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The Pen Refill Compatibility Thread

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by edcfstaff, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Ironclad816

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    Dp you think the Techliner can accept the montblanc refill?
     
  2. Ronjaye

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    Thanks for the insights. Was able to reconnect with my friend that has the SureFire and actually pulled the Easyflow 9000 out of it and tried it in the Montblanc... you guys already know the result - couldn't even get the point to come out of the barrel tip without even screwing it together.

    I bought this pen from a US Army PX in 1989 and have carried it with me everyday since. But, that EasyFlow 9000 felt sooooooo smmoooootthhhh... Might have to go looking for something to put one into.
     
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  3. Bad Company

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    A Fellhoelter tibolt pen will definitely accept a Schmidt easy flow 9000 broad tip refill. That's what I am using in mine.
     
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    This may already be common knowledge, but since I didn't see it already mentioned in this thread...

    The following clicky pens all use the same refill geometry and can swap refills without any modification:
    Uniball Signo 207 and 307
    Bic Velocity Gel
    Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel
    Uniball Jetstream
    Pentel Energel
    Zebra Sarasa
    Tul gel pen

    The Pilot G2 (and any pen that uses the G2 refill) can use the refills from the above pens, but the tip will stick out a bit further than normal (this can be corrected by cutting down the refill a bit). The G2 refill will not work in any of the above pens because the refill gets wider halfway between the tip and the ink reservoir. In theory, you could probably modify the above pens with a drill bit to accept the G2 refill, but I've never tried it.

    Edit: added Tul to the list.

    --flatine
     
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  5. PBJS II

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    A 1.0mm ballpoint refill is in my F701 pen. I have an Itoya GEL that isn't doing anything right now. I have determined that the tip fits. But the fat part of the refill is too big to get to the clicky mechanism. It might be something I can get around.
    Because the ballpoint refill doesn't start immediately.


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  6. PBJS II

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    I know it has been mentioned but Zebra Sarasa refills are the same size as G2, UNIBALL Etc and in most cases they write very well!

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  7. DGGoingUphill

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    The Schmidt P8126 (short rollerball for pens like the Retro 51) fits in the Kaweco Sport and Tactile Turn Slider. Added bonus, zero nocking around in the Kaweco (Parker style can be a little loose in these and I used to put small o-rings on the refill to keep them quiet).
     
  8. PBJS II

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    Dollar store update.
    Pens called Jot Gel ink pen 0.7.
    The refills are similar length to G2 or Energel or Uniball. The diameter though is less. Maybe as much as a millimeter. COULD be that if I use one long enough it might be able to be put in an F701. I'll check on that and report.

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  9. PBJS II

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    Shoot. The body of the Jot refill fits in the F701 like it was made for it. The nose however won't go into the nose cap. The shoulder of the refill hits before I can see any tip. Back to the Blue gel refill and the drawing board.

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  10. IGetov

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    I've just managed to insert Pilot G2 0.7 mm refill into my Boker Plus tactical pen.
    [​IMG]20170316_212205 by Ivaylo Getov, on Flickr

    Of course you will need to rasp the first step of the plastic....
    [​IMG]20170316_212214 by Ivaylo Getov, on Flickr

    ..and cut a little the refill on the back (I removed the cap of the rifill and put it back in the hole)...
    [​IMG]20170316_212250 by Ivaylo Getov, on Flickr

    ...and here it is! Ta-daaa!
    [​IMG]20170316_212106 by Ivaylo Getov, on Flickr

    You will need to remove the spring from a Pilot G2 pen to use also, as factory spring of Boker Plus is longer and harder to sqeeze.
     
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  11. xevious

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    I'm a rOtring 600 kind of guy and have a rollerball I frequently EDC. The original rOtring refills absolutely suck. So I'd been running a Pilot G2 refill in it with success and satisfaction. But then... I discovered a wonderful needle point by Pentel. It's the XLRN3.

    [​IMG]

    Lays down a very nice extra fine line. There's a slight bit of "tooth" to it, but I wouldn't call it scratchy. For fine quality paper, it's a dream. If the paper is cheaper and more "pulpy" you'll get a little drag with this. But overall, I'm stoked to have a nice choice of line width now.
     
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  12. Byrd2000

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    Has anyone tried putting a RitR refill I'm a Zebra F-301? Does it need to be bored out like it would for a Fisher? Are the RitR refills the same as a Fisher? I love the F-301 for work but I am experimenting with using RitR notepads and want to make sure it's compatible as I know the RitR paper is picky with ink.
     
  13. Tesla

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    The Rite-in-the-Rain refills are manufactured by Fisher. They are identical in every detail except the external printing on them.
     
  14. Byrd2000

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    Well poop. Thank you for the information!
     
  15. Tesla

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    Sure thing. As I have pointed out elsewhere, if you are not needing to actually write IN the rain, several other types of ink are fine, such as:
    1. Regular ballpoint ink
    2. Hybrid inks, like Jetstream & Z-mulsion
    3. Sharpie permanent markers (& pens)
    4. Some gel inks, such as Zebra are ok. Pilot G-2 and Parker gel, not so much...they will wash off and become "invisible" ink.
     
  16. PBJS II

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    I carry this one the most.
    Loaded with a G2 .7mm refill

    Back when I was logbooking I liked a pinpoint. 5mm.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  17. Byrd2000

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    I have a bunch of F-301s so I'll use those until I run out. I work as an EMT so my environment gets dirty and wet on occasion. I use a 3x5 because of its pocketability so Sharpie pens aren't my favorite for the size. Plus the white uniform just invites trouble. And I can't stand gels. I've done some smudge tests with the Zebra and it's manageable.
     
  18. PBJS II

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    I never took to the Zebra ink. Didn't always write first time every time. LIKE the F701 pen however!

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    Same here....massive mistake by Zebra to not have a gel version of the F701 like they do the 301. I have a Fisher refill in my F701, and I don't like the way Fishers write for daily duty. It's relegated to one of my outdoor/hiking/camping bags for that reason.
     
  20. Moshe ben David

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    Is it you find the M points too blobby? I can relate. Have you tried the Fisher F points? The blobby issue doesn't seem to arise in the F points.

    Or is there something else? I've got no skin in the game; just real curious.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David