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I have the Pentel Graphgear...
, July 18, 2011
I have the Pentel Graphgear 1000 in 0.5, 0.7, & 0.9.
Very well made & just looks good. Color coded grips are appealing and helpful.
Feels very precise. Retractable nib makes carrying it easy. Solid build, the
clip is strong and gives a very satisfying "click" when the nib is retracted.
Lighter weight than I expected (not a problem, more of an observation), wish the
center of balance was closer to the front. The knurled grip is not quite
knurled enough for me, but that's just personal preference & it works fine.
Strange but true- the eraser gets very dirty unless the pencil is loaded with a
very hard lead- maybe because this is more of a drafting pencil.
When I purchased this pencil I really wanted it to be my favorite, but it's not.
But the set has a place in my desk & I use each of them regularly. Better
suited to drafting than writing, this is a technical pencil that looks very cool
& is a pleasure to use. A definite asset to any collection, you can't go wrong
with the Graphgear 1000.
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I've been using this...
, August 4, 2011
I've been using this pencil for few days and it's excellent, I think most
artists will love it. It has a nice weight, length, grip, everything you need
for drawing, as well as good for writing.
Although if it weren't for these rubbers on the metal grip, it would be perfect.
It feels fine but.. I'm not a very fan of rubber grips, as I know these will
deteriorate over time and shorten the lifespan of the pencil.
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My main dissatisfaction...
, September 14, 2006
My main dissatisfaction with this pencil is that the tip piece screws into a
plastic body piece, not a metal body piece as I had hoped it would, but that is
a feature very few pencils have.
Other than that, it is an excellent pencil. It is unquestionably stylish, easy
to hold, and has an excellent clip. The mechanism feels solid and reliable. The
barrel above the grip is an attractive textured metal that is comfortable to
hold in your hand.
This pencil is heavier than most, but a bit lighter than I guessed by the
Overall, I highly recommend it.
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I have this Pentel Graphgear...
, July 19, 2011
I have this Pentel Graphgear 1000, the Uniball Kurutoga, and the (2) of the
Uniball PipeShift mechanical pencils, all ordered from JetPens.
I have to admit, this is probably the best one of the bunch. I thought the Kura
Toga would be the best, and it is very good, but this one is longer and feels
more precise. It's all made of aluminum I believe, which gives it a sturdy dense
feel, but it's not heavier than the Kura toga. It' super precise and has a
flashy, durable, quality feel to it.
Definitely, one of the best pencils I ever used and I use it for writing.
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PENTEL is Definately...
, March 6, 2011
PENTEL is Definately My Favorite Pencil Brand - High style/design & Top
I have the whole set of these pencils :) All ranging from lead thicknesses 0.3,
0.4, 0.5, 0.7 & 0.9
Incredible pencils i might say.
Best for drafters in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscaping Arch.
Engineering, etc. You name it :) These are for you
*Not only are these pencil incased w/aluminum but they also last much much
longer than any other "plastic" ones, & by the way did i mention these are
"Aluminum" so they are light-weight aswell :)
*Grip is very good, has a lead desity indicator that you are able to rotate &
*The retractable tip is great so that the tips wont get damaged.