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Why can't they make an erasure that works !!!

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ALH_4
ALH_4 Member Posts: 1,790
I believe the last person who used the words "decent" and "Erasure" in the same sentence was wearing a Members Only jacket. ;-)

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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
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    We got Mod/Cons

    But we can't get a pencil with a decent erasure.

    ALL THEY DO IS SMUDGE ...

    whats up with that !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Brad White_171
    Brad White_171 Member Posts: 22
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    Well, Scott- don't make mistakes!

    :)

    Thus marinating in perpetual ignorance, as my dad would say.

    The real answer? Rubber is expensive and latex causes allergies in too many people. Now they use a vinyl or other synthetic substitute material I believe. The erasers take on a burnishing (outer shiny finish) which makes erasing your tracks an exercise in public humiliation.

    I imagine some kid chewed the eraser (NEVER happened in our day did it? Like during a test??? :)

    Kid probably went into anaphylactic shock, swelled up like a day care center field trip at Planter's Peanut Land and then lawyers got involved.

    Thank a lawyer but cross your fingers when you do.

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  • Maine Doug_48
    Maine Doug_48 Member Posts: 2
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    That is why

    they invented the "Delete" key.....
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
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    I'm surprised

    you didn't recommend an engineer eraser. Actually Brad, you probably don't need one and have at least a couple in your old drawing kit.

    Send Scott one with a few replacements. I'd send mine but it still gets heavy use.

    :-))

    Jack
  • Brad White_172
    Brad White_172 Member Posts: 53
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    That was actually a thought, Jack

    The large white K&E erasers... I will dig one up and send it if I have it...

    Let us be clear though, we are talking about ENGINEERING Erasers.

    An ENGINEER Eraser might make me disapp
  • Kevin Pulver
    Kevin Pulver Member Posts: 67
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    They DO make 'em Scott

    I feel your pain, but I found a good one. It's pure white, about 3 inches long, and lives in a blue plastic case about 1/2" diameter, you can extend it in our out as necessary.
    I can't lay my hands on it now to find a brand, but any good office supply store will have them. They work so well they'll even erase the pent-up anger caused by the stock erasers on every pencil. Kevin
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
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    LOL

    We wouldn't want th
  • bob_46
    bob_46 Member Posts: 813
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    I attempt

    to do a sudoku puzzle every morning. I couldn't survive without my PENTEL eraser.

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

  • Brad White_172
    Brad White_172 Member Posts: 53
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    Koh-I-Noor

    Kevin- is that the one? I was thinking "Keuffel and Esser" (K&E) but Koh-I-Noor seems to ring a bell.
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
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    I'm sorry

    was I just called a geek in a previous post for bringing this up LOLOLOLOLOL.

    A bottle of Bass Ale seems to have handled my frustration for the time being.

    I guess I need to purchase a seperate erasure and forget the little rubber things at the end of my pencils.

    I won't mention the fact that some "lead" realys sucks also.

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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
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    Why would engineers

    have erasures ??

    We all know they don't make mistakes. Its always a manufacuters problem.

    Scott

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  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
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    You? A Geek??

    The presumption is that you know how to use a computer, Scott :)

    Love you too.

    Brad
  • Maine Doug_63
    Maine Doug_63 Member Posts: 3
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    Yes, these are good.

    I have a couple of mechanical pencils that hold these white erasers. Also available in rectangular blocks. I use them on the cartoons drawn for glass panel patterns.
  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
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    I make plenty of mistakes, Scott...

    and manufacturer's problems? Manufacturer's use engineers, remember?

    I had a boss who told me, "The only one who was ever perfect got nail holes in his hands and feet, so who needs that?"

    Besides, I buy Liquid Paper in the handy paragraph size....

    :)
  • Kevin O. Pulver
    Kevin O. Pulver Member Posts: 380
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    I just found it Brad

    Bob was correct. It's called,
    "Pentel CLIC ERASER ZE-21"
    It's roughly the diamter of a pencil and 5" long. Almost a metallic dark blue color. Erase insert is white.
    They really work and don't get old and useless laying around in the drawer. TRY ONE!
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    Try a Papermate "Pink Pearl". Long-lasting and does its job nearly as well as the soft, quick-wearing, rather messy white ones I use for drafting.

  • Pat Clark_2
    Pat Clark_2 Member Posts: 102
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    sudoku puzzles

    Real men do them in ink.

    That way, when you screw up you just throw it away.

    Tech Solution: Make several copies of puzzle and keep trying until you get one correct.

    Pat (Alaska Time) Clark
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