This tools is intended to grip the threads, so the capillary filler should not touch the tool. You should warm the section to release the shellac and use section pliers to remove it.
The tool was completely tightened, covering the threads up to the hood. For some reason when I turned it to try to separate the hood from the rest of the pen, the remaining part of the threaded aluminum on the tool would somehow dig into the capillary filler, leaving marks and removing the black covering.
When I used it, I did heat the section with a hair dryer, then I put this tool and the threads and gripped the hood with a grip pad, and then I turned the hood to the left. All it did was leave marks on the capillary filler. To make sure that it was not just the pen, I tried to use this tool on 2 other Parker 61's and it did not work on those either.
Do you think it is not working because I'm using a grip pad verses section pliers? Also, where do you get section pliers?
Thanks and Regards,