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Old 03-09-2019, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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In my search for lightweight pens, I've just gotten a batch of the new Dura Click pens from PSI. My initial impressions are favorable; there's enough weight so it doesn't feel "cheap", but it's comfortable to hold and write with.

My only concern (and this has been mentioned in another thread) is that the pen uses the mythical "refill extender" as shown in the photo below. So far I can't, can't, can't find a place to order extras in case one gets lost. Before I start trying to modify things, has anybody EVER been able to come up with a source for these adapters?

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I like the kit and may order one. Is the single component you are searching for - is it possible to turn one, or several?

I enjoy the feel and weight of different pens but on occasion, I really enjoy light weight pens.
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Is it possible to get longer refills and do away with that part?? Do you have measurements of the refill with and without that piece??
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Maybe you've done this already but have you contacted PSI to see who they might know of. In the past they've, PSI, been pretty helpful.
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I like the kit and may order one. Is the single component you are searching for - is it possible to turn one, or several?

I enjoy the feel and weight of different pens but on occasion, I really enjoy light weight pens.
I guess one COULD turn them, but they're awfully tiny. It'd take more skill than I currently have... Possibly an adapter could be made for the Schmidt click mechanism and either epoxied or press-fit.

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Is it possible to get longer refills and do away with that part?? Do you have measurements of the refill with and without that piece??
JT, the refills are standard Parker type. I'll have to go over to the refill database site and search for other refills.

Seems like I recall that Monteverde made these extenders at one time, but so far I can't find them now.
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Go to a stationary store and buy some Unibal 207 refills or get them online. They should be long enough so you can eliminate the extender. On the old style Sierra Click they had the same little extenders in metal that you could leave out when the Unibal was substituted. They write better and the ink can't be washed out of the paper like crooks used to do to alter the amounts. For what it is worth we never lost one of those spacers when using them in the pen. If you're selling them show the buyer how to change the refill so they know they are in there and won't loose it.
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If the piece is about 1/2 inch, the Energel refills may fit, also, though you may also need a shorter spring.


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I guess one COULD turn them, but they're awfully tiny. It'd take more skill than I currently have... Possibly an adapter could be made for the Schmidt click mechanism and either epoxied or press-fit.
They really aren't very hard to do. True they are small, but give it a try. I'll bet you can do it. They main drawback might be tools. You will need some sort of chuck to hold the blank. You could use a carbide tool, or a parting tool to turn the part.

I think an adapter would be harder to make than the extender.
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I have a PSI that has a similar adaptor. (don't remember which one). He's my unwanted .02. Are we too concerned with something that might most likely will not happen. But now I'm curious...can someone post a good close up with dimensions. I'd like to see what I can come up with.

Also contact PSI and ask if they can stock x amount of extensions and sell as 3 or 5 packs.
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I bought a bunch when I wanted to turn my rollerballs into BPs.
Rollerball Pen to Ballpoint Pen Converter - Plastic Insert

I definitely did pay more than 50 cents each for them. I can't find the site. I am not sure if these are compatible with the PSI pen. Thanks for the feedback on the pen. I meant to order them with my last PSI order but forgot.
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