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Wing Sung Vacuum Filler Pens - Guess At What Price?

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#21 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 14:22

Saw one on AE but not under the name of 3013.

All the EF and M nibs are sold out in Bobby's AE store.



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#22 sciumbasci

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:03

Pens that cannot post the cap make me sad. Thankfully I did not impulse buy it!

Edited by sciumbasci, 26 June 2019 - 04:04.


#23 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 15:08

Just found out why I wasn't able to locate the pens on my E*ay app.

All the seller mentioned does not ship to my country for unknown reason, what the hell?

 

Oh well, just have to wait until Bobby puts them in his E*ay store or E*sy.



#24 Mech-for-i

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 17:02

someone post a video of a box opening at - https://www.bilibili...deo/av56712436/ -


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#25 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 22:33

Alright ,a couple of take from that video:

 

- This pen for me seems to have an identity crisis. Body of Vac700R, nib of Pilot and cap of TWSBI

- FIlling a vacuum filler from an ink bottle that is low on capacity will be a pain in the behind

- Writes quite dry , don't know if it's from the ink or the pen though

- Not exactly sure what pen did the reviewer compare it with at the end, I assume it's a Preppy? And it writes better than the WS.

- Treated to almost a minute of a thumbnail-like pen pose, goodness...

 

Might need to switch out the nib and feed from some Pilot pens if this is the case.


Edited by penzel_washinkton, 26 June 2019 - 22:34.


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 01:07

I got mine (Wing Sung models) a couple of days ago. Here's my take. It's more than competent but a little heavy. Does feel like a smaller Vac 700 in the hand due to the bulge.

 

I like Wing Sung's version of the vac filling system. Don't need to mess with shutoff valves. The thing comes apart with just fingers!

 

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 01:51

It can be a good deal for someone in the need of large ink capacity to irrigate a large Plumix broad nib. 



#28 Karmachanic

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 06:45

It can be a good deal for someone in the need of large ink capacity to irrigate a large Plumix broad nib. 

 

I'll stick with the 698.


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 07:01

I got mine (Wing Sung models) a couple of days ago. Here's my take. It's more than competent but a little heavy. Does feel like a smaller Vac 700 in the hand due to the bulge.
 
I like Wing Sung's version of the vac filling system. Don't need to mess with shutoff valves. The thing comes apart with just fingers!
 
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I said I wouldn't get the first batch. I change my mind. A vac filler that doesn't need to unscrew the end cap? Sign me up!

#30 goodpens

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 02:10

Will someone who has one clarify: does it post? Or not?

Someone told me it did, but then one comment here says no. Tiebreaker??

Thanks!

#31 TSherbs

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 12:05

My brown model is on the way.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 13:35

Will someone who has one clarify: does it post? Or not?

Someone told me it did, but then one comment here says no. Tiebreaker??

Thanks!

It depends on what you mean by posting.  You can technically fit the cap over the end of the pen, and it goes down about 3 cm.  But it just rests there.  There's absolutely no kind of grip on the barrel.  It would rattle away and eventually fall off if you tried writing with it that way.



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 14:52

It depends on what you mean by posting.  You can technically fit the cap over the end of the pen, and it goes down about 3 cm.  But it just rests there.  There's absolutely no kind of grip on the barrel.  It would rattle away and eventually fall off if you tried writing with it that way.


Thank you! I really appreciate the clarification. Had hoped it would post firmly; I prefer to write with my pens posted. Am going to give one a shot, anyway.

#34 TruthPil

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 04:59

Has anyone compared this pen's ink capacity to that of the 698? 

 

If they are similar, it's probably better just to get a 698 that doesn't look so pregnant.  :lol:


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Posted 07 July 2019 - 16:15

If the 698's ink capacity is a problem, not sure what to say :P

The only reason I don't make the 698 my everyday pen is sharp threads above section. Otherwise almost perfect pen and incredible value.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:36

So I've received and used mine for a couple days. It could be just me, or maybe manufacturing inconsistency, but mine definitely has the shutoff valve function. I need to twist the end cap slightly to replenish the ink supply in the feed.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:30

OK I try one hand on, yes there is a shut off valve and it work ; its actually coming out better than I expected , and the Brown and Purple are deeper and darker than on the photo which I really like, got to put them on my next buying list



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 14:13

Huh? I thought that it does not have a shut-off valve.

EDC might have got a defective unit then.



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 14:33

Huh? I thought that it does not have a shut-off valve.

EDC might have got a defective unit then.

 

Interesting. Here's a way to experiment. Fill the barrel with water. Remove the nib/feed. Point the pen down and shake a bit. Water comes out.

 

Doesn't gush but enough to indicate that the barrel isn't sealed.



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 14:59

Mine's got about a very small gap of about 0.2 mm between the plunger and the bottom of the section.  It's probably a manufacturing variance, then.  I'll see if there's anything I can do to advance the rod further from the blind cap.







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