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

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Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Pink Body - UNI M54501P.13
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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.13
Weight1.0 ounces
Body Color Pink
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


January 24, 2014
way to much money for...
way to much money for a little pencil

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dramasoccerlife
 
October 10, 2009
Love this pencil! Lines...
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Love this pencil! Lines are always smooth and even. The lead that is included is excellent and almost never breaks. I use this pencil every day in class and it is perfect. I switched to this from the Zebra Frisha Automatic pencil and I was fed up with how often the lead jammed in that one. I have had no problems with this pencil and receive a lot of comments on it.

The eraser is very small and ran out quickly. Oh and don't lose the eraser cap because you won't be able to advance the lead without it

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shikosahoko
 
November 2, 2009
This is fine as mechanical...
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This is fine as mechanical pencils go but I'm still wearing the tip to a slant - the lead isn't turning enough to do what it is supposed to do, which is to wear to a point. The looks of this pencil are ok, but not extraordinary.

irenekyho
 
December 5, 2008
BEST PENCIL EVER! Nice...
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BEST PENCIL EVER! Nice thin, dark line. Smooth writer. Cool looking body. Great colors. Only complaint is the tiny little eraser.

 
October 25, 2008
This is a fantastic pencil!...
This is a fantastic pencil! It writes incredibly thin. The Kuru Toga Engine is a marvel of engineering. I don't ever want to be without one.

hartzog2000


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