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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.
| Works without much problem,...
, April 28, 2013
Works without much problem, but because it has a self contained mechanism, it
requires a protruding button on the top, that looks like a wing on the pen. This
kinds of breaks the consistency with the other components, the eraser component
has the same protruding button.
The mechanism sometimes doesn't work, it is very flimsy and I feel like I will
broke it easily. So far it has persisted.
| I've not had the problems...
, January 15, 2013
I've not had the problems other reviewers have mentioned.
The mechanism works without trouble.
It requires a bit more pressure to extend the lead than on other mechanical
pencils, but not substantially.
My only minor complaint is the top of the insert -- the part you push to deploy
and to extend the lead -- is bigger than on pen inserts and compromises the
aesthetic appeal a bit. Same is true of the eraser insert.
For me, though, the aesthetic compromise is worth the convenience of having pen
and pencil at the ready.