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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