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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.
I’m reposting this under the .4mm because I bought a .4mm at the same time. I
have never really used a .4mm and sometimes the .3mm is just too small and .5mm
is too big this is a perfect in-between size and great feeling writing pencil.
I’m probably going to buy a couple more when I place my next order for more
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This pencil if amazing....
, November 20, 2013
This pencil if amazing. Nice and heavy, but not awkward. I highly reccomend it.
I purchased this pencil from JetPens about a month ago and recieved a faulty
product. Withing 12 hours of me contacting the costomer service, they had
responded and already placed a replacement in the mail. Guys, this company is
fantastic. Friendly, underpriced, three day shipping, and all around easy to
work with. If you are debating whether to buy from this company or take a risk
on ebay or amazon, don't. I will absolutely but from this company many, many
more times. Thanks, JetPens!
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By far my favorite mechanical/...
, August 7, 2012
By far my favorite mechanical/drafting pencil. The .5's just wasn't thin enough
- I thought wow, a 0.4 isn't that lead too thin. I am happy to say I was dead
wrong. This is a FANTASTIC pencil. It works so well and can take a beating.
The nice weight also makes it easy to use when drawing. One thing, watch out
that you don't tighten the barrel too much when you are changing indicators!
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Before I get into the...
, January 14, 2014
Before I get into the one >>titchy qualm I have about it, let me assure you that
I think this is a fantastic pencil. It has a brilliant grip, excellent balance
and the most satisfying nib retract mechanism I have ever heard. Disassembling
it takes ten seconds and reassembling it takes ten seconds as well. The parts
fit so tightly together and the all-metal casing feels so solid that I don't
think this pencil will be breaking anytime soon. Unlike Uni's drafting pencils
(which are also wonderful) the clip is indestructible. Pentel knew what they
were doing when they made that clip. I use it ever day and I would certainly buy
it again. But, there is one thing I am a >>tiny bit concerned about.
I am a pencil lead hoarder. It's a bit of an unconscious habit of mine, but
whenever anyone in my family buys new pencils for whatever reason, they always
get the kind that have an entire extra case of lead. They use the pencil and
then once they're done with the lead in the pencil, either it gets lost and they
buy another or they manage to find another piece of lead. In the end, though, I
always end up with the pencil lead case. so far, I'd guess that I've accumulated
about 75-150 pieces of standard 0.5mm lead, and it's still accumulating. I now
have an entire section of my drawer dedicated to just pencil lead. The reason
I'm bantering like this is that the 0.4mm lead used in this model of the Gg1000
is the furthest from standard of any lead. No-one uses it, ever. I am the only
one I know who has a 0.4mm pencil. Thankfully, I have a case of 30 pieces of
0.4mm lead, and I know that if I run out, I could just buy some more from here,
but that is kind of a hassle compared to just opening my drawer and finding
plenty of lead there that I can just grab.
It's not a criticism of the pencil. I love the pencil. I think the pencil is one
of the nicest I've ever used. But I do regret buying the 0.4mm on the spot
because Kinokuniya didn't have any 0.5mm models like the fool that I am. In my
opinion, if you were thinking about getting this pencil, unless you have a
specific reason for using 0.4mm lead (There's nothing wrong with it, it's just
not standard.) then I would say go standard. Get the 0.5mm one. Save yourself
some time and shipping costs.
That's my rant for the week done. If you read through that entire thing without
wanting to punch me in the face for dragging it on so long, then you are a
champion and you deserve a gold star.
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I bought this as a replacement...
, January 6, 2013
I bought this as a replacement for my Ohto Promecha 500P 0.4mm pencil which had
its tip bent by a careless coworker. I can honestly say it is the best pencil I
have ever owned! The retractable tip is perfect for protecting the pencil from
damage if accidently dropped and the clip is very sturdy and well made. The grip
is very comfortable and has just the right texture of rubber and metal for
comfort and easy control when writing. I will be recommending this pencil to all
my friends who are studying to become engineers!