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I was surprised by the...
December 11, 2013
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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!
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I purchased the Graphgear...
March 31, 2013
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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.
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By for the most comfortable...
July 15, 2016
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By for the most comfortable lead holder I own. I would strongly consider replacing all sizes of my lead holders with this brand. Extremely easy to switch out lead (I go from colored leads to graphite frequently), and study construction. This will definitely be the drafting pencil I carry to draw on the go.
Good weight and bala...
July 5, 2016
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Good weight and balance
GREAT pencil for the...
May 27, 2016
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GREAT pencil for the price! i use it when i want some color in my layouts in watercolor with piolot color eno neox red lead as there is no grey graphite to muddy up the page. it makes a line big enough to see and doesnt break off like the .5 does... i will buy more
Excellent price on a...
May 9, 2016
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Excellent price on a very good drafting style pencil. One of the best values out there. Go ahead and spend days on Amazon digging. Add up what your time is worth! You will be back here instead of continuing to play the Amazon shipping, price and "month long slow boat from the far east" game. I've found that to be true time and time again!
This was my first drafting...
May 8, 2016
This was my first drafting pencil. I bought it last year and it still works fine today. But I had to buy a second one because I let a classmate at my school use it and he dropped it. Other then that I have experienced no problems. Definitely a favourite of mine. Pentel is awesome!
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Good solid mechanical...
February 24, 2016
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Good solid mechanical pencil, with much better feel than the plastic versions. Great value.
Love the weight of the...
January 26, 2016
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Love the weight of the pencil and the grip.. It's great
Love it. Just what I...
November 5, 2015
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Love it. Just what I was looking for
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