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Drafting/Technical Pencil, 0.5mm tip for writing & drawing
ISO color Coding on barrel & push-button
Adjustable hardness degree indicator & non slip rubber grip zone
Chrome-plated metal clip & tip, aluminum hardness degree ring
Rigid, cylindrical metal lead sleeve, ideal for use w/rulers & templates
Mechanical pencils for writing and drawing. ISO color-coded on barrel and push-button. Features include adjustable hardness degree indicator, non-slip rubber grip, and chrome-plated metal clip and tip. PVC and latex-free eraser and HB leads included. Refillable. Blister-carded.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Like most people who have used mechanical pencils for a long time, I settled into my favorite couple pencils, bought a number of them and used them for years. For me it was the Y&C Double Knock and the Alvin Draftmatic dating back to the mid-90's. But then I started using "luxury" pen and pencil sets from Cross, Parker, Pelican and Waterman and lost touch with the "functional" mechanical pencil market. But both between a realization that these "luxury" brands aren't actually interested in making a good pencil as much as something good looking (don't get me wrong, they're good, but writing quality of their pencils is not what drives them) and my kids getting to the age where they could use a good mechanical pencil, I decided to dig back in and re-learn the current offerings. I decided to give my older kids (as stocking stuffers for Christmas) one of each of the viable contenders and then borrow them on occasion to see what I thought. It's now been a couple months and I'm reviewing...
i love Staedtler. they make great quality products and seemingly market their products accordingly. mind you, this pencil is light as a feather! at 0.3 grams (grams i think) it is much lighter than other pencils in its class. i also have a Pentel GraphGear 1000 which would probably appear to be much 'better' because of its full metal body and its cool retractable tip but you really need to assess your own preferences. the pentel 1000 is much heavier and a bit difficult for me to write fast. it looks cool but i prefer the staedtler mars 925-05.
pros: light, medium price, durable, clip doesnt slide, easy to write with cons: eraser cap falls off moderately easy
more on the cap falling off... it tends to not hold very strong. quite possibly because i tend to play with it due to the design and it loosened the plastic holding system it uses to grip onto the pencil. but idk.. it never falls off when i use it. just when its in my messenger bag with a bunch of other...
I've gone through many mechanical pencils throughout my life as an artist, and I've yet to find any that feel as comfortable to draw with as this one. It's sturdy, a perfect length and just feels great to draw with. It has a top lead advance; none of that side lead advancing silliness that breaks the momentum of my sketching. A perfect drawing tool.
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