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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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.

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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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As a university student...
November 16, 2015
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As a university student who likes to sketch, the 0.3 mm along with the rotating mechanism is a godsend in keeping lines thin for writing notes, drawing graphs, crosshatching and sketching, although the tip shifts in a bit every time I write. The shifting is easily negligible for schoolwork and drawing graphs, but it MIGHT bother some users who are sensitive to the shifting tip (I know some people who I think might be bothered by the tip).

The mechanical pencil came with a HB lead inside the pencil and it often scratched the paper I write on. The pencil also feels too "smooth" while writing due to the lead, and changing it to 2B made the pencil perfect (gave some "substance" to the feel of writing and was softer than the HB lead). This may all be just my experience only though.

All in all, an awesome pencil, though a few adjustments may be needed to suit the preferences of each user.
Ever since I tried these...
September 4, 2015
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Ever since I tried these pencils I write with nothing but these. If you like fine and sharp writing you'll love it! I do lots of Math and diagrams sketching so it gets a lot of use and it's as good as new.
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.