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Works well....
March 21, 2015
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Works well.
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.
These are the greatest...
February 12, 2015
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These are the greatest mechanical pencils I have ever found. I have given some to by associates at work and they can't believe how good they are. Certainly enjoy them and will probably get more in the future.
Read the JetPens detail...
January 31, 2015
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Read the JetPens detail on the Kuru Toga. Very cool. Stays sharp. Upgrading to a higher grade, but this one is awesome to test it out.
This was my first time...
December 5, 2014
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This was my first time trying out a pencil with the lead rotation mechanism and I have to say I am very impressed. I'm not sure I'll be able to buy a normal mechanical pencil again. In fact, I am planning to get two more Kuru Toga pencils! I will be getting the Kuru Toga Roulette for drawing and the Alpha Gel for taking notes.
I have used this one for both and although it's better for taking notes, it is pretty useful for drawing too. The mechanism does seem to work better when I press the pencil harder into the paper like I do when I take notes.
I feel awesome whenever...
November 18, 2014
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I feel awesome whenever I pick this pencil up. How many pencils can do that!? The included lead is a bit light for me, and I wish the eraser wasn't an afterthought though.
The 0.7mm is my favorite...
July 11, 2013
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The 0.7mm is my favorite size of Kuru Toga pencil. I found the 0.5mm a bit thin although my son likes the 0.5mm best. As with all Kuru Toga pencils the rotation mechanism works extremely well and is not distracting in the least. If you use a harder lead the line will be a bit lighter/thinner and a softer lead will be a bit wider/darker.

Too bad the eraser design sucks. You have to remove/lose the cap so I've never used it although the tiny eraser may erase just fine. This pencil is too darn good to lose stars for that but it would be a better pencil if it had an easy to use eraser with some bulk to it.

Like many mechanical pencils you have to throw away a lot of lead when you advance a new lead. There are some inexpensive pencils that use all the lead. The "Platinum OLEeNu Lead Breakage Prevention Mechanical Pencil" is available through Jetpens for 0.5mm and I remember seeing some real inexpensive ones for 0.7mm locally.
This review is for 0.7mm....
May 30, 2013
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This review is for 0.7mm. The rotation works well and gives the 0.5mm feel when writing as tip keeps sharp lines. The grip has no rubber - maybe that was the reason, but I got tired writing with it quicker than when I use others. You have to remember not to rotate the pencil by yourself as the pencil itself does the job. The yellow transparent cover on eraser part does not belong to rest of the design.
The rotational mechanism...
March 14, 2013
The rotational mechanism that is the selling point for this pencil did rotate the lead allowing for a constant 'soft edge' to contact the paper - this provides, as advertised, a uniform line.

Since I write in cursive, I'd rather have a sharper point since I'm not pressing as hard with the lead to create a strong visible line in script. For my writing style I wasn't impressed with the effects overall.

Also note, when I purchased this pen earlier on this website it was $14 for the starter set and is now only $5.
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