Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm - Black Body

Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm - Black Body

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DescriptionSpecificationsFrequently Asked Questions
It may take a true pencil expert to understand the common pencil's problem but hang in there as we try to explain. When using standard mechanical pencils, the lead wears down on one side, forming a slanted surface. Each time you write you end up using a different lead surface (pointy, flat, wide, thin, etc.) depending on how you hold the pencil. This can cause multiple annoyances: • You might start with a sharp point, but as you continue to write the point is worn down and thus your line widths are not uniform. This can also lead to smudgy and thick lines. • If you happen to start writing with the tip of the angled point, it is likely to scratch or catch on the paper. • The various angles at which the lead comes into contact with the paper commonly cause lead breakage.

The Kuru Toga, on the other hand, has a core rotation mechanism that continually rotates the pencil lead as you write. A spring-loaded clutch twists the lead incrementally every time you lift the pencil from the paper. This allows a uniform wearing of the lead so that it always remains pointed. This is great for students! It not only solves the problems above, but also gives you an amazingly thin line. In effect, you use only 50% of the lead area that you were previously using with your old mechanical pencil.

This body design features a lovely metallic body with black clip, giving the pencil a soft look.

Ridges in the grip area support your fingers as you write, making writing more comfortable. The capped eraser is refillable.

Model NumberUNI M34501P.24
Weight0.6 ounces
Body Color Black
Body Material Plastic
Capped No
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Design Style Auto Lead Rotation, Student
Diameter - Grip 10.2 mm
Diameter - Max 10.6 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Transparent Black
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Grip No
Lead Advance Mechanism Top Button
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Size - Diameter 0.3 mm
Lead Sleeve Length 2.9 mm
Lead Type Graphite
Length - Body 14.2 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No
Tip Retractable No
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Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm - Black Body - UNI M34501P.24
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This pencil is awesome....
October 25, 2010
This pencil is awesome. I would recommend it. You can see your lines perfectly, there's no smudging. the only thing though is that I had to buy an eraser, cause the one on the pencil was too tiny for my tastes. other than that I say go for it! It you like to write alot this pencil is for you!
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I like this pencil a...
December 3, 2009
I like this pencil a lot. The mechanism works well. Usually I give 4's to utencils if there are small defects in them, but I am pleased to say that there are none in this. I would encourage people to purchase the Kuru Toga.

By the way, it writes smooth!
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It's now second only...
July 27, 2015
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It's now second only to the Uni Kuru .5 pencil. Smooth. Really like the auto rotate of the lead. Feels good in my hand and holds up well on long drawing stints.
Excellent pencil. Very...
January 30, 2015
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Excellent pencil. Very light in the hand for rapid writing. Sharp lead with each stroke.
I work as a night auditor...
July 7, 2013
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I work as a night auditor in a hotel and have to fill two spreadsheets in pencil (we're stuck in the 20th century apparently!) In the past I used a Papermate X-Tend Multi and later their PhD Multi, both of which I had to buy again after they break down on me. For the pencil in it (a .5mm) I was constantly rotating the body by thirds as I wrote to keep the lines thin. I discovered the Kuru Toga Engine on Wikipedia and landed on this store's site after a little searching.

This pencil works like a charm for me. The .3mm size is fine to begin with, but the automatic rotating action keeps it very sharp. I've tried the Ain leads in three hardnesses, and here's what I found for writing lots of numbers: The B leads are nice and dark, but they seem to wear a little too fast for the rotation to keep up and look almost like the lines from my .5mm without turning. The HB ones come out very fine but not quite as sharp as the H leads. The HBs are my favorites and work the best for me. The H leads are sharpest and seem to be what the Kuru is tuned for, although I suspect HBs work the best for the shorter strokes of Kanji. I don't like the H leads as much because of their lightness and I have to boost the darkness on the HP All-in-One at work a notch, otherwise the copies I make for management are too faint. I'm going through those leads first, and they do last a long time.

The grip on this pencil isn't as comfortable as it could be—makes the side of my middle finger ache a little. The rubber ring is a nice touch though. The black paint on the side has worn away where the barrel meets the side of my hand where the index finger begins.

The sponginess someone else mentioned isn't bad—I adapted easily, possibly after years of dealing with the Papermate multi-pens which have much more give because of the angle the pencil bit emerges from the body and the manual rotating I did with it.

Coincidentally, the eraser for this is the same size as the one used in the Uni Style Fit Meister 5 pen I bought here. It's a bit small but I normally use a black pearl anyway. I avoided the nicer aluminum pencil because of its blue body, but I am tempted to buy one in the future. All in all, I'm happy with this pencil.