SOG PowerDuo Multi Tool Review

5.0 rating

The SOG PowerDuo PDO2N-CP is GSA approved, meeting strict US government standards for quality – not surprising given SOGs military background. The PowerDuo is centered around the two main tools, the knife and the pliers, while still including the requisite other tools you expect from a multitool.

Our Hands-On Review

SOG’s Compound Leverage technology uses toothed gears for increased gripping and cutting power that you won’t find on other multitools. The jaws have a nice needlenose tip that is long and slender enough to reach into tight spaces with authority. Even after heavy use, the pliers jaws maintain their alignment and mesh together perfectly. The PowerDuo pliers are smooth and strong with one-handed flip opening capability and wire cutters near the pivot.

A good knife blade is key for the outdoorsman and the 2.9 inch blade on the PowerDuo is larger than on many multitools. The cutting edge is nearly straight (not perfectly straight like on the Gerber Bear Grylls multi tool or the Gerber Diesel Black multitool) but with only a slight curve before reaching the point. With thumb holes for one handed opening and 9CR18MOV steel with RC. 58-60 hardness the SOG PowerDuo blade keeps a long lasting and durable edge. With the blade folded, the SOG PowerDuo is 4.3 inches long and with the blade opened it is 6.2 inch overall length.

At 6.3 oz, the SOG PowerDuo can be carried using the pocket clip on the multitool or using the included ballistic nylon sheath. The sheath itself includes a rigid pocket clip/belt lop on the back and closes securely with the velcro flap. The PowerDuo PD02N-CP is a best rated multi tool pick for the sportsman from Gifts for Guys – 5 Top Rated Multitools.

  • Blade length: 2.9 in
  • Closed length: 4.3 in
  • Weight: 6.3 oz
  • Pocket clip: yes
  • One-handed: yes

Official Tool List as provided by SOG

  1. straight edge knife blade
  2. needlenose pliers
  3. hard-wire cutters
  4. medium flat screwdriver
  5. small flat screwdriver
  6. Philips screwdriver
  7. crimper
  8. bottle opener
  9. can opener
  10. tweezers
  11. toothpick

Dan Sawyer

I'm the guy behind Multi Tool Mountain. I grew up in Wisconsin with a love for the outdoors. I currently live in Texas with my family where DIY home improvement projects keep my and my multi tools busy.

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