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Can, or maybe my question ought to be, should Visumaster pens be resacked and used, or are they too fragile to mess with, similar to Twist Fillers?

Thanks very much.

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Yes they can.

 

When I got mine, I didn't know then what I know now nor did I have the experience with Esties that I have now. Yes, the ink view window and the thought of cracking it scared the hell outta of me.

 

<Inspector Harry Callahan> A man's got to know his limitations. <Inspector Harry Callahan/>

 

I sent mine to Farmboy at Spa Estie West, I'd trust him with Any pen I have. Including that one.

 

I would be willing to bet Mr. Hoban has resacked the Visus he has.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

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They CAN be resacced, but if they should, or more to the point, if yours should, is up to you.

 

The VM section pulls away from the barrel just like any other Esty section. The joint is behind the clear view window. And although the section's clear, it appears to be as strong as a black one. The plastic in the barrel is also strong enough to handle the action (as opposed to a cracked ice dollar pen, which requires EXTREME care when removing the section). Just use care as you would with any other section pull. Maybe a bit more care, since it's a VM and you don't want to crack it by being too rough. I've resacced all my VMs without any problems, other than the usual difficulty removing the section.

 

Using the pen, again, is another personal choice issue. I don't use mine. But I'd say if you're careful to flush it out now and then, and not let the ink dry out in the view window, it'll otherwise work as well as any other Esty. With the VM as with any other pen, the business end is at the point, and any stress on the pen during use will occur in the section.

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Paul


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I use them.

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chad.trent

I resacced mine with no issues. I went a little slower than normal just in case, but it wasn't a big deal. I have only used mine once just to see if it worked.

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goodpens

I would *love* one of these and realized that I had these same questions about res-saccing and using them. So great to find the info here, waiting for me. Now to find the pen...

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gweimer1

I had a bunch a few years back, and sold all but two.  Yes, they can be resacced, and yes, I use them.  The resac process is no different than any other pen...use patience and moderation.

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7 hours ago, gweimer1 said:

I had a bunch a few years back, and sold all but two.  Yes, they can be resacced, and yes, I use them.  The resac process is no different than any other pen...use patience and moderation.

Well it does hurt more when the barrel cracks.

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gweimer1
20 hours ago, FarmBoy said:

Well it does hurt more when the barrel cracks.

 

Patience, grasshopper.

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