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New Tools For Modern Mb 146 And 149

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#1 Maxpens

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:59

New tools for dismounting the nib section of modern 146 and 149 pens.

 

These professional tools are very helpfully if you like to clean your 146 or 149 pen. Easy to use and no risk to damage the alignment of the nib - feed adjustment. The tool is made from stainless steel, the handle form Hard-rubber. 

 

Simply unscrew the nib section and you can fill the barrel with water to clean the pen. If the piston does not work proper it is better to remove the nib section and cleaning before you try to move the piston, mostly the little spindle will break. 

 

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149

 

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#2 EclecticCollector

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:36

This is of great interest to me. How sturdy are the threads, both on the section as well as the nib unit? Of course I realize that they're not designed for repeated removal like with Pelikans, but will they survive one or two a year for 30+ years?

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:53

This is of great interest to me. How sturdy are the threads, both on the section as well as the nib unit? Of course I realize that they're not designed for repeated removal like with Pelikans, but will they survive one or two a year for 30+ years?

 

The thread  ( barrel and nib-feeder hull ) is from my experience strong enough to survive all the time. You need not a strong torque to remove or to screw it back, hand-tight is enough ( with this tool ). The hull is made from glass-fibre PA and the barrel from PMMA, should be no problem.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:59

Does the 149 or the 146 require some kind of silicone sealant when you reinstall the nib or the piston?

What do you recommend?

Edited by meiers, 26 June 2015 - 12:00.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 12:00

Does it work on the new 147?


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 12:31

Have the position and size of the notches changed compared to the prior tool?

 

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 12:45

They look like they would be useful. PM sent. 


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 16:24

Can these tools be used on WE pens such as my Mark Twain?

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 17:11

Does the 149 or the 146 require some kind of silicone sealant when you reinstall the nib or the piston?

What do you recommend?

 

If the hull comes with the new " O-ring" ( like the 149 shown in the picture ) it is not necessary to use an additional  sealant. In general I recommend a  little bit of wax for the thread. But you must be careful not close the feeder. 

 

The 146 tool will work for most of the Editions and for the 147 Traveller ( this was another question ) 

 

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 05:25

Does the 149 or the 146 require some kind of silicone sealant when you reinstall the nib or the piston?

What do you recommend?

Brian Anderson has in the past told me that no sealant is needed for the 146.

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 17:00

Brian Anderson has in the past told me that no sealant is needed for the 146.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 20:15

will it fit older mb pens (meisterstuck line of course)?



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 20:20

If you really have no clue what you are doing, please don't do any repair work on your Mark Twain LE.

 

If you go ahead though, pictures please?



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 13:25

If you really have no clue what you are doing, please don't do any repair work on your Mark Twain LE.
 
If you go ahead though, pictures please?

I learn by doing... and will document the journey.

Edited by meiers, 01 July 2015 - 13:44.


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 15:43

If you really have no clue what you are doing, please don't do any repair work on your Mark Twain LE.

 

Most of the LE are variants of the 146. Is there some difference in the construction of some of them that makes servicing more complicated?



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 15:52

If you really have no clue what you are doing, please don't do any repair work on your Mark Twain LE.

 

Most of the LE are variants of the 146. Is there some difference in the construction of some of them that makes servicing more complicated?

 

I don't think so, it's just going to be more expensive to fix than a 146 if you really screw it  up :)



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 15:58

Good point. 

I have learned to proceed with caution and leave all fear behind.


Edited by meiers, 01 July 2015 - 15:59.


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 16:13

 

I don't think so, it's just going to be more expensive to fix than a 146 if you really screw it  up :)

 

 

Good point. 

I have learned to proceed with caution and leave all fear behind.

 

I agree with jsolares, but we're all willing to have you find out for the rest of us. Let us know how it works out. Think of it as, "taking one for the team". 


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 16:28

Have the position and size of the lugs notches changed compared to the prior tool?

 

Have the location and size of the notches changed with the new pen design?

 

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 16:45

The tool is easy to use, little video..., but to be careful doesn't matter :-) 

 

 

kind regards

 

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