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cy Offline dks

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Mini-Tool pictures
on: July 04, 2011, 03:34:14 PM
So the first two of the three Mini -Tools I ordered arrived so I took some pictures for comparison purposes.

One was new and I assume it is a later model:



Compared to the used one, it has hard wire cutters, Leatherman stamped on the right instead of the left on the pliers head and it’s pliers open up a bit wider (i.e. improved pliers head).
New one shown on the left.



The pliers are similar in size to the PST pliers, seen here between the two Mini-Tools.





Size wise, when folded, they are a couple of mm thicker than the PST and longer than a micra.



The blade is similar in length, but a bit thicker, than the one on the Micra.

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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 06:13:53 PM
Gotta love Minis!  :multi:


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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 09:33:21 PM
Gotta love Minis!  :multi:

They are cute!

Got another one today, the funny thing being that it has two different date codes on its  handles, possibly a mistake or repair or? looks unused

same tool in both pictures




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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 09:54:39 PM
Got another one today, the funny thing being that it has two different date codes on its  handles, possibly a mistake or repair or? looks unused

Not a mistake.  As I understand it, the date codes get applied when the handles are blanked on the machine and from there they go into a parts bin.  During assembly, handles are retrieved from the parts bin.  So it is very possible that the date codes may not match for a given tool.   Many do, but just and many don't from what I've seen.


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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 12:03:39 AM
Hi Folks, i found a NIB one of these at an outdoors retailer near me here but it seems very expensive, can anyone tell me the going rate for these BNIBin the UK or Ireland.

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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 01:26:43 AM
Great comparison photos dks! :tu: That sure is a fine trio of Mini Tools you have. Now all you need is a black one to complete your collection! :pok: :D



Hi Folks, i found a NIB one of these at an outdoors retailer near me here but it seems very expensive, can anyone tell me the going rate for these BNIBin the UK or Ireland.

Cheers.

I'm not sure what the going rate for a Mini in your area is...? :think: Hopefully someone from the UK or Ireland will be along soon with an answer :)
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 10:28:26 AM
Copilot, I assume that that is what happened. My totally new Mini tool has a date on only one handle and nothing on the other.

J-Sews, I did not know there was a black (tactical… ;)  ) one.
Funnily, I only wanted one, then got the second accidentally, by placing a low bid and the third one was part of a lot, with a CS4 I wanted….

Loose, I get mine from ebay US; there were several for sale during the last month from around $40, and up, depending on condition.
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #7 on: July 14, 2011, 04:23:51 AM
The thread is titled Mini-Tool pictures, so here are a few more! :D




later model, with date codes, hard wire notch, and LEATHERMAN name and pat number:



early model, with no dates, no notch, and no LEATHERMAN on the handles (yes, the box is PINK!)






early early model, made for Hoffritz cutlery stores, has no LEATHERMAN on handles, and no USA on pliers
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Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011, 04:30:13 AM
Mmmm I think I like the minis. I just won a standard PST and now I think it just might need modding. Lol
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011, 06:36:55 AM
Here's mine..   :D



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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #10 on: July 15, 2011, 08:11:52 PM
Great Minis everyone, they are truly an ingenious little thing!

I believe that if they got rid of the secondary extending handles and added some more tools (like the micra) it would have still been around. You would have lost some leverage, but most (real…  >:D) men and ladies would have still been able to squeeze pretty hard; without worrying about breaking the pliers, like with a squirt. You are not going to use it for long, or toooooo hard, anyway
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #11 on: July 15, 2011, 10:05:15 PM
Here's mine..   :D

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I love that black one  :drool: :drool: :drool:  :gimme:
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #12 on: July 17, 2011, 01:56:24 AM
Repost: :)

Hey, speaking of the Mini-Tool, here's an interesting tidbit:

On the original design there was an attempt to provide screwdriver functions! Check out the protrusions at the ends of the handles in this patent drawing. #58 was intended for phillips screws, and #54 for flatheads. Talk about your lack of ability to reach recessed screws!  ;)


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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 02:11:19 AM
Repost: :)

Hey, speaking of the Mini-Tool, here's an interesting tidbit:

On the original design there was an attempt to provide screwdriver functions! Check out the protrusions at the ends of the handles in this patent drawing. #58 was intended for phillips screws, and #54 for flatheads. Talk about your lack of ability to reach recessed screws!  ;)

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Thanks for the pic that helps with my mod  :tu:
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #14 on: July 17, 2011, 02:33:47 AM
I have the normal mini tool but would love to have the black one.  :gimme:


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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 04:37:29 AM
Could someone take a side view pic of the handle. Both sides please.  Thanks
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #16 on: July 17, 2011, 02:18:22 PM
A couple quicky shots:





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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #17 on: July 17, 2011, 07:20:18 PM
A couple quicky shots:
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Reply #18 on: July 25, 2011, 11:04:28 PM
I got my mini today. It's smaller than I thought but I like the size. I'm a mini kinda guy anyway. It has matching numbers in the handles. I will get some pics up soon.
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #19 on: July 25, 2011, 11:57:08 PM
They are a great companion to a SAK.  Here's my little one...



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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #20 on: July 26, 2011, 01:51:38 AM
Hi Folks, i found a NIB one of these at an outdoors retailer near me here but it seems very expensive, can anyone tell me the going rate for these BNIBin the UK or Ireland.

Cheers.
I'm not sure there really is a 'going rate' over here, just not that common.  I'd be far more tempted to look in the US for a reasonable price.
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #21 on: July 26, 2011, 02:09:55 AM
There's a pawn store in town where I can get one NIB for about $45 if I pay cash, which is going rate for NIB, as far as I know.


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Reply #22 on: July 26, 2011, 02:15:50 AM
I still have a special place in my heart for the mini tool.  :D
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Reply #23 on: August 05, 2011, 07:56:56 PM
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #24 on: August 06, 2011, 09:36:11 AM
i didn't realize how small the mini is (see pic next to micra)

i should have guessed......it is called the "mini"

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Reply #25 on: August 06, 2011, 01:47:37 PM
There's a pawn store in town where I can get one NIB for about $45 if I pay cash, which is going rate for NIB, as far as I know.

That's about right. On the eBay, they sometimes go a little higher. Usually $40-$50 used, and $50+ NIB.
And if I remember correctly, the last NIB BO one went for near $100.00. :ahhh
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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #26 on: August 11, 2011, 06:15:17 PM
Here's mine:



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Reply #27 on: August 11, 2011, 06:31:12 PM
Great one vladimir! :jelaous:

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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #28 on: September 22, 2014, 03:24:06 PM
My $20 gun show  find today.
Leatherman Mini-Tool. No date codes. Blue Box 1992.
Pat Number 4744272 on box.
Literature MT-UG0991 (1991)
No “Leatherman” on handles.
Knife marked Leatherman USA
Tool is new.
So, is this a first model?
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"It was pointed out that this is old wine in new bottle" The box is later than the tool. This repost is to add the pictures to this thread.

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Re: Mini-Tool pictures
Reply #29 on: September 22, 2014, 03:25:54 PM
My $20 gun show  find today.
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