SOG PowerLock 2.0 EOD
Having never owned a serious multi-tool before, I…
Price Paid: $40
Having never owned a serious multi-tool before, I didn't know what to expect. I had dabbled with my brother's various Gerber and Leatherman tools, I knew what I didn't want in a multitool. I bought this tool on a whim because of its excellent sale price and researching the SOG brand was confident I would get a great product.
I didn't have a long time to get acquainted with this tool because I lost it a mere 6 months after owning it. That being said, it performed great while I had it. I used it a few times while fishing and various odds and ends while living in Florida.
It did a great job with everything I threw at it, and being able to take it fully apart for cleaning was a big plus. All of the blades were crazy sharp and I even used the VCut on a whim which although not seemingly useful was also quite sharp.
I am planning on replacing this with an identical multitool as soon as I find it on sale again. It will supplement my SOG folding knife which is excellent.
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Welcome to the next generation of our best-selling PowerLock! Like the original,the newest generation includes patented gear driven Compound Leverage, one-handed flip opening, a multitude of easy to access tools. New to this generation are several key features: First, a larger plier head with larger cutting surface... cutting with compound leverage just got better! Also notice a stream-lined look, thanks to gear covers for added comfort and safety. Lastly, SOG is introducing its very own locking mechanism, the Piano-Lock; For the first time, you can lock each component individually! Other new features now incorporated into all EOD PowerLocks are the addition of a hard wire cutter and a C-4 Punch (which is also useful as a marlin spike, tool scribe, and glass breaker).