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Foredom wax pen repair


#1

Hi all,

I have a Foredom wax pen on the blink. I attempted to change a tip
and struggled to remove it. After I got it off, the pen would not
heat up again.

The control box will turn on and the blue light flashes, but when I
attach the cord with a tip into its socket, the blinking light
stops.

Truly, it’s beyond my understanding of things electrical. Does anyone
have any suggestions other than replacing it?? I’ve already checked
Stullers’ catalog and there is no replacement for just the cord, and
of course it has a ONE year guarantee…

A grateful member.

Mary Ann Archer
maryannarcher.com


#2

You only have to replace the wand that was holding the tip. The blue
light stops flashing because the wand is not working. Foredom sells
just the wand.


#3

Hi Ann,

Sorry to hear that you’re having a problem with our Wax Pen. The
tips should always be changed when hot as the wax can act like glue
when cold. The good news is that we have replacement components
available. You can purchase them through your favorite supplier. Here
are the part numbers:

Item Part#
Pen/Handpiece WT-82
Handpiece Cork Cap WT-84
Handpiece Cord WT-86
Controller WT-87
Transformer Plug WT-85

It sounds like you need a new pen/handpiece # WT-82. If you have any
questions you can contact me directly at 800-441-0625.

Mike Zagielski
Foredom Sales Manager


#4
I have a Foredom wax pen on the blink. I attempted to change a tip
and struggled to remove it. After I got it off, the pen would not
heat up again. 

You can replace the handpiece.

When wax is molten it migrates toward heat. On a handpiece like
this, it is likely that there is wax between the tip and the
handpiece. It’s really important to heat up the handpiece, so the wax
melts, then gently remove the tip.

I hope this helps!
Kate Wolf in Portland, Maine hosting wicked good workshops by the bay.
www.katewolfdesigns.com www.wolftools.com www.wolfwax.com


#5

Thank you Mike for responding to my situation.

I have called Stuller with the pen/handpiece # you gave me and they
say it’s a go for ordering it. Thanks again.

Just to confirm…I’ve always removed the tips when it was hot.
Guess it got used so much, as I love it. One thing though that would
improve it… I’d love to have some sort of a metal rest for the
pen, something that would elevate it off the table a bit and keep it
from slipping. Any one know of something like this? Years ago I had
some sort of a wax pen and it had a metal wire V that was attached to
a block of wood. Sort of looked like a letter M as I recall. I’ve
checked all catalogs and can’t find any thing similar.

Thanks again
Mary Ann Archer
maryannarcher.com


#6

Hi Mary Ann,

Years ago I had some sort of a wax pen and it had a metal wire V
that was attached to a block of wood. Sort of looked like a letter
M as I recall. I've checked all catalogs and can't find any thing
similar. 

Why don’t you make one?

It could be made from a piece of 16 or 14 ga copper wire available
at any hardware store. Even if it were made from sterling wire it
wouldn’t be that expensive.

Dave


#7
...I'd love to have some sort of a metal rest for the pen,
something that would elevate it off the table a bit and keep it
from slipping. Any one know of something like this?...

MaryAnn, perhaps this would work for a wax pen. I made a rest for a
hot glue gun as follows. At a grocery store, hardware store, or
wherever brooms and mops are sold, buy a metal thing meant for
screwing to the wall, in order to pop the broom handle into it,
holding it vertically. It’s made of sheet metal, about half an inch
wide, and curled in at both ends. Screw it onto a horizontal piece
of wood, then set your wax pen handle on it. For the hot glue gun, I
also screwed a metal jar lid onto the wood – the hot tip of the
glue gun would rest there.

All the best,
Judy Bjorkman