I took that deal.   Looking up the company name I couldn't find anything so I figured I would ask the "EXPERTS".

Who owns or knows anything about this company or Powerful Pete?

Here is one on ebay.   http://cgi.ebay.com/Pocket-Screwdriver-HC-Cook-Co.-Ansonia-CT-Powerful-Pete_W0QQitemZ130322345922QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090802?IMSfp=TL090802132004r18660

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Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 03:31:46 PM »
Very interesting Aaron. I've seen different versions of those flat/circular screwdrivers over the years, but never a Powerful Pete. Hopefully someone comes along soon with some info. :)

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No Life Club Posts: 2,149 WIFE APPROVED
Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 04:46:26 PM »
Very interesting Aaron. I've seen different versions of those flat/circular screwdrivers over the years, but never a Powerful Pete. Hopefully someone comes along soon with some info. :)

I knew I couldn't count on you that is why I said the "Experts" :pok: :D
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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 04:50:03 PM »
No, I can't help either.

Was that style of driver ever common in the UK.  I've never seen one in all my car boot sale rummagings.

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 04:53:52 PM »
My great grandma has a pete under the kitchen sink in a jar of nuts and bolts. I remember playing with it when i was a kid    early 1980's

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009, 05:05:39 PM »
My great grandma has a pete under the kitchen sink in a jar of nuts and bolts. I remember playing with it when i was a kid    early 1980's

Wow, you made me feel old. :D
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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009, 05:33:51 PM »
I have a similiar one that is from Sears...but never a powerful pete

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 07:12:03 PM »
I wish they were still available :(

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 07:18:46 PM »
No, I can't help either.

Was that style of driver ever common in the UK.  I've never seen one in all my car boot sale rummagings.

I don't think it ever was common here, if here at all.

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2009, 07:30:40 PM »
I have the same exact one. I found it in a thrift store. I don't know any info on it though.

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2009, 07:36:27 PM »
I have a Craftsman version of that design, can't say I've ever seen a Powerful Pete anywhere :think:


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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2009, 08:06:03 PM »
I have the new craftsman(lower quality) one and its with a P51.

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2009, 02:03:33 AM »
I wish they were still available :(

The fourway drivers are still available; check near the checkout counters around Christmas. :)

Anyway, I don't have a Powerful Pete, but I did find one at a flea market that has the four leaf clover on it. :D
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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2009, 04:19:01 AM »
Keep the craftsman one in my wallet. Had it there now soing on 15 years.

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2009, 05:41:15 AM »
I have a Sears one somewhere in my basement.  Never heard of Powerful Pete before...

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2009, 11:26:24 PM »
For what its worth if a tool sells well usually Craftsman will have a company put its name on their tool and sell it at Kmart or Sears so the craftsman 4 in 1 tools maybe rebranded Powerful Petes.

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009, 10:28:02 PM »
I've got mine now, and it a superb bit of kit :)

It could certainly get you out of a bit of trouble I reckon :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2009, 11:39:10 PM »
I've got mine now, and it a superb bit of kit :)

It could certainly get you out of a bit of trouble I reckon :)

I forgot to mention "DON'T STICK IT IN AN OUTLET".  I hope that I am not too late. :bnghd:

I knew I should have included a waiver (you are 18 or older right?) ;)
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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2009, 01:43:40 AM »
Like most here, I have the Craftsman one, not the Powerful Pete.  I use mine all the time.  As a screw driver, a scraper, a prybar, anything I don't want to use my knife for.  Works like a charm, and other then recessed screws, I have yet to come across a situation where I couldn't use it as a driver.
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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2009, 03:57:00 AM »
I've got mine now, and it a superb bit of kit :)

It could certainly get you out of a bit of trouble I reckon :)

I forgot to mention "DON'T STICK IT IN AN OUTLET".  I hope that I am not too late. :bnghd:

I knew I should have included a waiver (you are 18 or older right?) ;)


Not to worry, if he's under 18, he will take full responsibility. ;) :D

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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2009, 04:15:16 AM »
Here is a shot of the Powerful Pete that I have .

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2009, 07:32:51 AM »
I've got mine now, and it a superb bit of kit :)

It could certainly get you out of a bit of trouble I reckon :)

I forgot to mention "DON'T STICK IT IN AN OUTLET".  I hope that I am not too late. :bnghd:

I knew I should have included a waiver (you are 18 or older right?) ;)


Not to worry, if he's under 18, he will take full responsibility. ;) :D
Yep I'm composing a confessional thread in the Break Room right now :-[ :D :D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,235 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2009, 03:40:49 PM »
I've got mine now, and it a superb bit of kit :)

It could certainly get you out of a bit of trouble I reckon :)

I forgot to mention "DON'T STICK IT IN AN OUTLET".  I hope that I am not too late. :bnghd:

I knew I should have included a waiver (you are 18 or older right?) ;)


Not to worry, if he's under 18, he will take full responsibility. ;) :D

HA!  If mike's under 18 he's had a very tough paper-round. :P

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2009, 03:56:52 PM »


HA!  If mike's under 18 he's had a very tough paper-round. :P
Nice! :twak: :D
« Last Edit: February 27, 2019, 03:46:29 PM by Aloha »

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2009, 04:15:27 PM »
Here is a shot of the Powerful Pete that I have .
(Image removed from quote.)

Mine Craftsman came like this.  See how the edges are rounded?  I used the diamond file on my Wave to square them off.  Get a better bite into the screws that way.
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Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2009, 04:19:21 PM »
Don't do that to yours Mike or you'll get nicked for having a ninja throwing star.  :D

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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,235 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2009, 04:58:04 PM »


HA!  If mike's under 18 he's had a very tough paper-round. :P
Nice! :twak: :D


What are you complaining about?  You're still younger than me. :'(
« Last Edit: February 27, 2019, 03:49:39 PM by Aloha »

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2009, 10:13:13 PM »
Don't do that to yours Mike or you'll get nicked for having a ninja throwing star.  :D
:rofl: :rofl:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2009, 10:13:33 PM »


What are you complaining about?  You're still younger than me. :'(
Isn't everyone :think: :D
« Last Edit: February 27, 2019, 03:50:00 PM by Aloha »

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,235 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Who has a Powerful Pete?
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2009, 12:57:30 PM »


 :twak: >:( :D
« Last Edit: February 27, 2019, 03:50:19 PM by Aloha »

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