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January 23, 2012
To retract the lead guard...
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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philip.milazzo
 
January 22, 2011
Unlike the two-star rater,...
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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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kevinyao92
 
December 6, 2011
I just received my new...
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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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barkingdog
 
November 3, 2014
I ordered 2 of these....
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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.

 
December 9, 2010
Maybe I just got a dud,...
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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.

 
October 2, 2010
Will someone PLEASE for...
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Will someone PLEASE for the love of god tell Platinum to make these in 0.7 and 0.9mm sizes?!?! If I could get this pencil in a 0.9 I might never write with any other writing instrument...ever.