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

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$7.50

Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
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Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4+Uni Pencil Eraser Refill Size S - Set of 5 - UNI SKS
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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 M54501P.4
Shipping Weight1.00 oz
Body Color Orange
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 0.5 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
  It's neat! It writes..., November 25, 2008
By transient.nature - See all my reviews
It's neat! It writes a lot finer than regular 0.5mm pencils, and the design itself is very nice and lightweight. But I think for me, my favorite part is that as you write with the pencil, the little circular kura toga logo in the clear part of the barrel rotates. You can actually see the mechanics in action! Very cool!
1 person found this helpful
  The lead rotation mechanism..., July 1, 2011
By louis0419 - See all my reviews
The lead rotation mechanism works great and keeps the lead sharp. It's great for writing and doing math problems on small pieces of paper. The grip is minimal, which I like. The space for holding lead could be larger, but it's big enough for me.
  A very good and sturdy..., April 13, 2014
By gabeseltzer - See all my reviews
A very good and sturdy product. I really enjoyed writing with it. The rotation mechanism actually works as intended (much to my surprise :P), and is nice and helpful, though not exactly a game changer. The color is very nice, and the body is sturdy in general, though it feels a little plastic-ey. I dislike that the tip is metal and not retractable, as it makes it awkward to keep in your pocket all the time, but that's a symptom of the rotation mechanism. My biggest issue with this pencil is the eraser. While it's pretty standard for most pencils on this site, I've been spoiled by Pentel's massive twist up erasers, which never need replacing. If you buy this pencil and are planning on using quite a lot, I would absolutely recommend you buy some replacement erasers, so you don't have to worry about running out.

Over all, a very nice pencil, and reasonably priced. If you're looking for something very professional or heavy, this isn't really the pencil for you. Beyond that, It's great!
  A very nice invention...., May 15, 2013
By vkapoor3141 - See all my reviews
A very nice invention. It would be nice if all my pens had rotating lead :) Takes some getting used to since you're always using a sharpened piece of lead. I use Karu Toga lead with this pencil.
  This pencil is great..., January 18, 2013
This pencil is great for people who just wanna use it to take notes in school and stuff, but it doesn't really clutch the lead well and the lead tends to fall out easily even though when there is quite a bit left. I really like how it looks, though! But i prefer the Uni Kuru Toga High Grade Auto Lead Rotation mechanical pencils with the metal grips....They are more expensive, but 10x better and totally work well.
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