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ca Offline Chako

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Mini Tools.
on: January 31, 2012, 03:03:09 AM
Ever take a photograph of items you already have and only notice differences once you snap a photo and look at it? Well that is what just happened to me whilst doing some close ups of the Mini Tool collection.

For example, this photo shows that the black Mini has US PAT 4744272, while the stainless Mini above it has US PAT Pend stamped into it, much like the other stainless above it. The lower stainless has the same markings as the BO version. The camo, I can't really read.



the Mini sure is a classy looking piece of art.



Interestingly enough, the pliers stick out of the handles a little...





Not only did I notice differences in the markings, the plier tips are different as well.



Unknown why one MIni has the plier markings odd to the others (second on the right).



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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 04:15:11 AM
Nice shots of you Mini`s Dan. The second to the right is proably a no date Mini. Which also explains it`s different looking plier tips. I`d guess the others have date codes.
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us Offline The Copilot

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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 04:34:36 AM
Quote from: Chako
Unknown why one MIni has the plier markings odd to the others (second on the right).

I wouldn't all that early Mini "odd".  All of the early ones were done that way (even after the date stamps started in the handles.  The markings and orientation of the "Leatherman" and "USA" on the pliers of the Mini follow the same evolution that they do on the PST over time.   You'll also notice that the finishing on the plier tips is more angular on early Minis than it is on later ones.  Seems to have been somewhat more hand finishing and grinding on the early ones.


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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 05:24:26 AM
oooo...mini talk..seldom popped out in postings.
i'll need to look up mine minitool and compare..not expecting anything extraordinary though..its at non inflated price.. :D
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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 03:43:29 AM
Those are some fine looking photos..... very jealous! I want one bad  :drool:


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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 09:19:55 PM
Great pictures once again Dan :tu:


Nice shots of you Mini`s Dan. The second to the right is proably a no date Mini. Which also explains it`s different looking plier tips. I`d guess the others have date codes.


So is David right about the odd plier one not having date codes? :)
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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 10:31:14 PM
That camo one???? :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :gimme:
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Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 10:36:28 PM
Slightly blunt nosed one

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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 01:05:59 PM
David is right on the money. That one is an o date Mini. The others have date codes.
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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 05:07:53 PM
If I remember correctly, wait, what was I saying?


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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #10 on: March 26, 2017, 07:13:05 AM
Are there Mini-Tools with diferent size pivots?
My two Minis have the same size pivot, although the plier-head markings are smaller on one than the other.


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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #11 on: March 26, 2017, 06:19:37 PM
Here is my pair of Minis. The one with the giant pivot is a no-dater.
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Re: Mini Tools.
Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 03:21:40 PM
I never realized the pivot size changed over the years, too. :think:


 

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