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-TG9
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Green
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Diameter - Grip 9.5 mm
Diameter - Max 11.0 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Translucent Green
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.9 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

There are many fine mechanical...
November 21, 2008
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There are many fine mechanical pencils offered on this website and I have used a number of them. Ounce for ounce, the Pilot S3 offers the best value. An extremely reasonable price for a durable, attractive and comfortable drafting and writing tool. Highly recommended!
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Love this pencil. People...
November 3, 2014
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Love this pencil. People try to steal it all the time. Very sturdy.
October 31, 2014
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Color me impressed. ...
June 3, 2014
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Color me impressed. I was a bit hesitant to order this as I'm not a huge Pilot fan, and even less of a fan of styrene barreled pencils. Boy was I wrong on both accounts. This is a well crafted pencil. Super smooth action, brass jaws, and all metal tip section. Nice work there Pilot! I'm a bit frazzeled that the mechanics are not removable from the body of the pencil (ala Graphgear 500 and the Graphlet line) but this seems to be a growing trend these days (heck even my Ohto PM500 is permenatly fixed in the body). The grip section is comfortable enough and extends half way up the barrel. The barrel itself has very little flex and seems surprisingly strong. It also tapers up to the end and feels very nice. Pocket clip is a an odd metal thing (extend 3/4 of the way around the barrel, but yet seems amazingly strong) THe eraser cap is super long and very hard to pull off (no feeling one way or the other) The eraser is pretty tiny with very little usable extra once worn down to the metal holder. On a great note a clean out wire is included (YEA!). 4 leads are included and I can only guess that they are Pilot's NEOX HB lead. Smooth writing and pretty consistent shading. All in all this is a nice pencil in the economy class. This will be going in my rotation and may be good enough to consider getting one of the higher S line offerings.
When I initially got...
October 31, 2013
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When I initially got this pencil I was upset because I wasn't paying attention and missed that it was .9 mm so it sat on the back burner for a while. However, once I started to use it I have fallen in love. The weight is so balanced and the entire body feels really steady. I'm not a fan of the lead they included only because it seems prone to smearing. Overall I really love this pencil, even the .9 mm lead size (which is super unusual for me).