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Slimline Pro Gel Click Pen Hardware Kit, Chrome

A beefed up version of the classic Slimline, available here with the hard-to-find click mechanism and smooth-writing gel refill.
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Click pens can be hard to come by in the pen turning world, a surprising fact when you consider how convenient they are to operate. The Slimline Pro does everything a good click pen should—it goes from your pocket to the paper with one hand, in one motion with a simple click. In addition to that, it also comes with a premium gel refill, which offers bold lines and smooth, fluid writing performance. Gel refills offer many benefits of both ballpoint and rollerball type refills. Of course, if you prefer, you can install any type of aftermarket Parker style refill. Includes a Gelwriter black ink Parker style refill.

(1) Slimline Pro Gel Click Pen Hardware Kit
(1) Set of Instructions
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Manufacturer Part Number PK-PENXXCH
Weight 0.0500
Tech Spec
  • Type: Gelwriter Click Pen Kit
  • Tubes: 2
  • Drill Sizes Required: 8mm Drill Bit
  • Blank Size: 5/8'' x 4-1/4''
  • Refill Type: Gel Parker Style Black Ink
  • Compatible Tube Sizes: 8mm
  • Bushings Needed (Rockler Item#): 55635
  • Extra Tubes (Rockler Item#): 59560
  • Category: Slimline Pro Pen Kits
Finish Chrome
Type Pen
Style Slimline
3.0 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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One of My Favorite Pen Kits
These Slimline Pro pen kits make really nice pens. I have made a bunch of them for myself and as gifts. The size is perfect - not too thin, not too fat. The weight and balance are just right, too. The click mechanism is convenient for one-handed pen operation. I use a Slimline Pro as my "everyday carry" pen at work, where I operate the click mechanism many times a day. It has been 100% reliable. I like the smooth writing of the gel refill, too. IMPORTANT: Measure the length of your pen blanks carefully with calipers after gluing and milling, but before you mount the blanks on the lathe to turn them. (If your pen mill leaves circular indentations, then file one edge of the circle so you can fit the caliper tips to measure the blank/tube length.) The length of each blank MUST be exactly 2.03 inches = 2+1/32 inches = 51.56 mm. This is how you ensure that the tip extends the perfect length when you click the assembled pen.
May 15, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Great pen type to learn
Made a couple for gift, I used a spectra-ply as a tester...don't do that, the spectra-ply doesn't look right on the profile, overall the mechanisms work great and had no issue with ink. I used youtube for assembly instead of the diagram though.
June 8, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Fun easy pen to make.
This pen is really easy to put together and people love the gel ink.
September 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
2nd Pen to turn
After your done turning Slimline pens it's time to move to some thing a bit more beefy. Slimline Pro Click Pen is the ticket! This kit wil really chalange you to balance out your pen turning. The kit fits well and looks really sharp. I turned them in Koa and they looked absolutely stunning. Have fun!
December 26, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
diagram confusing
the printed diagram shows the 3-pc plastic mechanism to be on the right side of the top tube. It should should to be to the left of the top tube since it slides 'narrow end first' into the top tube.
October 30, 2017
over 2 years ago
Poor quality mechanics
The clicker catches on every click, it's really obnoxious. Not a fan.
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April 8, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Two in the trash
Assembly instructions are worthless. Oh, wait! NO instructions - useless drawings/pics
September 14, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
High rate of failure!
Super high failure rate! I love how these pens turned out and were quickly becoming my favorites then the returns started... 14 failures out of 25 so far...
May 18, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Not a great product
It gets stuck on the writhing position click gets stuck
December 15, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Ink doesn't protrude!
This is by far the most difficult pen I've ever assembled. Turning is fine but pay close attention when putting it together. If you get the wrong order you're screwed! Plus I've purchased 3 or 4 from my local store in the past month and in every single one the ink doesn't protrude all the way. You can barely see it from the outside of the nib. I've used several kits and several ink refills and I've still had this problem. I'd stay clear of this one for a while until it's fixed. If someone knows something I don't please share!
August 13, 2016
over 3 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Needed this to replenish my stock.
Warren D on Nov 12, 2019
Wanted them
Sam W on Oct 29, 2019
Needed this to replenish my stock.
Warren D on Nov 12, 2019
Have made this pen with a gold finish and would like to try chrome
Jeff S on Nov 6, 2019
Wanted them
Sam W on Oct 29, 2019
Have had request for gel pens
K R on Aug 16, 2019
I prefer click pens to twist pens, but I've had 50% of my click pens not work! The outer plastic tube for the click mechanism seems especially vulnerable upon insertion. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong … But three of six work fine, and I like them very much, so I'm going to try some disassembly and rebuilding with new mechanisms ...
David J on May 30, 2019
Wife requested......again. I blow up the last one (dug to deep with my gouge and it exploded)
Chris on Mar 26, 2019
look like a better type of pen.
Carlos G on Mar 24, 2019
My wife asked me to turn a pen for her.
Chris C on Mar 2, 2019
I want to make a click pen instead of a twist, which is most of the kits.
Ronald D on Mar 27, 2018
Click is more modern than twist.
Charlie J on Mar 19, 2017
Starting to turn pens and these seem much better than the basic slimline models.
Daniel W on Mar 10, 2017
Pen kit for wife not gold and with gel
Seeker on Feb 21, 2017
Click pens seem better to work with than twist pens, anyhow I will give them a try.
Everett H on Dec 17, 2016
Very smooth writing, and the click is a customer favorite of mine.
Brent C on Mar 6, 2016
This style pen was requested by a client.
Rich L on Jan 19, 2016
Rocker Click Pen with Gel Ink? Say no more!
Erick K. L on Oct 6, 2015
Have made this pen with a gold finish and would like to try chrome
Jeff S on Nov 6, 2019
Have had request for gel pens
K R on Aug 16, 2019
Can the Parker ball point refill replace the Parker Gel refill?
Terry F on Sep 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All of the Parker refills are the same size and are therefore interchangeable ballpoint gel and rollerball
What size tip does this have? Can you get a .5mm cartridge for it?
Joseph N on Sep 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Parker style gel refills are available online and at retail office supply stores in a variety of tip sizes, including .5mm.
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