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It's been roughly 4 months...
April 2, 2015
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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.
After breaking my first,...
February 14, 2015
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After breaking my first, I tried using other mechanical pencils that I had and I now fully appreciate the 'auto rotation' feature of the kuru toga's, it's not a gimmick!
Great item...
February 8, 2015
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Great item
I have had this pencil...
April 16, 2014
I have had this pencil for 2 years and not once has the lead broken, not once. Great pencil. Great price. You should get it.
I really like the engine...
February 5, 2014
I really like the engine and the pencil. I gave it a 4 star because the "Roulette" is a newer version with a better grip and same price.
i like the feel of this...
November 17, 2012
i like the feel of this pencil, it glides on the paper and feels amazing in my hand. the slick grip is pretty comfortable but can get slippery. i love the color combination of blck and silver. definatly a great buy
Auto sharpening feature...
September 8, 2012
Auto sharpening feature is great, wish it was a 0.7 mm or 0.9mm. The needle point tip makes it a pain if you want to put it in your pocket. It's more of a drafting pencil I guess.
This is a great pencil...
August 7, 2012
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This is a great pencil well worth the money. I bought one each of the Uni Kuru Toga Roulette and the Uni-ball Kuru Toga High Grade (in the .5 mm configuration). Not sure what is high grade about High Grade one, but it is still just as nice as the Roulette. I personally like the Roulette better as the knurled grip sticks in my hand like Velcro and that is nice as some times I am outside where it is warm and my hand will sweat a little. Both feel about the same weight and write the same way being I don’t get a chiseled tip or one line, mark or letter is thicker than another. It puts consistent marks on the paper. I have to write in small blocks small letters and this helps out a lot. This will not work as well if you write in cursive, but for print it is perfect. The more you raise the pencil off the paper the more it rotates the more constant your markings will be. Just keep that in mind when you’re thinking about its use.
I have read a lot of reviews on here about these pencils and two things I wonder aboutis- first is the durability if the internal parts. The roulette and high grade seem like they will last a long time if the internal parts are as tuff as the external seem. And second I wish they would make the whole body aluminum. That’s just my preference. I would like to see these in some nice high end metals carbon fiber as I would definitely buy one.

This is a VERY good,...
April 12, 2012
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This is a VERY good, High quality pencil. It looks good, writes good, and is affordable. Highly recommend it.
Decided to try this after...
January 23, 2012
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Decided to try this after reading with fascination about the Kuru Toga engine. This pen works very well and it is a little strange at first to not rotate one's pencil while writing. The point stays sharp and the interaction one has while writing is a bit different as there's a ghost in the machine doing the lead rotation for you. The grip is a little slippery but not so bad that its tiring for long note taking sessions. Definitately interesting and welcome.
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