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This sleek drafting pencil is the first of its kind to offer BOTH a shaker AND a click lead extension function! Just twist the ring above the grip to point to "lock" to use the pencil as a normal click advance drafting pencil. Unlock the body and it becomes a shaker pencil that you can shake to extend lead automatically! The lead advances through an internal weight mechanism that extends lead upon movement. Pencil features a fixed guide pipe length, metal clip and ribbed plastic grip.
See how other shaker pencils work in the following JetPens.com TV video!
|Model Number||ZEBRA MAS42-W|
|Diameter - Grip||10.3 mm|
|Diameter - Max||10.6 mm|
|Knurled Finger Grip||No|
|Lead Diameter||0.3 mm|
|Lead Grade Indicator||No|
|Lead Sleeve Length||4.0 mm|
|Length - Body||14.9 cm|
June 14, 2009
I own both this pencil...
I own both this pencil and the all metal version of it. I like this pencil quite a bit (I have stopped calling every new pencil I get my favorite). The pencil feels quite good in the hand and writes well. I really like the fact that the shaker mechanism can be locked. I must offer a piece of advice though: When unlocking or locking the the shaker mechanism always hold the pencil by the grip. I was holding it by the upper barrel and it broke in half after only 3 days of use. I e-mailed Zebra and they told me that since this pencil isn't sold in the U.S. that they couldn't help me. I e-mailed Jetpens and they sent me a new one free of charge (including free shipping). This is a great pencil and is a joy to use.
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October 21, 2013
I would consider this...
I would consider this mechanical pencil seriously awesome.
I've been using the same mechanical pencil for more than a year now and it still functions like new. I don't usually use the eraser that is on the top because it'll look "ugly" when using it so I use a separate eraser to solve your problem with the small eraser. So basically, it doesn't really bother me.
Another good use is the shake function. It can be turned on or off however and whenever you want it to be. I usually turn it off because I'm fine with just click the pencil from the top. But if someone is quite lazy to click the pencil from the top, the shake function might be really good for you to use.
The shiny-ness of the metal will wear off (for a really really long time) so it won't get all rusty and brown (ew haha). After a year of me using the pencil, I can see the shiny-ness wear off but it's not all the way rusty.
Overall, beautiful, simply color design that is lightweight.
I would defintely buy it haha. But here's a tip :). If you visit Taiwan, or Japan and find this pencil, you'll find it way less cheaper than here in the website. I got mine from Taiwan and I got it around $6 ;))). Just a tip. But if you don't mind paying the extra price, go for it.
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January 2, 2015
I absolutely adore this...
I absolutely adore this pencil. It works super well and I love the shaker option and that you can lock or unlock the shaker option. This pencil is great for everything. I highly recommend it for foreign languages that don't use the english alphabet because it allows for higher detail in the same space.
June 12, 2009
@ hartzog2000: I think...
I think we get the point... no need to repeat yourself in front of every zebra tect2way product ___||
I'm considering buying this !
January 24, 2009
"Freedom of choice! The...
"Freedom of choice! The Tect 2way is the first drafting pencil of its kind to offer BOTH a shaker AND a click lead extension function!"
No so, unless the Pilot Shaker Pencil H-1010 is newer than the Zebra. I had a Pilot Shaker well over15 years ago! I don't think that the Zebra is that old!
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