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Classic American Rollerball Pen Kit - Gold

Item #123101 WoodRiver
$9.99
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4.0

(6 reviews)

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Product Information:

Styled after the highly recognized Parkerâ„¢ of the 1920's. Our Rollerball pen features a high quality German rollerball insert which is the smoothest flowing, easiest rolling insert we've tested. Say good-bye to triple step drilling and difficult parting operations. Kits require a 5/8" x 5/8" x 5" blank, 3/8" pen maker's or brad point bit, mandrel and American style rollerball bushings Cobalt Gold Finish

  • Durable Plate Finish
  • American Style
  • Roller Ball Style
  • Kit requires a blank of wood or man made material 3/8" pen maker's bit or brad point bit
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     

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    3.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Glides smoothly (4)
    • Ink dries quickly (4)
    • Comfortable grip (3)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (3)
    • Professional documents (3)
    • Taking notes (3)
    • Extended writing periods (2)
    • Editing (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (3)

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    5.0

    Great product

    By  Woody

    from Texas

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Glides Smoothly
    • Ink Dries Quickly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Editing
    • Everyday Use
    • Extended Writing Periods
    • Professional Documents
    • Taking Notes

    Comments about Classic American Rollerball Pen Kit - Gold :

    I make this pen for my customers who prefer it and I think it is one of the more professional looking pens out there.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Makes a nice pen with just a bit of work

    By  Frank

    from Northern Colorado

    About Me Value Oriented

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Editing
    • Everyday Use
    • Extended Writing Periods
    • Professional Documents
    • Taking Notes

    Comments about Classic American Rollerball Pen Kit - Gold :

    Had to give it only 4 stars because the parts fit is a bit sloppy, I would recommend assembling with some CA or Epoxy glue to make things permanent. The Schmidt 888F refill that came with it is good, but with a bit of creativity in using a short segment of ballpoint spring (my kit came missing the spring anyway), a very slightly lengthened barrel (needs a different brass tube segment than the kit) or cutting a small amount off the plastic end of a Montblanc refill ( or some combination of these) lets you use a top end Montblanc refill to give the advantage of writing like a 200 dollar pen. (Of course you wouldn't expect a seven fifty refill in a ten dollar kit and the one that comes with is is quite good). Takes a bit of skill to complete (tenon cutting and adjusting and such) but the end result is well worth it. Made mine with Tamboti wood and it is quite impressive, easily comparable to any hundred dollar plus pen. (Careful to get the snap cap on exactly straight with the stud on brass insert it screws to or it may not work well.)

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    A great pen with one minor flaw

    By  Ben

    from Topeka, KS

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Glides Smoothly
    • Ink Dries Quickly

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Classic American Rollerball Pen Kit - Gold :

    The only problem I had was in regards to the spring. The instructions say to insert the spring into the holder, big end first,then insert the rollerball. The problem is when you take out the rollerball (for example to show it to your wife), you lose the spring if you forget about it and you have to use one out of another kit, thus rendering that one useless. I know from experience! I remedied the problem by placing a small amount of CA glue on the insert against which the spring sits when installed and then placed the spring in position before I pressed in the insert (it needs to dry for a few minutes to set up before inserting). Probably not a really strong hold on the spring but since it will be in compression and will not be under any stress, probably strong enough. This seems to have solved my problem since I have not been able to get the spring out. If you do this, be sure to glue on the spring before pressing in the insert. I tried putting some CA on the spring and inserting it through the barrel and promptly glued the end that has to be removed to replace the rollerball in place. Was able to recover from that, but wouldn't bet the farm that I would be able to again! All-in-all a great looking pen. Have received several complements for it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Everyone loved it

    By  Tony

    from Tewksbury, New Jersey

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Glides Smoothly
    • Ink Dries Quickly
    • The pen everyone ask for

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Classic American Rollerball Pen Kit - Gold :

    When friends saw it they asked for one.

     
    5.0

    OUTSTANDING!

    By  Batman

    from Round Rock, TX

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Glides Smoothly
    • Ink Dries Quickly

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Professional Documents
    • Taking Notes

    Comments about Classic American Rollerball Pen Kit - Gold :

    They are the most popular gifts I make, particularly when combined with the twist pencil. I give them to family, friends and clients.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Don't bother

    By  Lefinn

    from Fort Collins, CO

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    Comments about Classic American Rollerball Pen Kit - Gold :

    The Classic American looks great, but this pen is a lemon. I've tried at least 8 of these kits and have never had one go together properly. I'm willing to admit to a lack of skill, but regardless of care in technique, the finished product assembles sloppy, and is an embarrassment at the end.

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