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New Vs Old

Offline jday2727

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New Vs Old
on: November 05, 2016, 12:09:02 AM
Hi everyone, do the newer Sogs, particular ppps, work as good as the older USA made ones?Also, what models are most similar to the PPP? Thanks!

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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 12:18:10 AM
Honestly, yes, the PowerPlay (for example) is a good tool.  However, it seems a bit "fancy" and not quite as solid as the older models like the Pocket Power Pliers, the PowerLock etc.  I never felt like the PowerPlay was going to fail or anything, it just doesn't feel as good and solid as the old ones.  I am sure the new ones will work just as hard, they just don't feel the same as the old ones.

There's nothing wrong with them per se, but if you are used to an old school SOG these newer models may disappoint you just in the way they look and feel.

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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 02:50:11 AM
Not to mention the PowerPlay is almost twice as thick as the Pocket PowerPlier!

jday, if you are looking for a locking version of the Pocket PowerPlier, the closest thing we have to it ATM is still the PowerLock 2.0, sadly.
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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 03:24:28 AM
I agree wholeheartedly with the previous comments. I think the current offerings from SOG do work well and are definitely worth adding to any belt. When you take into consideration where SOG came from and what they currently producenrolled I feel things are disconnected. I don't like them anywhere near as much as the older tools. Can't really be said as USA made versus overseas because I've seen some fantastically made items from overseas bUT the definitely feel different.


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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #4 on: November 05, 2016, 04:46:24 PM
the older, the better



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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #5 on: November 05, 2016, 04:54:11 PM
Love my Power Assist, quality is spot on and smooth.


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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #6 on: November 05, 2016, 08:16:37 PM
I have a PowerAssist from Hell.  :D

As soon as it clears the sheath, both blades launch like Wolverine on Smurfpills!   :ahhh :ahhh

One of these days I'll send it in for warranty repair, but to be honest I think I like laughing at it more than anything!  D

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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #7 on: November 05, 2016, 08:30:52 PM
I have a PowerAssist from Hell.  :D

As soon as it clears the sheath, both blades launch like Wolverine on Smurfpills!   :ahhh :ahhh

One of these days I'll send it in for warranty repair, but to be honest I think I like laughing at it more than anything!  D

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Wow Grant, must have got a dud huh.  :think: only issue I have with mine is the plain edge has some wiggle but my serrated is tight like new.


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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 03:00:21 AM
Yeah, I have never heard of or seen another one like it.  I feel like it would be an ideal tool to carry if ever I am in a situation where I'm going to encounter people who borrow tools. 

You'll always know who has used it, and no one will steal it because they won't wait to give it back!

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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #9 on: November 06, 2016, 05:00:00 AM
Yeah, I have never heard of or seen another one like it.  I feel like it would be an ideal tool to carry if ever I am in a situation where I'm going to encounter people who borrow tools. 

You'll always know who has used it, and no one will steal it because they won't wait to give it back!

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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #10 on: January 04, 2017, 04:28:04 AM
I have a PowerAssist from Hell.  :D

As soon as it clears the sheath, both blades launch like Wolverine on Smurfpills!   :ahhh :ahhh

One of these days I'll send it in for warranty repair, but to be honest I think I like laughing at it more than anything!  D

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   Just keep it out of your front pocket!!  >:D


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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 10:39:13 AM
I'm carrying 2 SOGs today, and both are discontinued. (older pics tho)
PP for heavy duty, tank like feeling and buildup BN grip and robust construction, AKA the beast
PPP old model for slim, light, quickly flippable NN head with incredible precision, AKA the beauty




so it's definitely the older SOGs for me!   :salute:
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Re: New Vs Old
Reply #12 on: January 04, 2017, 11:59:33 AM
Not an expert on SOGs, but as far as I know older and newer PPPs are both good to go! Its my favorite SOG and quite unique in its size too. Pocket Powerplier is always worth checking out despite the age.

New PowerAccess will be close the size but it is too early to say if its good or not.
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