Average Customer Review
The 0.7mm is my favorite...
, July 11, 2013
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
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
This review is for 0.7mm....
, May 30, 2013
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
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.