Rotring 800 Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - Black Body

Rotring 800 Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - Black Body

$52.00 $46.80
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3.5 (6 reviews)
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Can a Rotring 600 become any better? Yes, add a retractable tip and you have the incredible Rotring 800. Rotring mechanical pencils are highly sought-after and requested at JetPens. The weight and feel are exactly what many people expect for professional drafting pencils. The Rotring 800 has a 4 mm lead sleeve that fully retracts, an all-metal brass body, a traditional knurled grip, and a clip. The lead sleeve is smoothly retracted by twisting the knurled section near the top of the pencil. This feature is wonderful for protecting the tip of this weighty pencil and your pockets. Engineers admire this pencil for its solid construction, lead advancement mechanism, and long guide pipe that provides an excellent view of the lead. A refillable eraser sits at the top, concealed by a cap.

The pencil is stylish, with a technical look and high-quality parts. Its hexagonal form is reminiscent of traditional wooden pencils, and accents include the iconic Rotring red circle below the eraser.

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I don't want to talk...
November 6, 2015
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I don't want to talk about it. Just buy the 600, seriously.
I'll start by addressing...
October 31, 2015
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I'll start by addressing the two primary concerns people have with the 800.

The first is potential lead breakage. I purposely got the 0.7 mm variant as a stop gap to see if a thicker lead would not result in breakage, and so far that is not the case. No breakage here.

The second gripe people have is in the squishy nature of the lead advancement mechanism and the motion of the lead sleeve itself when you click. This issue DOES exist, but you have to decide if that matters for you.

At the end of the day, the 800 has almost exactly the same writing experience as the 600, but with the convenience of the retraction. Same length, same weight, same knurling. Precision-focused professionals may detect some play in the lead sleeve, but for daily writing it is barely noticeable. The 600 is a fabulous pencil, and the 800 nearly matches it, if not for some minor gripes.

You basically have to decide if the retraction is worth another 20 dollars. If you just want a solid writing piece and portability is not a concern for you, go with the 600. If you need to be able to take your pencil on the go, the 800 is a fine variation.
I had high expectations...
July 17, 2015
I had high expectations for this pencil given its impeccable pedigree. Unfortunately, the deflections at the lead shaft are so high the lead continually breaks inside the pencil, rendering the pencil useless. I also bought the silver one at the same time and both exhibit the same 'play' or 'slop' at the end piece that moves out for writing. I've had to retire both pencils unused. Can not recommend.
Fantastic pencil, re...
May 7, 2015
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Fantastic pencil, recomended
I have tried a few Rotring...
April 14, 2015
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I have tried a few Rotring pencils: The 500 has too much plastic. It and the 600 don't retract the sleeve-tip. The Rapid-Pro is much too long for my comfort. The 800 solves all the above issues for me plus feels solid and well weighted, which makes it well worth its price.

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