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An excellent pencil....
May 24, 2011
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An excellent pencil. I am a high school senior planning on using this pencil all throughout college, if i can keep it from being stolen that is.


- Metal, but somewhat soft grip: It's odd, but the knurled grip, though metal, feels almost soft to the touch. It's less fatiguing too, because it does not give like other soft rubber grips.
- No lead wiggle: The lead sleeve perfectly holds the lead, so I feel no wobbling of the led, making writing to feel much smoother overall.
- Distance between grip and lead: I prefer to hold my pencil lower, where most other pencils' grips end. This pencil gives you this option with a shorter head than most.
- Sleek design: Just look at it, it's so sleek.
- Plastic body, metal grip: This gives a nice weight to the pencil and shifts the weight toward the tip, which feels solid while writing. Though plastic, it doesn't feel cheap either.


- Lead sleeve retracting mechanism: If you like to write with a lot of lead advanced, then you should push the lead back in after use, because the point of the lead might stick out after retracting the lead sleeve. This isn't a huge problem though, but a problem nonetheless.
- Price: This could be a con if you tend to lose pencils often, but if not, this pencil will last for many years. I believe that it is an excellent investment to buy a comfortable pencil or pen.
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This is a great writing...
December 15, 2012
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This is a great writing tool. The unit itself is rather light (weight) with a great twist locking mechanism. One can actual lock the pencil two ways either with the tip extended or with the tip retracted. First time around I purchased the black and red units and I recently ordered and received the next day the white and blue accent units. This is a really great writing tool. You won't be disappointed.

Superb customer service is so hard to do right...time and time again but Jetpens makes it look so easy!
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best pencil i have ever...
March 13, 2011
best pencil i have ever had. It's great for drawing and writing. Since my old one got stollen at school :( I bought another one and it's great because I don't have to worry about were I put it because you can just stick it in your pocket.
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I have had this pencil...
October 9, 2013
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I have had this pencil for almost 2 years and it has held up with my highschool and art career very well. It is very strong and durable. The pocket clip has held strong with only a slight bend, and the tip but overall every other part of the pencil had done great for me. Highly recomend it to anyone looking for a long-lasting writing untencil.
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Good pencil - feels heavy...
September 8, 2012
Good pencil - feels heavy on the tip which I like and the concept is interesting.
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This pencil is very ...
November 6, 2015
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This pencil is very nice
Very good pencil. Had...
September 21, 2015
Very good pencil. Had it for about two or three years before it died. Currently in senior year of high school.
The knurled grip is very nice. The knurling is very fine and it's very nice to touch.
Locking mechanism protects pockets and pencil from damage (I keep my writing utensils in a shirt pocket, so this is a pretty big deal for me)
Very little lead wiggle within the sleeve (There is, but not enough that you can really feel it)
The center of balance is very slightly above the upper end of the knurling when the pencil is locked with the lead out (so it's heavy towards the bottom).
Locking mechanism gets worn after long period of constant use (The clicking lock gets worn little by little. By the time mine died today, it's been worn to the point that it can hold the pen with no problem but does make me worry a little that it might not be the case if I kept using it for years and years).
The front cap gets loose constantly (I don't know if this is a problem with my specific pencil, but I find that it constantly gets loose and I have to tighten it with my fingers all the time. Eventually I got fed up with it and used some epoxy as threadlocker to solve this problem once and for all.)
Pocket clip is rather wimpy (It gets bent very easily, and after that it won't be pinching the thin cloth)
The pencil itself feels just a little flimsy (you can hear the plastic inside creaking a little, and it's possible to bend it a very very slight amount by accidentally applying a force to it)

My pencil died when it refused to hold in lead that I gave it. Whenever I pressed to write, the lead would just slide right back up. I don't know what made it happen since I epoxy'd the front, so I decided to try to open it by twisting the knurled grip because I remember it could come off. What happened was I broke the locking mechanism. It's still somewhat usable, but I'd consider it dead.

Despite these cons I'd still say that it was still a very good pencil before it died, and might be still alive if the front cap on mine didn't unscrew all the time. Maybe next time I'll try to use some actual threadlocker (purple) and be able to take it apart when needed.
This is my second Uni...
March 23, 2015
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This is my second Uni Shift Pipe Lock Drafting Pencil; my first one was the 0.3mm light blue with a silver plastic body. This looks even better than the first one I had bought and unfortunately lost at a relative's home. The body may be of black plastic, but it is the locking mechanism of the metal grip and inner metal body that makes this product shine. You can twist the pencil to lock the body in its safety position for the tip when not in use. It is of a simple, classic and professional look.

Con - Be careful when writing with this draft pencil. The tip may unscrew itself while writing if you're not watching your finger placement on its grip/tip area. Secondly, it could untwist itself into the safety position when writing, again it will be due to your finger/hand placement and how you hold this pencil.

I still would recommend this to friends and newcomers. The price may have gone up from 3 years, but it is worth the quality; especially for those who have the tendency to drop their good draft pencils that don't have a safety feature for the tip. This will protect the tip from bending out of place if it falls (hopefully not ever). I wish JetPens also offered this same draft pencil in its white and red versions, I would purchase those in a heartbeat.
Great pencil LOVE the...
March 5, 2015
Great pencil LOVE the twisting mechinasim I love this color way I own the 0.9mm one and this one but this makes my top five pencils.The price is very cheap for the metal twist. Great pencil.!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought this because...
February 4, 2015
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I bought this because of someone's review and I have not been disappointed. I like the weight (a bit on the heavy side) and the size of the grip area. It is secure and comfortable for my arthritic, well-used fingers. I like the clean look of its uniform diameter as opposed to the Kuru Toga which is not uniform. One odd thing is that when I lock it in the "retract" position, the lead sticks out a little. I won't complain; I plan to purchase one or two more.
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