Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil with Rubber Grip - 0.5 mm - Black Body

Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil with Rubber Grip - 0.5 mm - Black Body

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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.

In addition, the rubber grip is easy on the hands and lets you write comfortably for long periods of time. This is great for students!

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This is my third type...
August 31, 2013
This is my third type of Kuru Toga, I've had the plastic one, and the roulette model. This is the best by far, the grip is amazing. If I had one gripe, I would have liked a metal clip. Other than that though, I'd go as far as to say it's one of the best pencils ever.
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My goodness, I don't...
February 14, 2013
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My goodness, I don't think I've seen a better Kuru Toga. I mean, it works just as well as any other Kuru Toga, but I think the price and the rubber grip make this pencil better then the rest.
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I own the Roulette Kuru...
January 23, 2016
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I own the Roulette Kuru Toga which is nice feeling and well-made. I love it for its grip but found the lead sleeve slightly short based on how low down I tended to grip the knurling. I ordered this one to check if anything would be different. It is a different feel completely. The rubber grip allows you to hold the pencil wherever you normally tend to and thus it is very comfortable to write and draw with. It isn't too thick as to be uncomfortable and unwieldy either. The rubber grip is high quality and doesn't shift or seem to look like it would tear. For the price this is a steal. I use it with Rotring Tikky lead.
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I absolutely love this...
January 19, 2016
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I absolutely love this pencil! It's very nice and pretty to look at. Being left handed, I've always had the issue of smudging and smearing my writing when using any type of pencil, and it always makes my work look dirty and messy even when the handwriting is neat. I don't have those problems with this lead pencil however! Writing rarely smears, even when I drag my hand over the words because the lead tip never becomes too sharp or too dull. Of course, I am also using the Uni Kuru Toga Lead, so that probably helps too. I've also experience no lead breakage whatsoever with this. It's absolutely amazing, and since buying this pencil four months ago, I've only had to replace the lead ONCE when the single lead piece ran out. Now that's amazing.

Even if I rotate the pencil myself (which apparently I do automatically after each word, never realized it before using this pencil), the mechanism makes everything so much easier and my writing look all the better for it. I've also dropped this pencil numerous times already, and yet it still works great. My only complaint is that the pencil is just a bit too thin and narrow for me to have a comfortable grip. My hand gets tired easily when writing because of it. I did end up buying the Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga mechanical pencil, which I've found is much more comfortable to write with. Nevertheless, if you're trying out a new kind of mechanical pencil, I definitely recommend this one to start with!
I never realized I needed...
January 2, 2016
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I never realized I needed this pencil until I used this pencil. The revolving action is something that seems unnecessary until you use it. It greatly extends the life of the lead (I'm still on my first 2 pieces after over a months daily usage!), and allows for a constant lead point. I know exactly where the lead point will be, and where the flat part is. The grip is subtle but sufficient. The grooves are a nice touch, and the rubber feels good to write with. Three times a week, I take notes during an hour long sermon, and never tire out using this pencil as I would with others. The aesthetic of this pencil is superb; very appealing to the eye and touch. If I had to change one thing, it would be the shape near the eraser. When erasing, one must do so from an angle directly over the mistake, and not at an angle similar to when writing. This is minor, but noticeable when erasing. As long as the eraser is kept fresh (buying the affiliated 5-pack is essential) this shouldn't be an issue.