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4.5 (12 reviews)
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.

Model NumberSANFORD 1858549
Weight0.9 ounces
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 0.7 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Type Graphite
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

Frequently Bought Together

Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.7 mm - SANFORD 1858549
Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.5 mm - SANFORD 1751934
Uni Boxy Eraser - Black - UNI EP-60BX
Total Price: $10.70
This item: Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Starter Set - 0.7 mm - $4.65

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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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mechanism would not twist so...
May 20, 2015
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mechanism would not twist
so i took apart the pencil and messed with it and it began to work
very good price~!
Seems to work really...
April 27, 2015
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Seems to work really good with art and notes :3
Love the 0.7, have had...
March 28, 2015
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Love the 0.7, have had it for about a week and it is my new goto pencil. I like a thicker lead and this one is pretty close to perfect. I wish I could get the Roulette in the 0.7 size. If I could get this in a 0.9 size I would probably buy a collection of those as well. For my work I like the expression I get from a thicker lead. Well a girl can dream right? Seriously, even the starter set is a great pencil
Works well....
March 21, 2015
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Works well.