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Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club 12516

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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #240 on: November 10, 2020, 09:53:15 PM »
Somehow I can't see that I've posted in this club before.  :think:

Big awl Multiplier for me.  8)


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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #241 on: November 11, 2020, 01:35:51 PM »
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #242 on: November 12, 2020, 05:38:32 AM »
> SteveC

An old and tasteful knives and the Mr. Pinchy.
 :like:


> MadPlumbarian

My heart have beaten as if i saw the movie "SPEED". p(> <)q
But I'm little surprised that the EDC tool saved you was a clicky pen, not a multi-tool! (´∀`)


> Gareth

What a cool pics!
 :like:
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #244 on: January 27, 2021, 04:37:43 AM »
I want one! :drool:

PM me with some details of what you want, I might be able to help you out - I have some that I might let go (well, dozens actually).

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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #245 on: January 27, 2021, 10:24:54 AM »
PM me with some details of what you want, I might be able to help you out - I have some that I might let go (well, dozens actually).

 :ahhh :salute:
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #246 on: January 27, 2021, 10:35:35 AM »
Could an MTO wizard please post a link to the post that lists all the different versions of MrPinchy? :salute:
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #247 on: January 27, 2021, 05:27:59 PM »
Could an MTO wizard please post a link to the post that lists all the different versions of MrPinchy? :salute:

Your wish is my command:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,48158.msg928733.html#msg928733

There is also a later Mr Pinchy badged as "FISKARS" (not "GERBER") that has the giant awl.

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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #248 on: January 28, 2021, 12:05:07 PM »
 :salute:
I saw the Fiskars one in Chako's episodes thread.  :drool:

Why is the MP evolution not a sticky? :pok:
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #249 on: January 28, 2021, 02:13:46 PM »
:salute:
I saw the Fiskars one in Chako's episodes thread.  :drool:

Why is the MP evolution not a sticky? :pok:

Because it's in the middle of another thread .
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Mr. Pinchy timeline
« Reply #250 on: January 28, 2021, 02:14:44 PM »
It probably should be in this thread    :tu:


I copied much of the following info from a earlier post on MTo (possibly by Bob ? ), with revisions and additions from looking at various Mr Pinchies (and some assumptions on my part).  Naturally any errors/omissions are my fault.  If anyone has any corrections and/or extra info please speak up (eg which versions were made with a BO finish).  Sorry, I can't do photos.  I hope this helps out all those interested in the development of gerber's (in)famous "Mr Pinchy".

EARLY GERBER MULTI-PLIERS ("Mr Pinchy")          

Gerber kept making small changes to their Multi-Plier throughout the 1990's, so we tend to see a lot of subtle variations. Some were stamped and sold with the Fiskars logo, and at least some of these had slightly different tool loads (Fiskars owned Gerber at that time).  At some stage Gerber started making a BO finish available, as well as the much more common bead blasted SS finish.   Here's a summary of the main steps along the way:

Version 1) The very first models had a high-polish finish, instead of the bead blast we've seen on Gerber tools since. It also had button-head screws in all four blade pivot points, and button head screws on the plier slides. Also note the pivot bushing between the plier jaws. A crude pair of scissors was included, and a VERY thick Lanyard clip.  The very first run of Multi-Pliers were etched with “FIRST PRODUCTION RUN” (a.k.a. “FPR” ) on one handle.

V1.0  FPR
V1.1  One handle cut-out, mis-matched nail nicks (don’t line up with cut-outs)
V1.2  One handle cut-out, matched nail nicks
V1.2  Two handle cut-outs, matched nail nicks

All ?     “PATENT PENDING”


Version 2) The second version went to the now-familiar bead blast finish. The scissors were replaced by a big triangular shaped awl. This version still has button head pivots, button head sliders, and the pivot bushing between the plier jaws. The pliers had slightly beefier jaws with a squarer shape, while the lanyard clip was slimmed to a more “normal” thickness.

V2.0  “PATENT PENDING”
V2.1 “U.S. PATENT NO 5142721”


Version 3) This version wasn't much of a change really. They simply did away with the pivot bushing.

All ?  “U.S. PATENT NO 5142721”


Version 4) Changes: On one side of each handle, the button head screw was replaced with a round nut, while a file replaced the large awl.

V4.0   “U.S. PATENT NO
         5142721/5142844”        NB The 5142844 # was possibly an error, as later versions all used 5212844.

V4.1      “    U.S.    5142721
            PATENT    5212844
         PAT PEND”


Version 5) This introduced a new, even beefier shape to the blunt nose plier jaws, and needle nose jaws were offered for the first time as well.  Gone were the button head slider screws, replaced by two different sizes of round-headed rivets.

All ?     “U.S.      5142721
         PATENT    5212844
       PAT PEND”


At this point Gerber stopped with the minor evolutions of the Multi-Plier (Mr Pinchy) and came out with a major overhaul. Called the Multi-Lock when it first hit the market, the new tool had all-locking blades, plastic sliding lock releases, unique blade-pivot screws, the now familiar little circlip spring steel slider clips, etc.

