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Mechanical Pencils 7234

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2015, 12:03:31 AM »
Pentel Quicker Clicker for me as well. I love them. I've also used them so long that I have a collection of spare parts. The old ones didn't have a rubber grip, and would last forever... unless you did something stupid to break them, like stick one in a back pocket then sit on a metal bar. Don't ask.

The NEW ones have a rubber grip bit that eventually goes gummy and disintegrates. 'Eventually' meaning after like 9-10 years. Not 'junk', but smurfs me off nonetheless.

.5 mm HB lead preferred, unless I'm doing something where I need the lines more visible, then I'll go to a softer lead.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2015, 01:29:43 AM »
I forgot all about this one, this thing is a MONSTER! I put a sak farmer next to it for a size comparison..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2018, 05:20:39 PM »
I bought three Rotrings yesterday:



Still have to try them out and find out which one I like the best. The only difference is the thickness and hardness of the lead.

When I got home, I went looking for my old mechanical pencils. I found two I particularly like and use a lot: Staedtler graphite 779 and Fegol L175.

Data on the Staedtler:
https://www.staedtler.com/intl/en/products/pencils-and-accessories/mechanical-pencils-and-lead-holders/graphite-779-mechanical-pencil-m779/


Data on the Fegol:
Download catalog at http://www.fegol.net


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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2018, 05:38:30 PM »
So, Fegol vs. Staedtler!

Not that there's really any comparison between them, but...

Fegol seems lighter and less sturdy/resistant than the Staedtler.

Fegol is all made of plastic, Staedtler has metal clip, push-button and tip.

Both have retractable lead sleeves, which is good for avoiding pocket punctures and also protects the lead sleeve, in case you let the pencil fall.

Staedtler has an added feature: Lead sleeve slides back while writing - additional lead protection (like the bottle opener on Wenger SAKs).

They both have different lead thicknesses: Staedtler .5 - .7, Fegol .5 - .7 - .9


Fegol is a portuguese brand of office supplies, Staedtler a german brand of writing utensils.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2018, 05:48:30 PM by pfrsantos »

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2018, 05:46:00 PM »
Staedtler has a plastic cap inside the button to hold the eraser and to prevent the extra leads to fall. Fegol only has the eraser.

The button on the Fegol has some holes, to avoid possible suffocation if swallowed, the Staedtler doesn't.

They end up being very similar, I like writing with either of them. I do prefer the Staedtler but keep it at home. I carry the Fegol occasionally and even leave it at work sometimes, because I'm not so worried I might lose it.

 8) 8)

« Last Edit: August 29, 2018, 05:49:50 PM by pfrsantos »

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2018, 05:49:23 PM »
Hope you enjoyed this face-off and it helps you, when deciding on what mechanical pencil to get next.

 :hatsoff: :tu:

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2018, 06:48:21 AM »
While I like the concept and challenge of "Using the same pen for 30 days", I use pencil. Mechanical, Rite In The Rain, pencils to be exact. I have a pen attached to my EDC (GnG) pouch but seldom use it. It would be difficult to accomplish such a mention challenge when I am always using the two different colors (Black & Red) for my day-to-day lists, notes and other things. The little cardboard tube is the what the refills come in and can hold several orders of refills in one tube.

RITRPencils-01 by Grandpa Patch, on Flickr

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2018, 12:43:34 PM »
I have 2 mechanical pencils. A fine 0.5mm Parker, and a broad 2mm Rotring.

But, just like any other writing tool, they see less and less use.

Once you go black you never go back
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2018, 03:53:43 PM »
I’m going to get the little guy a new pen/pencil, he likes the cheap mechanical pencil, he keeps refilling it, I saw bic has a unique one out, everyone knows that blue and white four ink one they make, but they now have a four in one that is 3+1, three inks plus a pencil, I had two that were metal, was perfect for the job, I still have one but it doesn’t work, he saw it and liked it, but I’m not getting him something expensive for school, and those bic are only like $4,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,129 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2018, 05:10:43 PM »
I’m going to get the little guy a new pen/pencil, he likes the cheap mechanical pencil, he keeps refilling it, I saw bic has a unique one out, everyone knows that blue and white four ink one they make, but they now have a four in one that is 3+1, three inks plus a pencil, I had two that were metal, was perfect for the job, I still have one but it doesn’t work, he saw it and liked it, but I’m not getting him something expensive for school, and those bic are only like $4,
JR

Didn't knew about this new model. I might get one. Thanks!

 :tu: :salute:

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2018, 06:08:43 PM »
This is the one I have, but I don’t remember what I paid for it, plus what ever ink/pencil you want you have to turn it so that “color” is facing up, and press the top, unlike that new one you just push down whichever.. I just had to have it cause it’s knirled
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,129 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2018, 07:42:39 PM »
This is the one I have, but I don’t remember what I paid for it, plus what ever ink/pencil you want you have to turn it so that “color” is facing up, and press the top, unlike that new one you just push down whichever.. I just had to have it cause it’s knirled
JR

You have great taste in pens, bro...

 8) 8)

Here's what I use at work, to avoid dropping and picking up different pens with different colours (or a pencil).

 :cheers: :tu:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,267 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #42 on: November 09, 2018, 08:18:36 PM »
This is the one I have, but I don’t remember what I paid for it, plus what ever ink/pencil you want you have to turn it so that “color” is facing up, and press the top, unlike that new one you just push down whichever.. I just had to have it cause it’s knirled
JR

You have great taste in pens, bro...

