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#1 RockyLaDoodle

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 04:41

Accidentally dropped my New Estie a few inches, capside down. Sadly, it didn't make it - snapped where the cap and barrel screw together. Is there a way I could fix it? Any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

 

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#2 Hobiwan

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 09:27

From your pics and what I saw on the Esty video, looks like that translucent blue threaded piece is a sleeve-type thingy that'll glue back into the barrel.  The video also shows that the cap doesn't screw on, but is a pop-on/pop-off type.  So, if I have all that correctly ...

 

What I'd do is to

 

  • locate a good plastic glue or super glue that'll give you some time to set the piece.  Some research may be required, and maybe others on this forum might be able to guide you.  You need a good product to handle the stress of popping the cap on and off, and screwing the barrel onto and off the section.
  • line up the sleeve (the thing with the threads) with the ring in place, into the barrel so that it fits squarely with the break in place and mark that so you can fit in quickly and accurately. You may have to rotate the sleeve to make sure it fits perfectly with the break. Take your time and be sure.  If my guess is correct, the inside threads on your part have to match continued threading inside the barrel for a strong-enough fit to withstand the stress of holding it all together while writing
  • glue only the part under and behind the ring, if possible.
  • carefully and quickly install, making sure it's flush with the break.
  • follow glue instructions as to set/cure time

 

Tape off parts of the pen you're handling to prevent getting glue on them by accident. If you find that it doesn't screw back together well after all that, consider determining the thread specs of the section and securing a tap to straighten out the imperfection of the fix.

 

It's unfortunate that in this high-tech modern age of manufacturing, little or no attention is given to stress testing, to include answering the question, "Would this thing survive being dropped on its head?" 

 

Anyway, that's my two cents.  Hope it helps.


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#3 Parker51

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 11:22

I would contact the manufacturer. They may repair or replace the pen at no to little charge. Bexley did this for me when I walked into a column at work with a pen in my pocket. An accident I clearly was at fault for and few pens would survive. (It was a new office for me and I was both distracted and moving too fast.)

Edited by Parker51, 28 December 2018 - 03:28.


#4 pajaro

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 13:42

Epoxy generally is stronger than super glue. Solvent weld? If this has to bear the stresses of capping and uncapping, a new part is better.

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 15:01

With all due respect to responses above, the first step I'd take is to send these photos to the new esterbrook company, dealer/purchase point for their response. Which could be to replace or repair themselves, so they can view the break. If you tinker with a repair that may void their repair/replace policy.

No response, then I'd follow the above suggestions & share the outcome here.

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 19:10

With all due respect to responses above, the first step I'd take is to send these photos to the new esterbrook company, dealer/purchase point for their response. Which could be to replace or repair themselves, so they can view the break. If you tinker with a repair that may void their repair/replace policy.

No response, then I'd follow the above suggestions & share the outcome here.

Yes, if you mess with the pen, the warranty will be void.  If Esterbrook thinks the damage isn't material defect, they might void it anyway


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 02:54

With all due respect to responses above, the first step I'd take is to send these photos to the new esterbrook company, dealer/purchase point for their response. Which could be to replace or repair themselves, so they can view the break. If you tinker with a repair that may void their repair/replace policy.

No response, then I'd follow the above suggestions & share the outcome here.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:21

Yes, first give the manufacturer a chance to respond. You may be pleasantly surprised. You certainly won't be any worse off!
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