This pencil is too fragile for a shop pencil
Posted February 21, 2014
As in most shop accidents do happen and objects can be pushed off the back of a workbench. This is what happened to mine, it fell 33 inches to the floor and shattered into several pieces. I suppose I expected a tool with a little more muscle and hardiness.
Pencil works great
Posted February 5, 2014
I loved this pencil! Perfect size; the lead holds up; easy to sharpen; worked great- just don't drop it on the top. The combination lead advance plunger/sharpener has a flimsy piece of plastic holding it together and it likely will break making the pencil all but unusable.
Not a shop tool
Posted December 17, 2013
One drop from the work bench to the shop floor and the top broke off. Pencil was no longer functional. Use the typical carpenter pencil and sharpen it with your pocket knife.
Posted December 15, 2013
I have gone though two of these pencils. Each time the top part that the lead comes out broke off and all the inside parts came out. They are great pencils for at a desk, but if you drop it, ay good bye. Even a 1 to 2 foot drop.
Love the heft of the pencil...
Posted August 12, 2013
Love the heft of the pencil and the hexagonal shape. Much easier to use than those flat pencils. Looks durable but broke easily when it fell out of my pocket. Of course, I had just ordered the 2mm lead refill the day before ( found it on Amazon). The white threaded plastic inside the pencil tip snapped rendering the pencil worthless. This piece should be machined from brass, this is not an office pencil. It's the only vulnerability I can see and have experienced with this otherwise nice mechanical pencil.