I don’t want to compare the SOG EOD PowerLock B61 Black Oxide multitool with products from other companies and manufacturers, each of them is good and attractive in its own way, just show this SOG and dwell on the reasons that pushed me to purchase this particular model.
Multitool SOG EOD PowerLock Black Oxide, B61, overview and general impressions.
The SOG EOD PowerLock B61 Black Oxide multitool arrived in a company box, the instrument itself and a brown leather case included, the color of which somehow does not agree with the tactical black color of the multitool itself. The cover is solid, the skin is thick and of high quality, while not rigid. Made of simple, two pieces of leather with four rivets.
tool and its equipment in both handles as you wish. For this, SOG sells all multitool tools separately, although it’s not visible anywhere else on sale in online stores I know. And so now I would gladly exchange a large screwdriver for some kind of hook.
To change the tool, just unscrew the fixing bolts and replace. Now about the features of the main tool of pliers. They are in this multitool SOG EOD PowerLock B61 have a very large width of the jaw opening. Pliers successfully work not only on compression, but also on compression. In other multitools this is not. The Compound Leverage system, with the help of a system of levers, provides about a two-fold increase in the force transmitted from the hand to the SOG EOD PowerLock B61 pliers themselves.
But at the same time you have to put up with a larger range of arms compared to other multitools, and with a large opening angle you have to take up the multitool with both hands, for one too wide.
Lower SOG EOD PowerLock B61 compared to Lezerman Charge. At work, an unpleasant detail immediately became clear. When using pliers, they dig into the palm of your hand and create unpleasant sensations, the sharp corners of the pads on the handle of the SOG EOD PowerLock B61. I’ll have to take a file and round them.