 8) 8)

Here's what I use at work, to avoid dropping and picking up different pens with different colours (or a pencil).

 :cheers: :tu:
Hey that’s a nice pen :D
I kinda did the same, I kinda went a little above what I was asked for to make it easier for the upper management, we’d have to do inventory every day, after done a manager would have to look it over, so I’d use colors to make it easy, so if I found what was needed and the numbers were good then just simple black, then if I found more then what was listed, go blue, but if nothing was found or a lower number, then red, all with a simple click! This way when the manager took a quick look they just found the red numbers looked it over then signed off.
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,129 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2018, 04:33:05 PM »
I have 2 mechanical pencils. A fine 0.5mm Parker, and a broad 2mm Rotring.
(Image removed from quote.)
But, just like any other writing tool, they see less and less use.

I have some Rotrings Art Pen but in the pen version. How does that mechanical pencil work? I don't see a clicking cap...

 :think: :think:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,722 You're amongst friends.
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2018, 02:35:54 PM »
I too use a Staedtler Mars Technico lead holder from time to time. IMO they make the best leads as well.

SAW
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2018, 03:31:49 PM »
I have another Graphgear 1000 on the way, the 0.7 one this time.  I already have the 0.5 and wanted to try the 0.7 to see if I snap leads a bit less often.

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2018, 04:27:49 PM »
Oh come on, not an 0.3? I think that’s the one I used to use back in the day for drafting. Yeah they snapped like a (you know) you had to keep that led tip very close to the pencil tip, I want to say 3 clicks was pushing it! But the best part was you didn’t have to rotate the larger pencils to keep a nice thin line! I’ll have to see if I still have it, should, I also have one you’ll never freaking break, heck no!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2018, 04:29:14 PM »
I have another Graphgear 1000 on the way, the 0.7 one this time.  I already have the 0.5 and wanted to try the 0.7 to see if I snap leads a bit less often.

(Image removed from quote.)

I liked the graphgear 1000 at first but decided it is too bulky. It is also quite a task disassembling the mechanism to clear out a broken lead. I think you will find the 0.7 is much less prone to breakage.

BTW, Pentel now offers a 1.3mm automatic pencil which while may be too bold for some purposes, will definitely resist breaking!


SAW
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2018, 04:36:36 PM »
I guess I don’t have to find the MONSTER, if you go back to 2015 I posted a pic, sure the easier one to find, lol..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,267 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2018, 08:01:45 PM »
There you go, I think that’s all and in size, I’m sure you can fig that out..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2018, 04:54:43 PM »
I have another Graphgear 1000 on the way, the 0.7 one this time.  I already have the 0.5 and wanted to try the 0.7 to see if I snap leads a bit less often.

(Image removed from quote.)

Here is mine. It broke twice! Superglue and cotton cloth took care of that.  :D

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Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,946
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2018, 09:24:59 PM »
 :like:

I haven't broken my 0.5 one so far, but I've only had it a couple of years or so
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2018, 10:16:06 PM »
:like:

I haven't broken my 0.5 one so far, but I've only had it a couple of years or so

I broke mine after 4 years if I remember correctly. Anyway I have two more on the way. :D

There is no magic therefore gadgets!
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2018, 02:57:26 PM »
I have 2 mechanical pencils. A fine 0.5mm Parker, and a broad 2mm Rotring.
(Image removed from quote.)
But, just like any other writing tool, they see less and less use.
That Rotring is a nice mechanical pencil...I have one similar...
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2018, 03:01:49 PM »
Here is a older 2mm graphite pencil that isn’t a clutch or mechanical pencil as we know them today...this one you have to unscrew to loosen and then you adjust the length and tighten back up!
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2018, 03:22:03 PM »
I have 2 mechanical pencils. A fine 0.5mm Parker, and a broad 2mm Rotring.
(Image removed from quote.)
But, just like any other writing tool, they see less and less use.

I have some Rotrings Art Pen but in the pen version. How does that mechanical pencil work? I don't see a clicking cap...

 :think: :think:

It has a visible spring near the end where the push button is.

Not my pic...

Once you go black you never go back
@blackdiamonds_42
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2018, 03:24:00 PM »
This is the one I have, but I don’t remember what I paid for it, plus what ever ink/pencil you want you have to turn it so that “color” is facing up, and press the top, unlike that new one you just push down whichever.. I just had to have it cause it’s knirled
JR

I like that one. Did not know they has such contraptions!

Once you go black you never go back
@blackdiamonds_42
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2018, 12:37:30 PM »
Many great pencils in here guys :dd: :like: I need to get mine all out and see what I have and if I can get a couple pics :think: :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2018, 04:26:35 PM »
One of my summer mechanical pencils...I like the 0.7mm graphite as I don’t break it while writing. It’s the grip that I really like, especially in the summer heat. The sharpie is what I used to mark the date on the filters when changed in the roof top units.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 04:27:36 PM by Rapidray »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,129 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2018, 05:14:33 PM »
I have 2 mechanical pencils. A fine 0.5mm Parker, and a broad 2mm Rotring.
(Image removed from quote.)
But, just like any other writing tool, they see less and less use.

I have some Rotrings Art Pen but in the pen version. How does that mechanical pencil work? I don't see a clicking cap...

 :think: :think:

It has a visible spring near the end where the push button is.
(Image removed from quote.)
Not my pic...

Thanks. I ended up seeing a similar pic in another place. It's good they kept the look of the pen.

 :tu: :tu:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT


 

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