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Mechanical Pencils 7450

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #150 on: January 03, 2019, 08:55:07 PM »
Nice sturdy built 0.7 :o :like:

It is, 36g or 1.3 oz

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,687
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #151 on: January 03, 2019, 09:15:16 PM »
Nice sturdy built 0.7 :o :like:

It is, 36g or 1.3 oz

 :sa:

Bet it feels good writing with it :tu: :like:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #152 on: January 03, 2019, 10:14:55 PM »
This what I have in my pocket today, Kaweco Brass Sport 0.7mm.

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That is a nice one!  :like: :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #153 on: January 04, 2019, 02:24:05 PM »
Not really got to write with this one much yet it is the Kuru Toga 0.7mm but I have had the 0.5mm version for over a year and haven't had any issues with it so I am sure that the 0.7mm will be as good or better for me :tu: I did swap the greenish yellow eraser cap and end nub from this one to the blue you see now from the 0.5mm one :cheers: and now it is much more pleasing to look at for me :D
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #154 on: January 04, 2019, 05:00:03 PM »
They are nice for sure and for what you are getting...probably the best buy out there today! Very nice, enjoy!  :like: :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #155 on: January 04, 2019, 05:12:34 PM »
Thanks Ray :salute: it is a very nice pencil for sure :like: I used it a bit earlier and it seemed to write well :like:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #156 on: January 05, 2019, 03:58:39 AM »
I wouldn’t mind getting a .7mm when I see one in stock. Did the 5.6mm graphite finally make it off that slow boat from China??? :whistle:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #157 on: January 05, 2019, 05:32:40 AM »
I wouldn’t mind getting a .7mm when I see one in stock. Did the 5.6mm graphite finally make it off that slow boat from China??? :whistle:

Not yet :facepalm: It tracked until it left the country of origin and now I can't get it to track beyond that :ahhh I am sure it will be here any day now though :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #158 on: January 09, 2019, 05:29:13 PM »
Here is another rubber cushion mechanical pencil. This one is a Papermate Comfortmate ultra in 0.7mm. I placed it next to the Pilot G-2 mechanical pencil for comparison. If you work outside these are the go-to pencils that will work pretty good and stay in your hand.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #159 on: January 10, 2019, 03:24:09 AM »
Those look like 2 fine pencils, Ray :tu: :like: Thanks for the comparison pic  :salute:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2019, 03:56:30 AM »
Those look like 2 fine pencils, Ray :tu: :like: Thanks for the comparison pic  :salute:
:cheers:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #161 on: March 08, 2019, 05:40:35 PM »
Picked up a Kaweco Sketch Up 5.6mm clutch pencil today. Solid quality and nice to write with.  :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #162 on: March 14, 2019, 04:54:18 PM »
Awesome pencil,  Max :o :drool: :like:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #163 on: March 14, 2019, 09:23:27 PM »
Thanks Poncho. Something different for sure.  :hatsoff:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #164 on: March 16, 2019, 12:27:07 AM »
Picked up a Kaweco Sketch Up 5.6mm clutch pencil today. Solid quality and nice to write with.  :tu:

That looks a beastie, Max  :tu:


I'm just "rediscovering" pencils. I used the Pentel P200 series, in 0.5, 0.7 and 0.9mm for many years, as I used to be a mechanical draftsman. I never used them for writing with though, as they were always loaded with film lead. I've also got several cheapo ones, the single use chuck away type (no idea why, I don't remember buying them), but never write with those either. I just got too accustomed to "draw with a pencil, write with a pen".

I've decided that I really ought to start using them more, so I've ordered myself a replacement P207, as my last one broke, but I still have a load of lead left (only the second P200 breakage in nearly 30 years. Not bad at all for such a cheap workhorse).



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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #165 on: March 16, 2019, 01:41:47 AM »
@ Max, great looking pencil. I enjoy writing with a pencil just as much a pen.  I like to take notes in pencil actually.  I also jot measurements in pencil.

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #166 on: March 16, 2019, 09:28:23 AM »
Thanks AW, Aloha. It is a real little gem. The thicker lead is much stronger. (I stopped using the smaller clutch pencils because I was constantly snapping tips).  :like:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #167 on: March 16, 2019, 12:16:25 PM »
My current favorite is the Rotring 800. Feels solid, the retractable tip is pocket friendly and the twisting mechanism is fun to play with. And, it reminds me of engineering schools and doing technical drawings by hand.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #168 on: March 16, 2019, 07:03:31 PM »
Doesn’t get much better than that italophil.  :like:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #169 on: March 18, 2019, 12:04:50 AM »
the engineer in me wants to rock one of these:



a super cheap mechanical pencil that turns into a compass..yes plz.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #170 on: March 19, 2019, 04:32:54 PM »
the engineer in me wants to rock one of these:

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a super cheap mechanical pencil that turns into a compass..yes plz.

The engineer in you is right!

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #171 on: March 30, 2019, 04:54:54 PM »
the engineer in me wants to rock one of these:

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a super cheap mechanical pencil that turns into a compass..yes plz.

Very gizmotic!

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #172 on: June 29, 2019, 10:57:45 PM »
I found one of the last two mechanical pencils I am looking for...this one is the Caran d’Ache Rotation in .7mm. Now I just need to find the Caran d’Ache Type 55 in 2mm. I would be a very happy camper!  :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #173 on: June 29, 2019, 11:05:47 PM »
My current favorite is the Rotring 800. Feels solid, the retractable tip is pocket friendly and the twisting mechanism is fun to play with. And, it reminds me of engineering schools and doing technical drawings by hand.
Very nice...I have the 800 with the stylus! It has replaced my Perfect Pencil as it snapped in two somehow in my cargo pants  :dunno:

 

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