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Papermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted

Papermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted

Item: 149987    Model: 1868817

Papermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted
4.5stars
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AssortedDimensions: 1.3 mmPlastic5/PackPapermate Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, AssortedAssortedDimensions: 1.3 mmPlasticPapermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted4.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m000018135_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m000018135_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m000018135/Papermate-Mates-Mechanical-Pencil-Starter-Set-Assorted/product_149987
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Paper MatePapermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted
 
4.6

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable grip (32)
  • Erases easily (24)
  • Glides smoothly (21)
  • Great lead capacity (20)
  • Smudge resistant (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (36)
    • Taking notes (19)
    • Taking tests (18)
    • Extended writing periods (15)
    • Drawing (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (20), Quality oriented (19), Midrange shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (29), Business (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (40)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    Love these pencils!!!

    I love mechanical pencils for ease of use and the fact that I don't have to get up and sharpen a pencil every time you turn around. I prefer a fatter lead than the...Read complete review

    I love mechanical pencils for ease of use and the fact that I don't have to get up and sharpen a pencil every time you turn around. I prefer a fatter lead than the 0.5 & 0.7. I usually buy the 0.9 lead, but then I saw the 1.3 and thought I had died and gone to heaven. But then I opened the package and felt the shape of the pencil in my hand and the glide of the lead on the page and WOW! I LOVE IT!! I am hooked. The only thing now is I am struggling to find just the lead. I did find the pack of pencils with the lead, which is great, but next is to find the packs of lead. Thanks for such a great pencil!!

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    Most Helpful Negative Review

     

    Staples "Easy Rebate " program

    " Easy Rebate" program is a disaster. First they told me I had incorrect model number on a shreader - wrong ! Then they send a post card saying purchase date was...Read complete review

    " Easy Rebate" program is a disaster. First they told me I had incorrect model number on a shreader - wrong ! Then they send a post card saying purchase date was outside rebate period. - wrong !! Then they try to tell me rebate is $ 10 and not $ 30 - Wrong !!! I showed them in writing that they were wrong and they offered a $ 20 in store coupon but I had to buy something else. I returned shredder and I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER ITEM FROM STAPLES. Worst customer service I ever experienced. Cancelled my rewards program and will never step my foot in any Staples store ever again.

    Reviewed by 79 customers

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    5.0

    Best M pencil

    By Susan

    from New castle, DE

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Paper Mate Papermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted:

    My daughter loves these pencils!!!!!

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    5.0

    Nice design

    By Bob J

    from NYC

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    This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Comments about Paper Mate Papermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted:

    I've been looking for a pencil like this. Refillable, good eraser, thick lead. Also, cheap to buy.

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    5.0

    I Like The Thicker Lead

    By Bruce

    from Quincy, IL

    Verified Buyer
    This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Comments about Paper Mate Papermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted:

    I have never had a mechanical pencil with 1.3 mm lead before but I like it. Always before it was either 0.5mm or 0.7mm, so this is twice as thick. With the thinner lead, I was always snapping the lead. So it was pretty wasteful.

    This 1.3mm lead is not only much harder to break, it writes really dark. But it still erases easily with the built-in eraser. I also like that I don't have to remove a cap to use the eraser.

    The erasers are also much larger than usual. And the pencil itself is thicker, making it easier to grip.

    Also, the lead is #2, so it works for standardized tests.

    Finally, I appreciate the fact that extra lead and erasers came in the package. The fact that they were on sale at a fantastic price made it even better.

    I bought one package and went to my car to try them out. Then I went back in the store and bought 4 more packages!

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    4.0

    Usefil

    By CT

    from ABQ, NM

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    This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Comments about Paper Mate Papermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted:

    Thicker lead is helpful for some jobs where regular thinner leads break easily, as for example while doing carpentry work.
    I prefer mechanical pencils where the lead advance is on the side instead of the top, makes using the eraser work better.

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    5.0

    Love the thick lead!

    By Flumermom

    from Cottonwood, CA

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    This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Comments about Paper Mate Papermate Mates Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted:

    The thick lead on these pencils help reduce the easy breakage so common with thinner lead. I am a teacher and these seem like they will be a nice addition to the classroom, especially for students who use lots of pressure when writing.

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