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Skeletoolish 878

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« on: April 25, 2017, 01:27:45 AM »
There is a Skeletool style tool being sold on eBay for under $10. I decided to get one to see how it compares to the real thing. It arrived today and here are some side by side pictures:

On the face they look similar. The knockoff (left) is wider and has poorer fit and finish.

The back is much the same as above: OK but not great.

Edge on:

When opened to the pliers, The knockoff has a hold open spring - this does prevent it from closing completely.

The knockoff has only one driver bit - slot blade, small Phillips and they are held in by a magnet instead of the mechanical lock on the Skeletool. The Leatherman bits fit the knockoff, but not vice/versa.

Instead of a second bit the knockoff has a saw blade. Note that the knife blades (knockoff-plain edge; Skeletool combo) of both have frame locks, but the saw blade does not.

All in all, it looks like it should function OK, comes with a nylon sheath and is worth $10, but it isn't the quality of a Leatherman Skeletool.

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Re: Skeletoolish
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 05:10:58 AM »
Thanks for the pics and write up.   :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,851 Hook enthusiast
Re: Skeletoolish
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 09:10:32 AM »
+1, it doesn't seem like total junk.  :cheers:

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Re: Skeletoolish
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 03:45:31 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  :salute:
I've never seen this one. For $10 it doesn't look half bad. A bit crude, but much better than what you'd expect.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,980 Tactical Desk Jockey
Re: Skeletoolish
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 07:41:00 AM »
It is a Skelefool, every edge of it is sharp except the knife.
Be careful with it.

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Re: Skeletoolish
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 12:29:31 PM »
does this cheapo come in CX Version too?   :D

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Re: Skeletoolish
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2017, 10:31:55 PM »

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Re: Skeletoolish
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 08:17:05 AM »
It is hideous and beautiful at the same time.
It reminds me of a clone of the original wave many years ago in a local store. I almost wish i had one just for giggles.
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Re: Skeletoolish
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 08:39:01 PM »
an average person wouldnt know the difference, but deffinetly not a leatherman

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Re: Skeletoolish
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 11:28:40 AM »

It seems an interesting tool for the price, but I can not find it for sale in any of the usual sites (ebay, ali) does anyone have a link?


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