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I love PG1004 and this...
, January 16, 2009
I love PG1004 and this Pentel PG100x series! I am a 0.4mm fanatic, and need
pencils to mainly write design notes and do math analysis. Most drafting handles
are not good for writing due to abrasive knurled metal grips and being too heavy
at the tip. This pencil is very light, well balanced, and yet of very high build
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As a result of hand problems...
, February 22, 2012
As a result of hand problems that were caused by excessive computer use many
years ago, I went through several months of hand therapy, and discovered along
the way how nice it was to actually write again rather than merely pound a
keyboard. I started buying mechanical pencils, and own over 30, with perhaps 20
getting continued use, and a dozen sharing the most frequent use. This pencil is
one of those 12.
I previously bought the 0.5 mm version of this pencil, and liked the quality and
balance. However, because I do so much work with fine detail (equations with
subscripts on subscripts) I liked the idea of a finer lead. I have several
pencils that are either 0.3 or 0.35 mm lead, including a Rotring Trio and a
Faber Castell that the name has been worn off of. I also bought the 0.3 mm
version of this pencil since I read somewhere that they were discontinuing this
model; I hope this is not true. This pencil seems to provide a near optimum
combination of fineness and lead strength, and I enjoy the finer line and am not
forever breaking leads. I like to change pencils frequently to avoid hand
fatigue, but I do like this one a great deal.
I will say that I have found that certain deskpads are superior when working
with finer lead mechanical pencils. For those who absolutely need to use an 0.3
mm pencil, but are frustrated with the frequency of lead failures, you may just
wish to explore a deskpad. I have one that I bought from Levenger many years
ago, and although quite expensive, it provides a wonderful writing surface, and
there is a noticeable decrease in the frequency of lead breakage when using fine
lead pencils. It seems to have just the right amount of give.
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0.4 is the best caliber...
, October 15, 2009
0.4 is the best caliber lead for writing in general, not too thick and yet not
too thin that it breaks when you get excited on whatever that you are writing.
This pencil is best of the best. Impeccable quality! I have one that I got
almost 4 years ago and it still works. In fact I love them so much that I got 3
of them thinking that if one breaks I still have the others. However that day
never came since I am still using the first one.
It is cheaper here than getting it in Japantown ($14.5).
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Very nice writing instrument....
, April 30, 2012
Very nice writing instrument. Good quality, good price. Very lightweight,
comfortable. 0.4mm is my favorite size, nice and thin but stronger than 0.3mm.
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When you stop and think...
This review is from Pentel Graph 1000 for Pro Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm
, October 29, 2011
When you stop and think about it, EVERYTHING is a phyllic symble. I
s-u-p-p-o-s-e I could carry around a standard number 2 pencil in my DayRunner,
But what fun would that be? Life, for me, is invoking a sence of envy and
wonder in people. The funny thing about ENVY is that you don't have to be a
millionare to have people cursing the day they were born because they don't
posses what you own. Take the Pentel graph 1000 for Pro Drafting Pencil (black)
for example. Im I a Draughtsman slaving over blueprints and needing a high
tech, precision writing instrument, to make my lines more straighter? No.
Draughtsmen use CAD software now days. Am I a graphic artiste who needs a
balanced draughting instrument to insure my lines are perfect,perfect,perfect?
I sport a Pentel graph 1000 for Pro Drafting Pencil simply because I like how it
makes people envious of me. Yes, I am that shallow, but whattya going to do?
Everyone has an IPAD these days and as for an IPOD or Iphone4G(s)...Big Yawn!!!
But open up my Day Runner and 'causally lay' my Pentel Graph 1000 for Pro
Drafting mech pencil on the conference table and EVERYONE GOES Oooooh!!! You
don't know what kind of slimeball I am. Two weeks ago, we were in a staff
meeting and the head archetect spied my Pentel mech pencil. I told him "Pick it
up, notice how the body is aluminum and that the weight is SLIGHTLY over the
nose? Notice that, unlike that Sta....... garbage, my Pentel 'doesn't eat lead
every five minutes---and feel that throaty 'click' of its head---smooth?" He
asked me "How much did you pay for this? $100.00? I said, Nah---less than
$15.00. If it means that much to you, I would be honoured if you would take it
as a gift. Really? A week later, he dropped $300.00 bucks on me or about a
grand on the four of us (Meal, drinks, taxis and several paid lap dances). See?
I got a fabulous Friday night for a lousy $14.00 investment and the staff now
call me 'the guy with the cool office toys'. Imagion if I had something worth
$100.00?!!! FYI, I bought two from JETPENS (great company) and my remaining
Pentel rarely leaves my DayRunner. If you LOVE doodling during boring staff
meetings---this is your MechPencil!!!