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This full body aluminum professional drafting pencil has a fully retractable tip and a balanced body that makes it a joy to write/draw with. It also features a binder clip that can clip onto thick objects. The rubber textured grip gives you a comfortable and secure hold.

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Now to those that are...
February 19, 2011
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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 lead.
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This pencil if amazing....
November 20, 2013
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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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Zach Walker
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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I bought this as a replacement...
January 6, 2013
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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!
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I bought this just to...
January 16, 2009
I bought this just to have in my collection of 0.4mm pencils. I didn't expect to be able to use it for my main application which is technical design note writing and math, because it is too front heavy and heavy in general, and the grip, despite the rubber bumpers, is too abrasive for my comfort. These are personal taste aspects rather than criticisms of its quality though, so I still give it 5 stars. The pencil is simply beautiful, extremely well built, and a great show-off piece to lay on the table at a meeting. It is also a good field pencil since it retracts and so protects the tip. Finally, it also has Pentel's classic very short advance per click mechanism that I like.
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