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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2014, 06:31:31 PM »
Looks like a 4th generation Multi-Plier (button-head screws on plier sliding mechanism, serrated blade instead of awl, round nut tool pivot). Not sure about the plier head - can't tell if it was the new or old style introduced in the 5th generation. Was there a 4.5 generation version with an updated plier head and without the rivet plier sliding mechanism?

Looks like a version 4 Mr Pinchy to me also (as it has Pat # 5212844 then it is the later 4.1 variant).  The pliers were significantly beefier in version 5.  I haven't ever noticed a version 4.5 Mr Pinchy (but that doesn't mean Gerber didn't make any, or that somebody didn't construct their own)
« Last Edit: September 25, 2014, 06:33:04 PM by gregozedobe »

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2014, 04:17:34 PM »
Found this old girl Monday. A little work with a toothbrush and dish soap, a little wire wool, and a shot of WD-40, and she looks almost like new. Very similar to the model I gifted to a friend several years ago.
Any ideas as to the production date and unofficial "series x, y, z" on this?
« Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 04:27:32 PM by neillcurrie »

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2014, 03:54:09 PM »
That's a 4th generation Multi-Plier. Nice clean example, too!

(button head screws on sliding mechanism, round nut pivot screws, previous generation blunt nose plier head)

Late 90's, maybe? I wish Gerber would have stamped production dates like Leatherman does....
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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2014, 04:06:59 PM »
Found this old girl Monday. A little work with a toothbrush and dish soap, a little wire wool, and a shot of WD-40, and she looks almost like new. Very similar to the model I gifted to a friend several years ago.
Any ideas as to the production date and unofficial "series x, y, z" on this?

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2014, 05:03:15 PM »
Found this old girl Monday. A little work with a toothbrush and dish soap, a little wire wool, and a shot of WD-40, and she looks almost like new. Very similar to the model I gifted to a friend several years ago.
Any ideas as to the production date and unofficial "series x, y, z" on this?

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I wish I knew what you are so smuttily referring to :o

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2014, 05:14:42 PM »
Found this old girl Monday. A little work with a toothbrush and dish soap, a little wire wool, and a shot of WD-40, and she looks almost like new. Very similar to the model I gifted to a friend several years ago.
Any ideas as to the production date and unofficial "series x, y, z" on this?

You dirty, dirty, dirty boy...

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I wish I knew what you are so smuttily referring to :o

Well, it's just my filthy mind. I was picturing an old girl being put through all that. A real girl...
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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #66 on: April 21, 2015, 08:46:14 AM »
Great one for sure will make it mine.

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #67 on: May 16, 2015, 08:20:11 PM »
I just bought used Mr Pinchy, 2nd generation. It probably had not seen any lubrication since early 90's.
What size of hex driver should I get to unscrew it?

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2015, 12:13:04 AM »
I just bought used Mr Pinchy, 2nd generation. It probably had not seen any lubrication since early 90's.
What size of hex driver should I get to unscrew it?
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If needed use the hex driver that fits. Otherwise just apply the oil on the washers from the end and open / close the tools to work it in.
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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #69 on: May 17, 2015, 02:55:23 AM »
It's a weird American size,  not metric. 2 sizes required, one for the tools, the other for the plier head mechanism.

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #70 on: May 17, 2015, 11:33:41 AM »
It's a weird American size,  not metric.
That's why I'm asking. It's not easy thing to find American-size hex drivers right in the middle of Europe.

Cleaning and lubrication were the first things I did after opening the package. It looks like the only tool used, was a plain edge blade.  On the other tools BO looks untouched.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2015, 11:41:56 AM by jakobym »

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2015, 10:46:54 PM »
Okay, one more question: is it normal for Mr Pinchy's wire cutters to grind on each other?
Otherwise, how can I stop that?

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2015, 10:59:28 PM »
Okay, one more question: is it normal for Mr Pinchy's wire cutters to grind on each other?
Otherwise, how can I stop that?


What do you mean exactly? They have to touch when closing to be functional as a wire cutter. That is unless it is a anvil style wire cutter which the Mr. Pinchy is not. Is it causing the pliers to be hard to open?

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #73 on: May 17, 2015, 11:08:35 PM »
I know, I know.  I just thought that the friction is too strong, that the ends of the pliers don't meet each other (or maybe I'm too used to Leatherman's needlenose pliers). The gap is not large, maybe not even half a milimeter. It just is.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2015, 11:10:30 PM by jakobym »

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2015, 04:17:13 AM »
Okay, one more question: is it normal for Mr Pinchy's wire cutters to grind on each other?
Otherwise, how can I stop that?

I'm not completely certain, but I think on that model the plier head tension is adjustable with a pin spanner.

