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Never worry about lead breaking again! The DelGuard pencil uses an innovative mechanism developed by Zebra that prevents lead breakage. The secret is in the moving parts inside the pencil tip and grip area. How exactly does it work? If you apply vertical pressure to the lead as you write, a spring inside the pencil absorbs the pressure and allows the lead to retract a little so that it's protected by the guide pipe. If you apply diagonal pressure, the guide pipe and tip which guard the lead extend further out, thus protecting more of the lead. Even if you write with a heavy hand, your lead will survive. Lead clogging is also prevented, because the internal parts guard the lead. Even those small bits won't get misaligned and clog the pencil! However, if you extend the lead by clicking four times or more, the lead may break while writing. The pencil writes smoothly, and your thoughts won't be interrupted by the annoyance of lead breaking. Your concentration will see great improvement!

This is the Black pencil. Some photos feature other colors.

Also pictured: Maruman Mnemosyne Inspiration Notebook, Kokuyo Campus Notebook - Dotted Rule.

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April 7, 2016
If you're buying this pencil thinking the Delguard function works on the 0.3mm lead size, you might want to turn back on this one. The Delguard "system" in this pencil only works to a certain extent.

As someone who's used to using 0.3mm in note-writing and drawing, I've used many 0.3mm mechanical pencils and got used to the nuances of 0.3mm pencils (Not writing down too hard as one would on a 0.7mm, don't advance the lead too far etc). That said, I bought this pencil just to test out if, with the Delguard system on the 0.3mm lead size, I can eliminate such nuances with this pencil just for the fun of it.

With that being said, the Delguard system in the pencil only works to a certain extent. Most Delguard pencils come with a guide or warning on the package telling users the Delguard system cannot guard the lead after 4 or more clicks (or something like that). Unlike the 0.5mm and 0.7mm variant, the length of the lead advancement was shortened, and the amount of lead advanced after 3-4 clicks is just about the amount of lead I advance on most 0.3mm mechanical pencils (1-2 mm out of the lead sleeve), which makes no difference in my experience in lead breakage in most pencils (granted I got used to mechanical pencils of 0.3mm sizes). The Delguard system works to guard the lead up to that distance, and after some stress test on lead breakage with other pencils, I can see some difference in using other mechanical pencils for such lead sizes, but not enough for me to switch from other pencils that I have already owned (Graphgear 1000, Uni Kuru Toga etc) which has features I prefer more than the Delguard system.

With that said, the pencil is light and feels nice to write with. It is also a solid pencil, and I would recommend the pencil, along with the Pentel Orenz 0.3mm, if they face such lead breakage problems. While I may not be in favor of the Delguard system on the 0.3mm lead size, I would recommend it for users who have a tight budget.
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July 22, 2016
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With my experiences with this pencil, it's great overall. I typically use a lighter pressure for normal writing so else breakage is not really an issue. As for a good overall pencil, this is a good way to go.