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  Great design, but I find..., June 9, 2010
By mo....
Great design, but I find myself not using this pencil as much as the Staetler 925-05, the locking mechanism on this pencil is a little counter-intuitive for me and there are stages of the lock as you twist it, I would prefer more of a push/pull design on the lock. If you have ever used a twist style retractable pen this pencil seems to function similarly but in an opposite direction from what I am used to. I will say that there is NO play in the tip when you are writing with it, it doesnt rattle or anything, so as far as a retractable pencil this is the best design I have seen. But I do wish that the Twist mechanism was more one hand friendly.

I will add that to extend you twist it till it stops, then pull it out (spring loaded so it pushes itself out) and then turn it one more click till it stops again, same for reverse, except opposite directions. To me the twist is counter-intuitive and I would expect to turn the pencil the opposite way to extend it so it would be more friendly if using only one hand.
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