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    Exclamation Mod: TEMPEST

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    A customer I sold a Tempest to and returned with the pen removed and the button pressed asking me to fix it.
    I know it can be fixed but I don't know how.
    Kindly can you help me?
    Thanks!

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    Welcome Luigi.
    Are you trying to remove the “click” mechanism without damaging it?
    If you are, I was told by an experienced pen maker to get another tube for the tempest.
    Cut down along the length of the tube and use that to push the click mechanism out.
    Then replace with a new click mechanism. Hope that makes sense.
    I’ve not tried this as the Tempest is a reliable kit.
    What did they do to damage it?

    Dave

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morse View Post
    Welcome Luigi.
    Are you trying to remove the “click” mechanism without damaging it?
    If you are, I was told by an experienced pen maker to get another tube for the tempest.
    Cut down along the length of the tube and use that to push the click mechanism out.
    Then replace with a new click mechanism. Hope that makes sense.
    I’ve not tried this as the Tempest is a reliable kit.
    What did they do to damage it?

    Dave
    Thanks Dave, I don't know exactly what happened but I think he pushed the button when he changed the refill so with the pen removed.
    Thanks for the help, I'll try to get it out somehow
    :preghiera:

     
     
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    Welcome Luigi.
    If it looks right it usually is! My namesake
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    Quote Originally Posted by newgiò View Post
    Thanks Dave, I don't know exactly what happened but I think he pushed the button when he changed the refill so with the pen removed.
    Thanks for the help, I'll try to get it out somehow
    :preghiera:
    If you feel that the mechanism is broken then just use a transfer punch to push it out.
    You will probably need a new kit anyway.

    Dave

     
     
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    Have you tried just pushing the piston on the mechanism back up using the refill? It could be that when your customer pushed the button down with no refill in it, the piston might have caught on something. Worth a try I would think.

    If that doesn't work and there is enough of the button showing to be able to get hold of, you could try unscrewing the button and them pushing on the piston with the refill. It could be the button that is caught on something. Be careful when you do that though - there is a tiny little spring in there that you don't want to ping off across your workshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Mooney View Post
    Welcome Luigi.
    Thank you! ... even if I have been a member of this forum for a long time. I don't write much but I follow enough ... time permitting ...
    sometimes it does not read my ID and when I enter it tells me that I am not registered but I have probably done something wrong when I registered and now I cannot correct
    ( I use Google translate)

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    Have you tried just pushing the piston on the mechanism back up using the refill? It could be that when your customer pushed the button down with no refill in it, the piston might have caught on something. Worth a try I would think.

    If that doesn't work and there is enough of the button showing to be able to get hold of, you could try unscrewing the button and them pushing on the piston with the refill. It could be the button that is caught on something. Be careful when you do that though - there is a tiny little spring in there that you don't want to ping off across your workshop.

    Thanks for the advice! .. as soon as the customer will let me have it I'll try .... you are really kind thanks!

     
     

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