I have a bunch of these...
I have a bunch of these 0.3mm models.
PRO: I find the ergonomics to be perfect. The little flare at the end of the
grip makes it perfect to write without slipping my fingers toward the tip and
loosing my grip. Yet it is smooth so it doesn't abrade my fingers like knurled
drafting pencils, which I just don't get along with. The cap is easy to slide
back on after erasing, while avoiding unintended advance of the lead, which
plagues many pencils. Although, the lead tube is a bit wiggly inside, so
erasing is a bit clumsier than better pencils.
CON: This is a cheap build-quality pencil. The higher end Pts are much
superior. I had problems with mine breaking the 0.3mm leads frequently. I
fixed this by reaming out the lead clutch with a very fine drill bit, of about
0.5mm size. That took the roughness off the inner edges of the clutch, and the
pencils that have been treated this way are much much more reliable now.
If the internal build quality of a Pentel P203/5/7 could be combined with the
smoother, gently flared tip of this pencil, then the perfect pencil would exist,
and I'd buy 100 of them. Also, such a beast in 0.4mm would make me buy 200.
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