Tombow Zoom 505 Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Brown

Tombow Zoom 505 Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Brown

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4.0 (5 reviews)
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Since 1986, the classic form of the Zoom 505 series has gained many fans. Its simple, sophisticated elegance is present throughout the design. The strong, yet light aluminum body has an attractive metallic finish and features a rubber grip to prevent slipping. The combination of aluminum and rubber creates an interesting texture and striking look.

The wide body form and rubber grip make for a comfortable and secure hold. The low center of gravity allows it to be well-balanced for you to be comfortable throughout long writing sessions.

The lead size appears on the top of the cap for easy identification. To advance the lead, push down on the top of the pen with or without the cap posted. It also comes with an eraser, which you access by unscrewing the top half of the body. The eraser is refillable.

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The pencil is heavier...
July 16, 2013
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The pencil is heavier and wider than most pencils. I prefer writing instruments with a nice girth and weight so these two traits were a plus to me. It has a high build quality and lead breaking was not a problem like it is for the Lamy 2000. I think the amount of lead advancement was ideal in fact. I really enjoyed the grip too: it forces you to hold the pencil in a particular location, and that particular location is exactly where I wanted to hold it for writing (I use it for doing math mostly). Of course if you are drawing then you might want to have more options about where to hold your pencil, but a good option is to use this pencil for writing and drafting pencil for, well, drafting. Use the correct pencil for the correct purpose people!!!

If I had to describe the pencil in a sentence I would say that it combines the comfort of a general use pencil with the some of the precision of a drafting pencil but can only be used for writing.

Summary: if you enjoy larger writing instruments with a bit of heft, the Tombow Zoom 505 is your best choice--it is better than the Pentel Kerry and probably the Lamy 2000 in this regard. If you have been using a drafting pencil like a Pentel P205, Graphgear, or a Rotring 600 for lengthy writing, then give your hand a break and get a pencil with a bit of HEFT!

I had this pencil for about 6 months before I lost it :(. Hopefully we will be reunited again one day!
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Four starts for the pencil...
May 15, 2016
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Four starts for the pencil itself, because I think it has a nice feel and mechanism. Sadly, the "Brown" of the pencil does not match the "Brown" of the pen. So if you are looking to have a nice "matching" pen/pencil set in brown, this may not be the best choice.
Scratches very easily....
March 26, 2015
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Scratches very easily.
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This is quite a nice...
February 16, 2015
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This is quite a nice mechanical pencil and it works well. The 3 star rating is because you cannot access the eraser with the cap posted. Even when not posted, the only way to access it is to unscrew the barrel - I would say that this is a design screw up.
good for art work...
November 25, 2014
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good for art work