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Classic American Ballpoint Pen Kit - Cobalt Gold
I saw this kit in our local Woodcraft store and liked the styling so bought it. I wish I'd seen these reviews first. As in many of the other reviews, the twist mechanism doesn't seat into the upper tube strongly enough to provide a reliable twist.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Poor Quality at best
Pretty much in following with the other reviews. Twist mechanism does not seat into the upper tube (attempts made with 5 different tubes, and 4 kits). It just turns freely. Stated tenon width of 1/8" is not accurate. One would think that these reviews would be checked after a year and a half and improvements made. A true dissappointment to me as Woodcraft usually has a good product.
First Time Pen Turner
I really liked the look and feel of the pen and the kit assembly went well with a little help from a friend. It was a gift for my wife and she was very happy with it. Unfortunately after only a few days use, the top twists without turning the twist mechanism. Now that I read the other reviews,I see that I am not the only one to have this issue.
Good Looks, Weak Heart
I like the look and feel of this pen, and have made several pen-pencil sets. The twist mechanism is weak and needs to be beefed up. The last kit I purchased was just for parts, to get a previous one out the door. This will be the last pen kit of this model that I will buy.
instruction need a little refining
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
On a positive note, I think the pens are very attractive. However regardless of great appearance, a faulty pen is useless.
I am usually impressed with the kits I have received, however after having 3 of these kits fail, I will not likely use the classic kit again unless specifically asked. On one occasion, the mechanism did not tightly fit and therefore made the pen useless. It potentially could have been the tube inside diameter as well, but without further investigation, it is unknown. Also the mechanism on three of the kits I have purchased were subpar and less than smooth, but rather sticky and gritty.
Bad News Pen Kit
This kit has problems. When the nib is assembled and inserted into the tube, the ink cartridge frequently sticks inside the nib - I used 3/32 drill bit to clean nib inside. When lower tube inserted into upper, fit is so loose that twist operation is non-existent. To fix, I put CA in upper tube, inserted lower tube, & left to dry. The double twist function is poorly designed. When the counterclockwise twist is attempted, usually the twist mechanism unscrews. This item has been removed from my REORDER list!
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