Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Clear Green

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5.0 (6 reviews)
DescriptionSpecifications
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 pencil has a fixed lead sleeve and ridges in the grip area that support your fingers as you write. The capped eraser is refillable. Three Nano Dia HB leads are included. Nano Dia is Uni's line of diamond-infused leads that are particularly strong and resist breakage.

Model NumberUNI M5450T.6
Weight0.3 ounces
ManufacturerUni
Body Color Light Green
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Design Style Auto Lead Rotation
Diameter - Grip 10.1 mm
Diameter - Max 10.2 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Transparent Light Green
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Grip No
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Size - Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Sleeve Length 3.0 mm
Length - Body 14.2 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No
Tip Retractable No

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Customer Reviews

My new favorite pencil!...
April 21, 2015
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My new favorite pencil! I don't think I've ever written with such a SMOOTH pencil. The lead just glides over the paper. The eraser is a perfect size and erases just as smooth as the pencil writes. LOVE the color too! Glad I bought the eraser and lead refills because I don't think I'll be using another pencil - ever!
The rotation lead thingy...
April 1, 2015
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The rotation lead thingy works like a charm, and while I was initially skeptical of said mechanism making any difference, it really is noticeable. It saves lead and makes my handwriting look more uniform and neat. Additionally, it is durable and feels durable; there is no shakiness or cheap feeling at all.
jenneer080597
Neat features, great...
February 25, 2015
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Neat features, great value!
simply perfect...
February 23, 2015
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simply perfect
kahernandez
I have been to Japan...
January 30, 2015
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I have been to Japan over 20 times and this pencil is the essence of being Japanese. Namely, no body but the Japanese would over-engineer something a simple as a mechanical pencil. Kinda like having a cup of tea.

Keep up the good work. Love all the items you bring from Japan.
hpreston1

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