Platinum Pro-Use Original 03 Drafting Pencil - 0.3 mm - Silver Body

Platinum Pro-Use Original 03 Drafting Pencil - 0.3 mm - Silver Body

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3.9 (10 reviews)
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Start each design project with this original style drafting pencil from Platinum. The pencil features an acrylic resin body, a fixed 4 mm guide pipe length, lead grade indicator, ribbed plastic grip and metal clip. Pencil dimensions: 5.73 inch (145.5 mm) length x 0.37 inch (9.5 mm) diameter.

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I have a bunch of these...
October 15, 2011
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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the pencil is a little...
May 27, 2016
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the pencil is a little light but works very well and well worth the price. the 0.3mm lead is WONDERFUL for layout as the lines are superfine when you are erasing after inking
like how tiny the print...
March 15, 2016
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like how tiny the print is when writing with this pencil
Very comfortable in the...
March 11, 2016
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Very comfortable in the hand.
A decent pencil but personally...
March 7, 2014
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A decent pencil but personally mine malfunctioned a few days after I got it. The pencil is also extremely light which makes drawing hard. Would not recommend but I could have just gotten a messed up one.

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