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MINI 4671

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MINI
« on: March 24, 2016, 05:21:16 PM »
Well Day 4 with the  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh strapped to my belt so I thought I would take a pic :D It has been amazingly useful this week :cheers: I haven't had a very busy MT week but every time I needed one it has stepped up :multi:

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Re: MINI
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 05:26:28 PM »
I normally EDC a LM Rebar for my work EDC but with all the talk of the  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh in the last while I thought I would give it a shot in the rotation for at least a week............perhaps longer :D I always have my Vic Executive with me so I do have a few other basic tools with me as well ;) I am not a neanderthal  :D We shall see how it goes :cheers: I may carry it until it fails to do what I ask of it and then move to another tool :think: I don't know we will just see :tu:
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Re: MINI
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 05:41:56 PM »
Also if anyone has a link to any of the other  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh threads like the owners club or anything in general that pertains to it then please add it to this thread as I would like to link them all together as there is a wealth of knowledge on this fine MT but some of it is scattered here an there :tu: I will try later to find a few of them myself anyways but don't have the time at the moment :tu:
« Last Edit: March 24, 2016, 05:42:58 PM by Poncho65 »
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Re: MINI
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 05:46:53 PM »
Also if anyone has a link to any of the other  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!!  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh threads like the owners club or anything in general that pertains to it then please add it to this thread as I would like to link them all together as there is a wealth of knowledge on this fine MT but some of it is scattered here an there :tu: I will try later to find a few of them myself anyways but don't have the time at the moment :tu:

General That!

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 :D :D :D :D

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Re: MINI
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 07:03:50 PM »
I would also like to set up a model similar to the PST Chronology Project for inputting you info on a  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh as well :cheers: Perhaps :think:

•   Lanyard attachment?
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?
•   A hard wire cutter notch?
•   Handles stamped with what?
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
•   Date codes? What are they?
•   Knife blade markings?

I will put mine in this format this evening when I have access to them

Not sure if a couple of these apply like the plier head pivot but I don' have a really old one to judge that by ;)

Owe and pics would be fabulous as well :pok: :D
« Last Edit: March 24, 2016, 07:10:50 PM by Poncho65 »
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Re: MINI
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 07:55:03 PM »

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Re: MINI
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 08:12:51 PM »
Main Site Review

http://www.multitool.org/reviews/leatherman/small-tools/262-leatherman-mini-tool.html

Here is Loki's Thread

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,39718.0.html

Mine from several years ago

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,5680.0.html

Spoonrobot's Thread

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,4628.0.html

GPS12's Thread and the  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh Tool Owner's Club :tu:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,63659.0.html

dks's Thread

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,29060.0.html

BDammo's Thread

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,48234.msg798733.html#msg798733

Anyone else have a links with info on the  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh post them please :D

FTFY...

 8) 8)

It felt wrong when I typed it :facepalm: but I figured since it was a title of a thread I would leave it as is  :whistle:

Thanks though :D
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Re: MINI
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 08:22:54 PM »
 :ahhh  :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh #1

•   Lanyard attachment? (Lanyard hole would be more appropriate)
Yes
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
New
•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?
Leatherman USA
•   A hard wire cutter notch?
Yes
•   Handles stamped with what?
LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL
US PAT 4744272 PORTLAND OR (both handles)
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
Inch/metric
•   Date codes? What are they?
0800 0800
•   Knife blade markings?
Leatherman USA

Since I had this one with me I figured I would go ahead and get the ball rolling and put all of it's info :tu:

That is the info for the one that I have pictured above :cheers:

Also if anyone has comparison pics for different files, plier head differences or any other difference could you put them up and we could also add that to the info list as well :salute:
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Re: MINI
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 12:12:19 AM »
How does the Mini compare in size to the Micra?

Just saw your thread while eating dinner, and hoped you could share a comparison picture , or anyone. Thank you( very much)


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Re: MINI
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2016, 12:23:28 AM »
How does the Mini compare in size to the Micra?

