Average Customer Review
(6 customer reviews)
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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!
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!
i finally brought a 0.4mm...
, April 25, 2012
i finally brought a 0.4mm pencil, they're really hard to find in the UK (pentel
is the only one that manufactures the 0.4 types), i really find the colors
really attractive and the style pretty awesome, it came with a pipe cleaner, and
the pencil works beautifully so far, and it feels nice to use, write and draw
with, the price is more expensive in comparison to my other mech pencils (the
most i spent is £9.00 (about $14.40)), but it was well worth it though, imo
The clip for these pencils...
, February 11, 2009
The clip for these pencils are new and improved!
They now move about an axle which is just awesome. 5stars!
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.