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post #1 of 7 Old 06-09-2009, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used any of the disassembly kits that they sell? Or do you have a trick on using something else to do it? I have a couple of pens that I would like to take apart and do a little better. Just wondering what my options are.

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I use the PSI kits and they do work, but the instruction are a little fuzzy. I don't think they have a 8mm kit. I was able to save at least three pens that developed cracks in the wood.
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The best option is to get the Transfer Punch set that Harbor Feight has. Works great on all pens. I think PSI and some other have a version of it to.

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Is this the item you are talking about?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3577

Any helpful instructions on removing the parts? Do you just pick the closest size punch, place it in the pen tube and hit it with a hammer? Am I missing something obvious?

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Yep, that is what i have, and that is what i do.

I use the largest one that will fit in the tub, or through the twist mechanism, hold it tight in my hand and wack it. Sometimes it come out on the first pop, and other times it takes 8 or 12 hits...

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Thanks for the reply and the idea of the punch set. I picked one up tonight on my way home. $9.99 and then in the flyer they put in the bag advertising their sidewalk sale this weekend it will be marked down to $5.99. Just my luck.

I'm gonna give it a try tonight and see how it goes. Thanks again.

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Thanks for the reply and the idea of the punch set. I picked one up tonight on my way home. $9.99 and then in the flyer they put in the bag advertising their sidewalk sale this weekend it will be marked down to $5.99. Just my luck.

I'm gonna give it a try tonight and see how it goes. Thanks again.

John
Go back and see them. They should reduce the price this weekend and give you the difference. I think they are good about that kind of thing. I purchased some stuff from them and then looked online and it was cheaper. If you print out the online advertisement and take it to them, they will match that price. It pays to look online before you go to know what the prices are.....

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