Rotring 800 Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - Black Body

Rotring 800 Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - Black Body

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3.0 (12 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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1st (1996) Rotring Newton...
February 22, 2016
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1st (1996) Rotring Newton Mechanical Pencil 7mm (Matte Black - No Knurling.) 20 years later and works perfectly. Now lives in my Tamrac Expedition 7x camera bag.

2nd (2016) Rotring 800 Drafing Pencil 7mm. Reading & watching some of the YouTube videos reviews, i.e. Tolerances not being tight where the nib extends from the inner sleeve... I don't know what they're talking about. Their isn't any wobble, looseness, nor movement. This pencil is a pleasure to write with. My only complaint is, for some reason, the pencil lead that is currently feed down the shaft, keeps snapping in two, withinside the pencil itself. Odd. But, I'm still keeping the pencil. Lead being use is the, "Pilot Neox High-Purity Graphite Pencile Lead 2B". Not an issue with the above mentioned Rotring Newton.
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I really want to love...
December 20, 2015
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I really want to love this pencil. It's beautiful and it's among the most enjoyable pencils to hold. The gold accents are great; the matte black finish is super cool; the red accents are a nice touch. If only the pencil worked.

On the positive side, apart from its looks, the pencil is weighted nicely. It's easy to write with and easy to keep a firm grip on. The knurled grip is gentle enough on skin without sacrificing grip strength.

The retractable tip is a nightmare. Twisting the top to move the tip works well enough, but designing the pencil around this function causes a lot of problems. For some reason, the barrel of the pencil has almost 0.2 cm of slack when clicking, so the cap and the tip wiggle a lot. After pushing through the slack, advancing the lead feels like using a miniature air pump. There is absolutely no click sound and no vibration in the pencil. It's super weak.

Another problem is that the barrel snaps the lead frequently while writing. I don't mean the lead breaking from me writing hard or from advancing too much lead. I mean the lead inside the barrel, but still near the tip, breaks all the time. It's very annoying. However, that problem went away as soon as the pencil stopped advancing lead entirely. Maybe the plastic parts inside the pencil warped from heat, but lead doesn't go through the pencil anymore. It has become completely and literally unusable.

This pencil is not worth the money, especially with a masterpiece like the 600 series that costs less. Don't buy this thing.
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After doing some research...
July 19, 2016
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After doing some research I bought this pen. The reviews were not that promising but I thought I give it a try anyway. Well I do not think it is worth the money. It does not stand out at all. And the led keeps breaking inside the pencil. NOT WORTH THE MONEY. I mean it looks cool but it does not work any better then a cheap 2$ mechanical pencil. Only buy if you like the design not the quality. It not bad but not great.
On paper this pencil...
July 14, 2016
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On paper this pencil is fantastic! but in reality, it horrible. The lead breaks every 15cm or so. I think its the jarring action of the tip deployment mechanism. Whatever it is this is not the first time that I'm hearing about it and everybody should stay clear away from this product. Shame on you Rotring for releasing this to the market. Oh, did you see the Rotring video where it shows this pencil? when they empty the lead from the back, you can see 2 or 3 broken lead. And this is from Rotring! How can they not question "what's going on here?" Shame!
Update from Feb. 22,...
March 20, 2016
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Update from Feb. 22, 2016

Only complaint. The pencil lead keeps breaking from, with inside the pencil itself. It's such an annoyance. The pencil itself is a pleasure to write with, jot notes, etc. But, I can no longer recommend this pencil.

I'll keep this pencil on my desk and my old Rotring Newton in my camera bag.
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