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Paladin PT-540 23901

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2010, 01:13:03 AM »
for a long time I was really keen to finding me one of these (thing which held me back most was the limited availability and obscene price in the UK).

But that aside, if this had outside opening tools, I would probably have to get one (swapping out the electrician specific tools for more everyday ones of course).

Such a shame SOG continues with their all inside tools and silly handle flaps.
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2010, 04:34:33 AM »
for a long time I was really keen to finding me one of these (thing which held me back most was the limited availability and obscene price in the UK).

But that aside, if this had outside opening tools, I would probably have to get one (swapping out the electrician specific tools for more everyday ones of course).

Such a shame SOG continues with their all inside tools and silly handle flaps.

Indeed. :-\

(here's hoping for a Paladin PT-560 PowerAssist next year!) :cheers: ;)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2010, 06:27:12 AM »
I thought vic/bear has a patent on that so others can't use it?
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2010, 02:30:53 PM »
for a long time I was really keen to finding me one of these (thing which held me back most was the limited availability and obscene price in the UK).


they can be had for less than £100 on some sites in the UK, farnell tend to be expensive for this kind of thing.

I thought vic/bear has a patent on that so others can't use it?

I don't think so

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2010, 08:11:46 PM »
Indeed, it seems you can get it for £97 here:

http://www.markertek.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=PAL-PT540

BUT, that is still an exorbitant amount IMO. £75 would be the upper limit I would be willing to pay, maybe that is unrealistic.
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2010, 09:14:29 PM »
Bob, how does the tool compare to your other tools you may consider to EDC? As I have mentioned before, if I was to get one, I would swap out the electrician specific tools for more general ones.

How do you find the all inside tools, especially with the flappy panels, compared to e.g. the spirit or swisstool all outside tools, of the LM wave/charge/surge partially outside opening tools config?
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #66 on: January 13, 2010, 11:04:03 PM »

I don't think so

It's still not the same as all outside opening as vic/bear. One of the reasons vic bought bear was to obtain usage of that patent. Others can have similar but not the same way of tool arrangement.
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2010, 11:18:34 PM »
Indeed, it seems you can get it for £97 here:

http://www.markertek.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=PAL-PT540

BUT, that is still an exorbitant amount IMO. £75 would be the upper limit I would be willing to pay, maybe that is unrealistic.

I think it costs so much because it is such a specialised, high quality tool.  A Venn diagram of "network installers" and "people who carry multi-tools" probably doesn't have a great overlap.

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2010, 03:24:59 AM »
Bob, how does the tool compare to your other tools you may consider to EDC? As I have mentioned before, if I was to get one, I would swap out the electrician specific tools for more general ones.

How do you find the all inside tools, especially with the flappy panels, compared to e.g. the spirit or swisstool all outside tools, of the LM wave/charge/surge partially outside opening tools config?

Overall build quality is top notch, but it would never be a good EDC for me. :-\ The monstrous overall size is an immediate deal killer, as I prefer a less conspicuous carry tool. (A professional tradesman who used a tool hard throughout the day might feel differently of course)

Deal killer #2 for me applies to all SOG PowerLocks as well: The Flappers. :P Set aside for the moment how clumsy they are and the extra steps required every time an implement is needed. Instead just consider how the very presence of flappers on SOG tools forces all four outside "long" blades to be nearly one half inch shorter than they would otherwise need to be. (the blades have to be short in order to fold clear of the flapper pivot point)

The PT-540 for instance, a great big strapping brute of a tool, still comes with four outside blades that are shorter than those of physically smaller models like the Vic SwissTool or the Leatherman Core. Even much smaller multitools like your Charge have bigger knives than the PT-540. All because of the flappers. ::)

If I'm going to carry a big tool, I expect it should have big blades. :salute:

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2010, 07:32:45 AM »
Excellent short review there!

SOG need to change it to an all outside opening tool, like a swisstool / spirit, and that would allow them to put in some huge tools to match the size of the beast. And of course do away with those flappy paddles and make it much more elegant to use.
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2013, 01:01:07 AM »
I'm bumping this old topic

I'm going after a 540

wish me luck

I really want to try one of these.

I may do some tool swapping and make my dream sog work tool.

  :multi:

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #71 on: March 04, 2013, 01:40:23 AM »
I'm bumping this old topic

I'm going after a 540

wish me luck

I really want to try one of these.

I may do some tool swapping and make my dream sog work tool.

If you happen to find two (at a reasonable price, say less than $US 80) please let me know  :salute: 

Also I have some spare SOG tool components which may help with your tool swapping.

