I had three major problems...
, April 5, 2012
I had three major problems with this pencil:
1). The day I got it, the eraser cover/lead indicator broke (I dropped it, but
that was the first and last time I did so, and who doesn't drop their pencil at
least once in their life?). While this provided little inconvenience other than
being visually unappealing, it indicates a poor material quality.
2). The second issue I had with it was that the lead dispenser adjustment
feature slowly began to "drift" towards the tip of the pencil, by this I mean
that the piece was sliding (not twisting) in such a manner that eventually, to
keep the pencil at the same lead-dispensing level, there was a physical gap
where the twistable section ended. This is difficult to describe with words, but
the end result was that it became more difficult to adjust the lead dispenser as
time went on, and it was again visually unappealing.
3) The third and worst issue I had with this pencil was that as time went on,
the lead dispersal became more difficult, in that pressing the eraser to release
more lead would often time fail entirely. The best way I can describe this is
with the analogy of prairie dogging; the lead would simply push out slightly
before retracting back into the shaft. End result being that the pencil became