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Twsbi Go Nib Comes Loose

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#1 Monserrate


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:35

A few months ago I bought a TWSBI GO specifically for long writing sessions. After a few minutes of writing I noticed there was a noticeable gap between the nib and the feed. Every time I press the nib down on paper the nib lifts off the feed and ink runs out from between the gap. To stop the ink from gushing out and fix the gap I have to push the nib and feed back into the section. At first I thought the nib wasn't set in properly but after completely disassembling and cleaning my pen the nib still comes loose.


My pen is a wet writer but I have never heard of a nib wiggling it's way out of a pen because of the amount of ink flowing through it. Is anyone else having this problem? Should I try a drier ink? Or any other suggestions?

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#2 Honeybadgers


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:04

Ink should have nothing to do with it.


contact TWSBI. You got a dud pen, and while you may have to put up with some rather snide comments from their customer service, he'll replace it.

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#3 Brianm_14


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Posted Today, 00:53

Here’s a different take:  My GO’s nib is loose, too.  Is that any surprise?  The pen is junk, from the concept to the execution.  

Look at it.  Really?  From whence in Pendom came the cry for such a misbegotten, unnatural creature?


And what was I thinking when I bought one?


Be done with it.  Give it away to someone you don't like, or just throw it away.  You have better things to do with your time.  What’s wrong with the GO cannot be fixed by merely mortal hands.


#4 Steveg58



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Posted Today, 03:24

I have two and they work just fine - they are good value for the money just don't expect them to be the same as a pen 5 times the price. A loose nib sounds like a defect but it isn't cause to throw a public tantrum. If you want a Montblanc or Pelican then ante up the money and buy one. Don't expect a budget pen to fill that role.

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