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PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT 5464

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PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« on: May 07, 2018, 06:54:49 PM »
This is just a first impression overview of my newly received SOG PowerPint.

It arrived in a basic clamshell package. The back outlined what each tool was for. It answered the questions about if the can opener and bottle opener were supposed to be screwdrivers. They clearly are not. The tool list shows there are only 2 screwdrivers; a #1 phillips and a small flat head called a "jewelery driver". I guess this is fine, because of the 1/4" bit holder. I placed a bit into the holder and it feels more secure than say the PowerPlay bit holder did. Then I noticed the magnet protrudes somewhat and that is why it feels more secure. I squeezed very tight and the magnet didn't budge. Only time and use will tell if that is intentional or not. You'll have to carry a bit or two in your pocket for bigger screws.
Onto the tools. There seems like a lot packed in this this mightly little pocket SOG.
The scissors are a notable departure from typical SOG scissors. The spring for the scissors disengage when you depress the lock. Not the most solid feeling scissors in the world, but we'll see if they hold up in time. They do cut thin card stock and toilet paper out of the box. So, that is good.
Can and bottle openers looks well formed and the can opener is mildly sharpened on the puncture side.
The #1 phillips is well formed and would possibly work on #2 phillips that weren't too tightly screwed in.
The hook cutter is a cheaper smaller type of SOG V-Cutter. And the one on this Pint is sharp. Good for paracord? Not sure it is necessary since the Pint has two blade.
Both the plain and serrated blades are very sharp and well formed. The serrated blade had some light burring on the edge. One stroke on my honing stone took care of that.
The awl is wiked sharp and looks like it would make a nice hole in whatever you need to put a hole in.
Last tool is the "file". In keeping with SOG's tradition, this file is only useful for fingernails. About the same cut quality as the Access series. No surprise there.
The plier jaws are well formed and nicely cut with no play. Cutter portion works well too.

The tool locks can only be reliably depressed by opening the handles part way and pressing the back of the handle. The lock bars are the black portion of the handle.

Overall initial feeling:
This overview only covers the PowerPint I received. We'll need more imput, comments  and usage before a review can be written.

I like it so far. It is a lot of function in a mighty little tool. Only time will tell how reliable and useful it is.
Pics to follow.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 07:38:37 PM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 06:55:44 PM »
Pics

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 06:59:51 PM »
Do you have any of the Juice series MTs for a comparison pic?

Seriously considering purchasing the PowerPint but concerned that it might not knock the Juice out of my pocket.
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 07:03:00 PM »
Do you have any of the Juice series MTs for a comparison pic?

Seriously considering purchasing the PowerPint but concerned that it might not knock the Juice out of my pocket.

Great overview and nice pics. :tu: I second the Juice comparison request!
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 07:06:05 PM »
Juice comparison to come. Here it is with the Access and Access Deluxe. And some quick comparisons with the LM MiniTool, and Gerber MultiPlier.

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 07:15:23 PM »
I only have one Juice. An XE6, but it should work for general comparison. Pics with pliers, onboard drivers, pe/se blades, scissors, file and closed. :tu:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 07:19:26 PM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if the Juice isn't too big for your pocket, then keep the Juice. If you want something lighter, more compact, and has a pocket clip. Then the Pint MIGHT be for you. The Juice does feel better constructed though. The Pint has a big "cool factor" though. :)

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2018, 07:27:56 PM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if the Juice isn't too big for your pocket, then keep the Juice. If you want something lighter, more compact, and has a pocket clip. Then the Pint MIGHT be for you. The Juice does feel better constructed though. The Pint has a big "cool factor" though. :)

Much Obliged!  :cheers:
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2018, 07:35:25 PM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if the Juice isn't too big for your pocket, then keep the Juice. If you want something lighter, more compact, and has a pocket clip. Then the Pint MIGHT be for you. The Juice does feel better constructed though. The Pint has a big "cool factor" though. :)

Much Obliged!  :cheers:
:tu:

Anyone else have a side-by-side request with a different MT, please let me know. :multi:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2018, 07:41:52 PM »
Totally nit-picking but I can't seem to find an actual closed length measurement anywhere, nor can I find a width measurement.

