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Reliability Of The Touch Down2 Compared To Original Touch Down


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#1 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 20:37

Good evening

I need some enlightment, I bought two legacy 2 of which I made a review in the review section. I however need your experience to know how well compares the touch down 2 against the original touchdown which means ink capacity, ability of cleaning the system and durability.

Thanks in advance for your help

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 21:23

I never noticed much difference in durability, function or how much ink they used, but if it fails it's a lot easier to just open the pen and drop in either a new Legacy TD style converter or one of the old press style converters than resacing one of the original TDs.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 15:36

On the other hand, if the tail seals fail it's a great big problem because it needs special tools to dismantle.

On the gripping hand, it is somewhat easier to clean because the converter can be dismounted and an ear-bulb full of water applied to the section.
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