Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Clear Smoke (Black)

Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Clear Smoke (Black)

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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 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.

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The best mechanical ...
July 2, 2015
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The best mechanical pencil
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June 3, 2015
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I already own one and bought this one for my dad who does a lot of crosswords. Such a smooth writing pencil! I love the rotating lead! I don't do a lot of writing in pencil but I do want to buy another one just to have as an extra. Don't think I'll ever buy another mechanical pencil!
Give this pencil to anyone...
April 7, 2015
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Give this pencil to anyone who's always writing, sketching etc. they'll really appreciate it!
Works as designed. Nice...
February 19, 2015
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Works as designed. Nice trick, especially for fussy fine lines.
Good feel and I like...
February 3, 2015
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Good feel and I like the every-sharp lead rotation.