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

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$7.50

Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm - Pink Body - UNI M34501P.13
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Description
It's going to take a true pencil expert to understand the common pencil’s dilemma but hang in there as we try and explain. With standard mechanical pencils, as you write the pencil lead is worn down until it is a slanted surface. Each time you write you will get a different experience depending on how the pencil is rotated. This can cause multiple annoyances:

1. As you start to write you might have 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.

2. If you pick the pencil up and happen to start writing with the tip of the angled point, it is likely to scratch or catch on the paper.

3. The different angles at which the pencil lead comes in to contact with the paper is a common cause of lead breakage.

The Kuru Toga, on the other hand, has a core rotation mechanism that continually rotates the pencil lead as you write. The lead is twisted through a spring-loaded clutch, it works by twisting incrementally every time you lift the pencil up (i.e. during printing words, etc). This allows a uniform wearing of the pencil lead so that it always remains as a pointed tip. Not only does it solve the above problems, but it also gives you an amazingly thin line. You are effectively using only 50% of the lead area that you were previously using with your old mechanical pencil. Thus, a 0.3 mm Kuru Toga will write incredibly thin lines and have less breakage than a standard 0.3 mm mechanical pencil.


Specs
Model NumberUNI M34501P.13
Shipping Weight0.60 oz
Body Color Pink
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Design Style Auto Lead Rotation
Diameter - Grip 10.2 mm
Diameter - Max 10.6 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.3 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Sleeve Length 2.9 mm
Lead Type Graphite Lead
Length - Body 14.2 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

Reviews
3 people found this helpful
  This is a good basic..., August 3, 2011
By ebrensi - See all my reviews
This is a good basic pencil, but the auto lead rotating mechanism is not as impressive as it advertises itself to be. The idea is that when you write, the pressure from pushing down on to the paper loads a little spring, and then when you lift the pencil from the paper, the spring releases and rotates the lead a little bit. But, I found that I write too lightly for the mechanism to work. Also, one thing I recently noticed that I never noticed before is that when I write, my fingers already rotate the pencil anyway. This is a habit I developed over years of using 0.3mm pencils.

If you've been using a 0.3 pencil for a while, you probably already write very lightly and rotate the pencil, so this pencil does not do anything that you don't already. This is a nice gimmick but my recommendation is to go for a nice ergonomic design, something that doesn't jam very often, and if so is easily serviceable. This pencil at least feels comfortable to write with and is fairly light.
3 people found this helpful
  best pencil ever. easy..., March 7, 2010
By adorableazn06 - See all my reviews
best pencil ever. easy to hold. and doesnt break lead that easily. and plus i love pink:D
3 people found this helpful
  Have this pencil in pink..., January 12, 2010
By SHi... - See all my reviews
Have this pencil in pink and I use the 2B refills. This is a wonderful penicil! Absolutely love it and is the only pencil I use now!
3 people found this helpful
  This is an awsome pencil!!!..., March 20, 2009
By twentyseven19 - See all my reviews
This is an awsome pencil!!! I love very thin lead, and usually .3 lead has a tendency to break easily. Not with this pencil! even the cheap lead stays sturdy because of the pencils unique design. its my favorite pencil ever!!! just one thing, buy extra erasers: they wear out and you'll wanna use this pencil a lot!
  Love the pencil. It looks..., March 7, 2014
By ivy... - See all my reviews
Love the pencil. It looks really nice, feels good to write with and isn't expensive.
I'm not yet sure about the auto-rotate, haven't noticed it that much yet but even without, it's definitely a good pencil!
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