I hate to be a prude...but I know for a fact there are children that access this website...and your name leaves a lot to be desired.
I know that several of my students do frequent this forum from time to time. By the way that new nick of yours is an improvement.
You know what? Never mind, I'm out of here. If the place is inhabited by twelvies and teachers then I'm not going to learn anything.
Being called a teacher is a great compliment! As the “twelvies”, I freely admit my sense of humor is in that category. Still it would have been nice to see how the question would have been answered. Anyone care to continue the thread? Or is that not allowed if the host leaves?
I tend to only make an effort if I think the results of that effort will be appreciated .....
Getting back to the original post, the best SOG, at least in my opinion, is, and probably always will be, the PowerLock.In the early days, back even before MTO was a thing, tool users fell into certain categories.Most folks had a Leatherman, and there was a convoluted hierarchy topped by the Holy Grails, the Charge TTi or XTi.Most military guys swore by the Gerber MP600's they had been issued.Military specialists on the other hand, like the demolition guys tended to go with the PowerLocks because they had compound leverage, they were tough, and, if they were broken, guys could replace that function themselves and not have to send the tools in to be repaired.I have owned pretty much every SOG tool since the very beginning, and while some are very good (the new Power Assist Plier Play Etc is pretty sweet) I am always going to think of the PowerLock as the undisputed King of SOG.The original Tool Clip is also an amazing tool, and I highly recommend it too, but they are pretty scarce.Def
Tool Clip's design gives me the impression of a cheap and very low quality tool. Maybe because it does not look stream-lined or compact (i.e. block-like) like the most of the plier-based tools? Dunno.
Possibly because of the many low quality copies of the genuine ToolClip that have been sold to unsuspecting buyers ? The genuine ToolClip is well made and of good quality, the copies....not so much.
As someone with small hands, I would think that people with larger hands would get more use out of it, but not having any larger hands to test it with, I can only talk about my own experiences!However, my father has lost a lot of strength in his hands and I sent him a SOG Power Assist to try and counteract it. He is able to do things with it that he has been unable to do for years.That alone has sold me on Compound Leverage.Def