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Nicely finished, minimal...
, April 26, 2012
Nicely finished, minimal swirling in the sparkly blue plastic, and thicker
around the middle than it seems in photos. It's fairly equivalent to the Pilot
S3 in overall proportions, finish, and smoothness of operation, though more
comfortable through the grip area. I appreciate the clean, slim spring clip,
with no bulky tip to interfere with closing a hardbound sketchbook. It's a
decent pencil, I'd say, but not quite as solid or precise as a Pentel P205 or a
Zebra Drafix. The advance mechanism is a brass 3-jaw clutch, and the magazine
tube is plastic. The lead grade indicator stays firmly in place, though the end
cap seems ever so slightly too loose, much like the Pilot S3.
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It's quite light, but...
, January 8, 2011
It's quite light, but it's a great pencil.
| 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
| Pretty much same as what...
, October 21, 2013
Pretty much same as what other people say, but if you get this, do not
disassemble to clean the tip unless you have a neat and clean workspace. I
tried to unjam my pencil in class once, and a very tiny rubber piece randomly
fell out and was lost in the carpet somewhere. My pencil has not worked since,
because whenever I click to advance lead, sometimes as much as a centimeter
comes out, or sometimes barely anything comes out. The rubber piece regulates
the amount of lead dispensed, but if you take it apart, it'll most likely fall
out if you aren't extremely careful. Then lead dispense will not be regulated,
and the pencil will not be nearly as good as if it were new.
I would personally recommend the P205 if you are looking for a solid drafting
pencil that is easy to maintain/unjam/clean. Besides, it's 20 cents cheaper
| This is a great pencil,...
, September 1, 2012
This is a great pencil, especially for the price. I've gotten so many other $4-5
pencils and they are a pain to write with. This one feels solid, has a nice
smooth clicking action, and looks really elegant (rather than industrial like
most drafting pencils). A really nit-picky perk for me is that the cap for the
eraser is a solid design too--the entire end (blue and silver sheath) comes off
to reveal the eraser, so you can't accidentally twist the part that shows the
lead number while you're getting at the eraser. I'm very glad I ordered two of
these, and may get another!