Platinum OLEeNu Lead Breakage Prevention Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Green Body

Platinum OLEeNu Lead Breakage Prevention Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Green Body

3.7 (3 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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The OLEeNu pencils are...
December 31, 2015
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The OLEeNu pencils are the best! It's really a different writing instrument from other mechanical pencils. And, cheap enough that you can give them to your friends and share this great product!
This pencil is inexpensive,...
October 3, 2015
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This pencil is inexpensive, nice looking, comfortable to hold, writes well, and does almost everything it claims to do. However, there's one catch, and that's that last 10mm of lead this pencil makes available for use. I find that last segment of lead rolls around in the guide tube, so that I can't keep it sharp. I've gotten used to being able to keep the lead point sharp by turning the pencil in my hand, but I can't do that with this pencil, at least for the last 10mm of lead. When I turn the pencil the lead rolls back to it's previous position as soon as I start writing. This is so annoying to me that I wind up removing the last lead segment in order to keep control of the point sharpness. Doing this defeats the economizing purpose of the design of the pencil, so that there's no reason for preferring this design over a more conventional pencil design. But I'd rather have control of the point sharpness than save the last 10mm of the lead piece. So back to the drawing board for this one, as far as I'm concerned.
I'm a big fan of inexpensive...
October 2, 2015
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I'm a big fan of inexpensive pencils that look good, are comfortable to hold, are well made and have an interesting feature which in this case is the generous spring clip. This one gets a check in all columns.