The SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool is the second generation of this small keychain tool. The SOG CrossCut 2.0 tool kit includes: powerful spring-loaded scissors, a bottle opener with a small flat screwdriver, a knife with a normal cutting edge, a large flat screwdriver, a nail care tool with a nail file, a toothpick, tweezers, a ruler, a cord ring or lanyard.
Multitool SOG CrossCut 2.0 with powerful scissors, impressions of multitool tools, their working qualities, overview.
The SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool design is based around scissors that use the Compound Leverage proprietary leverage system, common with large SOG multi-tooling tools equipped with pliers. The Compound Leverage lever system is designed to increase the force at the ends of the tool during operation. All SOG CrossCut 2.0 tools are only accessible by opening its handles..
Key Features of SOG CrossCut 2.0 Multitool.
Total length: 101.6 mm
Folded Length: 63.5 mm
Handle and Tool Material: 420 Stainless
Blade Material: 7Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 51-53 HRC
Finishing: Satin Finish
All SOG CrossCut 2.0 tools, except toothpicks, are made of stainless steel. Toothpick made of plastic. I would like to note a rather high level of polishing of all tool surfaces. On the outside of the multitool case there is a ruler in inches and centimeters. If there is no need for a cord or lanyard ring or it interferes, then it can be removed and its fastening hidden in the handle body.
Unlike the first version, the second version of the SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool has spring-loaded clamps for fixing the handle tools in the open position. Fixation works on all instruments except tweezers and toothpicks. Multitool handles have two functional recesses, one facilitates the removal of the tool from the cavity of the handle, and the second creates greater comfort with power cutting using scissors.
In the closed, folded state of SOG CrossCut 2.0, the teeth of the gears of the Compound Leverage lever system extend beyond the handles and when carrying a multi-tool in a pocket, it is likely to damage and wipe its fabric. Therefore, when carrying CrossCut handheld, as a precaution, it would probably be worth packing it in some small leather or nylon case..
SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool scissors, impressions, their working qualities.
The scissors in the SOG CrossCut multitool are very powerful. According to the manufacturer, they are intended not only for cutting hard and thick materials, but can also be used to capture and hold some parts. The scissors are spring loaded with two flat springs and this makes it very easy to work with them. Perfectly cut plastic clamps, up to the largest 500 mm long and 8 mm wide. They work without problems on thin plastic and thick cardboard, thick sheet rubber, thick tarpaulin. Anyway, on any materials where the scissors of the Leatherman tool or Victorinox knives simply can not cope.
But with the cutting of nails, these scissors have problems. The thickness of the cutting edge of the SOG CrossCut scissors is 1.8 mm, and with this thickness they simply are not able to grab and cut off a slightly grown nail. For reference, the thickness of the cutting edge of the Leatherman Wave multitool scissors is 0.9 mm, and the scissors of Victorinox multifunction knives of the 111 and 91 mm models are 1.0 mm. However, because of these powerful scissors, the SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool was acquired, so there is no disappointment because of their thickness.
Knife, tweezers and a large flat screwdriver SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool, impressions of tools, their working qualities.
In the cavity of one handle of the SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool are a knife, tweezers and a large screwdriver. The knife blade is 39 mm long and 1.5 mm thick in the butt, and has a conventional cutting edge with one-sided chisel sharpening. The knife is quite capable of solving most everyday small tasks, such as opening envelopes, bags and small boxes.
The tweezers are very wide and with a strong grip on the end of the jaws. A large flat screwdriver can be used both for its intended purpose and as a small mount to open or pry something. For example, you can pry it and pull out small paper clips from paper, notebooks or cardboard boxes. In some cases, this will be a great way to maintain the sharpness of the knife blade..
Bottle opener with screwdriver, nail care tool, SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool file and toothpick, impressions of tools, their working qualities.
In the cavity of the second handle of the SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool are a bottle opener with a small flat screwdriver, a nail care tool with a nail file, and a toothpick. There are no complaints about the bottle opener, but a small flat-head screwdriver, if you want to have a really functional tool, will have to be sharpened a bit. In the factory version, in the subjective opinion, her sting is still thick.
A tool for nail care fully copes with its responsibilities, but a nail file is frankly useless. The notch on it is very aggressive, it is very inconvenient to process the nails. Maybe she will find use for some time when working with wood or plastic, but it would be better if there was a Phillips screwdriver in her multitool.
Toothpick made of medium hard plastic. It turned out to be very convenient in everyday use. There is no longer any fear of causing an accidental scratch on some kind of polished metal or plastic surface when peeling something. Also, a toothpick copes with the removal of dirt from various gaps and internal cavities of folding knives, tools and other items. So the toothpick in SOG CrossCut is built-in, it cannot be lost or forgotten. Unlike toothpicks of the same Swiss Victorinox army knives. You can buy SOG CrossCut 2.0 multitool in the X-gear online store.