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Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Black Body

Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Black Body

$7.50
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4.5 (52 reviews)
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There's a real problem that affects almost all mechanical pencils—bear with us as we explain. As you use a regular mechanical pencil, the lead wears down on one side, forming a slanted wedge-shaped tip. Each time you put the lead to the page you end up using a different lead surface (pointy, flat, wide, thin) depending on how you hold the pencil. This can cause dramatic and unsightly variations in line thickness as you write or draw.

The Kuru Toga eliminates this problem with the use of an ingenious lead 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 to create a conical tip shape that provides a fine, consistent line.

This body design features a lovely black body with black clip, giving the pencil a sporty 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 is a decent mech...
September 17, 2011
This is a decent mech pencil, but it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. The lead rotates every time you lift the pencil, but it requires a certain amount of pressure in order to activate the spring inside. I usually write and sketch lightly, so most of the time I don't use enough pressure for the pencil to work the way it should. If the sensitivity was higher, it would be great, unfortunately it's not.

Again, I'm giving this 2 stars because while it's an OK product, it doesn't work the way it should. If you're a person who presses hard a lot, then it's fine for you. But for someone who wants to sketch with it or naturally doesn't write hard, it's not going to be anything special.

In other words, if you're buying internationally, this product is not worth the money when you add the shipping costs.
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Patrick Suin
This pencil is really...
July 10, 2011
This pencil is really innovative and I wish the rotating lead idea would be carried into more pencil designs. The tip of the lead does indeed remain sharp. I think the only down side is that the lead starts to scratch into the paper and make writing rigid instead of smooth. I simply changed to a 4B lead and that did the trick.

2 people found this helpful
cospittner
Best pencil i've owned....
September 26, 2010
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Best pencil i've owned. Once you've used this, you'll probably never use another pencil.

pro:
very consistent writing thickness due to lead rotation
body feels solid

cons:
tip wobbles a little since it needs to rotate
the body is made of transparent gray plastic - black is due to paint which will chip off
doesn't hold much lead ( i like to put 10-20 pieces in, not 3-5)
1 person found this helpful
Nice writing experience...
May 5, 2010
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Nice writing experience but the plastic body feels cheap and the paint started flaking off after minimal use.
1 person found this helpful
calimexicano
Perfect for field/outdoor...
May 23, 2016
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Perfect for field/outdoor work
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