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Thought I would revisit this topic now that many new kits are hitting the vendor shelves. Also with the addition of the new click mechanism that most are going to. So what is the best click pen on the current market that you recommend?? Why and are there negatives to it?? heard about this little piece that seems easy to lose if a customer changes the refill. Maybe a photo showing what the kit looks like. I am still in search of a good clicker. Thanks.
 
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During my search I heard a lot of likes about the vertex. They liked the smoothness of the click mechanism. I gave one to a friend and he kept breaking the clicker off the top. The plunger is a metal cap that screws on a plastic piece that goes inside. The plastic broke each time.
I asked for one that showed a lot of the blank for my cigar pens. The Blade or Tenacious, same kit different suppliers, is what I settled on. It has a great solid feel with a smooth click operation. It’s a very nice kit and pen.
 

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Kenny I am liking that for a few reasons, the barrel looks beefy enough to support some segmenting work and also long enough to show off some nice blanks. Does it have that little plastic piece that people talk about and where did you get those??

I just checked a few vendors out and found them. The 2 I like are chrome and gunmetal. Lets see what others think but this is a good start.
 
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Those are both nickel plated. Berea and Woodcraft is where I bought these. The click is a Schmidt or something like that. I can get out of this site to check the name and I don’t want to start over typing.
 

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John,

I know of 5 kits that have the Schmidt click mechanism. The first was the Duraclick EDC. That is the one with a small plastic spacer between refill and clicker. A very nice click but losing the spacer is a downfall. ( the refill extender does attach to the refill however)
PSI has two other clicks with the Schmidt click the EDC Classic and the Anvil. The have no plastic piece. Some of their styles are metal and some are platings
Berea enters with two styles so far. The Blade and the super button click Sierra. Both have the Schmidt mechanism with no spacer.

The two I’ve made so far are Duraclick EDC and the.Classic the Dura click are on the right. Classics on the left
 

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Thanks I would be interested in hearing about the Sierra click. I am familiar with the Sierra line and that would be nice to have that in the line. Anyone use those for awhile and want to weigh in??
 

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John, I don't know if they are available in your area but Beaufort Ink in the UK have the Tempest which is an excellent click pen. Phil there has never had one complaint about them. I don't know if he has a distributer in the US.
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John, I don't know if they are available in your area but Beaufort Ink in the UK have the Tempest which is an excellent click pen. Phil there has never had one complaint about them. I don't know if he has a distributer in the US.
Alan
Turners warehouse carries them. I will look at them thanks.
 

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Two I was considering is the "Blade" and the "Tenacious", I believe they are the same pen, just named different by different venders. As you know, I chose the Sierra Super button click.
 

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John now that William Wood-Write (penblanks.ca) is shipping to the US you might want to look at the Luxor. I haven't tried them yet myself.

Disclaimer. Marla makes pen blanks for them.
 

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John now that William Wood-Write (penblanks.ca) is shipping to the US you might want to look at the Luxor. I haven't tried them yet myself.

Disclaimer. Marla makes pen blanks for them.

Wow we have another player that looks good. Thanks Pete. I like the fact they all use the same click mechanism which seems to be king right now. This may come down to me ordering a few of each and seeing how well they do.
 

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Do any of these click pens have a matching pencil? I'd like to find a good click pen and mechanical pencil to buy for when my sons graduate. Luckily I have a few years, but still.
 

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John since I'm starting to turn again I too am looking for a good clicker. Before when I was doing shows there weren't a lot of choices and none if them were great. Then the Sierra became available. For some reason I'm just not a fan(maybe it's the look but I just can't warm up to it.)
Then came the Long Clicker. I liked them and the mechanism was smooth but as much as I liked them the button seemed it of place sticking up like it did. I still sold a good many of them. But now I'm going to follow this post closely and hopefully find one I like.

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John since I'm starting to turn again I too am looking for a good clicker. Before when I was doing shows there weren't a lot of choices and none if them were great. Then the Sierra became available. For some reason I'm just not a fan(maybe it's the look but I just can't warm up to it.)
Then came the Long Clicker. I liked them and the mechanism was smooth but as much as I liked them the button seemed it of place sticking up like it did. I still sold a good many of them. But now I'm going to follow this post closely and hopefully find one I like.

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Mick seems all the new clicks hitting the market use the new Shimidt mechanism and is all metal and smooth. So it is now the look of the kit that is choice.
 

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John , new penn state catalog came today. They have a new click pen that has the Schmidt mechanism. It’s called the “Groove”. It’s vey slim so not sure if it would be a candidate for segmenting.


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I went to the Penn State online catalog and read about the Groove. It seems to be a true Slimline clicker, with the Schmidt mechanism and the full size Cross-style refill. I ordered a couple. The drill bit is 7 mm, the tubes are 2-1/8", the bushings are normal Slimline bushings.
 

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I went to the Penn State online catalog and read about the Groove. It seems to be a true Slimline clicker, with the Schmidt mechanism and the full size Cross-style refill. I ordered a couple. The drill bit is 7 mm, the tubes are 2-1/8", the bushings are normal Slimline bushings.
Thanks not a fan of slimlines so probably will skip that one.
 
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