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Vacumatic Tools

vacumatic parker tools repair

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#1 kircher

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:28

I've decided to try fixing my Parker vacumatics by myself. online I've seen two kinds of tools advertised for removing the back of the pen: one looking like a rectangle of metal with a certain number of holes, the other looking like a small wrench. I'm sure you understand what I'm talking about. Do you have preferences or suggestions? which one of the two kinds is your favourite tool?



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#2 adyf

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:07

Out of those two I prefer the wrench type. However, over those two I prefer the below used with a bionic grip:

 

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Available from penpractice in the UK they give a three point grip. No affiliation other than being a satisfied customer.



#3 Ron Z

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 15:45

I don't like the Vac blocks.  It's possible to over tighten the screws and crush the blind cap nipple, especially the plastic ones.  I prefer the wrench because they grip better.


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 15:46

Kircher,

 

I have one similar to Adyf's. I've done several dozen Vacs and like the fact that I can use pliers force and 'feel' more as I apply pressure. I have yet to find a vac pump that I can't remove and I haven't broken or damaged any of the pens or pumps. That said, I've never used the other type so I cannot attest to their effectiveness.

 

You'll feel great satisfaction upon completing your first vac repair. Have the scotch close for easy celebration!

 

Go slow. Good luck!

 

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#5 kircher

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 19:02

it seems that you generally suggest wrenches. what do you thing of this model: http://www.vintagepe...ersize_Pens.jpg ?



#6 kircher

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 19:11

and in case, which size do you recommend for the loggerhead wrench? 6, 8, or 10 inches?



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 23:02

I have both...definitely prefer the wrench per the grip


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#8 adyf

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 18:05

and in case, which size do you recommend for the loggerhead wrench? 6, 8, or 10 inches?

 

Penpractice supplied me with the 6 inch wrench. There's sufficient torque.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 19:02

Vac wrench.  6" Bionic.

 

http://www.pentoolin...ker51tools.html

 

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#10 kircher

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 21:26

Unfortunately Penpractice is not answering my email, but I've bought the bionic wrench!



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Posted 05 December 2014 - 22:51

Penpractice has not received your e-mail.  Please try again at laurence@penpractice.com I have plenty of stock.

Laurence



#12 lcoldfield

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 23:04

I have just had a horrible thought.  Does anyone think that the bionic wrench alone should be used for this task?  It would crush the threads.  The pictures provided by adyf show how the wrench is used.

Laurence



#13 gregamckinney

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 02:10

Under no circumstances should you use the bionic wrench alone.  Yes, you will crush/ destroy the threads and the unit.

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