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Mar 13, 2012
How and where is the dispensing mechanism ?
Hi. This is a straw dispenser, and the straws are dispensed from the bottom, where you see those 2 "arms" in the photo. You press on the arms and a straw rolls onto it. Thanks!
From: Los Angeles, CA
Aug 20, 2012
What's the maximum diameter of straw that can be dispensed? I have some that are about half an inch I'd like to use.
Hi. Straw Diameter .230" - .265", Straw Length 7-1⁄2" - 8-3⁄4". Sorry, I couldn't find a dispenser that can hold half inch diameter straws. Usually I see those kinds of straws displayed in an open container in cafes. Thanks!
I would like to use this as a pencil dispenser in my classroom. Would it work all right for this?
Hi. I would advise to not use this for dispensing pencils, but these are the specifications for straws: Straw Diameter .230" - .265", Straw Length 7-1⁄2" - 8-3⁄4", Holds 250 straws. Thanks!
Apr 05, 2013
Hi.May i know the mechanism inside the machine? For example how is the arms able to allow one straw to come out? And I would like to ask if this product is able to function as a name card dispenser? Thanks alot. It would be great help if you could answer. Cheers.
The area where the straws are stored sit on a slanted floor that angles towards the front. At the front there are two panels that lift the straws to drop down when you press one of the tabs at the front. This probably won't work well as a card dispenser. Sorry.
From: Rockford, IL
Jan 08, 2014
Is it possible to purchase just the lid for this straw dispenser?
Hi, unfortunately we do not offer the lid separately. Thank you.
Aug 19, 2015
I saw in an answer to a previous question that it was recommended that this product not be used to dispense pencils. I was basically just wondering why. I am thinking about purchasing this product for use in my classroom as well. Thank you!
Hi, this item can be used to dispense pencils, however we can not guarantee it will work properly since it is not designed for pencils. If the pencils are not bigger than the normal straw size, it should work. Thank you.