|Model Number||PENTEL PG527C|
|Body Color||Dark Blue|
|Diameter - Grip||9.6 mm|
|Diameter - Max||9.6 mm|
|Knurled Finger Grip||Yes|
|Lead Diameter||0.7 mm|
|Lead Grade Indicator||No|
|Lead Sleeve Length||4.1 mm|
|Length - Body||14.1 cm|
December 11, 2013
I was surprised by the...
I was surprised by the quality of this pencil especially with its price.
Metal knurled grip looks superb, and feels very nice too.
Only minor glitch, the rubber insde the tip drags on the lead, so the click, though nicely heared, is not sharp at the end. But that's really least important thing of all.
Highly recommend this pencil!
March 31, 2013
I purchased the Graphgear...
I purchased the Graphgear 500 to replace my previous daily use pencil, the Pentel P200 series, and because it had a knurled grip. After trying most of the 0.5mm drafting pencils that Jetpens has to offer, this series is my favorite.
-Eraser cap stays in place
-Clip is removable (I do not like clips on my drafting pencils, as when I turn them they dig into my skin)
-Solid "click" sound
-Plastic body is strong enough to not bend under writing (in fact, this pencil and the more expensive Pentel Graphlet shar everything except the grips)
-The grip is the a comfortable knurling (the closest I have found to the Rotring 600's knurling)
-View of the lead is absolutely superb, yet the tip is still strong
-The balance is towards the tip, making it easier to guide the pencil as apposed to forcing it
-Very durable all around
-It's appealing to look at, and people notice the syringe-like look as an example of quality and precision
-Not pocket safe (I make a little cap out of heat-shrink tubing to protect the tip and my pockets)
-Slightly awkward at first due to the difference in size of the grip to the shaft
-Sometimes the end cap/lead sleeve will annoyingly rattle, but it more often does not
I do recommend this pencil, for the price you get a knurled grip, very solid mechanism, perfect weight balance, and a very durable pencil. I own all of these pencils, and they all see use. The 0.5 is my personal favorite, however this pencil is excellent as far as .7 mm pencils go.
March 23, 2013
I own 6 of these, five...
I own 6 of these, five 0.7mm and one 0.5 mm. They are excellent pencils. I am a highschool student, and use them daily. They are very durable, and not all that heavy, so you don't need to be wooried about the tip if you drop it. Highly reccomended; excellent pencil, especially at this price range
December 14, 2012
nice pencil, love the...
nice pencil, love the grip, aesthetically sweet. downside - and you'll see it to a different extent on every mechanical/drafting pencil - loses grip of the last 1.5cm of lead, so either you stay persistent and write really light, or you just yank it out and add it to the waste pile.
August 18, 2012
heavy knurled grip. quality...
heavy knurled grip. quality plastic barrel. great for writing and math. high quality drafting pencil.