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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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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
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Best pencil i've owned....
, September 26, 2010
Best pencil i've owned. Once you've used this, you'll probably never use another
very consistent writing thickness due to lead rotation
body feels solid
tip wobbles a little since it needs to rotate
the body is made of transparent gray plastic - black is due to paint which will
doesn't hold much lead ( i like to put 10-20 pieces in, not 3-5)
| I enjoyed using this...
, January 28, 2014
I enjoyed using this pencil. When using it, it feels lighter for me. The tip
gives a little bit, so I need to consciously make sure to not press down as hard
as i usually do or maybe i do it because i think ill break it. I write at a
slant so the rotating mechanism is probably lost on me. I do enjoy the little
bit of grip it has on the end. it makes me choke up my grip; damn pencil is
training me to write different.
this is at my local walmart for cheaper. it makes me sad to see that the
rotating mechanism isnt as hyped as it is on the japanese packaging. its
basically "eh, its a fucking pencil." on the american packaging not that i would
think americans would care about rotating lead anyways.
| This pencil is intriguing,...
, December 3, 2013
This pencil is intriguing, that's for sure.
The tradeoff for the kuru-toga feature is a pencil that feels "loose" in your
hand, like you have less control over the lead.
The Kuru-Toga engine works as advertised, albeit with some caveats:
-- Don't use a lead that's too soft (H or harder works best)
-- Don't hold the pencil with too much departure from vertical.
On the latter point, it's simply that the mechanism requires a certain amount of
pressure to operate. If you have a light touch and hold the pencil low to the
paper, the mechanism won't activate. But if you hold it closer to vertical (as
the Japanese do!), or use a heavier touch, it activates just fine and works as
Overall the pencil feels cheap, but good enough for daily use. I think I prefer
the precision feel of my Staedlers overall, but I'd buy another KuruToga
compared to other cheap pencils.