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New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT 3114

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New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« on: January 23, 2020, 03:44:39 PM »
The Power Access Assist MT was on display at the 2020 SHOT Show. It features 21 tools, assisted opening blades, compound leverage and more. It come in the stone washed finish or black oxide.

SOG's 2020 multitool offering is coming in slightly before the re-brand. We firmly believe in the Compound Leverage mechanism featured in this tool, as used previously- but we are still hoping to see more finessing.

Grant really enjoys the previous version of this tool, and we're looking forward to getting our hands on this one for review and testing. I am going to hold my opinion on the tool until we try it out. But here are some photos we took at the show!

Price: $100 USD

































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« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 04:33:25 PM by Megan »

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 03:50:15 PM »
What is the steel on those? The stonewash on a MT would make me worry about rust. Heck I sometimes get light surface rust on my Charge, used in dirty and wet environments and not cleaned fully. The real world of the multitool.

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 04:28:30 PM »
What is the steel on those? The stonewash on a MT would make me worry about rust. Heck I sometimes get light surface rust on my Charge, used in dirty and wet environments and not cleaned fully. The real world of the multitool.

Sorry about that!
The steel is 5cr15MoV

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 04:32:59 PM »
Interesting to have assisted knife on MT, just hope it is an easy one hand closing for the blade.

Just saw a Protech and Arcform collab new auto knife on YT, the highlight is the smooth easy closing.

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2020, 04:47:33 PM »
Looks good  :like: :tu:

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 04:57:06 PM »
Cool looking tool :like: Looking forward to see some reviews :popcorn:

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 05:40:51 PM »
 :iagree: :like:
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 08:25:36 PM »
I like this better than the original PowerAccess. At least you can get the big tools open one handedly. I just remain skeptical of SOG's stuff when it looks basically the same as what they have been offering lately.

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2020, 09:17:49 PM »
Interesting to have assisted knife on MT, just hope it is an easy one hand closing for the blade.

Just saw a Protech and Arcform collab new auto knife on YT, the highlight is the smooth easy closing.
It looks kinda like the locktab of the Leatherman free p4 which is easy close one handed. Should at least be easier than their older powerassist

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 09:36:35 PM »
The fine screwdriver is interesting. They’ve squeezed a lot into the tool and styling looks neat.  :like:
But the thumb stud on the saw will snag when cutting.  ???
I originally was a fan of the geared pliers (have the PP, PPP and PowerAssist), until I realized how it limits the opening of the jaws. Still undecided whether this trade-off justifies the increased gripping power.  :dunno:

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2020, 09:48:41 PM »
It looks really nice. I like the clean, plain handles.

It looks a little thick.
The long tools look a little short.
The rescue hook seems to protrude too much.
The thumb-studs are in slicing/cutting paths. Especially for the saw, which is already short.

As nice as it looks, I think I'll wait for 2021. :pok:
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 10:00:27 PM »
...and someone needs to tell me where the index mark is for the angle guide on the gear guard.  :dunno:

And please tell me I’m not mad, and that there’s nothing that folds inside those outer scale ‘pockets’, that they’re just styling? (Adding thickness)  :dunno:

Mmm, the more I look at the pics, the more I’m wondering about this MT...
« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 10:08:56 PM by Max Stone »

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 11:26:26 PM »
And please tell me I’m not mad, and that there’s nothing that folds inside those outer scale ‘pockets’, that they’re just styling? (Adding thickness)  :dunno:

Do they house the assist mechanism? :think:
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2020, 04:16:39 AM »
Is it just the knives that are assisted, or are the saw and hook also assisted?
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2020, 04:44:47 PM »
Do they house the assist mechanism? :think:

Wow, I didn't realize that the implements aren't even in those channels! Lame. Added thickness just for an assist mechanism does not seem like a good trade. Plus, the thumb studs are extra long to clear the channels. Goofy

And another thing! A plain edge, a serrated, and a strap cutter is triple redundant and a waste of space. Do either a PE or CE and strap cutter, then you have room for scissors or a file. But SOG makes pretty bad scissors and smooth files so maybe that's why they have so many blades. Where is Picard?

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« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 04:52:51 PM by rdub934 »

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2020, 09:24:12 PM »
Is it just the knives that are assisted, or are the saw and hook also assisted?

