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Freenut Nut Tool with Palm Prote

Average Rating = 2.80/5 Average Rating : 2.80 out of 5
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The Freenut from Metolius is designed for free-climbing and features an ergonomic palm protector for pain-free extraction. Hardened steel and precision construction will get out just about any stuck anchor.

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terrible 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: climb_welsford, 2010-11-21

This nut tool is terrible. The curved shaft makes it virtually impossible to deliver a good straight jab. The built-in binner and padding is nice but useless if the tool can't do the job. If this had a straight shaft it would be gold.

Solidly built and excellent quality 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: ja1484, 2007-05-25

A very nice nut tool. As with all things Metolius, it's built to a burly standard and feels *solid*. By comparison, I can pick up BD's nut tool and flex it with my hands - not so with the Freenut. Very rigid, and thicker than other nut tools on the market. The hollowed sections in front of the clip portion help save weight and provide an excellent area to attach a keep cord.
Drawbacks: The palm protector is nice, but could stand to be a tad wider. It's still a little uncomfortable to pound on full force, but it is an upgrade from most nut tools.
It's also a tad heavier than most other tools, but not enough to exceed the JND (just noticable difference), so it might as well not be.
So, not perfect, but very well made and worthy of anyone's dollars.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: hosh, 2005-08-31

Yeah, the sissy palm padder is just an extra source of weight, but this nut-tool has a thinner head than any other tool out there. I've got a BD tool and one of those chincy free Mgear sends you if you spend too much money... The Metolius tool gets the most action on my rack, just because it's the most effective at removing gear due to the thinner profile of the tip. I think (though you really don't need the "protection" it offers) it's an excellent tool. Just get the other Metolius tool, it's a better deal.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: speedywon, 2005-04-25

The integrated biner and palm protector are great features. If it wasn't so heavy I'd give in a 5.

Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: rockmaninoff, 2004-08-24

This is the only product I have rated that I do not own. I want to chime in and say that this is the wussiest nut tool out there. Why not make a tool with a leather handle and a monogrammed shaft? A titanium tool with liquid crystal display? I don't want to pay twenty bucks for a palm padder and a built in biner. I have never had a hard time cleaning pro with a "normal" tool, and have seen supposedly "fixed" gear cleaned with one pop of a fist. If I were so concerned about about a little hand pain, I wouldn't be a climber. When this product costs six bucks, I'll think about it.

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