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raya
01-07-2008, 02:51 PM
Now, some of you may have already done this, but I just tried this, and it works great! :banana:

1. If you don't have one, buy one of those $10 electric screwdrivers at Home Depot or Target (mine is Black and Decker).

2. Get some eraser refills for the Eraser Pens, they usually sell them at CVS and Staples.

3. Cut the Eraser to a certain length, so that it will fit into the screwdriver (you don't need anything else to make it stay in).

4. To make it work, press the up and down buttons. I used to have one of those $50 electric eraser when I was younger (they were more expensive then, but got lost in the move), this works just like one of those and is much better then the $10 electric erasers (which is why I decided to take a chance and try the electric screwdriver). I will post an image soon just in case anybody gets stuck, but it's pretty easy.

raya
01-07-2008, 03:14 PM
Here's the Photo:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/rayall2006/ElectricEraser.jpg

Gav Heryng
01-08-2008, 04:33 AM
That's some heavy-duty erasing right there.

Dis

raya
01-10-2008, 02:30 PM
You can also use an entire eraser, just cut it to the appropriate size:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/rayall2006/ElectricEraser4.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b359/rayall2006/ElectricEraser2.jpg

Biofungus
01-10-2008, 05:17 PM
But are you really finding any advantage to using a "motorized" eraser over just normal erasing?

raya
01-10-2008, 05:24 PM
But are you really finding any advantage to using a "motorized" eraser over just normal erasing?

You can try it, Target was selling the screwdrivers for $10 last time I checked. They do sell the cheap electric eraser for $10-12 at some art stores, but I got a Staedtler, which normally makes very good products, and it didn't work well. I also bought a $3 electric eraser at the local art store, which was of course terrible.

Otherwise, electric eraser cost over $50, this is just a cheaper way of getting one. ;)

Biofungus
01-10-2008, 06:00 PM
But I mean, what is the advantage of an electric eraser?

raya
01-10-2008, 07:03 PM
Oh, it's faster and doesn't kill your hand as much. :laugh:

Seriously though, it is quicker and erases more. If you have the $10 Electric Erasers, it is almost the same as using a hand held one in my book. But using an electric screwdriver instead is much better. ;)

Calloway
01-11-2008, 01:42 AM
But I mean, what is the advantage of an electric eraser?

Big areas maybe.

The point is, they do have electric erasers and she's showing a way to make one for dirt cheap...for those interested.

jakebilbao
01-11-2008, 02:04 AM
IMO, inkers are the ones who really need this, erasing pencils after the inks can be tiring. :)

Gav Heryng
01-11-2008, 07:40 AM
This might benefit those who, like myself, have a habit of making the page suddenly move and fold with a huge fucking crease in it during frenzied erasing.

Dis

raya
01-11-2008, 08:29 AM
Big areas maybe.

The point is, they do have electric erasers and she's showing a way to make one for dirt cheap...for those interested.

Yeah, here's a link to one of the few heavy duty ones I found, which is $59.95-$64.88:

http://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-52700-R-Electric-Eraser/dp/B00006IAOS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1200054509&sr=8-3

This is the one I bought that didn't work for me:

http://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Operated-Requires-Batteries-STD52702BK/dp/B000EFQNRK/ref=pd_sbs_op_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1200054509&sr=8-3

raya
01-12-2008, 05:35 PM
Oh yeah, lol, make sure to remember to replace the batteries. My screwdriver is about 2 years old, and I realized the other day that I didn't replace the batteries in months! :laugh: The eraser started to get slower, so I decided to replace 2 batteries with new ones that I had bought awhile ago. It works even better, I just have to wait until I get paid again and then I will buy more batteries so I can replace all four!