Please disregard most...
, November 24, 2011
Please disregard most of my review below. When I first got this item, it didn't
work, the lead was stuck inside and didn't advance at all. After I took it apart
and dislodged the lead (which was not a very easy thing to do), it worked OK,
but the advancing mechanism is still clumsy. You have to push down pretty hard
to get it to go, and often after I advance the lead, the whole mechanism jumps
up to its retracted position and I have un-retract (de-retract?) it again. It's
ok if you don't use pencils much and just need one once in a while, so you don't
have to carry an extra writing instrument for nothing. If you use pencils a lot,
I think this is going to be annoying.