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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4.4 (18 reviews)
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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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This pencil is great...
March 15, 2016
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This pencil is great and the lead rotation mechanism works just as described. It's wonderful and fail-safe! I also really like the weight balance of this pencil and I do not feel like I have to grip it very tightly to write well. However, I did take off a star because there are two minor flaws with this pencil (0.5 for each):

1. The lead clicking mechanism is "two-part". I have to push down on the top button extra hard to advance the lead. If I just push on it with the normal force that I would use for any other regular mechanical pencil, it will stop midway and not advance the lead. I have to then apply extra force to advance the lead. It really shouldn't be a big deal but it irks me.

2. The eraser cap is very hard to remove, and I have to try very hard to both take the cap off to use the eraser and to put the cap back on after erasing. This basically deems the eraser useless, as I would save time by just using another eraser.

Other than that, the pencil is very nice. If it's not too much of a hassle, could someone who has bought the no-grip version of this (the regular 0.5 Kuru Toga) tell me if there are any significant differences between the grip version and the no-grip version? I know that obviously there is no grip on the other one and there is a clip on the no-grip version but is there anything else that is a striking difference? Thank you!
Nice grip; good balance;...
February 25, 2016
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Nice grip; good balance; great mechanism
Didn't realize it didn't...
February 23, 2016
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Didn't realize it didn't have a pocket clip so it is only good to stay at my desk. If I were a female I suppose it could go in my purse.