|Brand Name||Paper Mate|
|Item Weight||1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.5 x 0.7 x 5.7 inches|
|Item model number||67004|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||67004|
Paper Mate PhD Mechanical Pencil, Retractable, 0.50 mm, Black Barrel (67004)
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- Ergonomic triangular grip.
- Tuff-Stuff® jumbo twist eraser.
- Spring tip.
- Pocket clip.
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Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend this product, however, I also suggest you stay away from the PhD Ultra. It is not weighted as well as this one, therefore, I do not believe the Ultra's price point is justified.
1. extendable eraser (I don't always have a separate eraser and enjoy being able to flip my pencil over and erase without worrying about using it up)
2. weight (heavy is bad for long writing session)
3. fully retractable tip (I hate getting poked when reaching for my pencils)
4. soft but not too soft grip
5. good center of mass (um . . . don't know how to explain this one . . . I guess I'm kind of a pencil geek)
The PhD pencil delivers on all of the above. In addition, the overall construction is sturdy. The material looks good enough to be something more expensive than plastic, but it is in fact just high quality plastic, so it isn't too heavy either. It is a great pencil all around at a reasonable price. My only complaint is that it is kind of fat. I have small hands and prefer something slightly less thick. My favorite mechanical pencil is a skinnier one from TUL. All in all, unless you have small hands or don't like thick writing utensils, this product is great!
I also like a sharp pointed pencil and this one is a mechanical pencil that uses a lead like a drafting pencil. Pressing the top button causes the 0.50 mm lead to extend out of the tip so you are always using a sharp tipped pencil. Twisting the head of the pencil extends a nice large eraser that is extendable and lasts a very long time. Pulling out the eraser holder allows you to add in multiple sticks of 0.50 mm lead and the pencil automatically feeds and loads the lead when you need it. The barrel tip of the pencil that supports the lead when it is extended also retracts into the body of the pencil so the sharp thin steel tube does not poke holes into your shirt pocket.
The design of the pencil is just well done and the ergonomically shaped and cushioned grip it the best I have seen. I recommend this pencil to you as a first class writing instrument.
*Held a lot of lead;
*Had a high quality, non-abrasive, long lasting eraser;
The PhD fit my needs perfectly. I've packed it with over 12 standard 0.5mm leads, and could probably fit more without jamming. The eraser is the white rubber kind that won't tear holes in your paper or smear, and it's about 1.5 inches long (twists up as needed.) The barrel is nice and fat, with nice cushioned grip, so I didn't have to worry nearly as much about hand-cramps.
This pencil also had features that I didn't know I'd want/need. The mechanism that holds the lead in place, for example seems "spring loaded." If you push hard, you can feel the spring take off some of the pressure, and the lead will retract slightly. This helps to prevent excessive breakage. And when using 0.5mm leads, one can clearly see the advantage! I also believe that this "spring loaded" feature has something to do with reducing fatigue/cramps.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
once of the best mechanical pencils i have owned. solid construction, writes well, comfortable. I like it even more than my graph gear 1000Published 2 months ago by All R. Jin
These are by fare the best mechanical pencils that iv used. Iv been using them for over a year and a half and they are still 100% functional. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Pedro
Well, I got a second Retractible Ballpoint Pen, not the Mechanical Pencil I ordered. I am really enthusiastic about the Ballpoint Pen, but I am trying to figure out how to switch... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jack Thompson
They were very sturdy and hold more than 7 refillable leads, great for the person who doesn't want to keep refilling it all the time.Published 9 months ago by Phantomhive
I use this throughout college for my engineering degree. I absolutely love them because it's comfortable and keeps my hand from cramping. Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. Dean
I am a pen finatic. I have more pens than I can every write with in one day. I love the Paper Mate PhD line. The grip makes writing very comfortable.Published 11 months ago by Florencia