Matt writes: “This is the most bad-ass multi-tool out there. You’ve got to check one out for yourself if you’re skeptical. It’s very, very heavy and as strong as a real set of pliers. The best feature is the gear-driven pliers, which give you a two-to-one reduction so you can really hang on to things and also eliminates the problem of the pliers sticking together when the handles are open (due to fish scales and other crud getting caught in the mechanisms.) Also, I just saw that there’s gonna be a new version (2.0) coming out sometime — even bigger and heavier. Cool!”
In case you’re wondering, the “EOD” in the name does indeed refer to “Explosive Ordinance Disposal.” Yep, this multi-tool is designed for those guys.
They include a wire cutter, a crimper, and (as Matt mentioned) a pretty sweet pair of pliers as well as a bunch of other blades and tools. According to SOG, the crimper “produces non-flaring, high-pull-out-strength crimps that meet government fuse well specifications.”
Sounds pretty sweet. Don’t be turned off by SOG’s $112 price tag; we found ’em available starting at around $60 online, and you can buy them in silver and satin as well as black oxide — in case you’re not into the stealth look.