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Old 09-05-2017, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone else have issues with Stratus pens?

I've turned over 100 Stratus pens at this point, and I'm finding that the mechanism is pretty weak, particularly the plastic part onto which the plunger screws. I've had several where the top has broken off.

Anyone else have this same experience?
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have turned a few of them myself. I found if dropped there is about a 100% of a chance of breaking off the clicker. I have a few of them in my shop permanently extended. What I have started doing, also with the Sierra Click pen is to insert the end of tooth pick into the hollow part clicker to reinforce it cutting it off flush with the top. It helps but does not stop 100% of the failures but reduces the number of failures.
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