I believe it’s two assisted blades and the two tools you’ve mentioned are also assisted. We’ll get one, and Grant is looking forward to reviewing it. He really enjoyed its predecessor.

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2020, 11:34:43 PM »
I like that SOG offers BO as an option on these !
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2020, 12:04:48 PM »
The BO does look nice :dd: I am looking forward to seeing these in person sometime as well :like:
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2020, 02:11:21 PM »
The BO is nice looking. I was wondering more about the wrench and bits as I am currently looking at those items.
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2021, 10:14:21 PM »
I recently picked one up, as it looks a bit like a poor man’s Leatherman Charge+. Now, that isn’t a bad thing, but if you’re going to aim for one of the best tools on the market, you’d better have the chops to back yourself up. SOG at one time did make tools similar in quality to Leatherman. Similar.

Now, I do have a YouTube channel that is in need of some new content, maybe by next weekend. I’ve gathered up quite a few tools and gadgets that deserve my very unique take on them, and now my SOG PowerLock looks to be due for a review, but only after a few changes so it better suits my preferences.


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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2021, 02:50:41 PM »
Can we all agree that "power access assist" is just horrible name?

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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2021, 07:59:02 PM »
Can we all agree that "power access assist" is just horrible name?
Yes, it is. It sounds like a model of electric wheelchair, and one prone to breaking down.


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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2021, 11:58:12 PM »
I had forgotten all about this. Is the rebranding still on the way?
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2021, 12:00:26 AM »
Do they house the assist mechanism? :think:

How about an unassisted version? It would much thinner. :pok:
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2021, 02:51:19 AM »
 :iagree: Why the heck would a MT need assisted opening?  :dunno:
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2021, 04:58:37 AM »
To make it appeal to people with lower standards? :pok:

Honestly,  :facepalm: I looked this one up in youtube. The guy commented on how cool the assisted opening and skull on the sheath are, and all I could think of was the Z-Hunter and all those gas station knives with skulls and assisted opening.
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2021, 01:14:32 AM »
I just got mine in the mail earlier. You’d think that a newer designed tool over the PowerLock 2.0 would be an improvement. It is absolutely not the case with the PowerAccess Assist. The “assisted” tools have additional built for the opening, but, they don’t open and “spring” open consistently. The main blade usually ends up getting clumped up with the other adjacent tools, and it is an abysmal mess. I specifically wanted this to have quick access to a primary blade, and was hoping for a Wave+ type experience with assisted opening. I was sorely mistaken.


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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2021, 11:38:25 PM »
I bought two.I feel bad for myself.I wanted to like it so much but after a few days use it has issues.blades sticking,then opening and sticking open.clumping,broken finger nail syndrome.the locking tab on one side constantly sticks open so the tool you want won't lock unless you manually close the lock.it is improving but....
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2021, 11:15:12 PM »
I can now add to my last post that the issue I had with the locking mechanism sticking is now gone.it needed use,oiling and more use.it now works just as well as the other side.some break in time is what it needed.annoying at first for sure but the payoff is a smooth operating tool.it really is a nice tool to use....now.
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Re: New for 2020 - PowerAccess Assist MT
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2021, 06:40:16 AM »
This tool is anything but boring - it has a lot of gadget-factor fun going for it.  The geared plier, spring-loaded implements, thumb studs, and the bit holder clamp at the front are all great features.  I hope they eventually improve upon the QC and overall design which is consistent with their rebrand philosophy.

Here are the changes which would make it great (even if it makes the price go up a bit):

1)  Replace large belt cutter with large file
2)  Replace tiny flat blade screwdriver with small scissors (this MT itself is too large to use on tiny screws for corrective lens IMHO)
3)  Add replaceable wire cutter inserts like Leatherman, Gerber and others
4)  Incorporate small belt cutter/clamshell opener at tip of serrated blade like Leatherman Charge
5)  Offer a shiny mirror polished finish like original SOG Power Assist
6)  Thicker metal for body and implements
7)  Add 2nd small magnet to bit holder clamp at front of tool
8)  Make the plain blade tip less pointy - that thin tip is waiting to break off.
9)  Get rid of the 1mm gap between the two outer layers of sheet metal on both sides of each handle (unless there is a good reason for that gap).
« Last Edit: March 29, 2021, 09:41:07 AM by carl »


 

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