Just saw your thread while eating dinner, and hoped you could share a comparison picture , or anyone. Thank you( very much)


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http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,4628.0.html

That should help some :tu:
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Re: MINI
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2016, 12:32:51 AM »
:ahhh  :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh #2 SS

•   Lanyard attachment? (Lanyard hole would be more appropriate)
Yes
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
New
•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?
Leatherman USA
•   A hard wire cutter notch?
No
•   Handles stamped with what?
LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL
US PAT PEND PORTLAND OR (both handles)
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
Inch/metric
•   Date codes? What are they?
No date codes
•   Knife blade markings?
Leatherman USA
•   File?
Shiny

The #1 has a Matte finish on the file :o I already learned something myself :D

I am gonna try and do some pics of them in a while but the way things upload here it may be tomorrow before I get them on here :-\
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Re: MINI
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2016, 12:36:29 AM »
:ahhh  :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh #3 BO

•   Lanyard attachment? (Lanyard hole would be more appropriate)
Yes
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
New
•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?
Leatherman Tool
•   A hard wire cutter notch?
Yes
•   Handles stamped with what?
LEATHERMAN MINI TOOL
US PAT 4744272 PORTLAND OR (both handles)
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
Inch/metric
•   Date codes? What are they?
0104 0104
•   Knife blade markings?
Leatherman
•   File?
Matte BO
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Re: MINI
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2016, 02:32:25 AM »
How does the Mini compare in size to the Micra?

Just saw your thread while eating dinner, and hoped you could share a comparison picture , or anyone. Thank you( very much)


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http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,4628.0.html

That should help some :tu:
thank you, that was perfect and answered all my questions.




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Hope yours is as good!
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: MINI
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2016, 02:37:18 AM »
How does the Mini compare in size to the Micra?

Just saw your thread while eating dinner, and hoped you could share a comparison picture , or anyone. Thank you( very much)


*via Tapatalk

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,4628.0.html

That should help some :tu:
thank you, that was perfect and answered all my questions.

That is exactly why I want to do this thread :tu:

I have taken pics but who knows how long it will take to upload them and then get them in order and in the thread but I will try my best by sometime tomorrow :cheers:
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Re: MINI
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2016, 03:07:01 PM »
Come on peeps I know that there are more than a few of you with more than a couple  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI's!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :pok:

 :b2t: I now have a few pics of the three that I have :tu:

Here they are in there different sheaths :D I only had one that came with a sheath.  The BO was BNIB but didn't come with a sheath though :o The one in the middle is one that I made and that is the one that I have on my belt :tu: It is holding up pretty good and the tool goes in and out as it should :cheers: The other is one I scavenged from a craftsman folding utility blade knife and put a Sack-up inside it :tu:



Now out of the sheaths they come :D



Now a pic of them still all close up and cozy



Here they are fighting over who gets to use the factory sheath :D



They are getting ready to come out and play



Knife comparison



File comparison



Their first form  :whistle:



Halfway to their final form



Their final form  :o :D





Plier heads

Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: MINI
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2016, 01:32:39 AM »
Now that March madness has come to an end I am going to try and reboot this thread :D

If anyone has a  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh SS or BO could you put your info in them in this format pretty please :dd: :rofl:

•   Lanyard attachment? (Lanyard hole would be more appropriate)

•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?

•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?

•   A hard wire cutter notch?

•   Handles stamped with what?


•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?

•   Date codes? What are they?

•   Knife blade markings?

•   File?


Any and all help with this is greatly appreciated :cheers: Pics if you have them :tu:
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Re: MINI
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2016, 08:13:35 PM »
•   Lanyard attachment? (Lanyard hole would be more appropriate)
-No

•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
-New

•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?
-Yes, Leatherman USA

•   A hard wire cutter notch?
-No

•   Handles stamped with what?
-Leatherman Mini Tool US Pat 4744272 Portland Or  All on one handle

•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
-Both inch and metric

•   Date codes? What are they?
-0395 and 0195

•   Knife blade markings?
-Leatherman USA

•    File?

-Normal I guess

In case I missed anything.

« Last Edit: April 09, 2016, 08:19:51 PM by Demel »

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: MINI
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2016, 01:18:13 AM »
Thanks for the input :cheers:

From the pics I can see it has a lanyard hole ;) I may need to reword my list to be a little more clear I guess :salute:

Also is your file matte finish or shiny? That is what I am after I guess :tu: I really never paid attention that there was a difference until I put my two SS ones side by side :oops: :D

Again thanks for the info and the pics :2tu:
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Re: MINI
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2016, 02:14:59 AM »
Pictures always speak better than words....for me at least

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Re: MINI
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2016, 03:26:07 AM »
Pictures always speak better than words....for me at least

Yeah I tend to ramble whereas a picture doesn't :2tu:
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Re: MINI
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2016, 08:38:11 AM »
What a shame it's retired. Most minis on ebay don't ship to Australia. But I'm hopeful I'll get one.
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Re: MINI
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2016, 10:22:44 AM »
What a shame it's retired. Most minis on ebay don't ship to Australia. But I'm hopeful I'll get one.