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2013, 02:01:51 AM »
Well lads I hope you have industrial trouser suspenders too stop your duds falling down  :P :D

Be interesting to see if Paladin is using old SOG parts made in the US or if they have changed over to SOG's current supplier :think: :think:


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,685 Stranger in a Strange Land
Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #73 on: March 04, 2013, 02:15:03 AM »
I'm bumping this old topic

I'm going after a 540

wish me luck

I really want to try one of these.

I may do some tool swapping and make my dream sog work tool.

If you happen to find two (at a reasonable price, say less than $US 80) please let me know  :salute: 

Also I have some spare SOG tool components which may help with your tool swapping.

I got a lead on some old stock at my wives work.

Il get them on her employ s discount.. Il try get a few :)

Well lads I hope you have industrial trouser suspenders too stop your duds falling down  :P :D

Be interesting to see if Paladin is using old SOG parts made in the US or if they have changed over to SOG's current supplier :think: :think:

there old stock I'm sure they were made before 2009 they should be made in USA.


Im hoping there is a stack of them that got forget about  .

Defend the Hive!!!
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #74 on: March 04, 2013, 03:02:54 AM »
The PT 540 is for those folks that think the Surge is too dainty....

Def

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #75 on: March 04, 2013, 03:07:04 AM »
I like the plier head.


I think it may have been made for me lol

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #76 on: March 04, 2013, 03:18:54 AM »
The PT 540 is for those folks that think the Surge is too dainty....

Def

Sent from a digital multitool

 :rofl:

Well, it's still smaller than a Blacktip. :D

http://forum.multitool.or....msg482735.html#msg482735
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #77 on: March 04, 2013, 03:19:32 AM »
Very true. That Black tip is massive!

Def

Sent from a digital multitool

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #78 on: March 04, 2013, 04:29:31 AM »
I'm bumping this old topic

I'm going after a 540

wish me luck

I really want to try one of these.

I may do some tool swapping and make my dream sog work tool.

If you happen to find two (at a reasonable price, say less than $US 80) please let me know  :salute: 

Also I have some spare SOG tool components which may help with your tool swapping.

I got a lead on some old stock at my wives work.

Il get them on her employ s discount.. Il try get a few :)

Well lads I hope you have industrial trouser suspenders too stop your duds falling down  :P :D

Be interesting to see if Paladin is using old SOG parts made in the US or if they have changed over to SOG's current supplier :think: :think:

there old stock I'm sure they were made before 2009 they should be made in USA.


Im hoping there is a stack of them that got forget about  .


I might be interested as well, let me know.
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2013, 06:37:47 PM »
No luck.

I tried

sorry if I got anyones hopes up

I'm bummed to.

I really like the pliers on the 540.

Defend the Hive!!!
No Life Club Posts: 4,106 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2013, 01:54:05 PM »
No problem.  I wasn't looking for an EDC, more just to satisfy my curiousity.  One will turn up some day.

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #81 on: March 05, 2013, 07:23:11 PM »
No problem.  I wasn't looking for an EDC, more just to satisfy my curiousity.  One will turn up some day.

we'll find ours :)

Defend the Hive!!!
No Life Club Posts: 4,106 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2013, 12:38:01 PM »
However, I did find a shop with stocks of the even more massive SOG Blacktip   :o    I might just have to get me one of them  ;)

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #83 on: March 10, 2013, 05:10:31 AM »
Got me excited. I was looking for one last year but not even a nibble. I think I have a better chance at finding a unicorn or mermaid than a PT-540.
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #84 on: March 10, 2013, 06:39:30 AM »
They are still around, and if you are prepared to pay silly money there are some places claiming to sell them new ($ 160 - $240 IIRC, google paladin pt-540 or paladin powerplay and spend a while sorting through the search results and you should see them ).  I'm just too much of a cheapskate and will keep on looking on ebay for some a bit less expensive (I'm not looking for a user, just to satisfy my curiosity).

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #85 on: March 31, 2013, 03:46:43 AM »
I'm going to keep the hope that I find a good user.

they cheapest I could find is around 175.

way out of my budget for a work tool.

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #86 on: March 31, 2013, 01:14:51 PM »
I scored a used PT-540 on ebay recently for $75.00 (and another one went for $88.00), so they are around, you just have to keep looking.

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2015, 10:47:12 PM »
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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #88 on: February 01, 2015, 12:18:55 AM »
I'm not a telecomm guy, but I love this tool. Maybe one day, I'll get one.

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Re: Paladin PT-540
« Reply #89 on: February 01, 2015, 01:59:17 AM »
Congratulations on the PT-540

I was sorting through my SOG box just the other day and came across my own trio of Paladins. They simply ooze quality. The 540 is just  :drool: :drool:

I'm thankful that I have them, the attention to detail proves that SOG could take on all comers when they want to.

Enjoy  :tu:

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