Now to those that are...
, February 19, 2011
Now to those that are looking for a good writing pencil. This is a drafting
pencil it’s not designed to be held near the tip for writing. Drafting pencils
are designed to be held a little further up so that when you are running along a
straight edge or a template the lead is very close to the edge of it. If you are
a person that holds a pencil close to the tip you will NOT like drafting
pencils. If you are a person that holds your pencil a little further up the
pencil this pencil has a great feel and weight to it.
First let me start off that I’m a Drafter (Board and CAD). Just like any
other Artist we have our preferences of pens and pencils, myself I prefer the
graphgear 500 the weight being focused near the tip allows me to keep a lighter
touch even with the .3mm. Recently my faithful .3mm graphgear 500 (of 7 years)
broke, the only place I have found it is here on JetPens. I ended up buying 3
500’s and 2 1000. I still like the 500 over the 1000 for drafting. However, to
my surprise I find myself using the 1000 for calculations and writing over the
500, the retractable tip helps to guard it from bending, and “poking” my
when I stick it in my pocket, plus the feel is very nice much like a nice pen. I
do use different types of lead HB, 2B, and 2H the lead indicator is much nicer
then the colored tape tied around the eraser cover. The lead size markings(are
color coordinated too) on the eraser cover is very nice considering that all the
different sizes are the same color barrel only the “rubber” is colored and
is covered when in a pen holder. The clip is heavy duty and doesn’t feel like
it’s going to break when you pull on it.