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Mechanical Pencils 9990

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #180 on: November 24, 2019, 02:32:10 AM »
Pentel Kerry 0.7mm - one of the more unusual, readily available, brand name mechanical pencils.
:like: :tu:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #181 on: November 24, 2019, 02:39:24 AM »
0.7mm is the sweet spot for me. I have terrible handwriting, a 0.7mm pencil is a good balance between looking too scratchy on the thinner width and too bunched up with wider ones.   

Here another favorite of mine, the Lamy 2000 pencil. Obviously in 0.7mm.
My first Lamy’s was the Safari pen and pencil set! It was downhill after that untill I found out about Caran d’Ache, which is about the only thing I collect now.  :cheers: 
Hero Member Posts: 529
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #182 on: November 25, 2019, 04:09:48 PM »
My first Lamy’s was the Safari pen and pencil set! It was downhill after that untill I found out about Caran d’Ache, which is about the only thing I collect now.  :cheers:

Being German, I know the Safari line well. It probably was the most common fountain pen when I went to high school in the late '80 - early '90. I still have multiple Safari fountain pens, but only one Safari pencil.

Caran d'Ache is a great brand, I love their distinctive hexagonal silver pens.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #183 on: November 25, 2019, 04:31:38 PM »
Being German, I know the Safari line well. It probably was the most common fountain pen when I went to high school in the late '80 - early '90. I still have multiple Safari fountain pens, but only one Safari pencil.

Caran d'Ache is a great brand, I love their distinctive hexagonal silver pens.
That is nice! I wish Lamy would come out with a 2mm pencil. Thanks!  :cheers:
New User Posts: 1
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #184 on: December 16, 2019, 02:52:30 PM »
I have been using the Pentel P205 0.5mm ever since I discovered mechanical pencils.  I have them on each stationary tool, workbench, desk, and truck.  Some of the leads were too soft and too weak.  I settled on Pentel Super Hi-Polymer HB.  Yes, cross grain in porous wood can be a challenge.

The tip of the Delguard seems a little "stubby" to me.  The video makes no mention of special lead, so I guess any standard lead will work.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #185 on: December 16, 2019, 06:01:38 PM »
I really have a thing about pencils. So I got a discount on this rotring. Like I need another pencil!


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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,332
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #186 on: December 16, 2019, 10:39:13 PM »
I have been using the Pentel P205 0.5mm ever since I discovered mechanical pencils.  I have them on each stationary tool, workbench, desk, and truck.  Some of the leads were too soft and too weak.  I settled on Pentel Super Hi-Polymer HB.  Yes, cross grain in porous wood can be a challenge.

The tip of the Delguard seems a little "stubby" to me.  The video makes no mention of special lead, so I guess any standard lead will work.

Welcome  :MTO:

Esse Quam Videri
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 58,979
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #187 on: December 17, 2019, 04:28:38 AM »
 :iagree: With Aloha :cheers:

Great pencils, guys 8) :like:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #188 on: December 17, 2019, 06:42:08 AM »
I really have a thing about pencils. So I got a discount on this rotring. Like I need another pencil!

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Nice  :cheers:
You can always try out clutch pencils  :whistle:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #189 on: December 17, 2019, 06:46:13 AM »
My Holy Grail clutch pencil is on Ebay....$750.00... :facepalm:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 58,979
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #190 on: December 19, 2019, 04:08:46 AM »
$750.00?!?!?! :o :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :dwts:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #191 on: December 20, 2019, 03:33:24 AM »
$750.00?!?!?! :o :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :dwts:
Oh yeah...a Caran d’Ache Type 55 2mm clutch  pencil...I have the .07mm mechanical pencil and the roller ball pen. The owner is just wanting way to much money for it.  :facepalm:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #192 on: December 22, 2019, 05:35:13 PM »
And he has dropped it to $600 now! :facepalm:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #193 on: December 22, 2019, 05:36:55 PM »
Some mechanical and clutch pencils are just so nice...you have to get a second!
No Life Club Posts: 1,158 Find me if you can...
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #194 on: December 22, 2019, 06:37:50 PM »
I have always been a Pentel fanboy, but my current goto mechanical pencil is a Staedtler 925 07, using 0.7mm HB lead. I found it comfortable and write well. I also have the more fancy ones like 925-25, which are only made for the Japanese market, though I always go back to the 925 07. On the Pentel side, I have Graphgear1000, Graph600, Graphgear500... but the one that feels right is a cheapo Pentel Sharp.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 58,979
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #195 on: December 23, 2019, 04:01:40 AM »
Some mechanical and clutch pencils are just so nice...you have to get a second!

