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"Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool

ru Offline loki-mobile

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"Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
on: September 05, 2012, 08:38:39 PM
Produced from 1986 to 2004



http://www.leatherman.com/product/Mini_Tool

Tools:
Bottle Opener
Can Opener
Clip-point Knife
Hard-wire Cutters
Needlenose Pliers
Regular Pliers
Ruler
Screwdriver 1/4"
Wire Cutters
Wood/Metal File

Features:
25-year Warranty
Stainless Steel Body
Stainless Steel Handles

Measurements:
1.5 in | 3.81 cm (blade length)
2.6 in | 7 cm (closed)
4 oz | 114 g

Versions of the model by the date of production:
 
1986-1988 No production date, Has text of the both handle  "LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL", "US PAT PEND", "PORTLAND OR"
 
1988-1989 No production date, has text of the one handle  "LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL", "US PAT PEND", "PORTLAND OR",  has text of the other handle "LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL", "US PAT 4744272", "PORTLAND OR"

1989-1990  No production date,  has text of the one handle "LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL", "US PAT 4744272", "PORTLAND OR", other handle without text

1990-1992  No production date,  has text of the one handle "LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL", "US PAT 4744272", "PORTLAND OR", other handle without text

1992-1994 Production date, has text of the one handle "LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL", "US PAT 4744272", "PORTLAND OR", other handle without text

1994-2000 Hard-wire Cutters, has text of the one handle "LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL", "US PAT 4744272", "PORTLAND OR", other handle without text

2000-2002 Another location stamp "LEATHERMAN USA" on pliers

2002-2004 Stamp "LEATHERMAN TOOL" on pliers

Versions of the model in color:

Silver

Black
Camo - ? (Leatherman's representatives were not able to confirm that the official release of this version)

PS I also ask you, if you find errors or would like to add a review - write, I am pleased to enhance their knowledge. And I would like to see pictures of your multitool with dates of production (four digits inside the handle)


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 10:17:11 PM
I love my Mini :ahhh

Such a clever little tool :)
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 10:28:10 PM
Again great thread loki :cheers: I love the  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh  :D  I don't believe that there ever was a camo version of this tool made by Leatherman if you have seen 1 I am sure it is an aftermarket paint job :tu: Chako knows more about getting them panted aftermarket I believe as he has several and perhaps they are from the same person :think: not absolutely sure about that though :tu: thanks for putting your time in these threads :)


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 10:40:47 PM
Again great thread loki :cheers: I love the  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh  :D  I don't believe that there ever was a camo version of this tool made by Leatherman if you have seen 1 I am sure it is an aftermarket paint job :tu: Chako knows more about getting them panted aftermarket I believe as he has several and perhaps they are from the same person :think: not absolutely sure about that though :tu: thanks for putting your time in these threads :)

The painted ones Chako has are from this ebay seller: http://stores.ebay.com/texastoolcrafters

they also have a web site here: http://www.texastoolcrafters.com/

but they started doing this just a couple of months ago, so way after the Mini was disco'ed.



Great collection, pics and info there loki :salute:


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 11:58:37 PM
Nice collection of MINI's.     :D
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 02:44:31 AM
This kind of info needs to be added to the Multitool Encyclopedia so people can find it easily in the future.

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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 08:48:03 AM
My Mini has date codes of 0395 and 0595, but does NOT have hard wire cutters. Is this common. From your post I believe it says the 1994-2000 have hard wire cutters. Just wondering if anyone can shed some light on this or if I have my facts wrong. Thanks. 
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 02:43:52 PM
My Mini has date codes of 0395 and 0595, but does NOT have hard wire cutters. Is this common. From your post I believe it says the 1994-2000 have hard wire cutters. Just wondering if anyone can shed some light on this or if I have my facts wrong. Thanks.

Yes the early ones did not have them. One of mine does not have them.. I think they used the PST pliers of the time or something.
 There are also some other differences on the pliers...
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 08:22:25 AM
It is quite possible that the change to the new pliers (with wire cutter for hard wire) occurred later than in the PST. I have focused on a period of history zamny pliers to PST. MiniTool on my 1995 already with cutting pliers for hard wire.


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 09:09:42 AM
It is quite possible that the change to the new pliers (with wire cutter for hard wire) occurred later than in the PST. I have focused on a period of history zamny pliers to PST. MiniTool on my 1995 already with cutting pliers for hard wire.


Strange. My 1995 does not have the hard wire cutters. I guess its either before they changed it that year or the off chance it was sent in for warranty and came back with new handles.
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 07:06:22 PM
It is possible that this is a return of the guarantee. I would like to know the date then start the installation of new pliers with wire cutter for hard wire ...


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #11 on: March 19, 2013, 02:04:10 PM
It is quite possible that the change to the new pliers (with wire cutter for hard wire) occurred later than in the PST. I have focused on a period of history zamny pliers to PST. MiniTool on my 1995 already with cutting pliers for hard wire.