After a while this tool became the 600-series Multi-Plier (MP600), with all its many tool component and plier type configurations. The very first ones were also stamped "First Production Run" (FPR).
All ?     “U.S.      5142721
        PATENT    5212844
       PAT PEND”           NB This is stamped inside the handle, not externally as before (and in a very small font).


This information was last updated by gregozedobe on 5 August 2014
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #251 on: February 01, 2021, 09:37:38 AM »
> Greg

Oh, if you're thinking of letting go of your valuable collection :drool:, please give me the detailed information. I would like to put your collection on my chart.
(For the time being, please tell me about your V1 collection.)

Please fill in the following items like scrounger did before.


  • Surface finishing:
  • Plier head:
  • Nail mark position:
  • Handle cutout:
  • Unique tool:
  • Lanyard ring:
  • Patent Marking:
  • Font:
  • Can opener claw:
  • Gap between handles:
  • Joining methods:
  • Ruler:


Sorry to trouble you, but I would like to keep a record of your rare collection.  :salute:
« Last Edit: February 01, 2021, 09:49:36 AM by hiraboo »
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #252 on: February 01, 2021, 02:22:47 PM »
> Greg

Oh, if you're thinking of letting go of your valuable collection :drool:, please give me the detailed information. I would like to put your collection on my chart.
(For the time being, please tell me about your V1 collection.)

Please fill in the following items like


  • Surface finishing:
  • Plier head:
  • Nail mark position:
  • Handle cutout:
  • Unique tool:
  • Lanyard ring:
  • Patent Marking:
  • Font:
  • Can opener claw:
  • Gap between handles:
  • Joining methods:
  • Ruler:


Sorry to trouble you, but I would like to keep a record of your rare collection.  :salute:

I'll have to think about that.  It would be a lot of work as I have around forty v1.x Mr Pinchies.  Maybe if I only documented one of each of the different variants (I have a lot of duplicates) ? 

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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #253 on: February 01, 2021, 03:16:22 PM »

:popcorn:
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #254 on: February 02, 2021, 09:36:18 AM »
> Greg

Thank you for replying.
Wow, I never imagined you had so many collections. 
As many as around forty in v1.x Mr Pinchies!?
w(゚ロ゚;w(゚ロ゚)w;゚ロ゚)w  :ahhh

It's hard for you to do it all, so please tell me the rare v1.x models. p(・ω・*q)
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Re: Mr. Pinchy timeline
« Reply #255 on: February 02, 2021, 07:04:25 PM »
It probably should be in this thread    :tu:

I am thinking of starting a new thread with this information, and include pictures of as many versions as I can, so we can have a  reference guide detailing the evolution of MrPinchy with pictures. Since I only have one version, I would be reposting pictures originally taken and shared by other members. I am new to MrPinchy, compared to other members, so I do not want to step on anyone's toes and make the thread. Even though it will be a valuable resource, it feels wrong for me to simply copy/paste other people's hard work and make the thread. So if anyone wants to make the thread, please say so.
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Re: Mr. Pinchy timeline
« Reply #256 on: February 03, 2021, 09:21:24 AM »
I am thinking of starting a new thread with this information, and include pictures of as many versions as I can, so we can have a  reference guide detailing the evolution of MrPinchy with pictures. Since I only have one version, I would be reposting pictures originally taken and shared by other members. I am new to MrPinchy, compared to other members, so I do not want to step on anyone's toes and make the thread. Even though it will be a valuable resource, it feels wrong for me to simply copy/paste other people's hard work and make the thread. So if anyone wants to make the thread, please say so.

Feel free to copy/paste anything I've written, as long as it stays within MTo and appropriate acknowledgement is given to the author I'm happy  :tu:   :)  I don't have the energy to create a full reference Mr Pinchy thread myself, but am willing to contribute.

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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #257 on: March 25, 2021, 07:15:38 PM »
 :multi:


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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #258 on: April 23, 2021, 11:38:54 AM »
What is that microscopic pivot screw size? Could they not use a larger Allen size? :rant:
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #259 on: April 23, 2021, 12:53:09 PM »
 :iagree:

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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #260 on: April 23, 2021, 08:10:12 PM »
A special thanks to Greg for helping me out on this one  :cheers:


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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #261 on: April 23, 2021, 10:31:14 PM »
A special thanks to Greg for helping me out on this one  :cheers:

(Image removed from quote.)
Nice example!! :drool:

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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #262 on: April 24, 2021, 12:37:57 AM »
 :cheers:

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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #263 on: April 25, 2021, 03:00:30 PM »
A special thanks to Greg for helping me out on this one  :cheers:

(Image removed from quote.)

Nice color contrast. :drool:
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Re: Gerber Mr. Pinchy Multi Plier Club
« Reply #264 on: April 25, 2021, 04:21:51 PM »
 :hatsoff: RP

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