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The absolute best pencil...
, August 26, 2010
The absolute best pencil in the world to a price less than $50.
As engineer I have used this type of pen for more than 25 years. If you just
take a minimum care of this pen, it will last for more than 10 years. This pen
I clean the pin for lead perhaps once a week or less.
I have worn out two or three pens in my working time, where that pen always are
next to me at my desk for drafting and writing notes.
I hope this pen never will go out of production. It can not get stars enough
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This is the best .5 pencil...
, January 26, 2013
This is the best .5 pencil I know of. The tail piece can be conveniently
tightened to lock the lead indicator in place, and Pentel didn't bother to waste
my time with a cruddy little eraser that I would inevitably have to replace. I
never make mistakes anyway so why should I ever have to erase... The thin
plastic click button looked like it would have been unpleasant to use because of
it's small size, but I found it slightly more entertaining to click than some
other thicker metal push buttons. Unlike the P205, the pencil doesn't have a
molded place to slide the clip into; therefore, the pencil doesn't look funny
without it's tightly fitted clip if you like to keep the pencil on your desk.
Sadly, without the clip, the pencil will roll slightly more than a six sided
pencil because it has more sides. The tip holds the lead firmly and precisely.
The plastic ringed grip is the most comfortable plastic grip I have yet to find.
I would like to note that the Zebra Drafix pencil in .5, which has a similarly
comfy ringed plastic grip that is slightly thicker in diameter, would be better
for people with larger hands, people looking to save $8, or people who desire an
eraser and don't mind the thick plastic cap.
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The PG5 is the real deal....
, February 4, 2012
The PG5 is the real deal. It's the sort of no-nonsense drafting tool that would
have been used to design the Viking Mars landers or the Voyager space probes.
The advance mechanism and nosepiece are identical to the p205, but everything
from there up is distinctly higher-grade and arguably worth the premium. The
magazine tube is metal, about 3mm in diameter, and is securely stabilized on the
top end by a snug, threaded plastic collar, to which is threaded the machined
aluminum top piece, which retains the advance button with its long cleaning
wire. No eraser, but come on, have some self respect and carry a quality click
or block eraser. This is more Sharp Kerry grade than P205, though they all use
essentially similar (and quite deservedly praised) mechanisms. The
vintage-pencil nerd in me adores the old-fashioned "GRAPH PENCIL" stamped into
the side of the barrel. The PG5 is well worth the price, and probably the best
Pentel available from this retailer.
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i have two PG5's which...
, September 23, 2009
i have two PG5's which i have been using since 1996. although they now rarely
see use at the vemco, i still use them for drawing and sketching. they are
lightweight and slender with a removable clip. there is no eraser, but by
removing the aluminum top ferrule, the plug can be removed, revealing a cleaning
wire. the mass of my pg5 sans clip is 8.5g, compared to the 9.0g mass of a
classic p205 with clip.
| I bought this for working...
, October 27, 2013
I bought this for working math problems, taking notes, and sketching. The first
thing I noticed was the flawless build quality. It has a good weight, and a
vintage look. It feels durable. The round, ringed, plastic grip is secure and
tapers from the hard plastic polygonal barrel. The advancement of the lead is
positive. The tip is not "pocket safe". The PG5 works as well as the excellent
Pentel P205, but offers a unique grip and style. Some pencils I try, but lose
interest. The Pentel PG5 is a classic pencil that holds my interest.