Uni Kuru Toga High Grade Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Pink Body

Uni Kuru Toga High Grade Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Pink Body

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4.7 (9 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.

Ridges in the grip area support your fingers as you write, making writing more comfortable. The capped eraser is refillable.

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This is the pencil I...
April 27, 2013
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This is the pencil I currently use for everything. I use it for notes in my field notebook, I use it for field sketching and detailed drawing in my hand-drawn maps, as well as every day office requirements. The auto-led rotation feature keeps my writing uniform and crisp. I was hesitant to buy a pencil without a soft grip, as I am so used to my gel grip on my Uni-Ball alpha gel pencil, but the fine details of sketch/field mapping necessitated a thinner barrel for me. I have no discomfort with this pencil, so the grip (though hard) is well designed compared to similar pencils.

I love this pencil...it is the first thing I check in my field gear in the field and I'm constantly making sure I have it as I would hate to lose it and be even one moment without it!

I recommended buying extra erasers...I use them quite a bit as mapping requires fine erasing, and they are handy to have.
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Great mechanical pencil!!...
January 18, 2013
Great mechanical pencil!! I use this a lot in class to take notes! It's also a great drawing utensil, because the lines come out nice and straight thanks to the spinning mechanism. It's also pretty fun to watch the tip spin itself, and i've received multiple compliments from friends on how awesome this pencil was! The only thing that should be improved is that, the pencil doesn't have a very firm clutch on the lead, and the lead tends to fall out even when there is quite a bit left. Overall, I definitely recommend this!! I bought 3!!!!! It's expensive but totally worth the money!
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Great writing utensil!!...
January 18, 2013
Great writing utensil!! I use this pencil every day in school to take notes, and its even a great pencil for drawing, since the lines are always neat. It's pretty fun to watch the pencil rotate itself :) alot of my friends have complimented on it! The metal grip is perfect instead of the regular rubber grips on most pencils. It provides a firmer hold. The only thing that could be improved is that the pencil doesn't hold the lead well always, and the lead manages to slip out even when there is still quite a bit left. Overall, great quality as always from Uni!
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This baby is the ultimate...
August 22, 2016
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This baby is the ultimate pencil! Why would I ever need another drafting pencil?

Do I even need to write a review? If you're reading this, no. Just do it. Invest in it. Don't think about the other ones. Just get the Kuru Toga. It's superior and you won't look back. Click on "add to cart." Go on.

very nice and stylish...
May 4, 2016
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very nice and stylish but i don't know if it is me but the lead rotation works but doesn't do the job unless you press hard or somewhat hard BUT other than that i loved it!