|Model Number||PENTEL XPP502-G|
|Diameter - Grip||8.8 mm|
|Diameter - Max||8.8 mm|
|Knurled Finger Grip||No|
|Lead Diameter||0.2 mm|
|Lead Grade Indicator||No|
|Lead Sleeve Length||3 mm|
|Length - Body||14.2 cm|
January 24, 2015
Our worthy Japanese colleagues...
Our worthy Japanese colleagues have certainly done it again! One would think that if one purchases a 0.2 mm mechanical pencil, one is automatically destined to spend an inordinate amount of time clearing broken lead fragments out of a clogged pencil point. Not so! This particular mechanical pencil is a sturdy implement and is made to take on protracted writing periods without worries or problems. A real plus is the available dark "B" softness leads that one can purchase for this fine-line pencil. On the off chance that the point ever clogs, the componental structure of this mechanical pencil is relatively simple enough to allow a mechanical inept such as I to put it rapidly in good working order. The small conical lead guide in the pencil's point, once properly seated, ensures that lead is smoothly ejected to the pencil point when needed, and works quite well to practically eliminate lead breakage. The tiny steel reamer opposite the eraser inside the push button is also quite handy for assisting in eliminating point clogs. Add to this designer pastel colors and the pencil is a real all-around winner! It certainly has my unqualified vote!
January 14, 2015
My Orenz .2mm jams multiple...
My Orenz .2mm jams multiple times a day. When the pencil is working, it's very nice to have such a finely tipped mechanical pencil, even though the lead consumption is alarmingly high. This pencil brings to mind a temperamental ("high maintenance") sports car which can do things that others can't -- that is, when the thing is actually working correctly. I am ready to go back to a regular, boring, old .5mm after seeing how unreliable this pencil is.
September 19, 2014
Rugged and stylish P200-like...
Rugged and stylish P200-like body with clever and fool-proof mechanism that allows you to use a 3mm length of lead per click while protecting it with the sliding lead sleeve. Affordable pencil that brings you the best of both worlds, a thin line with none of the inconvenients typically associated with it.
See my full review of this pencil under the review section for the white color.