Strange. My 1995 does not have the hard wire cutters. I guess its either before they changed it that year or the off chance it was sent in for warranty and came back with new handles.

Hello Capt. & Loki,

I've two Mini Tools;

(A) Date stamped "0395" but no hard wire cutter. Text on handle is "LEATHERMANĀ® MINI TOOL", "US PAT 4744272", "PORTLAND OR"; &

(B) No date stamp with no hard wire cutter. same text on handle as (A).

Although stampings are the same, they have slightly different locations.

I think the Mini-Tool is still a great tool option for those wanting almost full size pliers in the most compact package with some basic other tools.

« Last Edit: March 19, 2013, 02:49:10 PM by Heywood Floyd »


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #12 on: November 09, 2013, 02:59:43 AM
Here is the info you requested Loki.
Most likely a first production run Mini Tool.
No markings on either handles.
Pliers & blade marked Leatherman USA.
Knurled screws are thinner than average as found on many early PST's.
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #13 on: November 09, 2013, 03:07:19 AM
Pliers & blade marked Leatherman USA.
One handle on each side marked Leatherman Mini Tool, US Pat 4744272, Portland Or
No date code
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #14 on: November 09, 2013, 03:12:37 AM
Pliers & blade marked Leatherman USA.
One handle on each side marked Leatherman Mini Tool, US Pat 4744272, Portland Or.
Has hard wire cutter notch.
Date code 0698 on both handles.
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #15 on: November 09, 2013, 03:16:05 AM
Pliers & blade marked Leatherman USA.
One handle on each side marked Leatherman Mini Tool, US Pat 4744272, Portland Or.
Has hard wire cutter notch.
Date stamps 0800 & 0101
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #16 on: November 09, 2013, 03:18:37 AM
Pliers marked Leatherman Tool.
Blade marked Leatherman.
One handle on each side marked Leatherman Mini Tool, US Pat 4744272, Portland Or.
Has hard wire cutter notch.
Date stamps 0102 both handles.
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #17 on: November 09, 2013, 08:07:38 AM
 Now i gotta go dig all the MINI's out and look them over again. Cant remember what I have.
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #18 on: November 10, 2013, 08:12:10 PM
I also have to come in the next month few MiniTools - will update all the data in view of your information.


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #19 on: November 11, 2013, 06:34:45 PM
Nice Mini Tools everyone!  8) I a few days I will own three; two ss and one BO. Will post pics when the BO one arrived here.  ;)


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #20 on: November 11, 2013, 07:26:06 PM

Here is the info you requested Loki.
Most likely a first production run Mini Tool.
No markings on either handles.
Pliers & blade marked Leatherman USA.
Knurled screws are thinner than average as found on many early PST's.
This is the same as the mini tool I have. Leatherman told me it was a first production run but I'm not sure.


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #21 on: November 11, 2013, 07:34:15 PM

Here is the info you requested Loki.
Most likely a first production run Mini Tool.
No markings on either handles.
Pliers & blade marked Leatherman USA.
Knurled screws are thinner than average as found on many early PST's.
This is the same as the mini tool I have. Leatherman told me it was a first production run but I'm not sure.

I really think it is first production run Mini. It has thinner knurled screws and the way that screw is shaped that the pliers rest up against when folded just seems a little less refined than all of the other Mini Tools I have seen. Regardless, it's a keeper! :tu:


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #22 on: November 11, 2013, 07:36:30 PM
This is what I was talking about in that last post.
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #23 on: November 11, 2013, 08:01:42 PM

This is what I was talking about in that last post.
Here is mine, it seems to have the screws pictured on the right


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #24 on: November 12, 2013, 01:45:22 AM
Thanks for posting that Nhoj! I probably should have mentioned that my Mini with no markings is the one on the left. I have seven other Minis and they all have the same screws as the Mini on the right in my picture. That is one reason that I tend to believe it is a first production run model. Does your Mini have the thinner knurled screw head as well?


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #25 on: November 12, 2013, 03:51:30 AM
I'm not sure about the thickness off the screw head. How do I know if it's thinner? Anyway here are some old pictures of it.


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #26 on: November 13, 2013, 07:12:50 AM
I'm not sure about the thickness off the screw head. How do I know if it's thinner? Anyway here are some old pictures of it.

I just compared the screws side by side and was able to see the difference. Also, the thinner screw feels a little sharper around the edges.
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #27 on: March 31, 2014, 10:41:56 PM
I have one. the date stamp says 0102 ... what it's mean?
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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #28 on: March 31, 2014, 10:45:21 PM
I have one. the date stamp says 0102 ... what it's mean?

That it was made in January 2002.


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Re: "Leatherman collection", Part 2, MiniTool
Reply #29 on: April 01, 2014, 03:42:28 AM
I have one. the date stamp says 0102 ... what it's mean?

That it was made in January 2002.
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