Do your have a scale to measure weight to see if the quoted 4.2 oz. is accurate?

Also, is there anything on the tool to indicate that it is a first production run?

Sorry to have some many questions... info on this tool is scarce!
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2018, 07:46:35 PM »
Ah... I see now on the packaging that it states a closed length of 3.2 inches which would make it only 0.05 inches shorter than a Juice.  However, in pics it looks relatively more shorter than the Xe6.  Interesting.
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2018, 08:42:57 PM »
Thanks for sharing!  :like:
I think I like it. Not sure. Hopefully the price will go down instead of up, and I won't regret having waited.

Looking forward to the reviews on this.
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2018, 09:06:59 PM »
Totally nit-picking but I can't seem to find an actual closed length measurement anywhere, nor can I find a width measurement.

Do your have a scale to measure weight to see if the quoted 4.2 oz. is accurate?

Also, is there anything on the tool to indicate that it is a first production run?

Sorry to have some many questions... info on this tool is scarce!

Ah... I see now on the packaging that it states a closed length of 3.2 inches which would make it only 0.05 inches shorter than a Juice.  However, in pics it looks relatively more shorter than the Xe6.  Interesting.
No problem. I don't mind answering questions at all. It is pretty expensive for what it is. If I weren't an MT collector, I would have been hesitant as well buying it. :tu:

The weight and measurement is correct. I don't quite know how to explain this, but the PowerPint feels "small", but in a good way. It has the same 'technical' dimensions of an XE6, but in no way feels as big. The XE6 is huge for a Juice though. I don't normally collect smaller MTs, so I don't have a normal size Juice ti compare it to. :ahhh
The weight must be the biggest factor. It ia really light in hand (feel) and the pocket clip makes is disappear almost in my front right pocket. I do want to note that left front pocket carry may see the tool folding open, since the clip is on the tool end of the handle (unlike the plier end on the access).

I took some more pictures that may shed some light on what I mean by feeling smaller. The compound leverage system takes up a lot of "tool length room" in the PowerPint, so the toola are smaller than the Juices by quite a bit. But, with the compound leverage,  you can theoretically get a stronger grip with the pliers on the Pint. The plier end of the Pint is not bulky like thw Juice, so that means you can get a better grip on flush objects and do more detailed oriented plier tasks. :tu:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2018, 09:14:01 PM »

Great overview and nice pics. :tu: I second the Juice comparison request!
Thank you for the kind words, Exeter! :cheers:

Thanks for sharing!  :like:
I think I like it. Not sure. Hopefully the price will go down instead of up, and I won't regret having waited.

Looking forward to the reviews on this.
You're welcome,  RP!  :cheers:
I have been using it for a few hours so far and I actually like the toolset on it. Except the file(won't file anything down except my fingernails and that takes a lot of pressure to do). The scissors are surprisingly good on my Pint. Still haven't decided on which 1/4 hex bits to throw in a pill caddy in my pocket for the Pint though. :ahhh
« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 09:16:11 PM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2018, 09:22:42 PM »
Totally nit-picking but I can't seem to find an actual closed length measurement anywhere, nor can I find a width measurement.

Do your have a scale to measure weight to see if the quoted 4.2 oz. is accurate?

Also, is there anything on the tool to indicate that it is a first production run?

Sorry to have some many questions... info on this tool is scarce!

Ah... I see now on the packaging that it states a closed length of 3.2 inches which would make it only 0.05 inches shorter than a Juice.  However, in pics it looks relatively more shorter than the Xe6.  Interesting.
No problem. I don't mind answering questions at all. It is pretty expensive for what it is. If I weren't an MT collector, I would have been hesitant as well buying it. :tu:

The weight and measurement is correct. I don't quite know how to explain this, but the PowerPint feels "small", but in a good way. It has the same 'technical' dimensions of an XE6, but in no way feels as big. The XE6 is huge for a Juice though. I don't normally collect smaller MTs, so I don't have a normal size Juice ti compare it to. :ahhh
The weight must be the biggest factor. It ia really light in hand (feel) and the pocket clip makes is disappear almost in my front right pocket. I do want to note that left front pocket carry may see the tool folding open, since the clip is on the tool end of the handle (unlike the plier end on the access).

