This is a nice eraser for erasing micro-details. I'm very happy with it and it
complements my larger Staedtler eraser stick. One minor criticism is the
mechanism allows the eraser to be pushed back up the sleeve if you apply to much
pressure. Not a problem. You don't need to apply much pressure when erasing
small detail. However if the sponginess bothers you then just by the refills
and stuff it in an extra 2mm leadholder you may happen to have. A leadholder
would actually allow you to use up almost the entire eraser because the
leadholder jaws require little area to firmly hold the eraser in place.
The Stad pencil Holder also makes for a wicked, slick Eraser stick when using
the Staedtler 528 55 Mars® refill plastic erasers . I searched long and hard
for a good-looking quality metal eraser stick to replace my cheapy plastic
versions and bought one of these in hopes it would work. Well it far exceeded
my expectations as it holds snugly and tightly the Staedtler refill eraser while
the jaws stay in it's resting retracted position as you see in the picture
without a pencil in it. It looks absolutely great and now my search for a
beautful Stick eraser is finally over. The kicker is these holders are pretty
Sorry to hear you discontinued the sale of Pentel PG2 .02mm Pencil. I nfinally
bought one and it's a great pencil. Any set that includes the thinnest lead
available will be my leading favorite. I guess there are a few places that can
sell it for half the price you're selling yours so I can understand why you
won't sell it anymore.
I own a wide variety of mechanical pencils, many found here at Jetpens as a
matter of fact, and some found elsewhere. This Rotring 500 design is among my
top 2 favorites. The other is a Pentel design not found here. 'Nuff said.
The UNI "H" .3mm lead is equivalent to Pentel's "HB" lead. If you're going to
use different lead grades, then stick to one brand, otherwise you'll end up
wasting money on something you didn't expect like I did.
This is a nice lead thickness if one finds the .5mm too thick. No need to
purchase a .4mm specific pencil. I use these .04mm leads in my pentel P205,
Graphlet PG305, Sharplet-.05 and mini-Sharp .5mm mechanical pencils without nary
a problem. Should work great in all the other Pentel .5mm's as well. No slop and
no breakage. It works perfect!
Wow! Beautiful to look at and ultra-comfortable to write with. No time wasted
searching for a comfortable grip. You're ready to go when you pick it up. I
think the short 2nd step on the nose coupled with a no-slip grip that's neither
too wide or thin lend to the high level of comfort, and whether I hold it high
on the grip for drawing lines or low, close to the tip for writing meticulously
small which I do often, it always feels one with the hand. It's balanced weight
also helps and the all aluminum finish gives it class and durability. 2 thumbs
Yes. I bought the complete set of 5. A great looking all-metal pencil for under
$8/pc. Maybe the best set of pencils for the price. Great design, durable
aluminum, unique-style grip, short-compact(138mm), thin barrel, ISO color-coded,
long step-nose for high visibility. Earlier models have a course, coated
metal-flake finish that is prone to scratching and scuffing but the current
models have a smooth natural brushed-aluminum finish that has a nice sheen to
I bought this pencil for it's unique "syringe" like design. Pentel ruined the
design by adding a capped end on the new revised models. You gain a lead
hardness indicator, but aesthetically it looks worse. The plunger cap
complements the needle nose tip on this design.
For me personally it's not the most comfortable to write with, since I like to
grip the pencil as close to tip as possible. For me the thicker barrel at the
grip and it's unique needle nose tip are not conducive to comfort... for ME. For
most this won't be a problem. I also don't like the unseamly look of where the
hexagonal barrel meets the tubular metal grip. However These are very minor
criticisms based on personel preferences.
Overall, it has good weight thanks to the metal knurled grip. It's a short
pencil at 141mm. It has Pentel's quality brass clutch lead advance mechanism.
It's relatively inexpensive and it's got a good-looking profile.