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March 1, 2013
Heres my review on this...
Heres my review on this pencil.
Length - Decent, not real long, not real short, it works.
Pipe Length - About standard, not enough to make a difference on how I hold it for writing.
Tip - Works well enough, no gripes.
Grip - Has one.
Body - More of a solid piece, dont really have to worry about it unscrewing at the tip, works well.
Clip - Standard, works well enough.
Cap - One mine, they've never slipped off, so thats a HUGE plus in my book.
Eraser - Has one, but I really dont use it. Some have the needle for clearing, never needed it personally.
Finish - Kinda shiny, doesnt show scratches really, the shiny metal makes it more appealing to the eye. The different body colors makes it easy to see what lead size the pencil is.
Weight - On the lighter side, not a problem in my book, weight isnt really ever an issue with me in pencils.
Lettering - Pretty decent, they placed it a good spot where it really wont get rubbed off from using it consonantly.
Tip - Has unscrewed before while writing, nothing major, and again, this is the pencil I've used the most in my writing.
Lead Indicator - Doesnt have one, I just write whatever lead softness I'm using and tape it on the body below the cap.
Grip - Biggest problem, not that its a huge problem, but it tends to get slippery when writing for hours. Wish the grip groves were more pronounced.
I love this pencil, I've gotten more used to other drafting pencils with better grips and other features, but I wouldnt feel right not having one of these. For the price, definitely worth having. I own the 0.5mm, 0.7mm and the 0.9mm. I used to the 0.5mm growing up, but for the past 4 yrs, I've really liked using the thicker lead, when having to jot something down really fast, I dont have worry about the lead breaking, Plus, the softer the lead, the thicker the lines (and darker). So you could use a harder lead which would give you a thinner line (due to it not wearing down as fast) with the strength of a thicker lead.
August 18, 2012
Thick lead, but expected....
Thick lead, but expected. great for writing notes, that's why i have 0.7 and 0.5 for the fine work. p207 and p205.
P209 is great to add to my collection for a little diversity. more of a mustard yellow color if anyone is wondering.