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August 17, 2012
Finally! Scissors that...
Finally! Scissors that work! They're not the crappy scissors that claim to be lefty/righty but have righty blades. No, these are real lefty scissors. Linkshänder.
If you're a lefty, get these. I used to be the only lefty in my class, and whenever I'd borrow scissors I wouldn't be able to cut. These are special, they cut, cut good. Oh, they also come with 2 name tags and a cap. These are good for everyone, kids, adults. Get it (before they sell out).
On a sidenote, in the description it says "...These special AiroFit scissors from Japan.", but they're from China. Don't let that discourage you from buying these great lefty scissors.
August 15, 2012
This was the first notebook...
This was the first notebook I purchased from Jetpens.
Please note that the yellow, light blue, purple, and red versions are 7mm ruled and the blue, green, orange, and pink versions are 6mm ruled. The cover is plastic, and isn't textured.
The spiral bounding in the best I've used, it doesn't get tangled up with all my things in my backpack.
The paper is silky smooth and one of the best I've used. (Way better than the american crap that tries to pass off as paper.) It rarely bleeds, and is fountain pen friendly.
A good buy. Get this.
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August 12, 2012
This is a great 0.9mm...
This is a great 0.9mm mechanical pencil. The size is SLIGHTLY bigger than your traditional wooden pencil, good for you if if have medium/small sized hands. The grip is comfortable and well balanced. A quality Japanese/Korean pencil. I like the rubberized texture on the pencil, as well as the colour. I find myself using it regularly. Good for 6 year olds. Good for 40 year olds. Good for everyone who wants a thick point.
July 5, 2012
(Yes, I'm the same reviewer...
(Yes, I'm the same reviewer as the one above/below, by pulidosf)
I've been using it for 2 days now and it seems that the highlighter has gotten smother, and isn't as scratchy as was two days ago, now that I've finished breaking it in.
There's nothing wrong with this highlighter. It works perfectly, and better than most one dollar highlighters.
The colour is soft and rich.
I'm definitively going to stock on some more now that school will start again pretty soon.
Get this- You wont regret it, though at first when the ink isn't settled the highlighter will feel kind of odd and scratchy.
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July 3, 2012
This highlighter is pretty...
This highlighter is pretty good for the money.
My only complaint is how its so scratchy.
It's pretty good, it has a Graphgear 1000 type of clip ( JetPens doesn't mention that in the description) , and the colour is pretty good.
This orange doesn't overwhelm you, it highlights just bright enough to get your attention.
I like it, and for the price, you can't get a better and cheaper highlighter.
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July 1, 2012
This is by far my favorite...
This is by far my favorite pencil case. It's so neat and organized.
It's very organized.
The interior is easy to clean if it does get dirty.
All my pens fit nicely.
Not too many people have it, you'll be unique.
So much storage.
The design is pretty cool & unique.
Well, its 14 dollars and it's pretty cool. Some people might try to steal it away, but other than that there's nothing else that I can think of that's bad.
If you are considering buying this product, go right ahead - you won't regret it!
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November 8, 2011
The Kuru Toga...
The Kuru Toga mechanical pencil is a love/hate type of pencil. If you do disassemble your pencils often, you will find that the Kuru Toga jams rather easily, and the Grip part is not removable; its a small inconvenience that shouldn't bother most people.
The grip is not that "grippy", rather " slippy" ( slippery), and always feels like the Kuru Toga will slide out of your hand. The only colour available for the 0.3mm Kuru Toga is baby blue, just not my cup of tea, I highly dislike the feminine color, however that's just me. If you use the Kuru Toga for extreme small handwriting, you will find that there is a small wobble in the tip, a little annoying. Also, if you have too soft of a lead, then the Kuru Toga's engine wont keep up, and you'll end up with a dull piece of lead. I'd recommend an HB or harder lead hardness, for your Kuru Toga's engine. Also I recommend the 0.3mm Uni-ball Hi-Density pencil lead. If you write in cursive, the engine doesn't rotate that frequently, reducing the effects of the Kuru Toga's engine.
As you always have a " sharp point " with the Kuru Toga, the pencil always feels a little bit scratchy ( The feeling when you start writing on the sharp edge of the lead ), however that's not too big of a problem for me. The tip on the Kuru Toga's engine does not retract, so forget about putting your Kuru Toga in your pockets.
For writing purposes, the Kuru Toga works well, however for drafting purposes (The Kuru Toga was not made for drafting) , you feel the wobble in the tip more, you could use it for drafting uses, but the engine wont rotate, meaning you'll rotate it yourself. I understand that most of the consumers of the Kuru Toga wont use it for drafting, so this paragraph should be meaningless for you.
