| Love the Grip, Better Control for Detail Work|
Was this a gift?: No
Pros: Lead Does Not Break Off, Glides Smoothly, Can Retract Fully, Comfortable Grip, Good For Use With Rulers, Erases Easily
Describe Yourself: Value Oriented
Primary use: Personal
Best Uses: Extended Writing Periods, Use With Rulers, Everyday Use, Drawing, Graphing, Taking Notes
Bottom Line: recommended
Seems simple enough to say a mechanical pencil works well. But there is much more to the mechanics that are important to making it user friendly.
There is a small metal "collar" that extends and goes around the lead. It prevents the lead from breaking off easily. The collar provides an edge that glides along the edge of the ruler, instead of the lead as some other brands do.
I also appreciate that the metal collar will retract. When I am done writing I apply slight pressure to the tip while holding down the eraser end, the metal collar with go back into the pen body.
The metal collar on many mechanical pencils does not retract and can be kind of sharp. They always end up poking holes in your backpack, purse or pocket.
There isn't anything not to like about these pencils. I thought the price was good - try them.