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by Jac Zagoory $33.00

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Pen For Hire

The hardest working gift around, this multi-use contractor tool features level and plumb bubbles, drywall and angle gauges, a ruler, a magnetic strip and a mini-pen holder.

The pen included is a superior writing instrument known as the Fisher Space Pen, designed to withstand the extreme temperatures and conditions of space. It writes upside down, in freezing cold and hot temperatures, underwater, on wood, on aluminum and on galvanized steel. Made in Canada.

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Item ID
18328
Made from
reclaimed steel, plastic, ink
Measurements
7" L x .25" W x 1.5" H
Notes
Black ink. Pen contains a Fisher SPR4 cartridge (medium point/black ink); individual refills sold separately. Pen easily removed from "space shuttle" as needed.
  • the maker
Jac Zagoory

Jac Zagoory

As an artist, Jac Zagoory revels in the rare and unique, creating desktop accessories with a new dimension of form and grace. Educated in jewelry design and fabrication at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Zagoory found early inspiration as a metal sculptor applying essential elements of design to his creations. After spending a year in the Far East and Europe, he began his "cylindrical obsession" with pens.

Realizing the growing need for desk accessories that not only created order but also highlighted the individual, the artist began designing an extensive assortment of desk accessories that exist as art in and of themselves. With his vision, the office, the home and the desk have become places where great beauty melds with function. collection

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CONTRACTOR PEN
 
4.4

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Glides smoothly (12)
  • Comfortable grip (9)
  • Ink dries quickly (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (6)
  • Editing (4)
  • Professional documents (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (27), Budget shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (21), Business (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (40)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (9), Husband (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (8), Birthday (6)

Reviewed by 33 customers

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3.0

Husband Didn't Use

By 

from CT

About Me Quality Oriented

Pros

  • Cool design

Cons

  • Doesn't Write On Brick

Best Uses

    Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

    My husband was very excited about it however when he went to use it he found that it was difficult to write on wood let alone any non-standard surface. He is a professional carpenter so I was hoping he'd be able to use it every day. He tried it a few times and, since it didn't work to his satisfaction, it's been sitting in one of our office drawers for 4 months. A great concept, just didn't work out for us.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    fun for the space age contractor

    By 

    from Henderson,NV

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Glides Smoothly
    • Ink Dries Quickly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Marking Construction Note
      • Writing On The Job

      Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

      Fun and useful for a man on the go

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Perfect gift for handyman or plumber

      By 

      from New Jersey

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Dont Know Yet

      Best Uses

        Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

        Small, lightweight, good to use in small space like for plumbing.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Received order fast. Negative issue was that I ordered two items but received only one,(invoice said quatity 2). Was very unhappy because opened package just day before Christmas to wrap it. Customer service was nice they offer refund or to send me new one.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Grest gift for our contractor friend

        By 

        from Fairfield, CA

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

              Arrived fairly quickly

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              5.0

              Fast delivery, responsive cust. service

              By 

              from Westchester, NY

              Pros

              • Glides Smoothly
              • Ink Dries Quickly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

                  The pen works as advertised; it wrote on every surface I tried. I was a little worried it might fall out of its holster when not in use, but it is well designed and holds securely with the pen facing in or out.

                  The first one I received was missing the magnetic strip piece, but uncommongoods customer service replaced it with a good one (see below).

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  I bought this pen for my father's birthday and it was delivered in less than 2 business days.

                  However, when we opened it we found the magnetic strip that is supposed embedded in the bottom of the item was missing. I contacted uncommongoods via email and included a picture of the pen sans magnetic strip; they responded in about an hour and shipped a replacement immediately. The replacement also arrived in less than 2 business days.

                  Service doesn't get any better, and I'll certainly be shopping here again because of that.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  No more lost pens

                  By 

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Grip
                  • Glides Smoothly
                  • Handy
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Editing
                    • Marking Angles

                    Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

                    My husband the contractor was always loosing those silly contractor pencils and when he did find one he needed to sharpen it with a knife, which was never around, this thing is great no sharpening needed and all the guys on the job wanted to see if it wrote on everything so they took turns finding metal, plastic, wood and dry wall to try out the pen and the level. We used it last weekend to hang new house numbers and the pen marked the holes to drill on brick! Then We used the level to make sure the numbers were straight. It worked great! Fun tool and very helpful

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Valentine’s Day

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great pen

                    By 

                    from San Diego

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Grip
                    • Glides Smoothly
                    • Ink Dries Quickly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Extended Writing Periods
                      • Professional Documents
                      • Taking Notes

                      Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

                      Delivery too long

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Valentine’s Day

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Gift Buy

                      By 

                      from Lancaster, PA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Grip
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Editing
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Professional Documents

                        Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

                        Got this for my brother in school for architecture, it was something unique that he can actually use.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Came very quickly!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect product!

                        By 

                        from Fenton, MI

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

                              Awesome pen! My brother loves it. Perfect size and shape! Very happy I purchased this.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes, Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Other
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Christmas or Hanukkah

                              Comment on this review

                               
                              3.0

                              Pen Good, Packing Not So Much

                              By 

                              from Las Cruces, NM

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about CONTRACTOR PEN:

                                    I'm planning to give this as a gift to my mom, an engineer, and I'm pleased with the different features of the pen.

                                    Service and delivery comments:

                                    The delivery was prompt, but the plastic and cardstock container inside that contained my pen had been bent.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes
                                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                    • Mother
                                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                    • Birthday

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