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powerlock owners club, 22095

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,704 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #150 on: April 09, 2018, 03:56:42 PM »
I'm in, mine should be in by Friday :mail: :like:
Welcome to the PL club, MattGyver! :like:
Which version do you have on the way?
The satin V-Cutter  :D
Tough to beat that design! Hope you enjoy it! :cheers:

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #151 on: April 09, 2018, 06:27:50 PM »
Congrats you two!

Nate

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,704 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #152 on: April 09, 2018, 09:15:07 PM »
Thanks, ducttapetech!

PowerLock is accompanying the 110 challenge knife today.

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #153 on: April 09, 2018, 09:33:32 PM »
Cool pic!

Nate

Foxtrot Foxtrot Sierra
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,704 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #154 on: April 09, 2018, 10:20:26 PM »
Thank you, ducttapetech! :cheers:

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #155 on: April 17, 2018, 12:40:12 AM »
I'm in, mine should be in by Friday :mail: :like:
Welcome to the PL club, MattGyver! :like:
Which version do you have on the way?
The satin V-Cutter  :D
Tough to beat that design! Hope you enjoy it! :cheers:
Loving it! Here are some pics.. Showing off my Byrd Raven 2 as well lol :D The cutters worked well on vinyl siding.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 12:41:33 AM by _MattGyver_ »

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #156 on: May 28, 2018, 07:48:09 AM »
Just got my B61... wohooo...
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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #157 on: May 28, 2018, 09:20:37 AM »
Oh man... Would love to swap my PowerAssist with a PowerLock... It is my first SOG and my first experience with an assisted knife, though it seems I'm kind of a control freak and do not like the idea of my knives jumping open :/

Manual feels more secure...  :climber:
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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #158 on: May 29, 2018, 03:29:31 PM »
Been eyeing this for a while now... was lucky the seller hasn’t sold it yet... Immediately grabbed the opportunity...
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,850
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #159 on: July 21, 2018, 05:19:31 PM »
Hey guys, would like to ask a question and a request...

As mentioned above, I think what I have is a EOD B61 model. Just checked the box that it came with and it says B60...



I know that the only thing that differentiates the 61 from the 60 model is the blasting cap crimper. Searched online and even on SOGs site but can’t find pics showing actual differences between the 2 models.

So can anyone provide me with side by side or close-up shots of the 2?
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,704 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #160 on: July 22, 2018, 09:11:16 AM »
I don't have those PLs, but I can say that trying to pin down SOG models with appropriate packaging and toolsets is a near-futile exercise.  :ahhh

SOG really hasn't had their smurf together in a long time. But, the PL is always a great tool, regardless of the model designation inconsistencies.  :)

Edit: I should note, that I am referring to the newer tools, not always being consistent with the model designations. :salute:
« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 09:15:19 AM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #161 on: September 18, 2018, 11:21:54 PM »
Just found my old issued power lock fantastic tool and was worked hard for 12 months.
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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #162 on: September 19, 2018, 03:15:19 PM »
Just found my old issued power lock fantastic tool and was worked hard for 12 months.

cool! :like:
may I ask what the number in the handle is?  :think:

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #163 on: September 19, 2018, 06:59:00 PM »
It's the NSN (nato stock number ) mate, it's what military kit gets stamped with.
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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #164 on: September 19, 2018, 09:21:46 PM »
Following RF52's recently concluded challenge I am currently thinking about adding a PowerLock to my array of multitools - 'collection' is too big a word for it.

This should be viewed against the background that I only have one SOG, namely the Power Access Deluxe. The Powerlock calls to me because of its predisposition to factory sanctioned modding.

So, a few questions to you guys:
Should I go for a brand new one (China) or try to secure a rarer older one (preferably still US made) - how rare are these anyway?
Set against the PAD, will I be disappointed with the PL's build quality? Does the answer depend on the choice between newer and older, and if yes how much? And compared to, say, a LM Wave?
Is the file any better than the PAD's? (I sure hope it is, can't be any worse at any rate :D)

Thanks in advance :hatsoff:

Cheers!
Dutch_Tooler

Location: Southern Germany, most of the time
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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #165 on: September 20, 2018, 08:43:30 PM »
Just to add I have finished reading Nix' challenge thread. I must admit that I somehow missed it while it was taking place, my only excuse being that I had two consecutive challenges going on at the time, not to mention summer vacation (such stress! ;)).

I also have to thank Nix for multiple references to my habits :cheers: :drink:

While I am a little bit wiser now, I may still pull the trigger, if only to prove that SOG can build better tools than the PAD (even if not ideal viewed by LM or Vic standards). I have noted as main weaknesses the scissors and the file, plus the blade edge's tendency to dull by rolling easily.

To mitigate I'd probably prefer the V-cutter over the scissors, and fit a full PE blade instead of the part SE part PE one. The file, well, I could do the Wave file trick on that, I suppose. But let's see about that, the rounded SOG file might be so much better than the squared-end one as to be actually usable.

Does anyone have any insights to share before I pull the trigger?

