the clicker comes preassembled in the cap but you can unscrew it from the inside to replace . That is the part I'm looking for. Otherwise you have to use one from a pen kit to repair one.Does anyone have a source for replacement clickers for the sierra click pen. The insert is easy enough to unscrew from the inside and replace but I can't find a clicker except from a new kit.
thanks, I do have the pens with the white click part. so I did email Berea and ask about buying replacement parts.@salty
There is a complication, just as I thought. . And that is this .... there is more than one version of the Sierra Button Click.
The ... www.BereaHardwoods.com ... website listing currently refers to the introduction of a new version. .
And ... these two versions are both distinct from the newest introduction (late 2019), namely, the Sierra "Super" Button Click, which is a different kettle of fish, having a different barrel length, and having a Schmidt SKM-88 click mechanism for the first time. . I won't say anything more about the "Super".
The "original" Sierra Button Click (which I started buying in about 2010) had a metal extension piece (about a cm. long) which goes in at the top end of the refill, and you have to get that extension piece in the right way up. . With this model, if you unscrew the pushbutton (from the top) you will see a black threaded plastic internal plunger.
A later Sierra Button Click (probably the new version referred to currently on the website) does not have the metal extension piece, as I assume.
With this model, if you unscrew the pushbutton (from the top) you will see a white threaded plastic internal plunger.
The two push buttons, for the two versions, are threaded differently and are not interchangeable, even though they have the same outer diameter.
I believe it is also true to say that, apart from having differently threaded pushbuttons, the two versions that I am talking about (both of which I have in my possession) have different internal working parts. . I do not know which version you are concerned with in your opening post above.
So, Salty, your search for "replacement clickers" may not be a simple matter, as I see things. . You will certainly need to identify which version that you are dealing with. . And, you will probably need some expert help.
I suggest that you make a phone call to Berea, and talk to the head guy, whose name is Joe, I think.
Trouble with that philosophy is that you could end up making far fewer pens than you would like to be making .....Thanks All. My simple solution to this is not to use a pen kit I can not repair.
You can minimize the chances of new parts by buying all the designs that are over 10 years old. I can't remember seeing an update for the Cigar pen in the past decade. Of course, the pen was introduced in the late 1990's.Thanks All. My simple solution to this is not to use a pen kit I can not repair.
I remember the thread fiasco vividly. As a result I've northward of 50 Jr rollerball nib sections that fit nothing I still have in my stock. Customers would return wanting to Convert their RB to a FP. Of course if it was one of the older models of course the FP nib's I had then wouldn't fit. At times I have had to resort to taking 2pens apart in order to get one pen my customer could use both as RB and FP. Thankfully all those pens are long sold or converted (I hope) but I still have all those orphan parts.You can minimize the chances of new parts by buying all the designs that are over 10 years old. I can't remember seeing an update for the Cigar pen in the past decade. Of course, the pen was introduced in the late 1990's.
On the other hand, another well-established and revered pen, the jr. gent ii has had several designs and many different threading combinations and yet they are ALL called the jr. gent ii---if you avoid this pen, you are depriving your customers of one of the real "heavy hitters".
Logically, if they break the pen, they should expect to pay for it--but I readily admit I never adhered to that philosophy, I repaired it as part of my customer service, using parts I had in my inventory, sometimes destroying other turned pens that could have been sold--but the cigar pens I sold cost me about $20, I sold them for at least double that, sometimes ten times that--so they paid for my attention when they chose to purchase from ME, as opposed to several other penmakers at the same show, sometimes.
You need to establish your own policies. One thing I often use as an analogy--if you purchase a vase and drop it in the parking lot--MOST stores will invite you to purchase another one. They will NOT replace it, at no charge to you (today, your credit card company may--who knows)
I hope this helps somewhat--do whatever you wish, there is NO perfect answer.