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Mini-Tool date codes. 144

Hero Member Posts: 750
Mini-Tool date codes.
« on: May 31, 2019, 07:42:14 PM »
Purchased it because it was selling at a "must have price" - "Farmers Building & Feed Supply" laser engraved on handles. Handle with FARMER'S has 1095 date, other handle with Building Supply, Inc has 0404 date. First time I see a big gap date codes..
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 08:46:43 PM by JustinCase »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,718
Re: Mini-T date codes.
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 08:45:54 PM »
LM stopped selling the Mini in 2004.
Maybe they "gathered" all remaining parts to build a last lot of them :dunno:
Hero Member Posts: 750
Re: Mini-T date codes.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 08:52:18 PM »
LM stopped selling the Mini in 2004.
Maybe they "gathered" all remaining parts to build a last lot of them :dunno:

They probably found the 1095 handle at the bottom of the container :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,718
Re: Mini-Tool date codes.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 10:43:44 PM »
 ...  :D
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 53,996
Re: Mini-Tool date codes.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 04:14:16 AM »
I have seen gaps on several LM tools but never that many years :o Nice find :cheers: :like:
No Life Club Posts: 2,771
Re: Mini-Tool date codes.
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 04:21:59 AM »
Well, the ad on BOTH handles rules out any chance of it being a warranty rebuild. My Mini has only about a one month gap (January, and February 1995); but I've never seen  9 year gaps!

Could have been the handle was found behind a machine or something.
Sr. Member Posts: 476
Re: Mini-Tool date codes.
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 10:03:36 PM »
For tools with advertising LM sometimes was made clear handles (without any stamps on sides). Quantity of this handles is limited and their reserve have been used for many years when needed with usual stamped handles. Therefore, the difference in date codes can be so big. This exactly applies to PST, PST II and Mini Tool. About other models I'm not sure.

 

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