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Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.5 mm

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$4.65

Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.5 mm - SANFORD 1751934
  • Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.5 mm - SANFORD 1751934
  • Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.5 mm - SANFORD 1751934
  • Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.5 mm - SANFORD 1751934
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It may take a true pencil expert to understand the common pencil’s problem but hang in there as we try to explain. When using standard mechanical pencils, the lead wears down on one side, forming a slanted surface. Each time you write you end up using a different lead surface (pointy, flat, wide, thin, etc.) depending on how you hold the pencil. This can cause multiple annoyances:
• You might start with a sharp point, but as you continue to write the point is worn down and thus your line widths are not uniform. This can also lead to smudgy and thick lines.
• If you happen to start writing with the tip of the angled point, it is likely to scratch or catch on the paper.
• The various angles at which the lead comes into contact with the paper commonly cause lead breakage.

The Kuru Toga, on the other hand, has a core 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 so that it always remains pointed. This is great for students! It not only solves the problems above, but also gives you an amazingly thin line. In effect, you use only 50% of the lead area that you were previously using with your old mechanical pencil.

This set includes one Kuru Toga pencil, two eraser refills, and a case of 0.5 mm HB leads. The lead is Uni's diamond-infused Nano Dia lead, which is particularly strong and resists breakage.


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Specs
Model NumberSANFORD 1751934
Shipping Weight0.90 oz
Body Color Black
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Design Style Auto Lead Rotation
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Transparent Black
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Type Graphite
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

Reviews


August 3, 2011
i dont get it, jetpens...
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i dont get it, jetpens will give you the pencil, a little pack of lead, and two extra erasers for a lower price than if you bought the pencil alone. overall a great pencil, elegant, pro design, and one of my favorite pencils next to the shift pipe lock from uni

8 people found this helpful
braniachernandez
 
November 20, 2010
You get lead! This pencil...
You get lead! This pencil is just the best. Its light and I think just the right thickness. When I draw, thats the exact opposite of what I want but when I'm taking notes, it's just so nice. I think I would get angry and stop focusing if I went back to a normal pencil. Everything about this pencil feels great. Even the knock. The only thing that I'm not fond of is how there is a little suspension, less than a millimeter, but it is necessary for the turning mechanism so get used to it. There's no reason not to get spoiled by this pencil. Just buy it now.

3 people found this helpful
 
November 22, 2013
I tend to be a skeptic...
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I tend to be a skeptic and wondered how this pencil would really work. I was perfectly happy with another pencil , but my curiosity got the best of me and so I ordered this as well as one in the 0.3 size.

I like a softer lead and was continually having to turn my pencil to get a good, clean, edge, so I thought that if this worked it would be great! Much to surprise this really does work, and it works well. No more turning the pencil to find a sharp edge. !

The pencil itself it very lightweight - which is not a bad thing. The grip is shaped/ridged, although it does not show up well in images - your fingers don't slip on smooth plastic. A cushioned grip would be wonderful, but it would not/will not effect my surprised delight in using this pencil.

This package deal is really excellent! This pencil may have spoiled me because using another pencil that does not maintain it's point would be difficult now!

1 person found this helpful
 
April 17, 2013
This is a great lead...
This is a great lead pencils that suits my everyday needs. It is perfect for taking notes and the lead that came with it never broke once. The rotating mechanism works as advertised. This is my new favorite lead pencil and i highly recomend you get one to.

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elib54321
 
July 22, 2012
Kind of a 4.5 - the grip...
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Kind of a 4.5 - the grip is odd, but useable, I may try a High Grade one. But as for the pencil itself, and the mechanism? Like another reviewer, I find I'm not using anything else. I tend to have a heavy hand when writing, especially in pencil - like I expect it to be BLACK like a pen, darn it. :) But I was doing a large amount of writing in pencil last week, scheduling, and two days in, I realized I hadn't broken the lead, not once. It may possibly be a higher-quality lead than I normally have, but I don't think that's all of it, if any at all. Pleasantly surprised that the mechanism isn't a gimmick.

1 person found this helpful
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