You could always file or dremel the cutters to get the clearance.
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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #75 on: May 18, 2015, 05:13:05 AM »
I'm not completely certain, but I think on that model the plier head tension is adjustable with a pin spanner.
It is on the one in the photo, so you could pull it apart, clean and lubricate the pivot, and clean up burrs (if any) on the inside (cutting edge) of the wire cutters while you've got it apart.

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2015, 01:14:46 AM »
I'm not completely certain, but I think on that model the plier head tension is adjustable with a pin spanner.
It is on the one in the photo, so you could pull it apart, clean and lubricate the pivot, and clean up burrs (if any) on the inside (cutting edge) of the wire cutters while you've got it apart.

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #77 on: October 11, 2015, 11:28:49 PM »
Hi I am new to the posting and a few Gerber questions
In a couple of posts reference is made to early Gerber  generations (1st-4th etc)
are there articles and information on the site giving details and history( differences etc)
Thanks
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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #78 on: October 12, 2015, 07:35:07 AM »
Hi I am new to the posting and a few Gerber questions
In a couple of posts reference is made to early Gerber  generations (1st-4th etc)
are there articles and information on the site giving details and history( differences etc)
Thanks
Firstly welcome to MTo.   :cheers:

Lots of useful info here, try out the Search button up the top left of the screen (near the HOME button), and if that doesn't get you what you want, just ask.  There are quite a few Gerber enthusiasts on this forum (as well as other brands).

Try these as a primer to get you going on the early "Mr Pinchies" (Multi-Pliers):

http://forum.multitool.or...dex.php/topic,2792.0.html

http://forum.multitool.or....msg928733.html#msg928733


The MPT was another early multitool made by Gerber.
http://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=MPT
« Last Edit: October 12, 2015, 07:41:01 AM by gregozedobe »

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #79 on: October 21, 2015, 01:45:45 PM »
Welcome to the forum survivaledge.  :cheers:
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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #80 on: December 17, 2015, 05:02:29 PM »
I happen to have one with the scissors. It is an odd one though, as it seems to have been half thought out, with the nail nicks all messed up etc. It also has "First Production Run" stamped on the handles. It is the only one that I have with scissors though.

Here is a group shot of all the Gerbers that I have with the old style locking mechanism. Note that a Carolina and Winchester tools are included as they both have the same locking style. Not sure if Gerber made them or just licensed it out, but I have a suspicion that Gerber made them and just stamped their customer's name on the tools. I can be wrong though.

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Here, I played with the lighting to highlight the wording. Not that great of a photograph though.
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I quickly moved to a black background due to the results from above to show the details on the back of the handles.

Here we have the First Edition Run.
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And the later model (Second in the first group shot).
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I think I have the second one can u help me out

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #81 on: December 17, 2015, 05:02:53 PM »
I happen to have one with the scissors. It is an odd one though, as it seems to have been half thought out, with the nail nicks all messed up etc. It also has "First Production Run" stamped on the handles. It is the only one that I have with scissors though.

Here is a group shot of all the Gerbers that I have with the old style locking mechanism. Note that a Carolina and Winchester tools are included as they both have the same locking style. Not sure if Gerber made them or just licensed it out, but I have a suspicion that Gerber made them and just stamped their customer's name on the tools. I can be wrong though.

(Image removed from quote.)


Here, I played with the lighting to highlight the wording. Not that great of a photograph though.
(Image removed from quote.)


I quickly moved to a black background due to the results from above to show the details on the back of the handles.

Here we have the First Edition Run.
(Image removed from quote.)


And the later model (Second in the first group shot).
(Image removed from quote.)


Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #82 on: December 17, 2015, 05:03:18 PM »
I happen to have one with the scissors. It is an odd one though, as it seems to have been half thought out, with the nail nicks all messed up etc. It also has "First Production Run" stamped on the handles. It is the only one that I have with scissors though.

Here is a group shot of all the Gerbers that I have with the old style locking mechanism. Note that a Carolina and Winchester tools are included as they both have the same locking style. Not sure if Gerber made them or just licensed it out, but I have a suspicion that Gerber made them and just stamped their customer's name on the tools. I can be wrong though.

(Image removed from quote.)


Here, I played with the lighting to highlight the wording. Not that great of a photograph though.
(Image removed from quote.)


I quickly moved to a black background due to the results from above to show the details on the back of the handles.

Here we have the First Edition Run.
(Image removed from quote.)


And the later model (Second in the first group shot).
(Image removed from quote.)
(Image removed from quote.)

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk


Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk

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Re: New for 1992
« Reply #83 on: December 17, 2015, 11:14:29 PM »
I think I have the second one can u help me out

Based on your photos it looks to be the same as Chako's second one, which is a version 5 with needle nose pliers.

See this post for more detail on the difference between the various versions:

http://forum.multitool.or....msg928733.html#msg928733
« Last Edit: December 17, 2015, 11:16:49 PM by gregozedobe »

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