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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 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.
My first "Shift Pipe"...
February 3, 2015
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My first "Shift Pipe" pencil, and it works well. Good knurl on the grip is a plus.
Not the best mechanical...
January 31, 2015
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Not the best mechanical pencil. The turning mechanism is annoying and it makes it feel cheap!
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