Staedtler REG Regulator Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm

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The Staedtler Regulator Drafting pencil is a product exclusively for Japan that won the 2005 Good Design Award. The award is given to a few outstanding designs from thousands of submissions that promote the pursuit of prosperous lives and industrial development. The pencil is customizable and allows you to set the amount of pencil lead extended from 0.1 mm to 2 mm by twisting the regulator ring fixture near the eraser end of the pencil. Aluminum body has a special crosshatched grip for a comfortable and secure hold. Pencil features a removable clip, lead grade indicator, eraser, and fixed sleeve. Available in 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7 mm lead size.

Model NumberSTAEDTLER 92585-05
Weight1.2 ounces
Body Color Silver
Body Material Metal
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Diameter - Grip 9.1 mm
Diameter - Max 9.2 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Silver
Grip Material Metal
Knurled Finger Grip Yes
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator Yes
Lead Sleeve Length 4.2 mm
Length - Body 14.1 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal

Customer Reviews

Great pencil, only gripe...
August 1, 2012
Great pencil, only gripe is that the regulator/cap seems to rattle - same thing seems to be happening to others...
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I just received my regulator...
March 18, 2011
I just received my regulator .5 and a previous review was right. It's like the BMW M3 of drafting pencils. Top of the line...and probably the best mid-range drafting pencil out there. I was looking to by the best and I'm pretty sure that I found it.

- All metal. Feels great and looks super sick :D
- Best looking drafting pencil on this site and other sites.
- The clip looks way better than the graphgear pencils.
- The top of the pencil (where it says .5) looks awesome
- The grip is really nice. I use alpha gels a lot, but they've been stuck in my pencil case ever since I got this. ^^
-The regulator functions exactly how Jetpens said it would.
- Nice weight. Actually, wait...never mind. AWESOME weight.

- There's a little nub on the clip that's super strong. Therefore, it's impossible to clip sheets of paper. While the clip looks nicer than the graphgear clip, the graphgear clip is much more useful whereas this clip is just for looks and so the pencil doens't roll down your desk.
-There's a rattling sound when you write. I'm not sure where it's from though. I assume it's coming from the regulator part of the pencil.
- The tip doesn't retract. :/ This is a concern because i don't want it to get bent in my backpack or anything. (Thinking of buying a separate case that only holds 1 pencil)
- The visual appeal of the regulator isn't as nice as I thought it would be. I thought there would be a plastic window or something over it and that the black "tank" was filled with a liquid or something. No such luck. When you turn the regulator, the painted metal piece inside simply turns and "fills" the tank/window. Oh well.
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Got the pencil today,...
March 9, 2011
Got the pencil today, to be honest a little disappointed. The click isn't smooth and if you shake it the top part of the pencil moves. Other then that its a fine pencil.
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Awesome looking pencil....
January 3, 2011
Awesome looking pencil. Really like the look of it, especially the cap.
I haven't had the lead breakage problem yet, but it's just in it's first week.
The grip isn't as firm/rugged as the 925-25 series grips.
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This pencil is really...
December 25, 2013
This pencil is really great. I own two Staedtlers (the 925-25 and the Regulator).

Out of the two, the 925-25 is probably the better one. While the Regulator has the neat function of regulating the amount of lead dispensed, the 925-25's knurling is much sturdier, and overall the design is simpler. The 925-25 is also much lighter than the Regulator.

It's still a really nice pencil, and a nice addition to any collection.