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30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack

Item #158749 Woodcraft
$129.99
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2.0

(10 reviews)

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Product Information:

Just starting your pen turning hobby? Making pens as gifts? We have assembled the Ultimate Pen Turner’s Package! Package consists of 30 7mm Chrome Slim Style Pen Kits and an assortment of 30 Malaysian Exotic Pen Blanks. Blanks measure 3/4" x 3/4" x 5".


  • 7mm Chrome Slim Style Pen Kits

  • 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" Malaysian exotic pen blanks

  • Ultimate Pen Turner’s Package

  • Limited quantities

  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    2.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    22%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good for beginners (2)
    • Lightweight (2)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (6)
    • Poor quality (5)
    • Not effective (2)

    Best Uses

    • Gifts (2)
    • Small projects (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4), Beginner (3), Casual do-it-yourselfer (2)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (8), Business (2)

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    4.0

    I would by this product again.

    By  Pen Newbies

    from Illinois

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Cost effective
    • Great for beginners
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Practice

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    Being a beginner I might not know what I dont know yet, however these allowed us to experience pen turning in a cost effective manner. I see a lot about transmission issues. Have assembled 10 of 30 without any issues.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Ask your self why you want it!

    By  Edge

    from San Antonio

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Great for beginners
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    I bought these as a tool to help me practice and learn Pen Turning. Yes, the Transmissions are flimsy, but with patience, I have learned how to assemble them successfully. I continue to look for these kits to go on sale again, and when they do, I intend to buy as many as I can afford. These are the pens I give as freebies. My biggest tip is, after I have the transmission inserted, carefully wipe down the part sticking out of the lower barrel. If you don't the coating on the transmission will become almost glue like, and you will not be able to swap out the ink.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Not woodcraft quality

    By  wolfhunter

    from washington

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Not Effective
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Parts

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    These are great kits until you get to the transmissions as stated in other comments these would be best used as a boat anchor but they do not weigh enough even for that. In Woodcrafts defense then did fix the problem for me after a few calls. After talking with them they rely on comments and feedback on selecting items to sell so thanks to everyone who actually comments on good and bad items. Hats off to WC for making it right I will be back to shop again

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    cheap transmissions

    By  wolfhunter

    from washington

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Blanks

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    These kits are not worth the money. These kits are not quality and probably why they are over 50% off. the blanks were nice. mechanical pieces are just cheap plastic with a thin metal tube. be very very carefull installing transmission do not use a press they will fall apart 3 of 5 times. or will wobble after the first couple of uses.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Bad Transmissions

    By  Doug

    from Henrietta, NY

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Great value

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    I bought 2 of these kits, how can you go wrong getting 60 slimline kits for $100. The wood, tubes, refills, nibs, rings and clips are good. I had to source new transmissions, the ones that come in these kits are useless, I had 0 successes. Cost me $18 for 60 transmissions, so now I can make 60 pens for $118, not a bad deal. I am going to mark I would not reommend this, but if you can source transmission for cheap it is still a good buy.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Lousey twist mechanism

    By  Wyo Grizz

    from Thermopolis, WY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Not Effective
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    The twist mechanism is one of the most important pieces but the weakest link in this product. I had about 50% success rate building these pens because of the lousey twists. The Taiwanese normally do a great job with their products but this one gives them a black eye. Only good thing is that I have some blanks left to make pens with hardware I'll but elsewhere!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Not Woodcraft Brand

    By  Matt

    from California

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    I bought these pens under the assumption that they are Woodcraft brand but they are not! All of the parts are good quality except for the transmissions. They are cheap and are very hard to put together. I made 8 pens and have gone through 6 extra transmissions because they either freeze up or bend when pressed together. The Woodcraft slim lines are better quality.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    2.0

    Plastic pen twist mechanism is POOR

    By  The Social 1

    from Lexington, KY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    Don't get me wrong this is a great deal that I bought on Black Friday for 1/2 price. The kit made some beautiful pens for Christmas gifts after I replaced pen twist mechanisms. The only bad thing about this kit is that the pen twist mechanism is partly made of plastic which is poorly designed & manufactured. For example, I made 15 pens and had to replace eight of the pen twist mechanisms. They are just very flimsy and collapse during assembly, regardless of how careful you are.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Wood types

    By  Stash

    from NY

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    Cons

    • As A Beginner Wood Types
    • Can Be Hard To Identify
    • The Blanks Are Not Marked

    Best Uses

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    AS a beginner the wood type can be hard to identify, I have 30 blanks and not 100% sure what kind they are in case someone asks me.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    A bit disappointed

    By  Greenthumb

    from Fairfax, va

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    Comments about 30-Piece Pen Turners Variety Pack :

    At first glance, this was "just what the doctor ordered" - a complete package for making a large number of pens at a very reasonable price! Only after I started to assemble some pens did I have a much different opinion. The twist mechanism - a critical element of a twist pen - was not a quality one. Certainly not a professional grade like the ad on the packaging would suggest. Two of the first 5 failed on installation and a third disintegrated when I tried to remove the top of the pen to demonstrate how to replace the cartridge. I will return the remaining components.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business

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