Top Rated Multitool for the Sportsman: SOG PowerDuo PD02N-CP
SOG is noted for their military equipment and the PowerDuo PD02N-CP lives up to hype. Equal parts knife and pliers, with the required other tools: flat and Phillips screwdrivers, can opener and bottle opener, and even tweezers and a toothpick.
A good knifeblade is key for the outdoorsman and the 2.9 inch blade on the PowerDuo is a full inch longer than many competitor multitools. 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.
The PowerDuo has SOG’s signature Compound Leverage pliers with one-handed flip opening capability. At 6.3 oz, the SOG PowerDuo is best carried in the nylon sheath and includes a pocket clip for everyday carry.
Top Rated Multitool for the Handyman: SOG PowerLock EOD 2.0 V-Cutter
SOG’s patented Compound Leverage technology uses interlocking gears to increase leverage – SOG pliers generate twice as much torque for the same amount of hand pressure compared to conventional multitools. Packed with 18 tools, 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 lifesafer by cutting seat belts in emergency situations.
The SOG PowerLock is 4.6 inches long when folded and extends to 7 inches when opened. At 9.6 oz, the PowerLock is easily carried in the included ballistic nylon sheath with leather belt loop.