| I just received two of...
, May 15, 2013
I just received two of these pencils from JetPens. It turns out they are
essentially the same model as before, but instead of having rubber grips inlaid
into the hard plastic barrel, they have an entire rubber sleeve with raised
ridges simulating the original grip pattern. This probably doesn't change the
operating characteristics of the pencil, but for me, this simpler design used in
many cheaper mechanical pencils means that the Pentel Graph 1000 for Pro looses
a considerable amount of its cachet.
| I use the 0.9mm size...
, May 13, 2013
I use the 0.9mm size of the 1000 because I don't use it for technical/drafting
work; the lead diameter is still rather thin for me, preferring what was the
standard 1.1mm lead size of propelling pencils of yesteryear. I don't believe
the entire pencil is brass though. The tip can be unscrewed and a brief look
inside confirms that at least this part is brass. The pencil as a whole is too
light, being hardly more heavy than a wooden pencil. If you want heft, I would
suggest the Pentel GraphGear 1000, although the cheaper GraphGear 500 has better
balance, rather like a dart (from the game of darts), with the weight mainly in
the business end and a less fussy, non-retractable tip. I do have to admit
though that the 1000 for Pro (Japanglish at it's best) is a very sleek pencil -
something you'd expect to be used in a futuristic movie - before the digital age
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I found this pencil somewhere...
, February 5, 2011
I found this pencil somewhere and I fell in love with it. I put a foam grip over
the rubber pieces and put a pirate duck pencil topper on it. I love that pencil,
it has the perfect heaviness. I just wish I could get F grade 0.9mm leads.
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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!!!
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I love PG1004 and this...
This review is from Pentel Graph 1000 for Pro Drafting Pencil - 0.4 mm
, 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