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Uni-ball Signo Erasable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - 8 Color Set - UNI UM101ER058C
  I purchased and tried..., June 24, 2010
I purchased and tried each type of erasable pen offered at JetPens (three different Frixions, the Uni-ball Fanthom, and this Uni-ball Signo) and the Uni-ball Signo was far and away the worst of the bunch.

It looks nice and it's convenient to have the eraser on the cap so you don't have to remove the cap every time you want to erase, and it writes adequately (-- not great, but adequate), but the erasability was very poor: the eraser only served to fade the ink rather than erase it, and it was the only erasable pen wherein the eraser wore down notably as you used it.

The other erasable pens (Frixions, Fanthom) actually are erasable, and I tried mixing erasers and pens (using the Signo to erase a Fanthom, and using the Frixion to erase the Signo, etc.), and found both the Signo's eraser and the pen itself to be very poor at erasing/being erased.

Stick to the Frixions or the Fanthoms.
Uni-ball Signo Erasable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Blue - UNI UM101ER05.33
  I purchased and tried..., June 24, 2010
I purchased and tried each type of erasable pen offered at JetPens (three different Frixions, the Uni-ball Fanthom, and this Uni-ball Signo) and the Uni-ball Signo was far and away the worst of the bunch.

It looks nice and it's convenient to have the eraser on the cap so you don't have to remove the cap every time you want to erase, and it writes adequately (-- not great, but adequate), but the erasability was very poor: the eraser only served to fade the ink rather than erase it, and it was the only erasable pen wherein the eraser wore down notably as you used it.

The other erasable pens (Frixions, Fanthom) actually are erasable, and I tried mixing erasers and pens (using the Signo to erase a Fanthom, and using the Frixion to erase the Signo, etc.), and found both the Signo's eraser and the pen itself to be very poor at erasing/being erased.

Stick to the Frixions or the Fanthoms.
Pilot FriXion Point 04 Gel Ink Pen - 0.4 mm - Clear Blue - PILOT LF-22P4-CL
  Excellent pen. Really..., May 29, 2010
Excellent pen. Really nice fine point; bright, clear color (clear blue); and erases cleanly. Only negative is, while it's a good-looking pen, the eraser is on the bottom of the pen which means that when you're writing with the cap reasonably placed on the other end, you have to remove the cap to erase. The "FriXion color-pencil-like erasable gel ink pens" do not have this issue.
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