Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.7 mm

Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.7 mm

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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 0.7 mm HB leads. The lead is Uni's diamond-infused Nano Dia lead, which is particularly strong and resists breakage.

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I started with the .3mm...
February 27, 2015
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I started with the .3mm lead model. I can't imagine who writes so softly they don't break these tiny leads on a regular basis. I then moved up to the .5mm model. It was better but still caused too many breaks for a heavy handed writer such as I. I am now using the .7mm that you see here. It has not broken once. The rotating point really does work at keeping the point sharp. I think it is the best available mechanical pencil I have been able to find to date. My one complaint is that there is no on-board storage for the erasure cap so it is very easy to lose.
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Perfection with the Pentel...
May 28, 2015
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Perfection with the Pentel Stein Enhanced Silica Pencil Lead - 0.7 mm - B! Where has this pencil and lead been all my life?
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Like this very much,...
November 21, 2015
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Like this very much, write snoothly
I bought both the .7...
September 27, 2015
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I bought both the .7 and the .5 and really like both of them. They are perfect for adjusting patterns, drawing, and making notes in my notebook. I don't think you can go wrong with either one.
As advertised, this pencils...
September 23, 2015
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As advertised, this pencils lead does not flatten as it is used. Also, a very comfortable feel, it does invite using, and does
function well for both drafting & sketching chores.