It's been roughly 4 months...
April 2, 2015
It's been roughly 4 months since I have started using this pencil, and it still
preforms quite well. At first I felt that the top half of the pencil was
lacking... I really wanted a premium pencil and before I bought this pencil I
was using plastic pencils. So I thought alright I won't spend a large amount of
money on a pencil... "I will just buy this one to see if I like having a
aluminum constructed pencil". Anyway long story short I used it for a while, but
the top half was still bugging me, so I decided to remove the clip and the tiny
plastic ring from the cap. That made me feel somewhat better about the looks of
the pencil, still... I said damn I want an all metal pencil now.
So... I bought the Pro-Use 03 which is a drafting pencil all metal with .3
lead. The thing is absolutely beautiful to hold, the coolness of the metal just
feels great when you initially pick it up then slowly warms up to your body
temperature. However the damn thing is not very dependable, it constantly breaks
leads and jams. I paid 25 dollars for that pencil and I hardly use it now
because it always has some problem.
Looks are not everything, buying a really fancy pencil made of all metal
construction does not guarantee it's usefulness. The Toga might not be all metal
but it always preforms, it never breaks leads or jams... (in the 4 months I have
owned it) It always just works, and although it is a .5 pencil it produces
quite a thin line (.3-.4) because it has the auto sharpening function. (if you
write in cursive it doesn't rotate though) The grip is very smooth but not
slippery, if i'm doing a lot of writing I pick the Toga. I like using 2B lead on
this pencil, it's a pleasure to use really and so very dependable. I was going
to knock off a star because the top half is plastic, but honestly it's
functionality makes up for it. It's not a pencil that will impress people for
it's looks but I'm certain it will do it's job very well for a long time. It
pencil is really a good "bang for your buck" and headache free.