dealssog b31 paratool multitool for $39.99

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With a quick froogle, this indeed is a good price.

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Can anyone here attest to the usefulness of the "wide range of motion" that the pliers have? I just broke my leatherman last week and was looking at this as a replacement.

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If you're looking for a strong set of pliers, I would go with the EOD Powerlock: http://sogknives.com/store/S61.html . It has the strongest, toughest set of pliers you'll find on a multi-tool. You get more tools on the Powerlock too.

However, the plier head can't be set at an angle like the Paratool can.

The wide range of motion comes into play if your hand are big enough to accommodate how wide the pliers can open up, if I am understanding you right....

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@adrmschwer: What does the EOD offer that the regular Powerlock doesn't? In addition, would you recommend the Powerlock 2.0 EOD over the regular Powerlock EOD?

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You could also just wait until the next Woot Off...

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Here is a chart from SOG about all the components of all their multitools.
In general anything labeled EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) nets you a Blasting Cap Crimper, not that useful unless you are involved with EOD. But then again, having a blasting cap crimper is pretty bad ass.

As for which is "better"? I personally have no experience with any of these SOG products, but I do know that they make very high quality, durable, functional products. I would recommend looking at the features that each of them provide and ask yourself if you used them on your previous multitool, and if your previous multitool didn't have that feature, was there ever a scenario in which you wished you had it. I'd also keep in mind size and weight but I believe most of the SOG multitools are similar in that respect.

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If you broke your leatherman they have a lifetime warranty. Just send it to them and they will fix it or replace it for free. I did it and all the info is on there website.

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I, by far, prefer my S61 to this style. As soon as the s61s rear their little heads here again, I'm stocking up.

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i have two sog powerpliers. One is still new in the box, awaiting failure of the other one. I have used the original for the last 9 years. Prior to SOG, I have used leatherman supertool and several gerber multipliers. Both brands' pliers failed me. Gerber uses cheap metal on all tools and will fail under anything more than light use. Leatherman is better, but cannot cut through chainlink fence more than a few times and will definitely break when cutting through forged car antennaes. SOG can grant you entry into any chainlink fenced compound where you desire to snip car antennaes. Here is a chance to be a well-equipped (even if you are not a well-funded) anarchist.