I just wanted to make the comment that on CultPens.com this pencil is not
half-price. It is less than 28 pounds, which at the current exchange rate of
1.62 USD to 1 GBP makes the pencil about $45. Standard shipping to the US is 10
pounds, so the total price would be about $60. While it can be found for
slightly less (I think pixie mall sells it for $49), rating an item low just
based on the price is not standard practice. Feel free to include comments about
price vs. quality, but please don't make that your only comment. It is not
helpful. Review the actual product.
I didn't really care for this eraser. It took quite a bit of force to get it to
erase something to the point a Boxy or even a Tombow One would do with ease. I
certainly do not think it is worth $7.50. I would recommend the Boxy over this.
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.
I like this pencil quite a bit. It's light but at the same time feels sturdy. It
really feels good to write with. I like to compare this pencil to the Uni-ball
552 and the Staedtler 925. I definitely recommend this pencil to anyone,
especially at this price.
I agree with the previous two reviewers. This pencil is quite good. I have put
off buying it for quite some time in fear that I was just attracted to it's cool
all metal look, like I was with the Pentel GraphGear 1000. This pencil
definitely lived up to everything I was hoping it would. It feels great to hold
and glides across the paper quite well. It does not rattle AT ALL. It is not
quite as large as I was expecting (the picture on the product page is exactly
it's real size). This has become my go-to pencil. I can't recommend it enough.
First, I would like to thank 'todavecave' for his extensive review. I recently
decided to give Boxy a try after using the Mars Plastic line by Staedtler (both
the block and pen style erasers) for quite some time. I was a bit worried that
since Boxy was black that it would leave a black residue on the paper. I was
quite surprised. I have been much more satisfied with Boxy than with the Mars
Plastic erasers. Boxy seems to clump better and generally erase much better,
most of the time leaving no 'graphite shadow' behind at all. I strongly
recommend Boxy (I just ordered 5).
I don't know why the previous reviewer had an issue with Boxy after switching to
H grade lead. I use H grade lead pretty much exclusively and achieved the
results I described above. 'Todavecave' also used H grade lead in his extensive
review. I have a feeling it might have something to do with the paper the other
reviewer is using. I typically use 70g to 90g paper.
I recommend Boxy over the Mars Plastic eraser line.
I love this eraser. It rubs very well (much better than the Paper Mate Tuff
Stick) and erases graphite cleanly and precisely without a lot of pressure. Yes
the refills are small, but this eraser is not for all jobs. For it's purpose
it's simply the best.
This eraser is, for lack of a better word, ok. It erases well. It's not too
abrasive, but does erase graphite cleanly. However, the eraser "dust" sticks to
the paper, requiring you to wipe it away with your hand. For everyday writing
this may be ok, but for drafting to sketching, wiping shavings away with your
hand leads to smearing of graphite, which is not acceptable. I would only
recommend this eraser if you don't do any sketching, drawing, drafting, etc. For
those purposes it's great.