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 4.8 (15 customer reviews)
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June 9, 2012
This was my first Pilot...
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This was my first Pilot Shaker pencil, and it will always be my favorite.

I had this one for a good 10 months before I bought the Pilot Delful Double Knock Mechanical Pencil and the Pilot Dr. Grip CL Offroader Shaker Mechanical Pencil. While those two pencils were quite great, I found myself coming back to this one. I just felt that this pencil felt more solid in my hands and it could tolerate my heavy pressure against paper. The other two felt more plastic, and I wasn't too fond of that. It's comfortable to last a whole day of average lessons, but kind of uncomfortable if you've been writing a lot all day.

As of now, I've had this pencil for two years, and it's still in excellent condition. I would recommend it to anybody who likes these larger barrel pencils. However, if you're one who prefers thinner barrel pencils and have petite handwriting, this is probably not the best pencil for you.

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March 21, 2012
I wish you could revise...
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I wish you could revise reviews here on Jetpens!

Right after sending off my previous review, I found that this pencil actually doesn't advance the lead unless you shake vigorously. Therefore, it won't mess up your pockets unless you're doing some heavy physical activity (jumping and such). You have to shake it with considerable force to make the lead come out, so I don't recommend this for young children.

Also, some more points: the eraser is thin, but long, and the pencil itself is smooth. It doesn't make noises while you write, which is always a plus.

I think.... I think I'm done. Great pencil!

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March 21, 2012
After buying and writing...
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After buying and writing with this pencil, I cannot believe how incredibly low-priced it is. It's cheap, but it doesn't look or feel cheap at all. The barrel is very sturdy. The clip is pretty frail and looks like it would come right off with a little abuse. The shaking mechanism works great, but that's also this pencil's downside-- it works even when you don't want it to. I wish there was a mechanism for making the pencil stop advancing the lead, because this pencil will spit out lead in your pocket.

Still, it's a beautiful pencil, and an amaaazing price. I like that the "stardust", the little white particles, are not uniform. It really gives it that finished, galaxy look.

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January 25, 2012
Amazing MP. For its...
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Amazing MP.
For its affordable price, functional technology, and chic design. Its tip is metal & reliable, you can write precisely with minimum effort. The grip is hard rubber, which gives you maximum control & comfort. Clip is firm.

And its design... oh so beautiful. I got Stardust Blue. I just enjoy staring at my Opt MP. This MP makes studying & writing such a fun activity. Great for students, medical professionals, and travelers !!


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April 20, 2011
I ordered a Stardust...
I ordered a Stardust Blue Opt pencil, and I am in love with it. It's great for taking notes, as the shaking mechanism works great. The lead will retract a little bit once it is pressed on paper, but afterwards it is immobile. It has a nice, heavy feel to it, but it's not tiring. The colour is really nice - looks like a night sky. Sold at a good price, it's a pencil worth buying, especially if you take lots of notes.

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January 12, 2011
This is the first shaker...
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This is the first shaker I have ever purchased. I love that it's made of metal, and that the shaking action isn't so sensitive that the lead comes out durring travel and breaks.

Being a shaker, it seems a little bottom heavy for my tastes but that could just be the nature of the pencils.

Overall, I would definately recomend this pencil and am thinking about purchasing another one in the future.

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December 23, 2010
This pencil is amazing....
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This pencil is amazing. The shaker mechanism is great and easy to use. The eraser is nice and the weight is just perfect. It is very comfortable to use.

I would recommend this to every one that loves design, easy usability, and affordability.

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September 2, 2009
This pencil ROCKS! It...
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This pencil ROCKS! It is a good size and weight and writes extremely well! BUY IT!

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June 26, 2009
I just got my Pilot Opt...
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I just got my Pilot Opt in Stardust Blue. While I bought the pencil for its awesome aesthetics, I'm pleased with its weight, shape and performance. The stock leads are smooth, the eraser (while tiny) works decently and the rubber grip makes for comfortable writing. I didn't even realize it was a shaker pencil until today and its the first shaker pencil I've purchased so I've enjoyed the cheap thrill of shaking out the lead. Recommended!

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January 14, 2015
really really great,...
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really really great, especially for the price.

I love the shaker pencil. I find myself trying to shake my other pencils now when they get short, and then realize I have to click the top... You really do get used to the shaking.

This pencil has a really sturdy metal tip that looks like it will hold up well to jumbling about in ones bag or pocket without snagging or bending. It won't be good for super precise drafting or drawing work, but for general purpose annotations, notes, or formulae it's perfect.

I have it paired with some Tombow Mono-WX 3B graphite, which might smear a little too easily, but the combination makes this pencil smoother than most *pens*.

and the clip! You might find it a little strange the way it sits on a spring-loaded hinge, but that means it opens wide and holds securely against thick things like the cover of your three-ring binder, where it can sit until you need it, such as during music rehearsal.

The grip is normal rubber — not too grippy nor slick either. And the star-field design on the shiny dark blue pencil body is elegant and interesting.

I'm very happy with this pencil.