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|Model Number||PILOT HPS-30R-TR4|
|Shipping Weight||0.40 oz|
|Diameter - Grip
|Diameter - Max
|Knurled Finger Grip
|Lead Grade Indicator
|Lead Sleeve Length
|Length - Body
3 people found this helpful
I have several of these,...
, January 16, 2009
I have several of these, since it is one of the few 0.4mm handles that I could
find (in addition to Pentel PG1004) which are very comfortable for general
writing of technical analysis notes and math, rather than drafting. It is
comfortable because it doesn't have an abrasive knurled metal handle, is very
light so it doesn't want to slide toward the paper, and has a little flare at
the front which keeps my grip from sliding forward, despite the simple smooth
plastic body (with very slight grooves).
The build quality is quite cheap, but it works fine. The only thing I don't like
is that the lead advance is quite a large increment. I prefer very slight
advances like many Pentel models. I often have to poke the lead back in and then
advance twice again to get it just right. So I have to let it wear down very
close to the tip or else the next click will make the lead too long. It also has
a minor drawback that the eraser cap on some handles is very tight, and so it's
very difficult to replace without clicking the lead forward.
2 people found this helpful
About as good as it gets...
, September 4, 2011
About as good as it gets for the price. Hard to find 0.4mm size. Has a wire
pipe cleaner on standard eraser, extremely light. I am a fan of the Pilot S
series, the S3 does not disappoint.
2 people found this helpful
Can you say CHERRY! as...
, July 4, 2011
Can you say CHERRY! as in Jolly Rancher (Yippie!)
Meet the Pilot S3 Drafting Pencil!
Top notch plating job on the metal parts
Super bright shiny "Candy Apple" plastic body that is feather light and has a
pretty nice grip
Tight mechanics...no wobble here
A dream entry level pen that is superb for drawing, notetaking, and journal
I have the set in a 122KCal "Carrot Orange" Roll Pencil Case...ready to go at
Highly Reccomended ENJOY!! :)
| My old favorite was the...
, June 27, 2013
My old favorite was the Pentel P205 for doing detailed math and circuit work. I
like the thin body where you grip it, they aren't expensive and last forever.
I tried a .4 mm when I learned they existed because I break the .3 mm to
easily and the .5 mm started feeling a little too thick and the .4 is perfect
for me. I tried a couple of the Ohto's and the Pilot S-10 but the machined
aluminum was too abrasive on my fingers. I tried this Pilot S-3 expecting junk
because it is plastic. I was mistaken. This pencil is great for me. It's very
comfortable and I can write with it for a long time without adjusting my grip.
The lead advance is correct for me and the lead is held tightly. I even like
the S-3 better than the S-5 because my fingers automatically adjust to the
smooth plastic better than the rubber plastic of the S-5. If you want a general
writing pencil with a finer line you can not beat this one. The only downside
is the transparent plastic red body isn't my favorite style, it looks cheap but
don't be fooled the performance is great.