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Please disregard most...
, November 24, 2011
Please disregard most of my review below. When I first got this item, it didn't
work, the lead was stuck inside and didn't advance at all. After I took it apart
and dislodged the lead (which was not a very easy thing to do), it worked OK,
but the advancing mechanism is still clumsy. You have to push down pretty hard
to get it to go, and often after I advance the lead, the whole mechanism jumps
up to its retracted position and I have un-retract (de-retract?) it again. It's
ok if you don't use pencils much and just need one once in a while, so you don't
have to carry an extra writing instrument for nothing. If you use pencils a lot,
I think this is going to be annoying.
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I just got the Coleto...
, November 23, 2011
I just got the Coleto 4-refill body with 3 ink refills and a pencil component.
The inks are OK (the 0.3mm is kinda scratchy on the paper, but 0.4 and 0.5 are
fine), but the pencil doesn't work at all! The lead doesn't advance when I push
down, I have to open up the pen, take out the pencil component (which is a pain
to do), manually push the point in to advance the lead, put it back in and then
continue writing. If I were taking a test, I'd spend half my time advancing the
lead. I don't even see how it's possible for the lead to advance, there's no
ridge at the bottom of the pen to advance the lead. I'd give this a zero if it
were possible, unless someone can explain how to work it.
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I love all sorts of multipens,...
, November 6, 2009
I love all sorts of multipens, but I'm so happy pilot has come out with a pencil
component for the hi tec c coleto! My favorite multipen is the style fit
multipen though, because they offer room for 5 refills, offer 16 different gel
ink colors and a pencil. But, I digress from the point of my review: this pencil
refill contains two pieces of lead and can be refilled by detaching the entire
white plastic portion from the metal portion. It may feel like you're breaking
the refill, but you're not. If you exert the proper amount of force, you will
not snap the refill and instead the white part will pop right out of the metal
cylinder. As with the review I wrote for the Style Fit pencil component, I
recommend no more than 3-4 pieces of lead to be kept in the refill at one time.
Lead jams can be avoided this way.
| I love this refill....
, April 18, 2014
I love this refill. I have it in one slot and the eraser refill in another --
How this works isn't clear right off and I threw out the first one because I
didn't know how to advance the lead. I assumed it was defective - You have to
click down on the grey tab to advance (the tab that sets the refill into
position.) The eraser works the same way. I did a video on it a few months
ago, if you'd want to see how to do it http://youtu.be/7IKO-jqJqPY
| The 0.5 pencil works...
, March 13, 2014
The 0.5 pencil works beautifully. I have had no trouble at all, so perhaps the
design changed at some point.