Just got it today. I don't see how others view this pencil as unreliable or
poorly built. Then again, I have had little to no experience with it. Perhaps
over time, the various problems will appear and I will end up being disappointed
with my purchase.
For first impressions, this pencil is front heavy, which I like. The
adjustability features are nice, but they are not really great or even
necessary. However, they are what make this pencil so unique. The retractable
tip mechanism is cumbersome, since each time it is used or being put away, the
grip has to be twisted several times, quite carefully to avoid breaking
The overall build quality is okay. I don't think it's as sturdy as some of my
other pencils and it is especially thin at the lead advance adjustment feature.
If you get this pencil, be sure to be really careful with it, especially when
carrying it. Don't drop it (from any height) and don't toss this in a bag. Put
it in a good case.
I guess I'll just have to wait and see if the Super Promecha can hold up to its
price (the most expensive I have so far) or if the build quality is really as
poor as people say.
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