6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
Poorly Designed Delivery...
, February 1, 2013
Poorly Designed Delivery System
It is unfortunate and very surprising that this, arguably the best earaser out
on the market, should come with such poorly designed delivery system. The
delivery system is of the passive type, as in Pentel's Tri-Eraser. Whereas
Pentel's Tri-Earser has a tiangular cross-section allowing the holder's three
large clamps grip the flat sides of a relatively hard eraser, the Hinodewashi's
eraser has the more commom circular cross-section, as a result, the holder's
four small clamps do not have much to hold on. Further more since the earser
itself is soft, the points in contact with the clamps errode quickly. The
bottom-line is this: the eraser is useless in the current configuration.
For the first few uses it works fine, but as the contact points errode, the
eraser element move in and out of the holder with ease while erasing which is
what makes it useless. After trying to find a workaround and even using
different holders, I gave up, cut the eraser in short segment and used them
without a holder. I discarded the holde.
If you are looking for pen-type Hinodewashi earser, try their paper-rolled type
which is an excellent 5-star eraser and delivery system. You can find it at
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
This eraser erases well....
, October 20, 2012
This eraser erases well. However the clicking mechanism remains a lot to be
1.) When clicking, the eraser may/may not come out
2.) When erasing, the eraser does not stay in place. Instead multiple incidences
when the eraser would simply retract back into the cartridge.
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
I bought this because...
, January 2, 2013
I bought this because I had read reviews about how awesome Hinodewashi erasers
worked and I needed a replacement for my Staedtler Mars Plastic pen-style eraser
which is difficult to find refills for anymore. I did not have a problem with
the eraser advancing when I clicked it as another reviewer did--it always
worked. However the cleats are not firm enough to hold the eraser in place and
it does slide back into the barrel if you bear down hard. It does erase very,
very good without having to press down that hard in the first place. Although I
prefer pen-style erasers, anyone else should probably just buy a block
Hinodewashi eraser instead.