Platinum OLEeNu High Grade Lead Breakage Prevention Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Gun Metal Body

Platinum OLEeNu High Grade Lead Breakage Prevention Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Gun Metal Body

4.2 (6 reviews)
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Conventional mechanical pencils are only able to clutch the lead core until the last 10 mm, at which point the lead becomes unstable and falls out. The Platinum OLEeNU, on the other hand, can clutch a lead core until the very last 0.5 mm—a 95% reduction in waste that gives you almost 20% more writing out of a typical 60 mm long lead!

The OLEeNU also utlizes three separate mechanisms to help protects lead from breaking while you use it, for a total of four lead-saving features:

  • OLEeNU Guard—In ordinary mechanical pencils, a gap exists between the mechanism that grasps the lead and the pencil tip, resulting in an unprotected lead piece that is easily broken from pressure or movement. The OLEeNU contains two additional clutch parts that hold the lead to avoid breakage.
  • Internal Spring—An internal spring absorbs shock during writing to decrease lead breakage.
  • Sliding Metal Tip—The tip features a sliding metal sleeve that moves with the lead to give it extra support.
  • "Zero Shin"—Since the clutch of an ordinary mechanical pencil is located a slight distance from the tip, typically around 10-12 mm of lead is left unusable at the end (i.e. lead is too short for the pencil and must be thrown away). The two additional clutch pieces of the OLEeNU allow you to use lead up to 0.5 mm in length.
  • Note: For the pencil to hold the lead to the last 0.5 mm, an additional piece of lead must be loaded in the pencil body.

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To retract the lead guard...
January 23, 2012
To retract the lead guard and lead strand into the pencil body, here's what I do:

1. hold the pencil vertically, tip on a hard smoothe surface like a table top, with fingers curled around the pencil body and thumb on the cap
2. apply light continuous downward pressure on the pencil body (as if pushing it into the table surface) and simultaneously depress the cap.

The lead guard retracts slowly into the pencil body as long as I hold the cap depressed and keep pressure on the pencil body. The action is nothing like a retractable (click-open, click-closed) ball pen. To deploy the lead strand for writing, just press the cap again. The online "manual" explains none of this that I saw. The JetPens item photos show both the working and the retracted positions.

My OLEeNu is a pleasure to use. Enjoy yours.
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Unlike the two-star rater,...
January 22, 2011
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Unlike the two-star rater, I did NOT get a dud. However, the pencil doesn't hold on to the last 0.5mm as advertised, but it did hold onto the last 1-2mm. It's certainly better than my old ClearPoints, which only held on to the last 13-14mm (I had around 10 of these).

As for the body, it's pretty solid manufacturing, the eraser has a shiny metal cap, the lead tip retracts, and is overall a pretty good pencil.

It does feel a bit light, and the grip is a bit too stiff, but that's just my preference. It's better (and far more expensive) than my ClearPoints.
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I just received my new...
December 6, 2011
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I just received my new pencil and love it! Can anybody tell me if the entine tip should be able to retract when the pencil is not in use? If so....how do you make it retract? (I just didnt want to break it on the first day.....)
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I ordered 2 of these....
November 3, 2014
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I ordered 2 of these. They are so great, I immediately ordered 2 more. I could not afford to be without one now.
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Maybe I just got a dud,...
December 9, 2010
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Maybe I just got a dud, but it didn't work as advertised. It lost its grip on the lead with 15mm left like most other mechanical pencils.