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This pencil is pretty...
, February 28, 2011
This pencil is pretty nice but not amazing. The barrel seems to be made of a
type of plastic however the eraser cap and front end seems to be made of metal.
The overall feeling of the pencil is a bit shaky and the back cap seems to fall
off easily. The lead indicator is a piece of loose tape under a plastic bit that
can become loose if the front metal end isn't on properly. The clip is pretty
cheap but works alright. The mechanism for pushing out the lead is actually
really good in contrast and I haven't had any real issues with it. The back part
which holds the eraser in place, a little metal bit is extremely easy to bend
and break as well. Overall it is functional, just a bit cheap feeling. That is
to be expected however for such a low price.
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This pencil is one of...
, November 1, 2010
This pencil is one of my new favorites. The lead advance is perfect and it
writes very smooth. The only thing I don't like is that the dial "lead
indicator" is not tighter. It keeps turning every time I write. I also bought
one of these in 0.3 and the indicator is perfect and doesn't turn very easily on
that one. I like my indicators to stay in one place because I switch my lead a
lot. Maybe I just got a bad pencil with a loose dial, I don't know. But other
than that, I think it is a pencil that I will be using for years to come! :o)
| I love the superior design...
, June 25, 2014
I love the superior design and quality of all the Platinum drafting pencils.
They really did a good job on all of them. The only con I have is the fact that
they are labled with the phrase, "Pro-Use," which I find kinda embrassing.
However, unless someone is native speaker of English, it probably won't be
noticable lol. And, indeed. Originally, these were not intended for sale in the
| if you consider buying...
, October 24, 2010
if you consider buying your first drafting pencil, then consider this pencil. It
has a very nice grip, very good feel when you write. Perfect weight balance,
very nice eraser, btw the cap is made from metal and the body is made from
metal. Not only good for drafting, it's also very good for taking notes. What
else to say...
I haven't found any disadvantages in this pencil. The price is good. The pencil
is perfect. I would recommend it to anybody.
| I'm using this for sketching...
, April 10, 2009
I'm using this for sketching before I scan art into computer and color etc. The
pencil looks great, light weight, more or less balanced, slightly heavier
towards eraser end, I'd prefer more weight at the front but no biggie. Solid
construction, tiny eraser under cap (I use a slew of other erasers so not a
problem), rubber grip is solid, not cushy or anything, it simply provides
something nice to grip.
Lead mechanism seems clean, lead advances at a good rate, I never have to push
lead back in then re-advance to get amount I want. Sturdy construction, eraser
cap stays on just fine, the window you turn to know what lead you're loaded with
is simple, easy to use and never gets in the way.
I was able to pull the clip off after some picking and pulling which is great
since on my cheaper Pentel's I would always break the clip off then tape over
the sharp remains with electric tape. One thing to note the clip might snag on
clothing since the end is not pulled back into a loop.
Mario is right, the pencil looks thicker in the picture, I kind of wish it was
that way! Overall a solid pencil, both semi cheap and good, doesn't wow me in
any way other than its clean looks, but it doesn't dissapoint either and it's a
step above my longtime used Pentel side clicking mechanism pencils so I'm happy
overall and look forward to using it for years to come.
- Rogers -