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.
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