SOG PowerLock Multi Tool Review

5.0 rating

The SOG PowerLock EOD 2.0 V-Cutter B63-N draws on SOG’s military background to deliver a high quality tool with high performance characteristics that is GSA approved. With 18 tools in the full size package the PowerLock 2.0 can handle a wide variety of situations, making it a top rated multi tool for the handyman in our Gifts for Guys – 5 Top Rated Multitools article.

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 – SOG pliers generate twice as much torque for the same amount of hand pressure. 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 PowerLock 2.0 pliers are smooth and strong with one-handed flip opening capability and wire cutters near the pivot.

SOG’s Double Tooth Saw design gives optimal performance by allowing the saw to grip while also reducing friction. Essential equipment for all outdoorsmen. The SOG PowerLock is the perfect multitool for the handyman because the individual components can be switched out – simply purchase the parts, disassemble the PowerLock and swap in the new items. The ability to disassemble the multitool is also a great feature for cleaning after using the SOG PowerLock in wet, gritty, or greasy situations.

SOG was the first company to include a 1/4 inch bit driver on their folding multitool and it greatly increases the utility of the SOG PowerLock. With the optional adapter, the PowerLock is compatible with all specialty (Torx, hex, socket, etc) that use standard 1/4 inch bits. The V-Cutter safely opens those frustrating plastic clam-shell packages and boxes, cuts cord and fishing lines, and can be a lifesaver by cutting seat belts in emergency situations.

Technical Specs

At 9.6 oz, the SOG PowerLock 2.0 is easily carried on a belt using the included ballistic nylon sheath. The sheath itself includes a rigid pocket clip/belt loop on the back and closes securely with a velcro flap.

  • Blade length: 3.0 in
  • Closed length: 4.6 in
  • Weight: 9.6 oz
  • Pocket clip: yes (on sheath)
  • One-handed: yes (pliers), knife blades are not one-hand accessible

Official Tool List from SOG

  1. 3 inch 1/2 serrated knife blade
  2. needlenose pliers
  3. hard-wire cutters
  4. 1/4 inch drive
  5. large flat screwdriver
  6. medium flat screwdriver
  7. small flat screwdriver
  8. Philips screwdriver
  9. 3 sided file
  10. crimper
  11. bottle opener
  12. can opener
  13. wood saw
  14. ruler
  15. awl
  16. bolt grip channel

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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