June 29, 2012
This is one fantastic pencil! I have used Pentel Kerry's for over 10 years, and
after damaging my last Kerry I decided to try the Tombow Zoom 505. I have now
been using the Zoom for over a year for note taking and technical sketching, and
have found it to be extremely well balanced, and a joy to hold (because of the
"perfect" rubberized texture on the grip area). The lead feeds precisely, and
the chuck holds on to the lead until that last bit is gone. The cap posts
smoothly with a quiet click, and the lead advance provides a controlled amount
to the tip every time. The pencil finish is superb, and does not show any wear
or scratching, even after a year of long days in the field with some
While the Zoom was about double the price of the Kerry, I have found it to be
well worth the extra cost. Actually the pencil is a real bargain, considering
the exceptional workmanship and materials used.
If you write or sketch for long periods on a daily basis, this is the pencil you
you will want to buy!
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