August 10, 2020

Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Review of Its Form, Function, and Performance

Tombow is a brand that has a high opinion amongst artists.

The brand has launched a click eraser, which only available at a handful of numbers in the market.

At first glance, it looks unique and promising just by looking at its appearance.

Read further about the Tombow Mono Zero Eraser review as a tiny, retractable, and mechanical tool below.

A Brief Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Review 

1. Form

Let’s start the Tombow Mono Zero Eraser review from its appearance. It is a pen-style, retractable click, or sharp-looking eraser. It is made in Japan, from plastic material in black color with precise grey printed detail. The model is emblazoned along the barrel nicely. It also features a metal reinforced tip and pocket clip.

Mono Zero is available in two sizes, rectangular tip in 2.5 x 5 mm, and round tip in 2.3 mm diameter. Each type is available in black, white, and blue combination or full black body. A silver version used to be available but looks like it doesn’t anymore. 

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2. Function

Similar to a mechanical pencil, this refillable eraser also has a click-to-advance mechanism. The fresh eraser would emerge for one or two millimeters every time the button at the top part is pressed. As the sizes mentioned in the prior point, they are very small in both rectangular and circular types. The dimensions encourage accuracy and precise work.

As it is marketed as an elastomer eraser, this product is produced by an eraser material called ethylene-propylene copolymer. Even though the eraser does not occupy the whole body, it is not an issue in itself. The whole eraser and its mechanical body are relatively affordable with quite long-lasting quality. The refill eraser is also available to buy, just like the majority of other pen-shaped erasers in the market.

3. Performance

Tombow is thoroughly known for its quality products individually – however, it seems like the eraser and pencil cannot cooperate that well. The pencil is manufactured to have very soft graphite, but the Mono Zero erase cannot seem to remove strong lines without a trace, ones that were drawn with pressure. It does manage to erase strong lines from bolder pencils, though.

Even though the erasing job from Mono Zero doesn’t exactly complete an awesome performance, it put up a good job. It makes pencil marks vanish and faded at least to an acceptable degree. It falls somewhere between erasing pencil marks, but unable to get rid of all of them completely.

For the messiness level, it also gives a decent performance. It falls on the middle quality on the spectrum of excellence. It generates bits of rubber and a few fine threads.

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In most cases, retractable erasers aren’t exactly known for being stylish and fashionable looking.

Most of the time, they are just a piece of eraser that stuffed into a pencil bag or art case.

According to the Tombow Mono Zero Eraser review above, it succeeded in this area.

Other features, though, maybe not so much but it is still a decent item overall.

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