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This pencil is slightly...
, April 3, 2012
This pencil is slightly heavy but is fairly evenly weighted. Comfortable
knurling (a bit less sharp as the Alvin Draft/Matics). The blue body is
hexagonal and made of plastic and the lead reserve & advance are made of metals.
Supplied eraser comes with a cleaning pin. 5.5 inches long (or 14.1
centimeters). Lead grade indicator is a bit stiff to turn but the selection
firmly stays in place. FYI: Made in China.
| I bought a set of these...
, May 8, 2014
I bought a set of these 20+ years ago, they still look very nice, and they work
well. The only ones I have left are three gray 0.7, a white 0.5, and a 0.5 in
stealth black with red lettering. I'd love to get my mitts on a 0.3 and 0.9
again. There are certainly better pencils out today, nothing really special
about these, just a solid pencil at a good price.
| I'd say I expected more...
, December 11, 2013
I'd say I expected more...
Here is what I didn't like:
-Looks much cheaper in real life than on the picture, especially knurling looks
like there is no pattern and it's all shiny-blinky.
-Does not have a decent click
-Equal weight over the whole length. This means the top part is too heavy for my
Especially when you can buy Pentel Graphgear 500 for almost twice as little.
Will highly recommend Graphgear 500 over this Rapidomatic.
| I have this in 0.7mm...
, March 1, 2013
I have this in 0.7mm and 0.9mm. This is about the same as Alvins, just that
these dont have a round body, but is an octagon ( I think, not right next to me
to count the sides, but you get the point). The 0.9mm spits out lead a little
shorter than the Alvin 0.9mm, but overall, I would rate it with the Alvins. Very
nice pencil, works very well. Only thing that would be a downside is the lead
indicator. Some come more stiff than others, I got lucky and mines pretty stiff,
but buying online thats the risk you take. Otherwise, definitely wont regret
| One of my favorites....
, January 30, 2013
One of my favorites. Wao!!! I have many pencils and this one is in the top 3.
Impossible beating it considering the relation quality / price.