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This item: Sun-Star Knock Free Sharp Mechanical Pencil - 0.7 mm - Navy Blue - $1.65
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|Model Number||SUN-STAR S4446917|
|Shipping Weight||0.20 oz|
|Diameter - Grip
|Diameter - Max
|Knurled Finger Grip
|Lead Grade Indicator
|Lead Sleeve Length
|Length - Body
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Putting Lead Through...
, October 6, 2011
Putting Lead Through the Front is NOT Possible! (as stated by description)
I just bought one and took me a few minutes to figure it out. I wanted to use
blue lead instead of graphite so I bought some 0.7 Blue Eno lead from Pilot also
sold in Jet Pens. I will use it for some preliminary draws before I ink or draw
on top of. My review is to facilitate people who want to change the leads. It's
not as easy as regular mechanical pencils, but it's not too bad. First you have
to pull out the lead from the from by pushing back on the grey plastic tip that
is suppose to look like the tip of a pencil. The you can pull the lead, but nice
and slowly always retracting from the place it's coming out and not simply
pulling from the end out (that will snap the lead). The you twist off the eraser
holder (not eraser) until you pull out the container that is filled with extra
lead (2). I removed them and the one the pencil came with and stored it for
another mechanical pencil later. I grabbed the blue leads and unlike how it
states you put by the front it's not possible. You can only add 1 lead through
the inside. You have to let it slide in the hole (you can see it) and then you
basically begin to draw on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out. If you do
this for less than a minute it will come out. Once it starts drawing you can
simply pull the lead out and pushing the pencil tip in a little to desired
length and you are set.
| The tip of the pencil...
, December 29, 2012
The tip of the pencil pushes in when the lead gets short, and when you lift the
pencil it pulls out more lead. It works fine for writing but if you do light
sketching it won't work so well.
The eraser part unscrews from the body and unlike normal mechanical pencils
there is no lead reservoir. Instead, there is a lead container with a screw-on
lid inside the body attached to the eraser end. To change lead, you first eject
the current lead by carefully, repeatedly pressing in the tip of the pencil.
Then you take off the end and drop in a new lead, make sure the lead falls into
the hole, and screw the end on back on. The lead container will push the lead in
the pencil down into the mechanism and then you press the tip of the pencil on
the paper until the lead comes out the end.
It saves time and trouble from clicking, but putting in a new piece of lead
takes much longer.
| How I loved this pencil...
, June 27, 2012
How I loved this pencil when it first arrived. Now it is next door to useless
because coaxing the lead into the proper place is occasionally successful. So
it goes into the rubbish bin.
| It's taking a little...
, May 17, 2011
It's taking a little getting used to, but this pencil is great. I typically
prefer a thinner line with a mechanical pencil, but the ability to just keep
writing without having to manually advance lead is nice, especially for
something like taking notes. Even though the eraser is not replaceable it seems
a decent size and should last a while for normal erasing duty. I'd like to get a
few more of these.
| My new favorite pencil!...
, April 18, 2011
My new favorite pencil! Lays down almost as quickly as a wooden pencil. Has the
finish and balance as a Staedtler Mars Lumograph. Get this instead of the
rebranded Dixon Ticonderogas on Amazon selling for much more.