Indeed, BUT, keep an eye out on Gumtree. I found both mine in the last few weeks. One was near new and needed some sharpening - $10. The second one was slightly more worn and I got that one for the same price. I used it to do a mod on. I am still looking for pouches though.

Cheers,

Pete
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Re: MINI
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2016, 10:37:41 AM »
My latest two:

Good condition one:
•   Lanyard attachment? (Lanyard hole would be more appropriate): Yes
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?: New Plier Head
•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?: Leatherman and USA
•   A hard wire cutter notch?: Yes
•   Handles stamped with what?: Leatherman Mini Tool US PAT 47442725 Portland OR
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?: Inch and Metric
•   Date codes? What are they?: 0998 and 0998
•   Knife blade markings?: Leatherman USA
•   File?: No markings, still new

Average Condition One: Removed the blade and added a PST large screw driver
•   Lanyard attachment? (Lanyard hole would be more appropriate): Yes have one
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?: Large diameter plier pivot
•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?: Leatherman USA
•   A hard wire cutter notch?: Yes
•   Handles stamped with what?: Leatherman Mini Tool US PAT 4744272 Portland OR
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?: Ince and Metric
•   Date codes? What are they?: 0798 and 0798
•   Knife blade markings?: Leatherman USA
•   File?: New, matt

Pete
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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: MINI
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2016, 04:12:54 PM »
Thanks for the info pietervn :tu:

Can't believe you got one for $10 :ahhh :cheers:

Your two being right at the same age can you tell if there are any differences between the two?
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Re: MINI
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2016, 09:33:15 AM »
Your two being right at the same age can you tell if there are any differences between the two?

There are no differences other than use. They are identical other that usage.

Pete
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Re: MINI
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2016, 03:02:39 PM »
Your two being right at the same age can you tell if there are any differences between the two?

There are no differences other than use. They are identical other that usage.

Pete

Thanks :salute:
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Re: MINI
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2016, 09:41:22 AM »
Hey Poncho and LM Mini fans

I have just started looking into the Minitool - maybe more about that later  :D
However I have a few questions/observations for you..

1. Poncho - From looking around the forum (eg Loki's & Spoonrobots threads) it looks like the lanyard hole was on the mini right from the start - So maybe not worth putting this in the Mini chronology questions ??

2. Similarly it seems that the dual inch/metric ruler was on the Mini right from the start - Is this true ??

3. I see quite a few of you have put the large plier head as being on your Minis - I assume we mean the large plier head that came out in 2001 on the PSTs. Again from looking around the forum piccies - It looks to me like that wider plier head never made it onto the minis (nor the wee arrow for the hard wire notch).
Is this true ??
I could try some piccies later - If this is not clear

What say y'all??
Thanks
« Last Edit: April 27, 2016, 09:44:23 AM by Huntsman »
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: MINI
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2016, 12:12:52 PM »
Hey Poncho and LM Mini fans

I have just started looking into the Minitool - maybe more about that later  :D
However I have a few questions/observations for you..

1. Poncho - From looking around the forum (eg Loki's & Spoonrobots threads) it looks like the lanyard hole was on the mini right from the start - So maybe not worth putting this in the Mini chronology questions ??

2. Similarly it seems that the dual inch/metric ruler was on the Mini right from the start - Is this true ??

3. I see quite a few of you have put the large plier head as being on your Minis - I assume we mean the large plier head that came out in 2001 on the PSTs. Again from looking around the forum piccies - It looks to me like that wider plier head never made it onto the minis (nor the wee arrow for the hard wire notch).
Is this true ??
I could try some piccies later - If this is not clear

What say y'all??
Thanks

Yeah the lanyard hole is most likely in all models I am just hoping that a really early one might not have one  :D I am thinking that the earliest models may have been as the PST and only had inches  :think: I would have to go look on here to be sure though ;) The third question also is suppose to relate to some of the really early ones. It is about the plier pivot specifically not the plier head whether the pivot is smaller diameter or larger diameter similar to how the early PSTs are vs. some of he newer ones :tu: Also I think before 1996 there wasn't a hard wire notch on the plier head either :cheers:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: MINI
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2016, 01:50:38 PM »
Looking through some threads and some pics of the  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh I may have to revise my thoughts of the plier head pivot ::) I am now thinking that the larger diameter pivot is on all models and I was seeing just one side of some of the older ones :D My mistake and if someone happens to have a different pivot on a really old model you can make note of it but we can take it out of the list if you want :tu: I am also thinking Huntsman was right about the inches/metric ruler as well so if anyone has one with only inches they can make note of it but until then we can leave that off the list as well :D
« Last Edit: April 27, 2016, 02:12:07 PM by Poncho65 »

 

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