Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BrooklynJeff I bought these a couple of years ago and most are still sitting on the shelf.
The sharpener is weird and the lead breaks before you can take it out.
Pretty useless , unless they've completely reengineered the product. (how hard is it make a pencil???)
October 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by shredded Nice idea but...
If you want a pencil that won't roll, they're fine. Sharpen them with one of those school sharpeners beforehand and only use the included one in emergencies. I shredded about 4 of these trying to get a good point (photo)
June 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dthom Bad Sharpener and Pencil
I have bought these pencils a few times now. Thought my first lot of pencils were handled to much and ended up breaking all the lead. Second lot, months later, I thought I would try one again. Same Problem. Lead would continue to break in small segments. You would continually have to sharpen your pencil till it was gone. lol. It was quite sad. I thought it was the sharpener but I sharpened it a few times very gently and same issue. Lead would break. When I did get a solid piece of lead, like others have reviewed, the tip would look like uneven ridges of a mountain. It would not draw a solid line when first using the pencil. These pencils are horrible.
December 21, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYerWithSkills gimme a (lead) break!
Am I missing something here? Insert end into sharpener, turn gently to expose lead point, do not over sharpen. Seems simple right? Just like elementary school. BUT these lead pencils are the worst. For one, sticking an object shaped like this into a conical pencil sharpener... umm. The lead tip always breaks off just inside the wood when using, as if every half inch of lead inside the pencil is broken. The only way to sharpen the pencil is to use a sharp knife, like the cavemen used to do when making wooden spear tips. I'll stick with a #2 or better yet I'll try the mechanical version.
November 24, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JG60089 Flat pencil with sharpener. Bought separately not
The pencils dont last too long with this sharpener. I think the sharpener is good for regular thick pencils but the final tip on the flat ones is very long, pointy and breaks easy. I agree with the first guy.
Maybe the only way to sharpen these flat pencils is with the razor knife. I agree with the second guy. The lead tip then is more stubby and stronger but with this sharpener it is like a dagger and half the time just falls out. Not worth the .19 you pay for it.
Bring some big hd round ones back. I bought them separately at the store not the kit. 1.99 + .19 pencils
February 9, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by COPSSOK STAY AWAY AND I MEAN IT!
Day 1, I just got home opened the tube and thought ok lest get started. But after a couple of turns it just break and breaks and breaks. Am I missing something here? Insert end into sharpener, turn gently to expose lead point, do not over sharpen just like elementary school. BUT these lead pencils are the worst. For one, sticking an object shaped like this into a round pencil sharpener... umm. The lead tip always breaks off just inside the wood when using, as if every half inch of lead inside the pencil is broken. The sharpener is the thing out of the pack that I could use. If you have a round pencil then the sharpener will work. The only reason I got the pack is that the sharpener by itself was the same price and I though ok this is a deal.
September 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wade Poor quality
These pencils, while affordable, do not last. When I would resharpen them, they would split lengthwise and the lead would fall out. THis would happen when the pencil was about 1/3 used, and leave the remaining 2/3's unusable. This would then take more time to get another pencil and use it 1/3 and go through the whole process again.
Spend the little extra, and get the Lenox pencils.
January 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chrisdny JUST GET THE PENCIL !!!
STAY AWAY FROM THE SHARPENER !!! I have been using these pencils for years now and very rarely have a problem with them . i only had problems with them when using the sharpener. the lead seems to keep shattering inside . using a utility knife and having no more problems !!!! Good luck -and- Happy building...
January 19, 2014