Cheers!
Dutch_Tooler

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #166 on: September 20, 2018, 09:26:20 PM »
I don't really have anything to share which you haven't already seen in my challenge, but personally I like the Powerlock The only thing I wasn't perfectly happy with is: the knife rolls from hitting the inside of the handle but can be avoided if you don't slam it in there. And the "hard" wire cutters feels a bit on the soft side, but for cutting electrical wire and softer solid wire it worls like a charm Hope this helps :cheers:
Mine is the new one, the older one might be even better

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #167 on: September 20, 2018, 09:38:35 PM »
:cheers: :hatsoff: RF52!

Cheers!
Dutch_Tooler

Location: Southern Germany, most of the time
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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #168 on: October 15, 2018, 09:15:09 AM »
PowerLock S60 and old coins


S60 model with scissors. Leather sheath (but I swap out with a nylon from PowerAssist). I have had good luck with this tool. SOG in general. The one-handed flip opening worked first time and every time. In fact, I slightly tightened the screws to prevent knuckle-rap. Works a charm!

The 4" holder opens at right angle, AND the cover closes. I have seen a few models, maybe older ones, with covers too long to use the very hand right angle position.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2018, 09:20:43 AM by israelpiper »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,704 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #169 on: October 15, 2018, 09:33:59 AM »
PowerLock S60 and old coins
(Image removed from quote.)

S60 model with scissors. Leather sheath (but I swap out with a nylon from PowerAssist). I have had good luck with this tool. SOG in general. The one-handed flip opening worked first time and every time. In fact, I slightly tightened the screws to prevent knuckle-rap. Works a charm!

The 4" holder opens at right angle, AND the cover closes. I have seen a few models, maybe older ones, with covers too long to use the very hand right angle position.
Very nice photo! And thank you for sharing your experience.  :like:

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #170 on: October 15, 2018, 03:14:13 PM »
PowerLock S60 and old coins
(Image removed from quote.)

S60 model with scissors. Leather sheath (but I swap out with a nylon from PowerAssist). I have had good luck with this tool. SOG in general. The one-handed flip opening worked first time and every time. In fact, I slightly tightened the screws to prevent knuckle-rap. Works a charm!

The 4" holder opens at right angle, AND the cover closes. I have seen a few models, maybe older ones, with covers too long to use the very hand right angle position.
Very nice photo! And thank you for sharing your experience.  :like:

 :iagree:

though be careful putting PowerLocks and coins together,  :pok:
SOG used to advertise their Compound Leverage Patent by cutting coins in half with their PowerLocks at the knife shows  :D

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #172 on: October 29, 2018, 02:45:06 PM »
Please find attached my membership application form.


Cheers!
Dutch_Tooler

Location: Southern Germany, most of the time
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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #173 on: October 29, 2018, 06:54:00 PM »
Nice DT :like:

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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #174 on: January 19, 2019, 08:53:16 PM »
Not much action here for a while.
My Powerlock was a big help in putting the bed in the new guestroom together.
Great idea to put a 1/4" bit driver on the PL :like:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,704 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #175 on: January 19, 2019, 09:01:25 PM »
Not much action here for a while.
My Powerlock was a big help in putting the bed in the new guestroom together.
Great idea to put a 1/4" bit driver on the PL :like:(Image removed from quote.)

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Good work! The PL is a good choice for that sort of job. :like:

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
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Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #176 on: January 20, 2019, 12:20:53 PM »
Not much action here for a while.
My Powerlock was a big help in putting the bed in the new guestroom together.
Great idea to put a 1/4" bit driver on the PL :like:(Image removed from quote.)

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Good work! The PL is a good choice for that sort of job. :like:
Thanks gerleatherberman :cheers:
It works very well, and the handle feels good in hand when turning the screws :like:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,704 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #177 on: January 20, 2019, 03:28:53 PM »
 :cheers:  :like:
May have to pair a PL with the challenge tool tomorrow.  :)

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Full Member Posts: 194
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #178 on: February 03, 2019, 08:28:49 AM »
SOG PowerLock: Added thumb rest for close work


A small thing, but for me adding the opener to the open blade helps with diminishing thumb pad irritation. Since the serrations are, by my reckoning, backward, I don't have a straight blade edge down by the close end. No push-cuts. The added thumb rest just feels better when using the straight edge upper half. Better force and balance. I like smaller combination blades on multitools, but as Victorinox does it for many pocket knives (in the right place, and YES easy to sharpen). Straight blade close-in, for push-cuts. The SOG PowerLock isn't my go-to MT for bushcraft by any means, partly because of the blade. But I stumbled on the use of the open blade and opener together, as a work-around slight improvement. I use double or triple tool openings on my SwissTool Spirit for the large driver/pry bar, and on the SwissTool I back the chisel with the large driver/pry bar; the large driver and awl on the LM Surge for starting a number of screw and controlling depth.  Small useage techniques which add up to greater utility, for me at least.     
 
« Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 08:34:22 AM by israelpiper »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,704 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: powerlock owners club,
« Reply #179 on: February 03, 2019, 08:35:36 AM »
Great tips, israelpiper! :tu:

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