Staedtler REG Regulator Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm

Staedtler REG Regulator Drafting Pencil - 0.7 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.

Customer Reviews

I was expecting a lot...
September 29, 2012
I was expecting a lot from this pencil after reading other's reviews. The knurled grip and barrel are lovely, but the lead advance button rattles badly, to the point that i'd actually describe it as 'loose'. It really detracts from the overall build quality. Its a deal breaker for me.
As others have said,...
December 30, 2011
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As others have said, the weight is very good, it feels solid in your hand whilst using it and the grip is useful and holds well. However, the lead advance mechanism takes a lot of getting used to and is a bit finicky to use. The grade indicator was stiff when I got it and after adjusting, doesn't seem to stay in one place no matter how tight I put it.
Pros: Nice weight; mine...
December 27, 2011
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Pros: Nice weight; mine weights about 22.5 g empty (no lead). Nice design; I actually like the "regulator" feature which surprises me

Cons: It's a little to bulky for me as I prefer slimmer writing instruments. The knurled grip is almost useless as it is way too smooth.

Overall: I like it and will us it often but probably wouldn't purchase another.
the pencil is not good....
May 4, 2011
the pencil is not good. The eraser got stuck into the body.
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Has a good solid (but...
March 15, 2011
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Has a good solid (but not heavy) feel in the hand, smooth action on the lead feed mechanism, fine adjustment of the amount of lead advance amount using the knob on the back near the eraser cap. The clip is not obtrusive and has smooth edges, and the knurling on the grip is fine and smooth, with no sharp edges. A pleasure to use.

Only (minor) detractor is that the screw cap for the lead hardness indicator can be a little bit of a pain to take off at first (I ended up using the edge of a t-shirt to get additional grip on the hex-star pattern without tearing my fingers apart to get it open). I used a little graphite on the screw threads and haven't had any issues since.