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#1 watch_art

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 16:19

here it all is folks! sad to say it's not turning out like i had thought...

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 18:37

review added...

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 04:22

so after a bath in the ultrasonic and some quink ink, blue black (ugh), this thing writes VERY nicely, consistently, without stopping for no reason. maybe there was some dust in there. don't know. but it's a very heavy, unwieldy pen. wish the cap was lighter.

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 04:41

I got a Hero 9001 that I trashed because the feed was simply too small to accomodate any good ink flow. Even Hero's own inks were not good in it. I have some 616's that are OK, but I am staying away from Hero in the future because, like you found out, QC is second rate.

I'm glad you got your pen working well, though. Sometimes, it's crushing to get a new pen and have it not work well.

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 16:54

yeah it's a pain for a new pen to NOT work out of the box. but for $5 i didn't have high expectations. the more i use it the more i like it though. getting used to the weight of it. i hold it higher up the grip and my fingers don't slip down. it's SUCH a great writer i really can't believe it. the body feels like high quality materials, too. I guess it's some high quality plastics or something... very nice.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 16:24

I got a Hero 9001 that I trashed because the feed was simply too small to accomodate any good ink flow. Even Hero's own inks were not good in it. I have some 616's that are OK, but I am staying away from Hero in the future because, like you found out, QC is second rate.

I'm glad you got your pen working well, though. Sometimes, it's crushing to get a new pen and have it not work well.

I hope you tried a thorough cleaning before you dumped your 9001. In my experience Hero pens are quite well-designed and great writers. I've never seen the quality problems some other folks have reported. But Heroes always seem to arrive full of contaminants, and they must be cleaned by repeated flushing with soap solution or ammonia solution (or the ultrasonic cleaner, if you have one) before use. Otherwise not a lot of ink gets to the end of the nib.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 16:34

after my cleaning it's worked beautifully!

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