SOG Powerlock


Type: Multitool
Blade: 117mm
Lock: N/A
Avg Price: $69.00
Overall
6.0
Quality
7.0
Ergonomics
6.0
Value
6.0

Based on 2 User Reviews

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Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
8
Value
10
-Price Paid: $69.00
-Used for Other
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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I work as a heavy equipment mechanic and have owned Leatherman (my first), Gerber (least liked), victornox (on par with leatherman) and Sog (most owned and used).
I have multiple iterations of the sog power plier (including a non-patented " first edition") and it has outlasted all other multitools I have owned.
The first thing that stands out is the gear mechanism, which not only compounds leverage applied to the handles but also allows the tool to be used in semi-closed position (perfect for confined spaces and applying more pressure). This gear feature also allows the tool to easily be opened one handed.
The ability to change out accessory tools is ingenious and user friendly. I am not a big fan of the "piano key" style lockback that newer versions are equipped with; prefer the solid one piece lockback.leather sheaths are not much thing, preferring the nylon as it is more favorable in my working environments. I truly favor their neoprene (not released) that allows the too to be mounted in a number of positions (vetical or horizontally).

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Overall
2
Quality
4
Ergonomics
4
Value
2
-Price Paid: $69.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months

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I bought the PowerLock for every day carry. I do HVAC and general maintenance. The fourth time I used the phillips screw driver it broke off at the shank. I emailed SOG and they said I could BUY the replacement bit on their website. I responded that have owned and used Gerber and Victornox multi tool/survival knives for over 25 years and never had a failure like this and the repair should be on their dime. I never heard from them again. The knife has been in my lunch box ever since. Today I looked at it and the bolt that holds the pliers together had come loose and feel out. What a piece! SOG should stick to what they know and not multi tools. A little customer service might go a long way as well.


Comment by demon85z   04/09/2016
Bought this multi tool in Iraq. .served me well an entire deployment. ..been on my side 8 years now and I finally managed to snap off the plier (using it not as intented) completely my fault...mailed the knife to sog with a warranty card filled out...2 weeks later I got my tool back with new updated pliers...updated screwdriver..replaced the clip on the 1/4in driver I lost years ago and replaced one of the handle covers I'd lost...they sharpened everything and oiled it..all i payed was the shipping to them..6 dollars i believe...what more can you ask from a company...i was issued gerber after gerber and refused to use them...i would break something in a matter of days...the pliers had no grip to them either...nothing to multiply your force like the sog gears do...to each their own and stick to what you know and trust but personally I'd shed a tear if my sog ever got lost or stolen.

Comment by SOCK.com   12/31/2011
You got a Gerber and a Victorinox that did the job 25 years without fail - Why not stick to them.If you're unhappy about the way things went, ignore phone customer service, send them your tool with a copy of your warranty and a polite letter concerning whats wrong with your item.
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