Sweet pics and a very nice looking couple of pencils :dd: :drool: :like:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #196 on: December 23, 2019, 04:02:09 PM »
Thank you!  :salute:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #197 on: December 27, 2019, 05:12:08 PM »
Have a very interesting mechanical pencil coming in...should be here Sunday...thank you Amazon Prime!  :woohoo:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #198 on: December 29, 2019, 08:32:24 PM »
Amazon Prime did not fail, it showed up about an hour ago! I missed the start up on this one when they first came out. Looks like they have it going into full production now and is available thru Amazon Prime with 2 day delivery.
The Tutto 3 is a mechanical pencil that houses 3 different size leads, the .3mm, .5mm and .7mm. Used mainly for drawing you can cover the shade value from light to dark. Really neat. Will give a 30 day review later! Here it is ....
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #199 on: January 03, 2020, 03:11:24 PM »
These two today

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 58,979
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #200 on: January 14, 2020, 04:48:57 AM »
Just seeing this, Ray :o That 3 different lead sizes is amazing :ahhh I cannot wait for the 30 day review of this things :popcorn: :like: and the Rotring is not to shabby either ;) :D
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #201 on: January 14, 2020, 05:30:00 AM »
Thanks Poncho - it is getting carried and used every day!  :tu:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 58,979
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #202 on: January 14, 2020, 12:43:27 PM »
That is awesome :ahhh :like:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #203 on: January 24, 2020, 04:57:27 AM »
This Rotring Rapid Pro came in today...another 2mm but in silver color so now I can tell which one has the lighter 2H lead and the black has the darker 4B lead in it.

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 58,979
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #204 on: January 24, 2020, 11:49:49 AM »
So nice :dd: I would say it holds well and writes as good as it looks too :drool: :like: :like:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #205 on: January 24, 2020, 11:10:51 PM »
Yes it does - when you find anything that is really good, always buy a second or third!  :cheers:
Full Member Posts: 158
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #206 on: January 24, 2020, 11:26:35 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

Kuru Togas are amazing, but strangely enough I switched from the 0.7mm to the 0.5mm. Great pencils, my favorite!
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #207 on: January 25, 2020, 03:47:55 AM »
My Kuru Toga clutch broke on me and looking at another model called the Roulette.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 58,979
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #208 on: January 25, 2020, 04:13:15 AM »
Kuru Togas are amazing, but strangely enough I switched from the 0.7mm to the 0.5mm. Great pencils, my favorite!

Been using my Pentel Twist Erase 0.7 almost exclusively at work for a good while now but need to get the Kura Toga out and write some with it :tu:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,456
Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #209 on: February 26, 2020, 04:48:05 PM »
Well I have given the Tutto 3 a good use and getting used to it. The different sizes and therefore the different shades of hardness or softness is at your wish. I find it better for writing and not as much for the drawing end of my use. The 2mm is what I have become used to for the drawing.
The 3mm is so thin that it is constantly breaking. I figured out that you have to expose less of the graphite as it is a lighter shade. To light really.
The 5mm is much better and comes in the standard pencil graphite.
The 7mm was the best for me and with the softer graphite made drawing a lot easier.
I am just to used to my 2mm’s which I have been using for the past 45 plus years.

 

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