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What year is your SwissTool(s)?

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What year is your SwissTool(s)?
on: December 22, 2007, 09:33:29 PM
I assume that by now everyone has read Dunc's thread about the different style SwissTool plier heads?
Link: http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,2463.0.html

Thanks again Dunc for inquiring, and a big thanks to Mr. Elsener for supplying the information. No way we would have known without his help!

So that being said, what year was your SwissTool produced? (Use the picture below to tell. Look closely, the differences are quite distinct.) A few of us posted in the other thread, but please add it here as well. 





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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007, 09:36:35 PM
Here's mine:

SwissTool RS = 2002
SwissTool standard = 1998
SwissTool black oxide = 1998
AutoTool = 1998
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #2 on: December 23, 2007, 01:16:16 AM
SwissTool X = 1998 (purchased new in 2007)
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #3 on: December 23, 2007, 01:29:04 AM
My Swisstool X is 2002 style, bought new this year as well.
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #4 on: December 23, 2007, 01:29:58 AM
I've been meaning to check mine for a while now... maybe this thread will inspire me to get up off my arse and do it!

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #5 on: December 23, 2007, 02:10:04 AM
I just bought a new Swisstool X off the shelf two weeks ago and it also has the 2002 head.


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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #6 on: December 23, 2007, 08:20:23 AM
I only have the standard swisstool 1998.
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #7 on: December 23, 2007, 09:14:14 AM
I have 3 98's and a 2002 .Two of the 98's have the round lanyard hole while one 98 and the 2002 has the slot lanyard attachment .

Heres what the are ...

Std model -  98 pliers whith round hole for lanyard/corkscrew
Std model , Elsener signature - 98 pliers round hole lanyard/corkscrew
X model , 98 pliers with slot for lanyard /corkscrew
RS model , 2002 pliers with slot for lanrard/corkscrew

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« Last Edit: December 23, 2007, 09:18:54 AM by dunc5 »


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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #8 on: December 23, 2007, 12:04:37 PM
Interesting to note that we have only 1998 and 2002 style pliers so far...... :think:
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #9 on: December 23, 2007, 02:49:48 PM
All three of mine are 98's.

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #10 on: December 23, 2007, 03:06:26 PM
Interesting to note that we have only 1998 and 2002 style pliers so far...... :think:

That is very interesting , While I have had in the past a 99 model I have never seen a 97 or 05

Could be a project for 2008 , track them models down  :D  I bet a 97 model is hard to come by .

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #11 on: December 23, 2007, 03:08:34 PM
All three of mine are 98's.

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Does that include your AutoTools?
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #12 on: December 23, 2007, 03:32:08 PM
Let me rephrase:

My three SwissTools and two AutoTools are all 98's.

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #13 on: December 23, 2007, 04:07:39 PM
Let me rephrase:

My three SwissTools and two AutoTools are all 98's.

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You have two AutoTools  :o  Are there any differences between the two ?

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #14 on: December 23, 2007, 04:19:26 PM
One is brand new in the box and the other is used and has a broken ice scraper.  Other than that they are pretty well the same.

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #15 on: December 23, 2007, 04:31:09 PM
One is brand new in the box and the other is used and has a broken ice scraper.  Other than that they are pretty well the same.

Def

Brand new in the box , thats a Keeper  :)

Could I trouble you for some pics as that on my 2008 whish list  :D

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #16 on: December 23, 2007, 04:47:57 PM
I think I could be so obliged... give me a few minutes and I'll see what I can do.

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #17 on: December 23, 2007, 05:03:18 PM
Arrrrrrr here be yer treasurrrrrre....

As you can probably guess, this is the used one!

Def

* Auto01.JPG (Filesize: 30.02 KB)

* Auto02.JPG (Filesize: 31.25 KB)

* Auto03.JPG (Filesize: 33.5 KB)

* Auto04.JPG (Filesize: 27.03 KB)
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #18 on: December 23, 2007, 05:49:27 PM
It looks huge!  And that BO swisstool is just gorgeous. :drool:
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #19 on: December 23, 2007, 05:56:46 PM
A folding, liner-locking ice scraper. Good grief.  ::)
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #20 on: December 23, 2007, 06:28:59 PM
Thats great Def  :D  Im going to have to get one of them . Missed the one on ebay the other day that went for a silly little amount .

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #21 on: December 23, 2007, 06:40:05 PM
I have 3 Swisstools... The STD was made in 1998, the X was made in 2002, and the RS was made in 2002 as well.
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #22 on: December 25, 2007, 06:19:11 AM
Hi Guys,

My two Swisstools are 2005 (standard and BO). Thsi picture is not the best, but the batteries in my camara died and the old one, well, never liked the way it took pictures, thats why I replaced (I will take a better one).

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #23 on: December 25, 2007, 08:52:37 AM
Hi Guys,

My two Swisstools are 2005 (standard and BO). Thsi picture is not the best, but the batteries in my camara died and the old one, well, never liked the way it took pictures, thats why I replaced (I will take a better one).

Regards
Carlos

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Thanks for sharing , there doesnt seem to be many 05 about yet .

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #24 on: December 28, 2007, 05:12:32 AM
Thanks Carlos! Yours are the first 05's I've seen. The plier head seems to be wider and stronger than previously.

The clearest indicator of an 05 model seems to be the underside of the jaw is straight (see picture below) instead of curved as on prior models.

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #25 on: December 28, 2007, 05:30:39 AM
Oh, You are rigth! I never notice that before. Here is a better picture.

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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #26 on: December 29, 2007, 01:05:09 PM
I can join in this thread now!  :)

Mine is an X which is a '98.
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #27 on: December 29, 2007, 06:54:12 PM
I think that my swisstool was made in 2005. 


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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #28 on: December 29, 2007, 11:25:25 PM
I got an X for Christmas, and it has the 2005 head.
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Re: What year is your SwissTool(s)?
Reply #29 on: December 30, 2007, 03:40:30 AM
Well goodness, now we have 2005's coming out of the woodwork!  :)
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