Product Reviews Written by hartzog2000

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The 600 is an excellent...
March 23, 2015
The 600 is an excellent pencil, good balance, nice weight because it's made entirely of metal, unlike the the plastic barreled 500 which is constructed entirely different than the 600, which is why it cost less. The only think that the 2 have in common is how they look and the fact that they both have a knurled metal grip. And that is why I give the black 600 (and the 500 for that matter) only 5 stars. While Like the look of the all black 600 I do not like the black grip. The knurling is very good but the black colorshows every light colored dust and debris including skin from your fingers. Plus constant use and cleaning wears the tips of the knurling causing the grip to null even more. Over time the grip dulls and turns grey. The silver 600 also collects the same stuff it can be easily cleaned and restored to its original glory. So for this reason I give the black 600 only 4 stars
I found it surprising...
February 25, 2015
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I found it surprising that Steadtler would bring out an entry level pencil in the middle of the line. Over all the pencil seems not up to the quality I've come to expect from Steadtler.
This series of pencils...
February 25, 2015
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This series of pencils are excellent as entry level drafting pencils but they make a great, low cost alternative to some of the higher priced pencils. They are excellent mechanical pencils, well made and made to last. They are well balanced and make good all round drawing/writing pencils. They have features that some of the more expensive brands lack, like an easy to adjust LGI. For the price of just one of some of the more expensive brands you can have all 5 Zebra Drafix.
This series of pencils...
February 25, 2015
Verified Purchase
This series of pencils are excellent as entry level drafting pencils but they make a great, low cost alternative to some of the higher priced pencils. They are excellent mechanical pencils, well made and made to last. They are well balanced and make good all round drawing/writing pencils. They have features that some of the more expensive brands lack, like an easy to adjust LGI. For the price of just one of some of the more expensive brands you can have all 5 Zebra Drafix.
This series of pencils...
February 25, 2015
Verified Purchase
This series of pencils are excellent as entry level drafting pencils but they make a great, low cost alternative to some of the higher priced pencils. They are excellent mechanical pencils, well made and made to last. They are well balanced and make good all round drawing/writing pencils. They have features that some of the more expensive brands lack, like an easy to adjust LGI. For the price of just one of some of the more expensive brands you can have all 5 Zebra Drafix.
This series of pencils...
February 25, 2015
Verified Purchase
This series of pencils are excellent as entry level drafting pencils but they make a great, low cost alternative to some of the higher priced pencils. They are excellent mechanical pencils, well made and made to last. They are well balanced and make good all round drawing/writing pencils. They have features that some of the more expensive brands lack, like an easy to adjust LGI. For the price of just one of some of the more expensive brands you can have all 5 Zebra Drafix.
This series of pencils...
February 25, 2015
Verified Purchase
This series of pencils are excellent as entry level drafting pencils but they make a great, low cost alternative to some of the higher priced pencils. They are excellent mechanical pencils, well made and made to last. They are well balanced and make good all round drawing/writing pencils. They have features that some of the more expensive brands lack, like an easy to adjust LGI. For the price of just one of some of the more expensive brands you can have all 5 Zebra Drafix.
The rotring line of drafting...
November 14, 2014
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The rotring line of drafting pencils have always been a favorite of many due to their good looks and great quality. Though now under new management the quality of the rotring products has been upheld. The rotring 800 as currently produced is still a beautifully engineered, high quality pencil that is a pleasure to write with and lovely to behold. With the 800, rotring's premier drafting pencil, they have tackled the age old problem of how to carry a drafting pencil with it's 4mm lead sleeve, in a shirt pocket without stabbing oneself in an elegant fashion. The tip of the 800 hides inside the bottom of the pencil until needed. Then, with a twist of the top of the pencil, the tip is reviled and locked in place under spring tension. When finished a simple twist in the opposite direction once again sends the tip safely into hiding.

The 800 is almost made entirely of brass with select parts, like the lead sleeve and pocket clip, being made of steel with some internal parts being made of space age plastic, for strength and flexibility. This makes the 800 a heavyweight among drafting pencils yet because of it being well balanced it does not fell heavy while feeling solid. There is no need to push the 800 across the paper, simply guide it. The 800 is a pleasure to use due to it's engineering. Due to it's elegant design and construction it is also a pleasure to look at.

The MSRP of the 800 makes it a little pricey, but as they say, you get what you pay for. But in the case of the 800, and most other rotring drafting pencils, you get a little more.
Thia was such a disappointment...
March 10, 2010
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Thia was such a disappointment to me. After all the hype I'd read I decided to buy one. When I went to use it the EXTRA FINE nib wrote wider than the FINE nib of the Pilot V-Pen! I was expecting something as fine as the Pilot Penmanship (both are labeled as EF) but was I disappointed! I won't be buying another LAMY product, not after this!
This is one of the nicest...
October 4, 2009
This is one of the nicest pencils of it's type. The regulation feature is easily controlled and the pencil handles nicely. For a full review of this pencil in this lead size please cut and paste the following address into your browsers URL window: http://onelonemanspensandpencils.blogspot.com/2009/07/staedtler-reg-925-85-03-r egulator-or.html
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