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!!!MINI!!! Who has one?

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!!!MINI!!! Who has one?
on: July 16, 2008, 03:39:40 AM
I am ever so anxious for my  :ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh to arrive, so in my anticipation of it I would like to here from other
:ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh owners.  I would like to here your thoughts good or bad of this unique tool :D


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 03:40:51 AM
Thoughts on the Mini? Nah, not my cup of tea.


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 03:42:42 AM
Me too.. I'd rather carry around a P4 or something.. I like the compactness and the full size pliers.. But, I like a lot of implements and functions!!
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Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 03:45:36 AM
But that clip point blade is so cute!

Where's hawkchucker at? He really dug the Mini.


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 03:46:22 AM
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 03:48:07 AM
I am ever so anxious for my  :ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh to arrive, so in my anticipation of it I would like to here from other
:ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh owners.  I would like to here your thoughts good or bad of this unique tool :D
Well, I don't have one, so I can't help too much... But I can tell you I want one. :D It's got to be one of the most unique and fun MTs out there, if not the most functional. :P


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 03:55:35 AM
Thoughts on the Mini? Nah, not my cup of tea.


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Could you do the honor of linking to your post of the  :ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh as well ;)


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Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 03:59:26 AM


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 04:00:36 AM
 :salute: That be the one :D


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Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 04:05:02 AM
Spoon, I have to say you did an EXCELLENT job with that "photo essay"! (even though all your other photo essay's are EXCELLENT!)
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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 04:10:41 AM
I don't have one, but I would like to.


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008, 04:44:06 AM
 IMO if you're planning to use it as a stand alone tool,you'll be disappointed;but if you'll be using it with another tool or a SAK you're going to be very satisfied.
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Reply #12 on: July 16, 2008, 04:45:09 AM
I agree. If you pair that up with a  Vic Champion Plus you are all set!
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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008, 04:55:09 AM
I doubt I will be using it a whole lot especially @ work ;) But it will be carried just for the pure fact that it is so small :cheers: All I have SAKwise is a Super Tinker so that will have to do for now ::) I am gonna add more to my list :D SAK's that is :climber: :tool: :sak: :D


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #14 on: July 16, 2008, 10:46:12 AM
As a SAK carrier I like the mini.  I've got a NIB one but am after a beater.

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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #15 on: July 16, 2008, 10:59:12 AM
As a SAK carrier I like the mini.  I've got a NIB one but am after a beater.

Neil

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Reply #16 on: July 16, 2008, 03:26:07 PM
My NIB Mini best $40 I spent. As a user I think it has many failings , I found the bottle opener last night to be some what tricky to use . But like some of my other retired LM's I really enjoy handling it & looking at it. It shows us the path/progression LM has taken to reach its current tools , just like spoony, so eloquently put in his photo essay of the Mini. For such a small tool it expands so well & it feels so tiny but unbreakable , in way that a Micra/squirt never could. It would be really interesting to see LM revisit the Mini , it would be a much better tool if they built it now , but LM has  little reason too because of the success of the Micra & Squirt.
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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #17 on: July 17, 2008, 12:35:54 AM
It would be really interesting to see LM revisit the Mini , it would be a much better tool if they built it now , but LM has  little reason too because of the success of the Micra & Squirt.

Look what they did with the Wave a vast improvement and the Pulse (although retired was a replacement for PSTII) wasn't it :think: Plus the ST which is now the Core. I would love to see a new version of the  :ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh  :D


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Reply #18 on: July 17, 2008, 01:23:44 AM
I would love to see a new version of the  :ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh  :D


I'd like to see a new version of the Mini too. I would also like it in BO.  :D


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Reply #19 on: July 17, 2008, 01:26:52 AM
im thinking it would be nice imo if it had  a real 1/4 driver between handles,and a plain and serrated small knifes,and a diamond file to,nothing else maybe.


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #20 on: July 18, 2008, 10:46:34 AM
I traded both my minis - I never used them while I had them, but miss them now they're gone.


Ah well, leaves room in my cookie jar for a new tool!


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Reply #21 on: July 18, 2008, 11:57:03 PM
I traded both my minis - I never used them while I had them, but miss them now they're gone.


Ah well, leaves room in my cookie jar for a new tool!

 :o ;) Still waiting on mine the suspense is killing me :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D


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Reply #22 on: July 19, 2008, 03:16:25 AM
I'd like to see a new version of the Mini too. I would also like it in BO.  :D

I've actually seen one in Black , though I got the stainless variety.

I must say I'm a big fan of the tool.  It might not be the most useful multi but, as other have said, it is an interesting concept and an example of innovation (even if it wasn't that successful).  It feels very solid when opened up and the pliers work well.  Its more of a collectors piece really, but I imagine would pair up very nicely with a larger SAK and provide some useful portable pliers.

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Reply #23 on: July 26, 2008, 01:46:52 AM
I traded both my minis - I never used them while I had them, but miss them now they're gone.


Ah well, leaves room in my cookie jar for a new tool!

 :o ;) Still waiting on mine the suspense is killing me :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D

The suspense is no longer killing me ::) I have my  :ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh it is so cute I like it very much, I may have to EDC it even if it is just 4 a little while :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Again thanks guys for the giveaway :D Probably a tool I would have never gotten unless I lucked up on Ebay :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D


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Reply #24 on: July 26, 2008, 01:57:58 AM
i miss my mini already,but atleatsi got still one bit customised.

"but it helps when you know your old mini has a loving new owner" :D


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Reply #25 on: July 26, 2008, 03:08:51 AM
I just was looking now @ my  :ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh and noticed that they fixed the plier head poking  :pok: out of the end by shortening the plier head itself :o now it doesn't  :pok: @ you in places where you don't want to seek medical atten. ::) :D also the dates on it are 0104 on both handles :D


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #26 on: July 26, 2008, 03:29:39 PM
i miss my mini already,but atleatsi got still one bit customised.

"but it helps when you know your old mini has a loving new owner" :D

  >:D Little does he know my plans  >:D

Looking forward to it :)

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Reply #27 on: July 26, 2008, 04:44:27 PM
When did LM discontinue the Mini Tool?  ???
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Reply #28 on: July 26, 2008, 05:15:22 PM
When did LM discontinue the Mini Tool?  ???

I believe the timeline shows 04 :)


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Re: !!!MINI!!! Who has one?
Reply #29 on: July 26, 2008, 09:33:41 PM
Well here is some pics for you guys :D
the 1st pics are of my PST, Mini and newly aquired Swisstool just to show some difference and add some perspective
I believe I am gonna have to get a place like PhotoBucket to host my files not sure though I thought the files where small enough but there not even close :( Well it may take a while so hold on :)


 

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