I have been in search...
, February 14, 2009
I have been in search of a great 0.3 mm pencil for a while and I believe I have
finally settled on this one. I have also used the Pentel Grapgear 500, the
Pentel Graph 1000, and the Staedtler 925. The Graph 1000 feels too flimsy for me
(just a personal preference) and I have had problems with the lead breaking in
the barrel. The Staedtler 925 and Pentel Graphgear 500 are both great pencils,
but I keep all my writing utensils in my pocket, and they both do not have a
retractable tip, which in one of my favorite features of the GraphGear 1000. I
have not had issues with the lead breaking in the barrel as the other reviewer
had. I have a feeling that might have something to do with the hardness of the
lead (I use Pentel Ain HB 0.3mm). The pencil is quite well balanced and the lead
advances a couple of mm at a time. Great pencil. I also have the 0.5 mm and the
GraphGear 1000 0.5mm ballpoint pen.