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

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

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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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It's neat! It writes...
November 25, 2008
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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!
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The lead rotation mechanism...
July 1, 2011
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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.
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The tip of this pencil...
July 7, 2015
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The tip of this pencil is beautiful, resembling a technical pen from the old days. Architectural in style with clean lines and not in-your-face fancy, this is what I call a subtle pencil. With softer B leads which I also ordered, it writes distinctly without tearing the paper. Love it! My pencil geek soul has been satisfied.
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This is the second time...
June 3, 2015
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This is the second time I bought this pencil. In my first review I wasn't too happy. I was on the fence about purchasing a second one. I'm glad that I did though. I've had this one for 6 months just like the first one. I think maybe my first one was just defective. This pencil has held up really well. I walk around a lot at work. So I have various writing instruments stuffed into my pockets. The coating has held up more better than on the first one. I purchased Uni Kuru Toga Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - HB for refills. This fixed the clogging problem. The grip was still a little on the thin side for me, so I added an extra rubber grip over it. I would definitely purchase more of these pencils.
I was already a fan of...
February 23, 2015
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I was already a fan of the Kuru Toga pencils, and the color of this one made it a fun one to add to my collection. The lead rotation feature works exactly as advertised.