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I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy) 3476

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,662 Tool Carrying Linux User
I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« on: April 12, 2014, 03:58:48 AM »
OK,

thanks to seeing what I considered a fair price for a Leatherman Mini-Tool on the bay,  I snatched it up, and must admit,  this tool is freaking awesome!
it is very therapeutic to just play with this MT, and as a set of pliers, I think it is great, and you still have other functions that can be handy.
the mere ability to make a set of pliers fold away to this small size alone would make this a great item, but it does more!

**my new MT & SAK combo carry is now going to be:
    Normal Skinth load out (Charge TTi, bit kit and extender)  with a smaller SAK (4 layers or so)
                  or
    Large SAK (Champ, CT41, etc) and the Mini-Tool! 

***

OK, back on track,  this tool is amazing!  it is so compact, and yet watching it transform into a set of pliers that is basically 3 times the size of the closed tool reminds me of when I got my first transformer in the early 80's,  Optimus Prime was amazing and my mind was engaged in the engineering of such an items ability to convert or transform.

OK  my Mini is a Patent Pending model!











anybody know what the small hole in the middle of the plier joint is?



the knife is SUPER dull, but does not appear mistreated at all







the file is in great shape





though it did not come with an official sheath,  this sheath is awesome,  barley bigger than the tool, and becomes nearly invisable on my belt




so I took my Mini to a place i had never been, Cabela's!

(class I was taking for work was 15 minutes from a Cabela's)






I paid $34.50 plus $2.75 shipping, so I am thrilled with what I got for that price (Buy it now! listing)


If I can help, let me know 
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,389
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 04:07:29 AM »
Congrats on the mini, I picked one off flea bay last week. Awesome little tool. I pair mine also with a CT 41 or a Swiss champ.


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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 04:52:11 AM »
I guess I'll have to be the first:

 :ahhh :ahhh  :ahhh !!! MINI !!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,304
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 05:11:18 AM »
Glad to see you are getting a taste for LMs again.  The mini is a great little tool and I believe the hole is for a lanyard  :think:.  Good price on the mini as well and nice paring with the CT41.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,697
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014, 06:41:46 AM »
Glad your liking the MINI. It is a neat little tool.    :)
« Last Edit: April 12, 2014, 06:44:10 AM by David »

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,685 Stranger in a Strange Land
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2014, 06:58:30 AM »
Nice pics if a beauty of a tool detron

I need to get my hands on one myself.

thanks for posting such awesome pics for me to drool over.


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,614 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 07:27:46 AM »
That's what I thought. That a mini would add to a big SAK (my XLT for example) the only thing it lacks. There was one on classifieds here recently but I thought that since I have now 5 plier based tools I wouldn't resist carrying one of those any given day. But still, this saves a lot of space.
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Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 09:21:01 AM »
The Mini is a seriously underrated tool! As you say,teamed up with a SAK,it makes a great,competent,light EDC .

I was well surprised last year when I'd carried mine through the Fit test  :D

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Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2014, 12:52:14 PM »
Unsure of which "hole" you are talking about.
There's an offset lanyard hole on a pivot, there's also what appears to be a center punched mark in the center of the plier joint pivot. That's usually there because someone tightened the plier joint a little.

Jr. Member Posts: 80
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2014, 02:23:17 PM »
As stated, the hole in the joint is from someone trying to tighten the pliers from being too loose.

If I didn't have two Mini Tool's already, I would have bought that exact one when that seller posted it. Instead I got a Pulse from the same seller to add to my collection. Too bad both Mini Tool's I got didn't come with a sheath.
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,649 SAK Surgeon
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2014, 02:39:51 PM »
I love the mini!  I have a NIB one that Ive been keeping pristine, but I really want to get a user.  Great matchup with a SAK for sure.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,662 Tool Carrying Linux User
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2014, 03:28:17 PM »
Thanks everyone,  center punch to tighten the plier head,   mystery solved!

I really do like this tool.

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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,087 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2014, 07:54:20 PM »
Congrats, Detron. :cheers:

Yes, that's one I wish they'd make again, doesn't even have to have any other tools. Just the pliers in this compact form would be great. :tu:

I love the mini!  I have a NIB one that Ive been keeping pristine, but I really want to get a user.  Great matchup with a SAK for sure.

