It's a really nice pencil; it's quite sturdy and
it seems like it will last a long time. I have two
warnings though. Getting used to the spinning to
advance the lead is fine, but spinning it back and
having to press it back down on a hard surface (it
hurts when you do it with your finger) to hide the
lead again is a bit frustrating. I still forget
which way it advances and which way it goes back
so sometimes I spin it back in without realizing.
My second warning is for those who have never
written with a coloured lead pencil: This will not
erase, and it feels like writing with a coloured
pencil. It's not as smooth as a normal pencil.
Autopoint was founded in Chicago in 1918, and relocated to Wisconsin in 1979. The company produces American-made twist action mechanical pencils, as well as stylus pens for touch screens.