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#1 ThrawnsPen


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 22:37

My first one, an eco, is en route. I'm a bit scared of self-servicing a pen-anything I should steel myself for with this pen? 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 22:51

You shouldn't need to do any service on it for a good long time.  Take the cap off before operating the piston. ;)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 22:30

I've had mine for several months now, used about 4-5 different inks in it. Not a single bit of service required thus far. I imagine *eventually* I'll need to disassemble it and put some silicone grease on the piston. As long as it still fills smoothly, not a care in the world!

(Bonus: if I recall correctly, TWSBI includes instructions, a mini wrench, and a bit of grease in the packaging!)


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:07

If and when you disassemble your Eco for the first time, I suggest you watch one or more of these videos first.


YouTube Videos, TWSBI Eco & 580 Disassembly (they're functionally the same):

* TWSBI 580 Disassembly

* Disassembly Line TWSBI Eco

* Disassembly Line TWSBI Diamond 580



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:25

The Eco is a great pen.


If it works, don't pull it apart.


Enjoy!  :thumbup:

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 23:35

My recollection is the only "service" needed on a new TWSBI is to flush the pen just in case there is machine oil left. I'm not sure how many mL of ink til it needs to be taken apart, but if you are the sort to flush your pen with every new ink, it should take a LOT. Maybe not 1L, but definitely more than 10mL.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 00:39

I loved my first TWSBI Eco so much I now have one of each colour. Robust, comfortable, reliable and they don't evaporate their ink! Congrats. I hope you enjoy yours too.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 00:34

I have had my Eco for about 18 months and I have yet had to do any disassembly. I regularly change inks too. Don't if you don't have to.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 18:24

As others have said, no need to fix what ain't broke. And I second Drone's suggestion of watching videos on how to disassemble and especially reassemble the parts. I know there's a good video on Goulet pens on how to adjust the piston. If you don't know what you're doing you can end up with a bad fit. Enjoy your new pen!

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 22:55

I have had my Eco for about 18 months and I have yet had to do any disassembly. I regularly change inks too. Don't if you don't have to.


How do you clean it without disassembling before you put the new ink? Or you don't clean it?

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 20:00

It's a piston filler. It will easily and cheerfully try to slurp up any liquid you submerge it in.

So you stick it in water and fill it with water. If you feel very paranoid about machine oil excess, add the tiniest drop of dish detergent you can manage to the water. If it bubbles you used too much. If there's any bubbles, flush the pen with clean water until you're bubble free.

In other words, you clean it the same way you clean any other fountain pen or paint brush.

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