So a while back, I managed to pick up a TSI Wax Pen in a trade. It's
cool and retro looking with it's 80's style "radio shack control
box." It looks like this:
I thought it would be interesting to use it to build up some retro
wax melt drop style models for casting. I found it again when
cleaning a box of stuff and thought I'd try it, but I can't figure
out how it exactly works.
Does anyone have an old manual or info on how this TSI Wax Pen
From what I've figured out, it looks like there is a plunger that
lifts a pin or needle type valve in a feed tube on the tip. The wax
seems to go into the bigger hole on the back of the head next to the
I would assume wax melts, fills a resivoir inside the unit and you
open and close the wax feed with the plunger. Seems straight forward.
But alas, while the unit gets hot and melts wax, I can't get it to
Eventually it wants to overflow the wax feed out the top. I think an
air bubble contributes to this overflow, but the wax IS melting. The
tip is hot to the touch, etc. Soooo close, what am I missing?
thanks in advance for any suggestions to help bring this retro tool
into useful shop production!