Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - Pipe Slide - 0.5 mm - Blue

Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - Pipe Slide - 0.5 mm - Blue

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In addition to the popular Kuru Toga lead rotation mechanism, this Pipe Slide pencil features a sliding lead sleeve that protects the lead as you write. The lead sleeve can also be fully retracted, protecting it from getting bent or poking a hole in your pocket or pencil case. Also, the lead rotation mechanism has been updated for the Pipe Slide pencil to rotate the lead twice as quickly as other Kuru Toga pencils.

There's a real problem that affects almost all mechanical pencils—bear with us as we explain. As you use a regular mechanical pencil, the lead wears down on one side, forming a slanted wedge-shaped tip. Each time you put the lead to the page you end up using a different lead surface (pointy, flat, wide, thin) depending on how you hold the pencil. This can cause dramatic and unsightly variations in line thickness as you write or draw.

The Kuru Toga eliminates this problem with the use of an ingenious lead 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 to create a conical tip shape that provides a fine, consistent line.

This pencil has a glossy blue finish. Ridges in the grip area support your fingers as you write, making writing more comfortable. The capped eraser is refillable.

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March 27, 2016
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Having bought & used both a 0.5 Kuru Toga starter set & Roulette extensively, I've only had two complaints about them. Number one, the Roulette upper is plastic, setting it apart from the knurled metal grip. Number two, both have fixed lead sleeves, leading me to purchase a Rotring RapidPro to have a pencil that could take more knocking around & have a retractable lead sleeve. While the Pipe Slide doesn't do anything about my first complaint, it certainly satisfies my desire for a retractable sleeve without sacrificing the awesomeness of the auto rotation, which I miss when using the RapidPro. In fact, it does one better by reducing the need to extend the lead, thanks to the sliding sleeve pushing back as the lead wears down. While I do hope the Pipe Slide's eponymous feature is eventually extended to the rest of the line, in the meantime, it's a worthwhile upgrade from the Standard.
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