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    This is not a pen you would give to someone you want to impress. Itís cheap and looks it. I paid $2.37 for mine with free shipping. I was just curious.

    Itís a standard cigar shape, mostly shiny plastic except for the metal band and clip. Mine already shows some minor scuffs. There was even a tiny bump on the side of the cap. The grip has obvious mold seams. The end of the barrel has a funny shaped knob that looks out of place.

    The cap was very scrunchy and hard to screw and unscrew. Iíve never run into this before. Itís OK now after working with it for a while and applying a touch of Chapstick for lube. It posts well.

    The nib is the same fine number 5 as my JinHao 51a, 200, and 599A. Alignment was OK, but it wrote very dry until I opened it up using shims. After a little smoothing, it writes nicely.

    Itís very light and comfortable to hold. Functionally, it compares well with my more expensive 200 and 51A. So, if you want a pen that you donít have to worry about someone stealing, here you go.

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    I bought a group of 6 or 7 different colors. I have less than $2.00 US in each pen. I was amazed how good the pen is for writing. Looks, just OK. Yes, it feels and looks like a cheap pen.
    I sent one to my daughter and my wife uses another - both are happy. The nib is proven and when it works, it works well. I plan on making at least one of these into an eyedropper filler.

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    Yup, I have a few of the translucent ones. Most of them wrote just fine out of the box, not even a cleaning. The green one was problematic, and retired.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    It's not something your heirs will fight over, but if you like a light weight pen it's fine. You may have to fool with it a bit like I did, but the JinHao nib is a decent writer if it's adjusted right.

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    I got a pack of six for less then the cost of a couple of pints of beer. I use them for inks I wouldn't want to put in a better pen. They worked perfectly right out of the plastic wrapper.

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    It's funny how opinions can change. My first impression of this pen was bad. Maybe it was because of the crunchy threads of the cap, or minor scuffs on the barrel. But, after using it a while I've grown fond of it. Sure, I had to fix those tight threads and work with the nib a bit. But, having done that, it's just a really nice pen to write with. It even looks better to me. The scuffs aren't obvious unless I look for them under the right light. So, It's not a classy pen, but it is one that I will use often.

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    Default Re: JinHao 992 review

    What I don't like about these pens is that it's tricky to pull out the feed out of the plastic casing... otherwise their decent pens for what they are ....

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    So I finally made one into an eyedropper. Used some silicone grease on the threads for safety. My wife has had it in regular use for a couple of weeks and it is working quite well. I highly recommend people have some fun with these.

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    Default Re: JinHao 992 review

    Quote Originally Posted by phhphd View Post
    So I finally made one into an eyedropper. Used some silicone grease on the threads for safety. My wife has had it in regular use for a couple of weeks and it is working quite well. I highly recommend people have some fun with these.
    One caution about using it as an eyedropper. This pen is prone to cracks in the barrel where the little button is pressed in. On close examination, mine had one. I popped out the button from the inside, reamed out the hole a bit and glued the button in with some plastic adhesive. If the crack were wide enough, an eyedropper might leak.

    I still like this pen and have ordered another one in clear coffee color.

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    Default Re: JinHao 992 review

    Quote Originally Posted by Parsimonious View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phhphd View Post
    So I finally made one into an eyedropper. Used some silicone grease on the threads for safety. My wife has had it in regular use for a couple of weeks and it is working quite well. I highly recommend people have some fun with these.
    One caution about using it as an eyedropper. This pen is prone to cracks in the barrel where the little button is pressed in. On close examination, mine had one. I popped out the button from the inside, reamed out the hole a bit and glued the button in with some plastic adhesive. If the crack were wide enough, an eyedropper might leak.

    I still like this pen and have ordered another one in clear coffee color.
    I covered mine with nail varnish because of that. But I guess your system is more intelligent and practical.
    I personally dislike these pens as it's difficult to remove the nib and feed.
    On the plus side, when they write well. Their truly exceptional pens for the price...

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    Default Re: JinHao 992 review

    I found my method on the Web. I would give credit, but I don't remember where I saw it.

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    Default Re: JinHao 992 review

    Quote Originally Posted by Parsimonious View Post
    I found my method on the Web. I would give credit, but I don't remember where I saw it.
    Still you did it....Mine is a transparent... full of ink...Write quite well....

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    Default Re: JinHao 992 review

    I gave a few of these away.
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    Default Re: JinHao 992 review

    I bought another one in the coffee color.



    It already has a hairline crack in the end of the barrel. The button seems to be glued in now. I couldn't push it out. But, the crack is not obvious, and maybe the glue will keep it from getting worse. It wrote kind of dry until I opened the tines a bit. Now it writes well.

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