If you press hard and advance the lead too much, then the rotating mechanism wont prevent you from breaking the lead.
Its actually easy to clear jams, @mmartir, to clear the jam just disassemble the tip, pulling the black part out ( Yank it out ) and remove the lead with a long thin needle ( Needle to clear jams ) and push the needle inside, taking the lead out. If you don't now how to clear the jams, the it'll be very frustrating to try because the Kuru Toga is not your average pencil. The eraser is good quality, however a bit small for my taste. I recommend block erasers for writing/drafting purposes. The clip works well & stays attached to whatever you attach it to.
Thank you Jet pens for your super quick shipping & delivery! Even with the basic shipping option it arrived to my house in Florida ( From California ) in less than 5 days!
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November 4, 2011
The Pentel Graphgear...
The Pentel Graphgear 500 is an excellent Drafting pencil for drafters. Obviously, as the 4mm lead sleeve is very fragile, extreme care is required, or else a little drop will ruin your 5 dollar pencil. The factory lead is nice & hard, wears fairly nice, and doesn't smudge (Great if you're a lefty). If you're going to bring the Pentel Graphgear 500 to a public place, don't flash your pencil to other people, unless you do want attention from people( " peasants " ) using cheap mechanical pencils. The Pentel Graphgear 500's eraser works decently, however as with most drafting pencils, the erasers are for well... minuscule mistakes, not for erasing an entire essay, or paragraph; for those duties, I use separate block erasers.
The grip has good traction and isn't too rough, however extended use will hurt your fingers.
The weight of the Pentel Graphgear 500 isn't heavy , but it is pretty substantial, especially when you compare the weight to the Pentel Graph 1000 for pro. The Graphgear 500 is top-heavy, and if it does fall, it'll fall tip down, damaging your tip, rendering your Graphgear 500 unusable. ( as brown, plastic barrel is very light, and the metal grip is pretty heavy)
A negative aspect of this pencil is the easily removable clip, as the clip would easily fall off whenever you actually get to use it. That being said, it does give you the option of working without a clip. I also don't like the awkward transition from the barrel to the grip.
If you want something durable, reliable, "fancy", entertaining to stare at when you're bored,and are willing to take care of your Pentel Graphgear 500, I'd highly recommend the Pentel Graphgear 500. If you're looking for something cheap, extremely expensive, light, very heavy, or easily breakable, then I'd not recommend the Pentel Graphgear 500. That being said, the tip is still fragile, and needs some care.
I'd also like to thank Jet pens, for the " Speedy Gonzales" super quick shipping. If your interested in this Pentel Graphgear 500, I'd get yours now, before the Pentel Graphgear 500 gets sold out.
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November 4, 2011
The Rotring 500...
The Rotring 500 is an excellent Drafting pencil for drafters. The lead indicator holds firmly, ( Unless you use it frequently, as the friction will loosen the indicator.) Obviously, as the 4mm lead sleeve is very fragile, extreme care is required, or else a little drop will ruin your pencil. The factory lead is nice & dark, wears fairly nice, and doesn't smudge (Great if you're a lefty). If you're going to bring the Rotring 500 to a public place, don't flash your pencil to other people, unless you do want attention from people( " peasants " ) using cheap mechanical pencils. The looks of the 500 & the 600 is very similar in the design. The Rotring 500's eraser works decently, however as with most drafting pencils, the erasers are for well... minuscule mistakes, not for erasing an entire essay, or paragraph; for those duties, I use separate block erasers.
One negative/annoying feature of the Rotring 500 , as "henrylouis16" stated, is that the grip of the Rotring 500 seems to attract particles. ex. Skin cells, dirt, eraser shreds, etc. The particles will make your Rotring 500 a little bit dirty, however the grip has good traction and isn't rough, unlike other knurled grip that makes your fingers hurt after hours of use.
The weight of the Rotring 500 isn't heavy , but it is pretty substantial, especially when you compare the weight to the Pentel Graph 1000 for pro,(which is a feather compared to Rotring 500). If you do want something heavier, I'd recommend the Staedtler 925-03, Rotring 600, & Pentel Graph Gear 1000 .
If you want something durable, reliable, fancy, entertaining to stare at when you're bored,and are willing to take care of your Rotring 500, I'd highly recommend the Rotring 500. If you're looking for something cheap, extremely expensive, light, very heavy, jewelry, or easily breakable, then I'd not recommend the Rotring 500. That being said, the tip is still fragile, and needs some care.
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