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Old 01-01-2018, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mesa Kit?

I use to turn Mesa kits (from years ago, but for some reason switched to Gatsby kits. I have a large order coming up and am considering going back to Mesa kits. Any suggestions/comments? Thank you.
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have used several of the Gatsby kits and have never had one to fail. I have also used the Mesa kits as well with the same results.
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've gone away from the Mesa kits.

They work fine but I've found that the plating wears off fairly quickly - several of them in less than a year of use.
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Take this for what it's worth, because I have not tried the Mesa kits. However, I started out using the Gatsby kits and switched to the Sierra kits because the transmissions were smoother. YMMV.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I’ve made and sold many, many Mesa pens. Occasionally you get a bad transmission but that has happened with Gatsby and other Sierra kits. The Mesa kit is great, the company is wonderful.
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