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Pilot G2 Mini Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm HB Lead, Black/Clear Barrels, 3-Pack (51100)
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- Smaller version of the original G2 mechanical pencil
- Contoured rubber grips for writing comfort
- 0.7mm HB lead
- Pack of 3 mini mechanical pencils
- Retractable and refillable - Pilot mechanical pencil lead refills sold separately
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Package Quantity: 1 | Style Name: Black/Clear
Top Customer Reviews
I participate in volunteer programs, and I need to record the names of the people who attend; so having a pencil with me was NOT a luxury but a necessity
So I was relegated to carrying a pencil in my pant's pocket or having to arrive early so I had time to beg borrow or steal a pencil or pen. before I began. I tried to carry a pencil in my pants pocket but most of the time the pencil stabbed me in the leg.
the G2 mini is just as good as the other mechanical pencils Pentel makes, but is about an inch shorter than standard pencils. so carrying a pencil in a pant's pocket is easy.
I also tried the MVP minis also made by Pentel but they are not as smooth and professional as this G2. and there is more space around the pencil for lint and dust to get into the mechanism and foul things up.
My ONLY complaint about the G2 mini mechanical pencil is that they use the .7 mm leads. I prefer a finer point and prefer the .5 mm leads much more
The eraser on a portable pencil is not that important to me, but it is nice to have one available on the G-2. The transparent plastic cap keeps the eraser from gripping to clothing or attracting excessive filth.
The Pilot 'lead' graphite formula is excellent. It's strong enough to keep it from breaking (incredibly, I have yet to break the lead with normal use - these modern formulas are light years ahead of the stuff I remember from my youth) but writes smoothly and dark on inexpensive notebook paper and erases cleanly and easily.
I love knowing that any time I pull this out, it will write instantly (which is more than I can say for any of the many different kinds of pens I tried carrying) and precisely (unlike the ordinary wooden pencils I tried).
I thought I had lost mine for awhile, but found it in an underused pocket of my messenger pocket... broken. The advance mechanism was busted and wouldn't hold the leads while advancing so the leads fly out while advancing. The advance is also a good ways away from the tip so there is a little bit of wobble when writing, but not as bad as most, but certainly not as good as a dedicated drafting pencil.
Durability might be an issue, but at $4.50 for a 3-pack, you can't beat it.
After years of searching and trying different pens and pencils, I discovered this one and I've stuck with it ever since. Out of habit still, when I'm in an office supply store, or any store that carries office supplies, I checkout the mechanical pencils. Maybe someday something better will come along, but I haven't seen it yet. Over the years I occasionally lose or inadvertently permanently "loan" the one I'm carrying, but I just keep replacing them. It's certainly inexpensive enough that the occasional loss is not a big deal. For my purposes, hands down, the best. Highly recommended.
FYI, the pocket tool I carry is the stainless Leatherman Micra.
Update 26-Jul-2013: Still the best. Still use it daily. Apparently mini mech pencil technology has peaked.
The minis have a pocket clip that isn't easily removable. Depending on how you write and hold the pencil, it could be a big obstruction. I removed it on one which required quite a bit of effort and fine tuning to get rid of all the burrs. I found it to be a big enough deal to not make them practical to write with. You really need to orient the pencil where the pocket clip faces away from your hand to hold it properly, so if you're doing work where you are picking the pencil up and setting it down a lot, it can be a bit of an issue.
I've used every mechanical pencil on the face of the planet. The Pentel Sharplet 2 reigns supreme in my opinion, but if you are looking for a mechanical pencil that feels more like a pen, then these will be a great choice.
The metal writing tip will retract fully in the pencil to protect itself, which is a good feature. The same metal tip is long enough to provide a smooth guide for lead sticks and prevent any unnecessary breaks. The barrel will hold a large amount of refills so you never run out.
The eraser is unique to the pencil. It works OK, but I'd suggest a dedicated block or stick type eraser. Refills can be found on Amazon. The eraser comes with a small clear cap that is removable, but there's really nowhere to place it where it won't get knocked off a desk or table. I like to keep the eraser cap on so I don't use it over my block eraser from habit.
They write well, they feel great, but they're a little fatter than your traditional mechanical pencil. I like 'em.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very few places sell these. I'm an accountant and use these everyday for work. Quality is what you'd expect with the G2 series. Really good!Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
comfy but brittle, not good for carrying around al the time, will breakPublished 13 days ago by Sean C. Ryan