Platinum ZeroShin Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Black

Platinum ZeroShin Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Black

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4.8 (4 reviews)
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Get the most out of your lead with the economical ZeroShin Mechanical pencil! The pencil minimizes lead waste by allowing you to use lead up to the last 1 mm, due to its innovative double-chuck mechanism.

Note: for this mechanism to work so that you can use your lead to the very last bit, an additional piece of lead must be loaded in the pencil body.

This mechanical pencil features a rubber grip for added comfort and a long twist eraser with a usable length of approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm). The eraser is refillable.

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Customer Reviews

SO NICE to have this...
August 30, 2014
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SO NICE to have this solid pencil.

I'm an artist and I use mechanical pencils (0.5) all the time. At first, I used the Kuru Toga pencil so I wouldn't have to stop to click and advance the lead, however Kuro Togo basically works when the lead is lifted and placed back on the paper -- which happens less with drawing versus writing. Then I moved to a shaker system, so I can advance the lead with just a flick of the wrist instead of stopping to click it with my thumb.

However, in all cases one thing that irked me was the loss of lead / breakage. And THAT was the real loss.

The ZeroShin is a great solution for lead loss/breakage. It holds the lead VERY close and uses a LOT more of the lead right to the end (well, there's a little bit that doesn't hold, but it's far better than other pencils). I have to stop and click with my thumb to advance the lead, but the amount of lead I am saving makes up for it.

The pencil is light. A bit too light for my tastes and the rubber on the grip is hard. If you're into gel grips you may have to buy one of those slip-on grips (since the pencil is thin enough).

Loading the pencil is easy, and it holds the usual amount of leads. I don't use the eraser so I can't comment on that.

The ZeroShin may not be the fanciest pencil on the shelf, but it is the most practical and makes up for it by using 97% of your lead instead of usual breakage and loss of control when the lead gets short. As an artist I can depend on it, lean on it a tiny bit more, and I have MORE control because the lead is SOLID with the pencil.

There is NO *wobble* as the pencil holds the lead. The wobble (inside the lead sleeve) is one of the main reasons for breakage. The ZeroShin is rock solid and feels like a wooden pencil lead. I appreciate this as an artist.
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This pencil makes lead...
January 14, 2016
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This pencil makes lead last so much longer. I'll probably have to will the extra lead to my kids one day (so long as humanity still uses pencils). The grip and the eraser are nothing special, but they get the job done.
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Nice pencil...
May 7, 2015
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Nice pencil
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January 6, 2015
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