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Hardness Test Pen

Article No. 11782

TQC Hardness Test Pen Basic

  • Basic Model Hardness Test Pen

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$628.00 excl. taxes & shipping cost


  • Pocket instrument for testing the hardness and wear/scratch resistance of materials such as coatings, lacquers, plastics or related products
  • Ergonomic design with anti-slip texture on the holding point
  • Made of maintenance-free anodized aluminium, tips in tungsten carbide
  • Available in 2 models Basic and Pro
  • Very stable load on tip
  • Easy to apply force
  • Can be used on flat and curved surfaces


Can be used in accordance with ISO 1518; AS 3894.4; EN 438-2, SIS 184188, DIN 55656 and Corporate Standards Bosch, Volvo, Opel, van Laar


  1. Release the red knob on the slider and set the slider to the required position and fasten it by turning the red knob clockwise. (Note the beveled edge of the slider indicates the correct position).
  2. Place the tester perpendicular on the surface to be tested and press the holder, using light force, in order to create load on the tip. The black guide tip should not touch the sample.
  3. A tungsten carbide tip is drawn over the surface with a defined constant pressure. The pressure on the tip can be changed using the slide or by changing the spring.
  4. Move the tester over the surface over a length of about 10 mm with a constant speed.
  5. A visual mark on the surface after use of the Hardness Test Pen indicates a fail of the surface hardness or wear/scratch resistance. 
  6. Observe the surface to check for visible marks as indicated by standard.

Delivery Content

Basic Hardness Test Pen, Tip Ø 1mm, Black Spring 0-3 N (300g/0.671lb F), Blue Spring 0-10 N (1000g/2.248lb F), and Red Spring 0-30 N (3000g/6.74lb F)


Replacement Tip For Hardness Pen 0.5 mm
Replacement Tip For Hardness Pen 0.75 mm
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