Average Customer Review
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There are many fine mechanical...
, November 21, 2008
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!
Color me impressed. ...
, June 3, 2014
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
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).