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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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I think I'd actually...
January 15, 2016
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I think I'd actually give this a 4.5. Not for any real reason though. I don't know why I don't absolutely adore this pencil the way others do. Don't get me wrong, I really, really like it. It's just not my go-to the way I expected it to be.

I haven't tried the leads which came with this as I purchased the pencil specifically for using with my sketchbook. Instead, I have some Pilot non-photo blue lead in it. I like the 0.7 mm size for loose work. It's great for taking notes in the margins too. The eraser is a bit small for artwork, but works very well and is perfect for correcting notes in class.

It really does keep a sharp point using the rotating mechanism. I was a little skeptical and pleasantly surprised to find it did just this. The pencil feels light in hand and the grip section fits nicely. I find I don't get fatigued as much as I do with a standard pencil as I'm not constantly rotating my grip. Which is excellent as I'm always writing and sketching ideas out.

Overall, this is a great pencil and one well worth keeping in my toolkit.
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Dani Moundshroud
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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tinaguajardo
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.
donbednar
Fantastic for pattern...
September 3, 2015
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Fantastic for pattern drafting.
A stellar Bargain....
August 28, 2015
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A stellar Bargain.
Blackhorse
Very nice and easy to...
July 25, 2015
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Very nice and easy to write with!!!!
aquasofia6
Finally .7 . Great...
June 23, 2015
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Finally .7 . Great
jwatanabe
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