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Zebra Tect 2way Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - White Body


Zebra Tect 2way Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - White Body - ZEBRA MA42-W
  • Zebra Tect 2way Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - White Body - ZEBRA MA42-W
  • Zebra Tect 2way Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - White Body - ZEBRA MA42-W
  • Zebra Tect 2way Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - White Body - ZEBRA MA42-W
  • Zebra Tect 2way Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - White Body - ZEBRA MA42-W
  • Zebra Tect 2way Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - White Body - ZEBRA MA42-W
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This sleek drafting pencil is the first of its kind to offer BOTH a shaker AND a click lead extension function! Just twist the ring above the grip to point to "lock" to use the pencil as a normal click advance drafting pencil. Unlock the body and it becomes a shaker pencil that you can shake to extend lead automatically! The lead advances through an internal weight mechanism that extends lead upon movement. Pencil features a fixed guide pipe length, metal clip and ribbed plastic grip.

See how other shaker pencils work in the following TV video!

Model NumberZEBRA MA42-W
Shipping Weight0.55 oz
Body Color White
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Diameter - Grip 10.3 mm
Diameter - Max 10.6 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color White
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Sleeve Length 4.0 mm
Length - Body 14.9 cm
Mechanism Shaker
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal

2 people found this helpful
  I bought this pencil..., May 9, 2011
By samantha_lynn86 - See all my reviews
I bought this pencil After purchasing and orange Zebra 2way 1000. I liked that pencil and I liked the look of this white one, so I thought, What the heck.....
However after using both pencils daily, I'd use my Zebra 2way 1000 over this white one any day.
This feels cheap at times, I'm afraid I might break it...whereas when I use my Zebra 1000, I feel like I could write a novel and it would survive till the end.

So if you want a sturdy, nice, pencil that you want to LAST, get one of the 1000s...
1 person found this helpful
  I bought this to replace..., May 3, 2012
By kof... - See all my reviews
I bought this to replace a staedtler 925 which jammed and died, and it's served me well. It's got a mostly plastic construction and does feel a little flimsy at times, but it hasn't shown any major signs of wear after a year of pretty much constant usage. The shaker and click mechanism feel solid, and I haven't yet had issues with jams etc. A good little pencil overall.
  Honestly mystified by..., April 5, 2014
By kof... - See all my reviews
Honestly mystified by all the reviews that say this pencil feels fragile/cheap. I bought mine in 2011 and other than some rubbing out of the text, it still looks like new now in 2014. I'll be upfront and say I haven't ever used this pencil for drafting, just day-to-day note-taking and drawing, but it's done me well these last few years.

The shaker mechanism gives it a nice heft and helps keep the center of balance relatively low, so it's easy to control. As a result, I've actually found it to be more comfortable to use than my fancy alpha-gel kurutoga pencil. Both the shaker and the clicky lead advance work well and haven't broken on me yet. The eraser is a tiny nub of a thing like basically every draft pencil out there, so get a nice eraser and you're golden. :)
  I bought this pen, although..., October 20, 2011
By cor... - See all my reviews
I bought this pen, although not from Jet Pens. The shake mechanism intrigued me. It didn't feel so solid at times and then later it did. So far it has been a very good pen and I love to write with it. I do wish to figure out how to disassemble it just in case it happens to break, which hasn't worked out for me yet. Besides that, it is really good.
  While I already have..., November 25, 2010
By bigpockets - See all my reviews
While I already have a handful of shaker pencils, none of them looked particularly cool. I wanted a stylish high-end mechanical pencil that could become my main drawing instrument but it had to have a shaker mechanism!
The Zebra Tect 2way fit the bill as a high-end mechanical pencil/low-end drafting pencil.
I love the way it looks and feels! The manual and shaking lead advancement feels refined. I plan on buying a blue 0.7 one for use with blue lead.
A couple of comments based on other reviews:
The Tect 2way has a 4mm fixed lead sleeve which is standard equipment on drafting pencils. Care must be taken not to bend it. However, the Pentel Graphgear has a retractable tip for those looking for a drafting pencil that they can chuck in a backpack or something.
Also, the Tect 2way may not be the first mechanical pencil with a shaker mechanism but it is probably the first drafting pencil with a shaker mechanism.