I took some more pictures that may shed some light on what I mean by feeling smaller. The compound leverage system takes up a lot of "tool length room" in the PowerPint, so the toola are smaller than the Juices by quite a bit. But, with the compound leverage,  you can theoretically get a stronger grip with the pliers on the Pint. The plier end of the Pint is not bulky like thw Juice, so that means you can get a better grip on flush objects and do more detailed oriented plier tasks. :tu:

As I have an XE6 too, this was a perfect comparison, thanks!  :salute:

My PowerPint was shipped today, so I'm pretty excited, although it's still a week at best, maybe much more if they pull it for customs procedure. Anyway, looks really good and pretty much what I imagined.
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2018, 09:41:20 PM »

As I have an XE6 too, this was a perfect comparison, thanks!  :salute:

My PowerPint was shipped today, so I'm pretty excited, although it's still a week at best, maybe much more if they pull it for customs procedure. Anyway, looks really good and pretty much what I imagined.
You're quite welcome, Exeter! :cheers:
Fingers crossed that your PowerPint is as good as the one I received!
I do not feel like I wasted my money on the Pint. Hopefully that won't change.

Being a collector, I feel like I wasted money on MTs on a weekly basis. So the Pint was a pleasant surprise.  :woohoo:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2018, 10:37:28 PM »
Excellent write up and pics GLBM  :like: :like: :tu:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2018, 10:54:23 PM »
Excellent write up and pics GLBM  :like: :like: :tu:

Thank you very much, Wspeed! :cheers:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2018, 11:40:08 PM »
Some more photos starring the PowerPint, PowerAccess, and PowerAccess Deluxe.

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2018, 11:50:06 PM »
 :drool:  was about to order one last night when knifecenter had free shipping, but wanted to wait to see impressions.

Now kicking myself as Knife Center doesn’t have free shipping anymore!  Not going to pay an additional $8.

Looks like I’m playing the waiting game.   :facepalm:
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2018, 12:03:12 AM »
What is the file like GLBM   :think: :tu:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2018, 12:03:59 AM »
:drool:  was about to order one last night when knifecenter had free shipping, but wanted to wait to see impressions.

Now kicking myself as Knife  Center doesn’t have free shipping anymore!  Not going to pay an additional $8.

Looks like I’m playing the waiting game.   :facepalm:

Hopefully they will put it back to free shipping soon!

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2018, 12:06:38 AM »
What is the file like GLBM   :think: :tu:
No worries, SOG didn't fix the crappy file problem on the Pint. Still only good for fingernails like every SOG file since the PowerPlay.  :facepalm:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2018, 12:19:53 AM »
That’s a shame  :ahhh :tu:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2018, 08:58:23 AM »
I have one on the way from KC as well but probably another 2 to 3 weeks wait before its reaches me on the other side of the globe. I am liking the size so far. Thanks for the pics and the overview GLBM!  :like:
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2018, 02:10:34 PM »
Thanks for the excellent writeup and overview, and the pic comparison is very useful.  :cheers: man is this tool small!   :ahhh

And with the clip it sure feels like a feather in your pocket. I like the finer pliers and C. Leverage, which allow for precise but super powerful gripping action and pulling, something hard to achieve with smaller MTs.

The awl is a new style that I'm not used to but the older awls in the PL,  PP and other old SOGs are my favorite style of awls in all MTs, not including Alox SAKs. This one doesn't seem as good.

