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The best 2mm lead holder......
, May 11, 2011
The best 2mm lead holder... EVER!!
I love this lead holder. It is heaver than the Staedtler 925-35 -- which I like.
It is mechanically excellent, and has never failed to function. The lead
sharpener in the cap works, but I prefer to use a dedicated sharpener -- less
messy. The grip is standard Rotring.
This is the best lead holder I have ever found (I just bought 3 more just in
case they ever stop making them)...
| I love this, it's wonderful,...
, February 22, 2013
I love this, it's wonderful, it feels fantastic and it's perfect with one
problem. It doesn't fit in the Staedtler lead pointer. I tried a million
different ways, all to the breaking of leads. Does anyone know if there is a
lead pointer that will fit it? Please tell me if you do. If there is a lead
pointer that it fits, then it's beyond perfect and you shouldn't even hesitate
to get one!
| By far the best 2mm lead...
, September 8, 2012
By far the best 2mm lead holder I have ever owned! This thing is fantastic.
Good weight. Good balance. Never jams. Lead never slips. Only negative is no
little ring to remind you what kind of lead you loaded into it. Closely matched
with the 0.5mm version so you can switch back and fourth without needing to
adjust your grip. I keep three of these and one of the 0.5mm ones in my drawing
kit. Very highly recommended.
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Background info: own...
This review is from Rotring Rapid Pro Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - Black Body
, January 31, 2012
Background info: own Rotring 600 0.5mm silver (purchased from JetPens), 2000
vintage Rotring 0.5mm silver retractable mech. pencil (unsure of the model #),
and Uni Kuru Toga (purchased from JetPens), engineer by trade so I take a lot of
notes and draw a lot.
Purchased the Rapid Pro 0.5mm black after a lot of research as I was considering
the Rotring 800 as I need a good retractable version of the Rotring 600. I love
my 600 (and those around me who comment about it) in every way except for the
non-retractable tip that scares me when I walk away from my office. Nothing
compares to the feel of a good writing instrument.
People complain about the Rapid Pro's lightness (lighter than my 600, but a tank
compared to most everything else), the less aggressive knurled grip (no issues
as it still is knurled and provides good grip), too much plastic (the 600 has
plastic parts internally and the only Rapid Pro plastic that you can touch
without disassembly is the red strip. the body is all metal albeit thinner than
The Rotring 800 was too expensive and heavy...plus to extract the tip required
you to twist the top. I prefer just to press down on the top in a single handed
motion to extend the tip instead of 2 hands for the 800.
My older Rotring retractable has zero knurling on the grip, so it looks cool,
but has zero grip. I wish the Rapid Pro had this type of retractable tip as the
extension and retraction are made with simply pushing down on the top where as
the Rapid Pro I have to push the tip in manually while pushing down on the top
to retract the tip.
The only thing I don't like about the Rapid Pro is the hole in the top of the
cap that shows off the eraser. Probably would have chosen the silver version if
I knew of that hole. In general I like using it more than my 600 which is now
been moved to home office duty...both awesome pencils, but the retractable tip
is the trump card for workplace duty.
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Yet another lead holder...
This review is from Rotring Rapid Pro Lead Holder - 2 mm - Black Body
, March 21, 2012
Yet another lead holder that doesn't fit a standard rotary lead pointer. it's a
nice pencil, the knurled grip isn't as harsh as the 600, has nice weight to it,
and it looks nice. those are it's good points, but the bad points seem to
outweigh the good. the the interior is plastic. everything inside the pencil
except for the jaws are plastic. the male threads that hold the knurled grip to
the body are plastic, and that's never good, especially for the price of the
pencil. the pencil isn't very responsive, has a harsh click that scraps the body
as you advance the lead. the jaws that hold the lead in place seem weak. i
placed the pencil in a pierce electric lead pointer and the lead itself would
just spin. the jaws don't provide the hold needed to sharpen the pencil. if we
look at the staedtler 925, ( which doesn't fit into a rotary lead pointer either
) it does the same job this one does, but a lot better, and for a lot less. all
the components are brass, no plastic in the assembly, has a strong clutch and
operates very smoothly when advancing the lead. you would think that the rotring
would do a much better job considering it's price, but unfortunately it doesn't
. unless you want to just buy this piece to add to a collection, i say pass this
one by, and jet pens, you should really buy one standard rotary lead pointer at
an art store, and test the pencils to make sure they fit before telling your
customers that they do.