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I got some Guider Jumbos and a Super Jumbo. I love the pens but the nibs not so much... I would love to replace the nibs with some higher quality nibs (e.g. JoWo, Bock etc). I tried with a JoWo #6 from Goulet Pens but the nib seems too wide for the feed. Any ideas?

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I got some Guider Jumbos and a Super Jumbo. I love the pens but the nibs not so much... I would love to replace the nibs with some higher quality nibs (e.g. JoWo, Bock etc). I tried with a JoWo #6 from Goulet Pens but the nib seems too wide for the feed. Any ideas?

I tried several nibs on mine and this one worked really well, it's from a vintage Wearever Pacemaker.

 

I used the Guider feed. It works flawlessly. You need to find a nib that has a less contoured shape so it will work with the larger diameter Guider feed. Good luck!

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If you can get a Sheaffer No Nonsense feed it will be better functionally and fit nicely. There are many threads that discuss the feed issues with the Indian Eyedroppers. As long as there is a seal in the section you are good even with the original feed.

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The Guider Jumbo will take #5 nib.

Please post the picture of feed. Actually, the feed size is not consistent with Guider pens.

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In my experience, Guider pens use relatively small nibs and feeds, contrasting with the size of the pen. I have just swapped the nibs on my Guider Acrylic and Guider Ebonite (both from FPR) for vintage WW2 German nibs (supplied by Lexaf when I bought two of his piston fillers) and they fit perfectly; but these are narrow nibs and they fit the small diameter feed of the Guiders.

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I got some Guider Jumbos and a Super Jumbo. I love the pens but the nibs not so much... I would love to replace the nibs with some higher quality nibs (e.g. JoWo, Bock etc). I tried with a JoWo #6 from Goulet Pens but the nib seems too wide for the feed. Any ideas?

 

I might be able to suggest some alternative nibs, but I am not aware of the nibs that Guider uses nowadays.

 

Pls share the following dimensions

  • Nib length from tip to heel
  • Nib width across the shoulders
  • The diameter of the feeder.

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Nib length: 28mm

Nib width at the shoulders: 8mm

Diameter of feeder: 6mm

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Nib length: 28mm

Nib width at the shoulders: 8mm

Diameter of feeder: 6mm

Ok. The feeder should be 6.35mm plus minus 0.1mm

 

These are the dimensions of the Indian "no 8" nib.

 

The western no 6 nib that you mention should measure not more than 9mm across the shoulders, so the difference is not that much. It is the shape that makes the western no 6 nib look very large in comparison.

 

You should be able to accommodate that nib into this pen, personally i would grind away 7mm off the tail of the replacement nib, but some others have reported success even without resorting to tail cutting. :)

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Ok. The feeder should be 6.35mm plus minus 0.1mm

 

These are the dimensions of the Indian "no 8" nib.

 

The western no 6 nib that you mention should measure not more than 9mm across the shoulders, so the difference is not that much. It is the shape that makes the western no 6 nib look very large in comparison.

 

You should be able to accommodate that nib into this pen, personally i would grind away 7mm off the tail of the replacement nib, but some others have reported success even without resorting to tail cutting. :)

 

I'll take your word for it, I do not have the ability to measure fractions of a mm! I will try to use a Goulet nib and I will report what happens!

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I'm now trying my Guider Raja with a two-tone #6 Bulow nib. It just about fit - it's a little too long for the cap to close all the way, but except for that, it's a good fit. I like the pen better this way - the original nib looked very small on such a big pen.

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