The mini screwdriver is much welcome in the 21st century, given the amount of mini screws everywhere.  :tu: The bit driver should provide excellent reach capabilities if you carry an extender with your bits, multiplying the versatility of this tool. Also much better to apply force and pressure to a driver that is centered between the tool's handles  :salute:

very good so far, if not for the high price this ought to be a best seller and game changer for SOG! Hopefully a better QC and tools like this will make it a champion and serious contender in the multitool world  :)

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2018, 03:13:39 PM »
I have one on the way from KC as well but probably another 2 to 3 weeks wait before its reaches me on the other side of the globe. I am liking the size so far. Thanks for the pics and the overview GLBM!  :like:
You're quite welcome, Sam Lim! :cheers:
It also seems like a tool with mod potential. I removed a pivot pin to stretch the clip out a bit for my thicker jean pocket and the screw and threads looked good. They are fine threads, but screw in deep. The torx head pin didn't act like it was going to strip out when breaking the loctite(some kind of thread glue I am not familiar with).
I hope the one you receive is as good as the on I received. :)

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2018, 03:22:29 PM »
I have one on the way from KC as well but probably another 2 to 3 weeks wait before its reaches me on the other side of the globe. I am liking the size so far. Thanks for the pics and the overview GLBM!  :like:
You're quite welcome, Sam Lim! :cheers:
It also seems like a tool with mod potential. I removed a pivot pin to stretch the clip out a bit for my thicker jean pocket and the screw and threads looked good. They are fine threads, but screw in deep. The torx head pin didn't act like it was going to strip out when breaking the loctite(some kind of thread glue I am not familiar with).
I hope the one you receive is as good as the on I received. :)

Another good bit of info that is good to hear as I'm thinking about removing the clip, it looks a bit strangely angled and also in general I'm not really a pocket clip person, I'd rather carry it in the pocket especially now that I have caddies. This way the removal will be no problem.
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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2018, 03:23:16 PM »
Thanks for the excellent writeup and overview, and the pic comparison is very useful.  :cheers: man is this tool small!   :ahhh

And with the clip it sure feels like a feather in your pocket. I like the finer pliers and C. Leverage, which allow for precise but super powerful gripping action and pulling, something hard to achieve with smaller MTs.

The awl is a new style that I'm not used to but the older awls in the PL,  PP and other old SOGs are my favorite style of awls in all MTs, not including Alox SAKs. This one doesn't seem as good.

The mini screwdriver is much welcome in the 21st century, given the amount of mini screws everywhere.  :tu: The bit driver should provide excellent reach capabilities if you carry an extender with your bits, multiplying the versatility of this tool. Also much better to apply force and pressure to a driver that is centered between the tool's handles  :salute:

very good so far, if not for the high price this ought to be a best seller and game changer for SOG! Hopefully a better QC and tools like this will make it a champion and serious contender in the multitool world  :)
You're welcome, TP! :cheers:

I think the awl is a fair compromise with its' smaller shape and grind, but I haven't tried it yet. Maybe today I can give it a try.
Indded, the on-board mini drivers are a good call on SOG's part. And the bit gripper seens to hold the bit well. Just hoping the magnet thing doesn't turn out to be a source of failure. I have been trying it on different screws and the has so far been acceptable.

If the other Pints they ship out are as well assembled as mine, they will have a nice tool that is a notable detour in the MT world. This and the PowerAccess Deluxe are probably the best tools SOG has released in a long time. Hope they don't screw this up. :multi:

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Re: PowerPint Overview Mighty Little MT
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2018, 03:26:54 PM »
I have one on the way from KC as well but probably another 2 to 3 weeks wait before its reaches me on the other side of the globe. I am liking the size so far. Thanks for the pics and the overview GLBM!  :like:
You're quite welcome, Sam Lim! :cheers:
It also seems like a tool with mod potential. I removed a pivot pin to stretch the clip out a bit for my thicker jean pocket and the screw and threads looked good. They are fine threads, but screw in deep. The torx head pin didn't act like it was going to strip out when breaking the loctite(some kind of thread glue I am not familiar with).
I hope the one you receive is as good as the on I received. :)

Another good bit of info that is good to hear as I'm thinking about removing the clip, it looks a bit strangely angled and also in general I'm not really a pocket clip person, I'd rather carry it in the pocket especially now that I have caddies. This way the removal will be no problem.
One thing to note is that the pin extends into the clip's mounting hole, so you'll need a washer to take up the space the clip did on the pivot pin. The washer will ens up on the outside of the frame, which isn't a big deal. You could grind the pin down, but a washer gives you the option to put the clip back on. :cheers:

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