I am in too. Stand is the latest car boot find.
Lego TIE fighter
So far so good with the PPP, there are some definite design flaws but for me I can see this tool working out quite well. The compound leverage did seem to increase the force that could be applied but I couldn't really tell by how much. All the hard wire I have available was able to be cut by both the Charge TTI and Vic Spirit. So I had to move the goal posts a bit. I searched through the odds and ends bin of nails and screws and found a hard nail that I couldn't cut with both the Spirit and the Charge using one hand only. Then I tried the PPP (with a bandana wrapped around the handles ) and was able to cut it one handed with even a bit of strength left to spare. Nice and with no damage to the cutters I'm a believer now
Yep, I gotta say, this is my first SOG product of any kind and I'm pleasantly surprised. The only real what-the-smurf moment I've had with it was using the "can opener". Seriously it wasn't just blunt there was 1/32 of an inch of visible flat edge on it I put a quick edge on it with a DMT extra-extra coarse hone and was actually able to fully open a can. It still needs another 5 - 10 minutes of sharpening for it to become truly useful. I have a saw on order from SOG and was planning to swap the blade for the saw but looking closely as I close the tool, it almost appears that there is enough room to squeeze in a saw and a blade in the same side. Is the possible
How does the saw work for you? Looking at the pics it looks quite well designed.
Well I received a saw for the PPP this weekend. I put it in next to the blade and found I could only close the tool by pressing the saw over just slightly while folding it. This was an unacceptable comprise for me. But then I got to thinking that if I swapped the positions of the saw and blade (saw being the outermost tool) then the taper of the knife tip might allow the pliers head to clear. I tried this and it does basically work. If you look closely as you fold it you can see the pliers head just clear the tip of the knife and then push it out of the way very slightly. It may scratch the tip of the knife blade over time but shouldn't dull or blunt it. If SOG would just make the handle a little bit thicker it would easily accommodate two long tools per side.