4.2 (5 reviews)
JetPens had heard about the S Series from Pilot (S3, S5, S10, S20, etc) long before we first held one, and now we understand why people love them so much.

The S3 line has the same great shape and body of the higher S series drafting pencils, but in a plastic form. The plastic barrels are colored to match the lead size of the pencil.

Pencils feature a ribbed grip (longer than usual to accommodate different hands), fixed sleeve and clip. This pencil will fulfill all your professional drafting pencil needs at a very economical price.

Model NumberPILOT HPS-30R-TB5
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Black
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Diameter - Grip 9.5 mm
Diameter - Max 11.0 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Translucent Black
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Sleeve Length 4.0 mm
Length - Body 14.5 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal

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Customer Reviews

This pencil is reasonably...
March 26, 2011
This pencil is reasonably comfortable to hold, with a relatively thick barrel and a fairly broad range of grip position available- if you crowd the tip, it'll do fine. My only ergonomic gripe is that the plastic can be pretty slick, which is probably why there are other models with progressively grippier grip areas available. Lead advance is by a 3-jawed brass clutch, which unfortunately doesn't feel terribly precise or "clicky". The translucent barrel grants an unflattering view of the mechanism woggling to and fro in its passage. The other end of the pencil is reasonably snug, though the cap can feel a bit loose. The quality of plastic and molding is, overall, excellent, however, and the eraser includes a cleaning pin. I can't say I'd recommend this over, say, the Paper Mate Precision models offered elsewhere on this site, with similar, and more successfully met, ergonomic goals.
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I love this pencil a...
November 27, 2007
I love this pencil a lot. Not only does it look tech, but not geeky, it's also really comfortable to hold. It's not too short nor too heavy at all. It actually looks kind of classy. I love it a lot.

Contrary to what is stated on the description, there are really several different colors for every point size. I have the 0.5mm in red. I want to try the 0.4mm size next once I see it in stores.
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This is a pretty spiffy...
March 11, 2011
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This is a pretty spiffy pencil. Or at least, it looks cool to carry around. Rather ergonomic and has a long grip, but you're better off buying a thicker version if you don't have tiny hands.
This pencil is not the...
February 10, 2011
This pencil is not the best and is a little expensive. The body is plastic and there is no grip at all. However, it does work well and is cool to carry around.
I really want this pencil!...
July 19, 2010
I really want this pencil! And in relation to the previous comment/review I really want to see the other colors for the different lead sizes! Also, I was wondering if you can buy replacement erasers for the Pilot S series of Mechanical Pencils