Taking Apart a Quicker Clicker

I know I have seen pictures of an original Pentel Quicker Clicker taken apart, but I have never done it myself. Any tips on doing it without causing any damage? Thanks in advance!

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The knock button comes out easily. You can use your teeth to do it.

The top clip comes off with a little force. You can slightly heat it up with a heat gun to loosen it a bit. You can find the date code on the body where the clip was.

The other components are a bit trickier to remove but the same approach can be taken.

Pro tip: the size of the hole at the top to insert the extra lead can also help determine the year, just like the green to white eraser can.

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Man… a video is what’s needed!! I have never taken apart a QC either.

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Now you’re talking! I could have sworn I’ve seen some pics somewhere, but don’t know where that was. But a video would be awesome. (You’re doing it right now, right Thomas?) I actually just searched through your tweets drifand since I thought perhaps it was one of your posts where I had also seen it.

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$5 says @Heath is making a video as we speak.

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Will need some close-ups of that ‘teeth’ action! :grimacing:

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I don’t recommend using your teeth but let me see what I can come up with here.

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I don’t have a stand to record hands free, so here’s the 5 picture version due to upload limit.





I use a newer tip which gives you a better grip to pull the clutch out.

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Thank you! Although I can’t (CANNOT) believe you have one with a rubber grip! For shame! Kidding! Actually, I think it would be a good idea for me to practice with a newer one! :smile:

Does the same method work for the PD335 & PD355 pencils?

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Thanks Heath! I’m going to have to do some playing around when I get a moment.

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Yes but the clip part is harder since you can’t relieve the compression. For those, I’ll put the cap over the end so I can push and pull and you can work it a little back and forth until off.

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Awesome, thanks Heath! Does everything pop back in nicely and it’s pretty much the same as before pulling it apart?

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Yeah it’s all press fit and goes back without issue.

I assume you know the date code for these is under the clip?

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I had heard that, but I have never pulled one apart to actually see it. I’m assuming the date code will match the code printed on the box, yes?

Bookmarked under ‘Teeth Method’ :+1:

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Chipped my tooth on the first try!

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You fell for it!

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Great video – also good to see you, Thomas! :blush:

Btw, do you like the rubber grip PD345? I didn’t at first… as the “fins” are bit deeper than I’d like. I prefer a more shallow grip. But it’s not bad.

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There’s only one thing I hate more in life than the rubber grip Quicker Clicker.

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