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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
  • Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
  • Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
  • Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
  • Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
  • Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
  • Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
  • Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
  • Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
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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 body design features a lovely metallic body with white clip, giving the pencil a soft 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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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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Specs
Model NumberUNI M54501P.4
Weight1.0 ounces
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
Length - Body 14.2 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

Reviews


November 25, 2008
It's neat! It writes...
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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!

3 people found this helpful
transient.nature
 
July 1, 2011
The lead rotation mechanism...
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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.

1 person found this helpful
louis0419
 
January 2, 2015
It was nice while it...
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It was nice while it lasted. I bought my pencil in June 2014. I liked the idea of the lead rotating while I wrote. I started using my pencil right away. I quality of the plastic on the outside is pretty sturdy. However the orange coating isn't. I dropped my pencil and part of the coating scraped off. The lead holder is very tiny. You can only fit about 3 pieces of lead plus one in the chamber. I didn't use this pencil for at least 2 months. I took it out recently and tried to write with it. The lead kept breaking off. Then the pencil stopped working completely. I can't get the lead to advance even though I know I have 2 pieces in there. I can't get the lead to come out of the holder when I take the eraser cap off. I'm very disappointed. I don't know if I'd buy this pencil again. I'm on the fence, because I really liked it. Maybe I just got a defected one.

acmaclaren
 
April 13, 2014
A very good and sturdy...
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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!

gabeseltzer
 
May 15, 2013
A very nice invention....
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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.

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