Artisan Pen-Ultimate Assembly Tool

Artisan Pen-Ultimate Assembly Tool
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Artisan Pen-Ultimate Assembly Tool

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Our Price: $19.95

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    Designed to fit into the morse taper in the headstock and tailstock of your lathe, the Artisan® Pen-Ultimate Assembly Tool turns your lathe into the perfect pen press. The screw feed action of your tailstock provides precise pressure control during the assembly process helping avoid cracked barrels and over-pressed transmissions.
  • No. 2 Morse Taper
  • Non-marring plastic won't damage plating
  • Works with all pen kits
  • Alignment guide pin for accuracy
  • Tailstock operation for total control
  • Machinable, can be turned to shape
  • Guaranteed alignment during assembly
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Makes assembling kits super easy

Comments On Apr 22, 2018:I have used it for several different kits. It works really well. One kit I had issues with the pen clip getting in the way so I just took the pin out and used the edge of the tool. It worked just fine.

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works well

Comments On Sep 26, 2017:I thought this was way overpriced for two pieces of plastic but it is so easy to use and works so well it's probably the best twenty dollar pen assembler on the market.

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EXCELLENT Timesaver & Error-avoider

Comments On Apr 18, 2017:Turns out to be one of the smartest purchases I've made in my new woodturning venture! I used to use a rubber mallet to assemble the metal parts to the turned wood, & not only did that take awhile to bang the pieces in at the right depth/spot, I would occasionally have "11th hour" mistakes during assembly, & the whole pen was ruined. NOW, with this tool, I can assemble a pen about 75% faster & error free. Love it!

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Great product

Comments On Dec 28, 2016:Made my first ever pen today with the help of this assembly tool. Could not have been easier to use. Watched many YouTube videos of people fumbling around with pen vices. Not with this. The Artisan Pen-Ultimate Assembly Tool turns your lathe into a vice. It's great.

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Be careful with this one

Comments On Apr 24, 2016:So simple in design, yet it beats any other press out there at a far cheaper price. Easy to use, small enough to stash in a bench drawer, and no parts to break. If you need a pen press, this is the only one to spend your money on.

Additional Comments On Oct 22, 2016:I had to take a star off my original review. This works great but when using it on large barrel pens with a thin amount of wood around the tube it can blow out the blank. The problem is the cupped side won't catch the tube and puts all the pressure on the wood. Place the bushing in the end of the tube to keep from ruining your blank. This will exert pressure on the brass tube too instead of just the wood. Easy fix but it did nonetheless ruin a beautiful mallee burl pen during pressing. Lots of work and some money wasted. I still think this is the best press out there, and far cheaper than the others, some of which have the cupped end as well.

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Could use some tweeking

Comments On Nov 09, 2016:I found the assembly tool to be 1/2 great - the side with the metal shaft mount is the five-star side. The other side had an indentation that was too severe for me. Great for pressing the nib, but not so great for pressing on the cap and clip. I got some of the same material and turned the same part with just a little depression that would hold the nib in place. Then when I press on the cap, the smaller depression will center the cap, but it won't get lost in the deeper depression of this kit.
The only downside to using your lathe to assemble your pen is losing parts that fall to the floor if you haven't swept up the shavings.

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Ultimate? That's a bit of a stretch.

Comments On Jan 15, 2015:Come on Craft Supplies, this is a couple pieces of plastic. It's hardly worth the term "ultimate". All kidding aside, this is a product worthy of your cash. It's simple, effective, and far cheaper than a pen press. We're all wood turners here, so we all have lathes. Why would you buy anything else?

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make no pen without it

Comments On Dec 10, 2014:how did i ever do it with out this? this is a no brainer, buy it, you will love it! i have made cigar, classica, americana, and slimline with it. simple yet oh so useful!

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Great and Inexpensive Pen Assembly

Comments On Sep 04, 2014:This product provides an inexpensive solution to pen assembly. There is no need to worry about overpressure when assembling the pen. I recommend this product to every pen turner.

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Like a charm for me...

Comments On Mar 03, 2014:I was trashing my sets using the lever-type assembly tool. Switched to the ultimate assembly tool and all of that stopped... no over-pressure, no angle insertion issues, nothing. Easy to use and hassle free. I recommend that you give this tool a try, I am glad I did.

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Pen assembly tool

Comments On Nov 22, 2013:Bought this about a month ago and have used a lot. Have not bent or broke a pen while assembling with this tool. I also have not used my regular pen press since I bought this tool. I wish I had gotten it sooner.

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Assembly tool thumbs up

Comments On Oct 31, 2013:After using a traditional pen press for many years, I observed a friend of mine using the Ultimate assembly tool which fits into the headstock and tailstock tapers. He related how much better he liked it, so I ordered one. Ever since I received it, I have never gone back to my old method. These adapters make pushing the pieces together much better since you can press a very small distance without any jerking, which is critical when pressing the twist mechanisms into pens. Besides they cost a lot less than the traditional press.

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