The Paladin 6510 PowerPlay Multitool is one of those multitools built for very specific functionality. It really is geared toward an IT professional or a lineman who would be working with cabling of any sort. The quality is decent and it is a very durable multitool. I had never heard of Paladin multitools before I picked this one up but as I found out later, this multitool was made using a SOG design and licensed out by SOG. This multitool is the only one I have seen that comes with a 66 punch down tool and a 110 punch down tool. Being in IT as a systems administrator I don’t punch down often but having this be my work multitool has proven to be very convenient. Unfortunately you have to open the multitool up to access the knife. The punch down tools are not spring-loaded but they work just fine. One thing that I find odd about this multitool is that there are no scissors and generally speaking I don’t use the scissors on a multitool but I feel like a multitool geared toward the IT tech or lineman should have scissors. This multitool has some general wire strippers built-in as cutouts on some of the tools which work great. Of course there are flat head and Phillips head screwdrivers which work well, as well as a file and a nice drywall saw for sawing cutouts in the wall, and a spudger. The pliers are well designed and work well. Overall the PT-525 is a great multi tool if you want a multi tool for electrical or IT work.
This multitool includes the SOG patented Compound Leverage System which uses gears to deliver extra leverage when using the pliers and wire cutters. If you haven’t used a SOG multitool with the Compound Leverage System, you really should check it out. Just like other SOG multitools this is a big multitool weighing in at 12 ounces and measuring over 7 inches. The leather pouch is one of the few downsides to this multitool. It’s kind of flimsy for such a big heavy multitool. You should look at replacing it with something you will get more years out of. If you are in IT or the telecommunications industry, then this is the multitool for you. Not having scissors is a drawback but all the other cabling tools included make this a great multitool for specific cabling functions. No other multitool fits these needs as well as the Paladin PT-525 Multitool.
Paladin Tools PT-525 PowerPlay Multitool Functions
Needle nose pliers; gripping pliers; 110 and 66 punch downs; a 12 AWG stripper (located in the tool’s head); 18/20/22/24 AWG strippers (located in the tool’s handle); a Cat5e UTP stripper; a Romex wire cutter; a drywall punch; a drywall saw; #4 and a #6 slotted screwdrivers; a #1 Phillips screwdriver; a 1/4-inch hex bit driver with adapter; an SOG stainless steel knife; a 3-in-1 file with coarse and fine sides; a wire hook and spudger; a bottle cap opener; and a ruler.
Paladin Tools PT-525 PowerPlay Multitool Details
- Tool designed specifically for datacom, telecom, and electrical construction and maintenance
- Features 24-in-1-tool design in collaboration with SOG Specialty Knives
- Professional-grade tool delivers twice the gripping, cutting power of ordinary tools
- Includes needle nose pliers, gripping pliers, 110 and 66 punch downs, 12 AWG stripper, and much more
- Unique interlocking gear system for compound leverage