Vertex Disassembly

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Ed Weingarden

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I've got a Vertex click pen that I need to disassemble. If I put a disassembly rod in to push out the click assembly, it pull be pushing on the plastic part of the mechanism. I've already messed up a plastic click mechanism when trying to disassemble it; I'd rather not repeat the mistake. Any ideas how to get the Vertex click mechanism out intact? Thanks.
 
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wouldentu2?

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You need a brass tube from different style pen that you can just insert in the tube that clears the mechanism and you can rap on.
I think I used a tube from a long clicker. Others might work.
 
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I've had LIMITED success by rocking the click mechanism in the tube. Sometimes that distorts the tube just enough to get it out. Of course, the tube (and the blank) is/are toast. But the mechanism is (sometimes) okay. Last resort.
 

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Update - I didn't have a different size tube to attempt the approach suggested by @wouldentu2, so I tried using a rod again, in the disassembly mode of my pen press. There was no play between the rod and the inner surface of the tube, so I knew that the rod would push on the edge of the mechanism, and not on the center. With a hope and a prayer, I pushed very gently with steady pressure; the click assembly came out intact. Problem solved!
 
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