Great design, but I find...
, June 9, 2010
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.