I've not had the problems...
, January 15, 2013
I've not had the problems other reviewers have mentioned.
The mechanism works without trouble.
It requires a bit more pressure to extend the lead than on other mechanical
pencils, but not substantially.
My only minor complaint is the top of the insert -- the part you push to deploy
and to extend the lead -- is bigger than on pen inserts and compromises the
aesthetic appeal a bit. Same is true of the eraser insert.
For me, though, the aesthetic compromise is worth the convenience of having pen
and pencil at the ready.