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SOG Sync I (and II, if you want) 5223

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,789 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2018, 04:14:23 AM »
SOG's service department is first class, in the event you have an issue with the Sync II. :)

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Hero Member Posts: 688
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2018, 09:02:07 AM »
really? That's good to know. I was going to send my Micro Toolclip in to see if they would replace it with one that actually has a file. Mine is so lightly cut that it turns into smooth metal. It does not filing at all. Not even fingernails.

Charles.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,789 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2018, 02:19:13 PM »
I'd send it in and specially mention the file. See what happens. :tu:

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Hero Member Posts: 688
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #63 on: December 25, 2018, 05:21:01 PM »
I just got a sync ii for Christmas, and a nice belt to go with it. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with this belt. The belt I got is quite thick and not your average jc penny belt that falls apart in a year, it’s made by a leather maker and is a lot more heavy duty. I’m a fat guy and my belts will twist and deform If I don’t buy a good quality one. The fact the SOG doesn’t fit is disappointing.  So I’m not so pleased about that. But the tool itself is awesome.
Hero Member Posts: 688
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #64 on: December 25, 2018, 05:40:09 PM »
The belt is actually thicker than the baseplate. As you can see the belt does not thread through the opening.

Charles.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 53,581
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #65 on: December 28, 2018, 12:12:04 PM »
Well that does suck :-\ I buy thicker belts like that as well (also from a leather shop :cheers: ) and tried that Sync II once and remember it being a bit hard to thread but I did get this accomplished :salute: It wasn't the most comfortable buckle so I didn't end up using it for long like that :facepalm: I need to get it back out and clip it to my backpack and get some good use out of it as I do rather like it as a tool just not a buckle :D
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,953
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #66 on: December 28, 2018, 01:01:23 PM »
I have the same problem with my belt, I just don't thread it through and let the trouser loops do the retention. I had to punch smaller holes for better retention though or the buckle just popped off
Hero Member Posts: 688
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #67 on: December 28, 2018, 05:10:20 PM »
Well, that belt was a double-fail. The holes were deeper than the retention orb on the Sync II, so it never stayed attached. I could probably machine a new longer retention piece, but I've decided to go to a thinner belt. I've got it mounted to a regular store-bought belt and it's perfect. I just took an angle grinder and cutting disc to the old buckle and then slid the SOG right on. No sewing or anything. It's retaining pretty great so far. I've got a new full grain leather belt on order that will hopefully be a better fit.

Charles.
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Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #68 on: December 28, 2018, 05:12:51 PM »
Also, has anyone done a knifeless mod on these yet? I always have a swiss army knife on me, I don't need another blade.

Charles.
Jr. Member Posts: 70
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #69 on: January 26, 2019, 06:03:45 PM »
I saw a video and they’re making a travel version that should be out soon.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,586 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2019, 02:49:55 PM »
as Ryo said, SOG just announced a "Travel" Sync with no blade  :popcorn:
also announced this...


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Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2019, 10:36:06 PM »
Hey, is the file wobbly for anyone else? (Sync II). It doesn't appear that the pivot screws can be made any tighter, and my file has a LOT of side-to-side play.

Strangely, it's absolutely terrible for fingernails, but actually useful for filing mild steel. That was a surprise. I used it to file some material from a door plate so that the latch would catch (Every winter the house settles so the door didn't latch, and every spring un-settles so the door latches again).

Charles.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,789 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2019, 10:44:15 PM »
Just checked mine and it has a bit of wobble. I think the design of the pivot and locking system are partly to blame. And a shorter barrel screw might help, but not much. It may need to have a washer put in there to stop the wobble.

The newer SOG files don't feel like they work, but actually work quite well on harder materials.  :iagree:

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
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Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #73 on: April 06, 2019, 04:04:53 PM »
For the first time in almost 10 years, I'm the proud owner of a SOG multitool, namely the Sync 2!  Alan K gifted me this cool tool, and I immediately put it on my belt for a buckle.  I don't notice it being there at all, and look forward to playing with it on hikes and whatever I can find to try it out.  Like Kev said earlier in this thread, it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.   :cheers: Alan K!!

Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,789 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #74 on: April 06, 2019, 06:48:44 PM »
Very cool, Barry! :like:

Definitely one of SOG's better offerings.  :)

Good work Alan K! :salute:

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
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Re: SOG Sync I (and II, if you want)
« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2019, 05:22:53 PM »
After living with this tool since Christmas... I still use it as my daily carry, but it has SO many weak points.

The scissors are crap. They don't cut anything. They require a ton of force to use, and they hurt my thumb if it's anything thicker than paper. They literally wouldn't cut through cardboard. Not corrugated, but just from a smurfty box a woodworking clamp came in. I pulled out a cheapie multitool just for comparison, and the scissors had no problem with that cardboard. Neither did the scissors in my vic or my wenger knives. The scissors are the biggest fail, they're useless and just take up space.

Well, that's not entirely true. The fact that the screwdrivers are non-locking is the biggest fail. I've busted my knuckles at least 5 times because of these collapsing drivers. They work well, but they're not thought out.

The file is actually really good, and the blade is amazing. The pliers are good for light duty, but are painful to use for anything that requires a lot of grip. So this is no replacement for an MP600 by any stretch.

I'd like to find a broken Sync I and swap the scissors out and the micro driver and awl in.

I'd REALLY love to silver solder a tang on the drivers and then file it down and shape it to make them locking.

Charles.

 

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