11 people found this helpful
I actually bought two...
, January 24, 2012
I actually bought two of these pencils, a first and a second generation. I
liked the feel of the first generation, its heft, and all the adjustability so
for a time I was willing to overlook the fact that it kept breakng the lead
inside the shaft. After a time I had my fill. I figured it might be just my
particular unit so i bought a second and now this one will not advance the lead
and makes a crunching sound where there shoud be a crisp click. I am very
disappointed with the quality of these pencils. To give you an idea of how
disappointed I am I will tell you that this is the first internet review I have
ever written. Be warned.
9 people found this helpful
This pencil is terrible....
, September 2, 2010
This pencil is terrible. OHTO ought to be embarassed to sell this pencil at this
price. The quality is horrendous. The lead breaks inside the pencil when
adjusting the feed mechanism. Half of the grip is smooth, the other half is
rough and nicley knurled like it is supposed to. How did this one ever make it
past quality control, I have no idea. But buying this pencil was a great way to
prevent me from ever buying another OOHTO product ever again.
6 people found this helpful
Whatever you do, do NOT...
, May 31, 2012
Whatever you do, do NOT buy this "pencil" I agree with most of the other reviews
in saying that this thing feels like it was made of aluminum foil. I dropped
this pencil once and the guide pipe bent, the eraser cap broke off, and the
whole was bosy was disfigured and bent. It is incredibly easy to bend this
Even though it looks really cool, it's absolutely NOT worth the money.
4 people found this helpful
Bought this pencil a...
, April 22, 2011
Bought this pencil a couple of months ago. I was interested in it because of the
adjustable feed and guide-tube and the hefty looking knurled grip. What I
discovered after using it for a while is that it is rather poorly built. There
is a significant lack of material holding the grip end of the pencil to the back
end. I put the pencil in my pocket and sat down to later discover that it had
bent. It bent back easily enough though. The guide-tube also became bent after a
fall from my desk. And finally, in order to use the eraser, you must remove the
eraser cap and replace it. This is not ever an issue with other pencils, but
with the Super Promecha, replacing the eraser cap often results in inadvertently
advancing the lead.
Very cool looking, but not a very good pencil.
3 people found this helpful
Do not buy.
, March 26, 2011
Do not buy.
Don't get be wrong, the drafting pencil write wells, the only problem is that it
is poorly built.
The adjustable portion to adjust the lead length SIGNIFICANTLY takes away from
the durability of the pencil. My pencil has bent right above the knob to adjust
the lead length (the odd little notch above the pencil grip).
Other than that rather significant problem, it works well and it well build - I
would strongly suggest saving the few extra dollars and buying the ProMecha
1000P instead - you might not be able to adjust the lead length, but because of
that it probably won't snap in half ...