A great idea but....What...
May 2, 2014
A great idea but....What a great idea from Pentel. I love larger dia. pencils
(0.9mm is my goto size). I don't have to take buble tests anymore (at almost 50
I should hope not!) but I do have a very heavy hand (I can use 3 to 4 0.5mm
leads a day due to breakage!) so a thicker dia. lead really appeals to me. In
that aspect this pencil is a winner. Grip wise it is suprisingly comfortable.
No it's not a Graphgear 1000, but it is far better than say a P20x. So what we
have is a nice metal sleeve, metal tipped pencil with a decent grip, good
advance and an emergency eraser. Whats not to love? THe mechanics!!! Come on
Pentel- seriously a plastic clutch mechanism?? Not even a 3 jaw clutch, but a
dreaded 2 jaw. Wow was I bummed about that. Time will tell how this holds up
(I will probably take this out to the woodshop to give it a fair shake down).
The included leads are top quality Pentel as is the Mark Sheet eraser. Matter
of fact the eraser is great. Works as well as my Pentel click erase. The set
comes in a nice plastic zipper close bag (mine seems tacky or slightly sticky on
the outside) with wonderful Japanese writing all over it! What a beautiful
language! All in all I like what is here- just not thrilled with the cheapened
mechanics Pentel stuffed inside this.
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