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Powerfist Freestyle? 2533

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,445 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Powerfist Freestyle?
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:57:10 PM »
I picked this one up a couple of weeks ago at Princess Auto for a whopping $4.99.  It looks like a cheap copy of a Freestyle.



What's that I hear?  You are saying "But Def, that looks more like a Skeletool or Style since it has a carabiner!  The Freestyle doesn't have a carabiner or screwdriver!"  And you'd be right to say that.

Mostly.

The production Freestyle has no screwdriver or carabiner, but the original pre-production version had both, as these pics from SHOT 2008 will reveal:





This particular copy has a solid mount screwdriver like the pre-production Freestyle, although the screwdriver in this case is a Phillips and not a bizarre modified flathead that should also fit some/most Phillips screws like the one Leatherman put on the Freestyle.



The info card in the clam pack also makes some interesting claims:



Saw?  I need to see this!  See saw:



Really?  The front of the bottle opener has a few chunks taken out of it and they classify that as a saw?  Wow.

The blade is at least stylish and not the usual generic blade X that you find on these kinds of things.  It seems reasonably sharp out of the pack, but I imaging that would change quickly if it had to cut its way out of the packaging.



And, this monstrosity also comes with a "sheath" although I am tempted to take the "H" away and just refer to it as a piece of sheat.



The good news is that this thing actually does have a fairly good amount of snap right out of the package.  We'll see if that lasts any time mind you, but it actually feels like it might be almost useful.  For a few minutes.  For light tasks.  Maybe.



Overall I guess it was worth $5, but then that might just be because I don't drink coffee and there wasn't a Starbucks nearby.  If there was and I did I think my $5 would have ended up somewhere a lot more useful.   :whistle:

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 3,652
Re: Powerfist Freestyle?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 10:54:35 PM »
It should give you decades of good service, and the good people at Power Fist know how to make a sheath that will last a lifetime.  The exposed plier spring is quite innovative, and no doubt will be copied by Leatherman some day.  Enjoy!

Hero Member Posts: 620 Haven't smoked since 17/05-14 7.10 PM - 28/03-16
Re: Powerfist Freestyle?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 11:12:19 PM »
Look what I found! The True Utility ClipTool!

Perhaps a copy of a copy?...  :facepalm:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,256 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Powerfist Freestyle?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 02:24:27 AM »
That looks familiar...give me a minute. I have to dig something out.

A little Leatherman information.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,256 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Powerfist Freestyle?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 02:33:27 AM »
Found it...meet the Rolson from the UK. This came as a set. No sheath. From the looks of yours...that might not be such a bad thing. :D










A little Leatherman information.

Leatherman series articles
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,445 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Powerfist Freestyle?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 03:30:51 AM »
I see you have a "saw" on yours as well Dan!

Def

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Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,256 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Powerfist Freestyle?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 04:26:19 AM »
Yeah...I would have never guessed that was a saw. See, I learn new things everyday. :D

A little Leatherman information.

Leatherman series articles
No Life Club Posts: 3,032 Lifelike and remarkably self similar
Re: Powerfist Freestyle?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 08:01:49 PM »
The saw looks more like a serrated steak knife with a can opener.

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,445 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Powerfist Freestyle?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2014, 02:13:38 AM »
You give it more credit than I do!

Def

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Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Full Member Posts: 201
Re: Powerfist Freestyle?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2014, 12:15:42 AM »
AKA the True Utility Clip Tool in Kampfers thread too.

What is so difficult about making a better formed cross head driver in the cheap tools!


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