Multitool SOG PowerAccess 2017 new. It was first presented in January at the Shot Show 2017. The construction of this multitool has full-fledged pliers with Compound Leverage technology, nippers, a knife, a file, an awl, a can opener, a bottle opener, a ruler, a protractor, five screwdrivers and an integrated holder for standard bits 1 / 4 inches. All tools lock in open position.
SOG PowerAccess multitool, 2017 new, device, features, tools, overall functionality and multitool experience, overview.
Multitool SOG PowerAccess is an improved and revised version of SOG Pocket PowerPlier multitool. The most important difference between PowerAccess and most other multitools from SOG in terms of design and functionality is the ability to quickly access all the tools located in its grip without opening the multitool itself. This makes SOG PowerAccess much easier to use. Traditionally for multitools from SOG, PowerAccess can be opened and closed like a butterfly knife.
Key Features of SOG PowerAccess Multitool.
Total number of functions: 18
Blade length: 60 mm
Blade Material: 5CR15MOV Steel
Surface Treatment: Stonewash
Open Length: 150mm
Closed Length: 104 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Multi-tool SOG PowerAccess has 18 tools, 11 of which are available while the multi-tool is in a closed, folded position.
1. Awl sweep with hole.
2. A knife with a blade 60 mm long.
3. Grip for bolts and nuts.
4. Bottle opener.
5. Can opener.
6. Multifunctional power crimping.
7. File for wood and metal with three types of notches.
8. Large flat screwdriver.
9. Medium flat head screwdriver.
10. Small flat screwdriver.
11. Magnetic holder for standard 1/4 inch bits.
12. Jewelry or watch screwdriver.
13. Phillips Phillips screwdriver.
14. Combined pliers.
15. Protractor for measuring angles.
16. Ruler in centimeters and inches.
17. Power wire cutters.
18. Nippers for soft wire.
On one of the handles of the SOG PowerAccess there is a tight pocket removable clip with the SOG logo and an inch ruler on it. This makes it possible to use different options for attaching and wearing multitool. On the other handle there is a removable swivel eye for securing the lanyard or safety cord to the multitool.
Combined pliers, grip for bolts and nuts, wire cutters, SOG PowerAccess multitool crimping, functional overview.
The basis of the SOG PowerAccess multitool is composed of combination pliers with a grip for nuts and bolts, two types of nippers and proprietary Compound Leverage technology. This technology of joining handles and pliers allows you to almost double the power of the force that is transmitted to the pliers, grip or nippers. In addition, such a gear connection provides the possibility of multitool not only compressing, but also expanding. In some cases, this is very much in demand..
The ends of the SOG PowerAccess pliers have a rather thin profile. This will enable precise work with small parts. Force crimping consists of two flat platforms with a notch. It can be used in any of the multitool positions. Both in open and closed. And in the multitool, SOG PowerAccess was finally hidden inside the gears of the Compound Leverage system. Now provides greater comfort when using the built-in tools, and the sharp edges of the gears do not tear everything in a row, for example, when carrying multitool without a cover in your pocket.
Wood and metal file, can opener, bottle opener, medium and small flat screwdrivers, Phillips Phillips cross-head screwdriver SOG PowerAccess multitool, functional overview.
The file for wood and metal has three types of notches. Two oblique, coarse and shallow, on the planes and one straight line at the bottom. All notches are quite functional for wood and soft metals such as copper or aluminum. They work reluctantly in cast iron or steel and as a result with low productivity. The can opener is similar to that of the Victorinox multifunction knives, there are no complaints about its work.
But the location of the can opener in the SOG PowerAccess multitool makes it more functional than, for example, the same can openers on Leatherman multitools. More details about this will be in the material by comparing them. Bottle opener, medium and small flat screwdrivers, Phillips Phillips screwdrivers are nothing more than a normal working tool that can cope with the tasks assigned to it.
Large flat screwdriver, awl sweep, knife and jewelry or watch screwdriver multitool SOG PowerAccess, overview of functionality.
The sharpened edge of the awl allows him not only to make holes in soft material, but also to drill them in harder material, for example, in wood. Holes in soft metals will also work, but after that you need to be prepared to restore the sharp edge of the awl. The watch screwdriver is made with a very thin slotted part, it really can and conveniently tighten small screws, for example, located on the temples of the glasses or in some other place.
The knife with a simple cutting edge has a length of 60 mm. Unlike other SOG multitools, where the sharpening is traditionally made one-sided, here it is ordinary, two-sided. A large flat screwdriver is quite functional, nothing more to say about it.
Protractor for measuring angles on the SOG PowerAccess multitool, functionality overview.
A rather unusual tool for any multitool, but nevertheless quite convenient and accurate. Allows you to measure angles of 30, 45, 60, 90 and 180 degrees. The measurement is carried out by combining the risks of the desired degree with the risk on the handle. The angle itself is formed by the inner edges of the multitool handles. The overall measurement accuracy has an error of not more than one degree. Where can this protractor come in handy? Actually anywhere, the range of application of the protractor is very large. From exotic ones, for example, for building shelters or measuring the width of obstacles, a river or large ravines.
1/4-inch standard magnetic bit holder on SOG PowerAccess multi-tool, feature overview.
The holder for standard bits must be stopped separately, as it significantly expands the functionality of SOG PowerAccess. The bit holder is formed by two curly protrusions combined with a power crimp. The inner surface of one of the protrusions has a small built-in neodymium magnet. Due to this, the bits do not fall out of the holder even on weight, in its open and inverted state.
In order to be able to work with a bat in some deep hole or in a limited space, the bat itself can be connected to SOG PowerAccess through an adapter. In addition, as part of the SOG PowerAccess multitool, a 1/4 inch head can be used through the bit holder and adapter. And due to standard extension cords and universal joints, the functionality is further expanded. Now even the bolts or nuts hidden in cunning and inaccessible places will be unimportant.
General impressions of SOG PowerAccess multitool.
Tools located inside the handles cannot always be opened one at a time. In most cases, pulling on a single tool, because of their adhesion, you immediately raise the rest with it. This is not always convenient, although sometimes it helps to save time..
The magnetic holder for standard bits undoubtedly greatly extends the functionality of the SOG PowerAccess multitool, but at the same time there is a need to transfer these same bits somewhere near the multitool. For example, SOG PowerAccess, the manufacturer did not think of this question at all, and if necessary, you will have to improvise somehow. Although there is a ready-made solution and it is embodied in the multi-tool SOG PowerPlay. There are twelve standard bits fixed in a plastic bit holder, which is carried in a special pocket of the multitool cover.
I liked the new tool locking system, first used by the manufacturer in SOG PowerAccess. The paws of the lock release lever protrude from both sides and will be equally convenient for both right-handed and left-handed people. I also like the fact that the locking protrusions of the lock are available in any position of the multitool, regardless of whether it is open or closed. The removable SOG PowerAccess clip provides greater freedom in choosing the option to carry it. If she does not like it or interferes with work, then it can be easily removed.
What is really missing in the SOG PowerAccess multitool is scissors. Otherwise, it is a fairly budgetary and at the same time very balanced multifunctional tool in terms of its working qualities. Moreover, it is very innovative for the company SOG, which seems to be listening more and more to the wishes of the users of its tool.
The multitool SOG PowerAccess is perfect for everyday wear in the city and will be able to solve most everyday everyday tasks. The next article, which will appear on the site in the coming days, will make a small comparison of the SOG PowerAccess multitool with the Leatherman Wave and Leatherman Wingman multitools, their advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps this will come in handy for someone and will help to make a more informed choice when buying this or that multitool.