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

Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm - Blue 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 white 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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Easily my favorite pencil,...
August 28, 2010
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Easily my favorite pencil, hands-down. The fine point is perfect for a biochem student (and also, I hear, for classics majors with a lot of tiny annotating to do), and the heft and grip are comfortable for long periods of scribbling.

My only complaint is that this pencil does not seem to handle the ends of lead very well; quite a bit is wasted at the end, compared with traditional (non-rotating) clutch 0.3mm pencils.
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I love the fine point...
October 30, 2015
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I love the fine point on this, and the fact that it does not get dull!
Love this pencil, glad...
October 14, 2015
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Love this pencil, glad I purchased it. Great for writing notes, it's almost like using a roller ball pen.
This pencil is the best...
October 14, 2015
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This pencil is the best mechanical pencil I have ever used, it is now my favorite one of all my mechanical pencils. I'm an Artist and I just love this .3mm for very fine lines.
I really like the rotating...
July 23, 2015
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I really like the rotating lead idea.
I have a favorite TWSBI mech. pencil,now if it just had rotating lead like this it would be perfect.
I have an .5mm also and I really like sing them both.
Great idea in a pen.