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I bought this pencil...
, May 9, 2011
I bought this pencil After purchasing and orange Zebra 2way 1000. I liked that
pencil and I liked the look of this white one, so I thought, What the heck.....
However after using both pencils daily, I'd use my Zebra 2way 1000 over this
white one any day.
This feels cheap at times, I'm afraid I might break it...whereas when I use my
Zebra 1000, I feel like I could write a novel and it would survive till the
So if you want a sturdy, nice, pencil that you want to LAST, get one of the
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Honestly mystified by...
, April 5, 2014
Honestly mystified by all the reviews that say this pencil feels fragile/cheap.
I bought mine in 2011 and other than some rubbing out of the text, it still
looks like new now in 2014. I'll be upfront and say I haven't ever used this
pencil for drafting, just day-to-day note-taking and drawing, but it's done me
well these last few years.
The shaker mechanism gives it a nice heft and helps keep the center of balance
relatively low, so it's easy to control. As a result, I've actually found it to
be more comfortable to use than my fancy alpha-gel kurutoga pencil. Both the
shaker and the clicky lead advance work well and haven't broken on me yet. The
eraser is a tiny nub of a thing like basically every draft pencil out there, so
get a nice eraser and you're golden. :)
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I bought this to replace...
, May 3, 2012
I bought this to replace a staedtler 925 which jammed and died, and it's served
me well. It's got a mostly plastic construction and does feel a little flimsy at
times, but it hasn't shown any major signs of wear after a year of pretty much
constant usage. The shaker and click mechanism feel solid, and I haven't yet had
issues with jams etc. A good little pencil overall.
| I bought this pen, although...
, October 20, 2011
I bought this pen, although not from Jet Pens. The shake mechanism intrigued me.
It didn't feel so solid at times and then later it did. So far it has been a
very good pen and I love to write with it. I do wish to figure out how to
disassemble it just in case it happens to break, which hasn't worked out for me
yet. Besides that, it is really good.
| While I already have...
, November 25, 2010
While I already have a handful of shaker pencils, none of them looked
particularly cool. I wanted a stylish high-end mechanical pencil that could
become my main drawing instrument but it had to have a shaker mechanism!
The Zebra Tect 2way fit the bill as a high-end mechanical pencil/low-end
I love the way it looks and feels! The manual and shaking lead advancement feels
refined. I plan on buying a blue 0.7 one for use with blue lead.
A couple of comments based on other reviews:
The Tect 2way has a 4mm fixed lead sleeve which is standard equipment on
drafting pencils. Care must be taken not to bend it. However, the Pentel
Graphgear has a retractable tip for those looking for a drafting pencil that
they can chuck in a backpack or something.
Also, the Tect 2way may not be the first mechanical pencil with a shaker
mechanism but it is probably the first drafting pencil with a shaker mechanism.