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Request For Help With Jammed Parker Jotter Pencil

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#1 Mercian

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 15:39

Hi all,

after I posted only yesterday about how I use my Parker Jotter pencil as an ‘out of office’/‘site visit’ tool because it is robust, it has today developed a problem.

It is ‘jammed’  :(

 

The lead that is currently in its mouth/tip/jaws has worn down. No surprises there.

The surprise/problem is that, while there are several new/spare leads inside the pencil’s body, no more lead is coming out of the pencil.
I have pressed the button on top of the pencil a huge number of times, holding its mouth/tip/jaws downwards, but no new lead is feeding through its actuator mechanism  :(

The actuator mechanism is making the same sound that it always has done, so I don’t think that the mechanism has broken.

 

Having had no success using the conventional means of feeding the next lead, I removed them all except for one and repeatedly pushed the pencil’s actuator button again. That didn’t work either.

I then tried to feed a new lead in to the mouth/tip/jaws directly (i.e. backwards, from the outside towards the inside) but have not been able to push the remnants of the previous lead back up in to the body of the pencil.
 

Although I am male, I even resorted to digging out the instruction leaflet that came with the pencil and actually read it  :o  :o  :o

The leaflet only shows how to load new leads in to the top of the pencil.

 

I do not have any pins or needles that are fine enough that I could push them up through the pencil’s mouth/tip/jaws to force the old lead out.

 

So, do any of you out in FPN-land have any suggestions for how I can get the next lead to feed in to the pencil?
If so, my thanks in advance for your answers.
Cheers,
M.

 


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#2 ISW_Kaputnik

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 18:10

I am in no sense an expert on this sort of thing.

 

But some of my pencils from other brands (Pentel if I recall correctly) include very thin but stiff pieces of wire that could be used for clearing this sort of jam.  They may have actually been included with spare erasers or leads, not sure.  I have some in my parts box, but have been lucky in not needing to use them.  Is there anything you have around that you could cannibalize for something like that?  I'm thinking maybe even a single strand unwound from a bit of steel cable.

 

It might be a good idea to wait and give other members a chance to chime in with "don't listen to him, do this instead".  Just an idea.


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#3 usk15

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 19:55

Pilot MS-10 is a set of erasers and needles 0.3 and 0.5

 

https://www.jetpens....et-of-5/pd/1490

 

 

or Pilot GMS-K, same thing:

 

https://www.cultpens...k-eraser-refill

 

 

I have bought MS-10 just for the needles.


Edited by usk15, 08 September 2020 - 19:57.


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Posted 08 September 2020 - 20:26

Thank you both  :thumbup:

 

I am now thinking that I need to buy a set of Pilot’s eraser refills (just to get the de-jamming/cleaning needles).

 

For me, the least-expensive option (at time of posting) is to buy them from ‘theonlinepencompany’ - here.

 

£0.45, instead of £2.02  :)
 

And (as Silly as this action self-evidently is) I’m going to be adding at least another £19.55 worth of items to my order, so that I don’t have to pay £2.50 for postage on an item that costs only £0.45  :D

 

ETA: I view the purchase of these needles as an investment, in that I may well need them again in future - and not only for this Parker Jotter pencil, but also for my rotring Visu pencils.


Edited by Mercian, 08 September 2020 - 20:29.

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 23:37

Straighten the end of a paperclip,and use it to grind the broken lead out. I've done it like that for years, and as yet, no casualties 😎





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