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This item: Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Drafting Pencil - 0.3 mm - $16.50
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|Model Number||PENTEL PG1013|
|Shipping Weight||0.80 oz|
|Diameter - Grip
|Diameter - Max
|Knurled Finger Grip
|Lead Grade Indicator
|Lead Sleeve Length
|Length - Body
|Length - Retracted
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Now to those that are...
, February 19, 2011
Now to those that are looking for a good writing pencil. This is a drafting
pencil it’s not designed to be held near the tip for writing. Drafting pencils
are designed to be held a little further up so that when you are running along a
straight edge or a template the lead is very close to the edge of it. If you are
a person that holds a pencil close to the tip you will NOT like drafting
pencils. If you are a person that holds your pencil a little further up the
pencil this pencil has a great feel and weight to it.
First let me start off that I’m a Drafter (Board and CAD). Just like any
other Artist we have our preferences of pens and pencils, myself I prefer the
graphgear 500 the weight being focused near the tip allows me to keep a lighter
touch even with the .3mm. Recently my faithful .3mm graphgear 500 (of 7 years)
broke, the only place I have found it is here on JetPens. I ended up buying 3
500’s and 2 1000. I still like the 500 over the 1000 for drafting. However, to
my surprise I find myself using the 1000 for calculations and writing over the
500, the retractable tip helps to guard it from bending, and “poking” my
when I stick it in my pocket, plus the feel is very nice much like a nice pen. I
do use different types of lead HB, 2B, and 2H the lead indicator is much nicer
then the colored tape tied around the eraser cover. The lead size markings(are
color coordinated too) on the eraser cover is very nice considering that all the
different sizes are the same color barrel only the “rubber” is colored and
is covered when in a pen holder. The clip is heavy duty and doesn’t feel like
it’s going to break when you pull on it.
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this pencil writes beautifully...
, March 25, 2006
this pencil writes beautifully and has an amazing exterior. very sturdy. love
| The plastic housing of...
, August 12, 2013
The plastic housing of the retractable tip broke in my bag. Didn't really like
the pen so I bought the Rotring 600 0.3mm, loving that one :)
| This is my third one....
, June 27, 2013
This is my third one. I love the construction, the feel and the features.
But this pencil jams ALOT.
Got tired of unjamming it.
| I chose the 0.3 mm Pentel...
, June 5, 2013
I chose the 0.3 mm Pentel Graphgear 1000 based on its appearances. Knowing that
during this semester's Architectural Drafting class we would would be required
to complete a full set of ten drawings consisting of floor plans and elevation
renderings. The "1000" from the surface had the look of a well constructed
mechanical pencil. Much nicer the $7.00 - $9.00 pencils the other students
purchased. At the outset the pencil performed excellent, producing the nice
light lines needed for initial layout.
As it happened the Pentel eventually jammed to the point that I had to take the
pencil apart. I was able to get the pencil working again but had to remove a
small grommet which I believe was used to help feed the lead through the barrel,
due to the fact that it would not fit back in place and was causing a blockage
to the advancing lead. While examining the "Graphgear I also noticed that the
barrel portion of the pencil that screws into the upper portion was made of
plastic which would later prove to be the final and most obvious flaw.
The next problem arose when trying to engage a new lead, this often prompted
another jam due to more than one lead trying to make its way through the feed
Finally, on the second to last drawing the pencil fell from about 3 1/2 feet and
snapped in two right at the top of the plastic threaded barrel intersection. It
was irreparable at this point and I chose to complete my remaining drawings with
my trusted 0.5 mm "Helix".