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 2.3 (6 customer reviews)
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3 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
  This lead is garbage...., March 18, 2011
This lead is garbage. It breaks too easily. It's rough and drags on the paper.
2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
  The red 0.5 lead Mars..., October 29, 2010
By jco...
The red 0.5 lead Mars Micro Color by Staedtler remains unsurpassable. Pentel is still far away. I have tried any and all red leads.
  Poor and very light...., February 17, 2014
By zak...
Poor and very light. Would not recommend.
  The lead breaks very..., February 2, 2014
The lead breaks very easily and requires a rather firm pressure to leave a mark on the page. So, you either press hard enough to make a mark and break the lead, or avoid breaking the lead which prevents anything more than a hairline, super-light, illegible marking.
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
   Being new to the colored..., February 20, 2013

Being new to the colored lead fad I decided to buy the three biggest brands of 0.5mm lead. Staedtler Mars MIcro (blue), UNI-ball (red), and Pentel Stein (red). I wanted to buy each brand in red but mars was only offered in blue.

Erasability: Both the Pentel and Mars leads were impossible to erase and act like an indelible pencil. The UNI however erased as easy as normal graphite. (I tried using both normal pencil erasers as well as the premium hi-polymer erasers).

Durability: Both the Pentel Stein and the UNI appeared to be fairly comparable in their durability (the UNI may be slightly stronger). The MARS lead reminded me of those 2 foot long rubber pencils that you use to play with as a kid (huge fail)

The left handed smudge: writing more like an indelible pencil both the MARS and Pentel appeared to be resistant to smudging. Although the UNI smudged noticeably less than a standard graphite lead it could not compete with the other two.

Color and depth: Both the Mars and UNI appear to write with a deeper and smooth feel while the Pentel offers a slightly more crisp feel.

Overall I am most impressed with the UNI however will be investing in the Pentel because I need an indelible pencil for work.
1 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
  does anyone have this..., October 14, 2010
By gizzyb
does anyone have this lead is it good for just writting ugh... i need help