That was my plan as well, I bought a NIB one. Loved it. Then got another one just in case something happened, but bow Gerd got me wanting to DLC it. :ahhh
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,211 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2014, 07:57:16 PM »
Pat Pending is a great designer- you see his name on all the coolest stuff!

Congratulations on getting a Mini.  I really don't see them as being that great a tool for using, but they certainly are My Preciousssssss when it comes to the collection!  :D

Now you have to find a black one....  :pok:

Def

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,389
I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2014, 09:10:51 AM »
Pat Pending is a great designer- you see his name on all the coolest stuff!

Congratulations on getting a Mini.  I really don't see them as being that great a tool for using, but they certainly are My Preciousssssss when it comes to the collection!  :D

Now you have to find a black one....  :pok:

Def

Really ? A black one ?  Thanks a lot.:)


Swiss Army knives .

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Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2014, 05:44:56 PM »
I don`t own a Mini but I did some coating for a friend :)
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,389
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2014, 06:20:40 PM »

I don`t own a Mini but I did some coating for a friend :)

Really nice work !


Swiss Army knives .



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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,832 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2014, 08:30:54 PM »
I don`t own a Mini but I did some coating for a friend :)



 :o :o :o



That's really, really cool!  :drool:

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Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2014, 09:49:22 PM »
Congrats to the Mini.
I think it´s one of the most aesthetically pleasing multitools. :cheers:
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,649 SAK Surgeon
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2014, 04:04:51 PM »
This thread had me hunting for another mini to actually use and carry.  Just scored a good shape used one on ebay.  So my new summer EDC will be a SAK and a Mini! :D

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I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2014, 10:32:46 PM »
all this talk of minis. Had to get one to use. Not bad for $35 bucks shipped.
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,649 SAK Surgeon
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2014, 01:14:46 AM »
35 is good! I coughed up 50 because thats the best deal I could find and I have impulse control issues.  :D

I think they are a great compliment for a SAK!

PM me or email sakmodder [at] gmail . com if you are looking for custom SAK work.

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Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2014, 06:00:08 PM »
35 is good! I coughed up 50 because thats the best deal I could find and I have impulse control issues. :D

I think they are a great compliment for a SAK!


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Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2014, 07:03:09 PM »
Yes, best LM to partner with a CT :tu:

Great design and I second the motion for a LM Mini 2.0. I carried the PS4 with my SAK but those pliers are not even close to the one from the Mini. The compactness is awesome
The Mini is awesome, Multitools are awesome, everything is Awesome, Lego is awesome (sorry just watched the Lego Movie) :whistle:

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,625
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2017, 11:57:12 PM »
With all the talk recently of the  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh thought this was a good thread to resurrect :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,934
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2017, 01:19:32 AM »
I want one now!!!

Barry
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,625
Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2017, 02:50:22 AM »
I want one now!!!

They really are a great tool :pok: ;) :D
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Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2017, 05:36:13 AM »
I really enjoy my mini that i got it off ebay with original case as well.  It's great for those times where you want a 'full sized' pliers MT but don't want the weight of the full size options.  I recommend finding an original case if you can, it really completes the package.

What I've been doing is hanging the cased mini on the inside of my belt (so it sits between belt and pants) instead of on the out side of the belt...it practically disappears in this position while I could feel it bumping stuff when it was on the outside of my belt.  It does make it a little harder to get the tool back into the case after using it but to me it's worth not having that oh you've got a strange bump out under your shirt cause there's a case on your belt feeling...

now a LM mini 2.0 would be AWESOME  :drool:  I don't need jewelry leatherman!  Make a revised mini with added features, maybe even a knifeless model for those of us who'd trade that space for a different tool and for a travel friendly design
« Last Edit: October 18, 2017, 05:37:42 AM by WiSAKfan »
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Re: I had no idea the Leatherman Mini-Tool was this AWESOME! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2017, 06:01:03 AM »
A knifeless travel Mini with scissors would be very cool :tu:

 

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