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Side advance automatic pencil features dial-up convenience
Turn dial left to advance jumbo eraser on Side FX Automatic Pencil and right to retract
Convenient side button advances lead without changing hand position
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Side FX Mechanical Pencil (0.7mm), Blue Barrel Pentel Co., Ltd. is a privately held Japanese company which produces stationery products. The name is a combination of the English words pen and tell. Pentel is also the inventor of non-permanent marker technology.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Superb quick-sketch pencils and the erasers erase clean. I've been a fan of these for years and will continue to use these.
The Pentel Side FX mechanical pencil is hands-down the greatest mechanical pencil ever created. I have been using these pencils for years (specifically the 0.7mm lead size, preferably with blue shaft), an have never once regretted, or thought of switching to another pencil. My only regret is that these are no longer available for purchase in stores. I used to grab a pack (of two for around $3-3.50!) whenever I would think of it at Walmart, but alas they are no longer carrying them. Thankfully, I bought enough of these over the years that I should be able to go awhile without needing to purchase another. I fear one day though, I will have exhausted my supply through breakage, loss, or just plain wear-and-tear, and when I go to purchase that long awaited replacement, they will no longer be available, save maybe being sold as a collector's item for an exhorbitant price on Ebay. The thought of this makes me very tempted to just bite the bullet and drop a couple Ben Franklins on a bulk...
These are my favorite automatic pencils. They are really comfortable and smooth with a fine point lead.
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