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Uni Kurutoga Mechanical Pencil Standard, 0.3mm, Black (M34501P.24)

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  • Uni Kurutoga Standard Model
  • Lead Rotation Mechanics
  • 0.3mm Lead
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Technical Details
Brand NameUni
Item Weight0.2 ounces
Product Dimensions7.5 x 1.7 x 0.4 inches
Item model numberM34501P.24
ColorBlack
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part NumberM34501P.24
  
Additional Information
ASINB002CKKR22
Best Sellers Rank #4,098 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 23, 2011
  
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Uni Kurutoga Mechanical Pencil Standard, 0.3mm, Black

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Customer Reviews

This one is cool though.
B. McGregor
I also highly recommend the 0.3mm lead size pencil over the 0.5mm as I prefer a fine line.
Sigmandis
I like the feel of it, it is not too heavy, but feels balanced and comfortable.
A. Solomon

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sigmandis on April 5, 2014
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The Japanese REALLY know how to make a mechanical pencil, and the Kuru Toga is proof of that. Make sure you purchase the Japanese version and not the cheaper American build. A buddy of mine is teaching English in Japan and I asked him to send me some of the best Japanese school supplies, several of these pencils were in the box.

The Kuru Toga has a special feature that rotates the lead as you write. It's not going to keep you from always having to rotate the pencil when writing in English since you don't lift the pencil off the paper and place it back down as much as you would writing Japanese, but it definitely cuts down on the need. The "Diamond Infused" lead these pencils ship with is much stronger than traditional lead and writes smoother as well. I also highly recommend the 0.3mm lead size pencil over the 0.5mm as I prefer a fine line. Keep in mind you can use regular 0.3mm lead in this pencil, but it's such a thin lead that the non-Diamon Infused lead will be prone to break. The Japanese Kuru Toga's have a metal tip that helps balance the pencil, the American Kuru-Toga's lack this feature.

Remember to buy a separate stand alone eraser to go with this. All Japanese students use mechanical pencils and they always have three things in their pencil case. Extra lead, and two erasers. Don't expect to get much of any use of the eraser on the pencil.

Pros:
- Auto-Rotate feature cuts down on need to adjust pencil to get sharpest piece of lead on writing surface.
- Metal tip provides better balance than cheaper plastic pencils.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul on July 8, 2014
I also own the GraphGear 1000 and the Super Promecha mechanical pencils @ 0.3 mm, so that is what I am comparing this pencil to.

I have been pretty underwhelmed by this pencil, especially when comparing it to my other pencils. Here is a list of the issues I have seen with it:
- The eraser is small and essentially useless. I primarily use a full size eraser, so this not a major drawback, but if I don't feel like digging in my bag for my eraser I still use my pencils erasers.
- The pencil is entirely made of plastic and feels cheap (which I should be expected since it was <$7 when I bought it)
- The key feature, the 'Auto Lead Rotation' rotates the lead very slowly.
- The 'Auto Lead Rotation' seems to want me to hold the pencil at a more 'right' angle to the paper than I typically use a pencil
- I feel like I need to press harder for the auto-lead rotation to properly trigger and since this only has 0.3 mm lead I find that I am frequently breaking the lead.
- Finally, since the 'Auto Lead Rotation' is so slow, I find myself habitually trying to spin the pencil in my hands to get a better lead angle with the paper, which you are not supposed to do with this pencil.

In conclusion, I have to say it does everything it was advertised to do (dispenses 0.3 mm lead, auto rotates the lead, is made of plastic) however, the pencil just feels 'cheap' and the auto-rotation of the lead is too slow and finicky to be of use to me. This pencil will stay at home and get used only when I can't find one of my other pencils.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cookmd on November 24, 2013
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perfect! exactly what I was looking for! Light, great for note taking, perfect for long calculus equations. I will be using it a lot!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Billings on May 26, 2014
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I love this as my backup pencil to my 0.5 mm - I love being able to write so small that people cannot read it haha
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The Kuru Toga is a very stable pencil with a premium feel. It writes with great precision and gives a satisfying click when extending lead.

The feature that defines this pencil is the autorotation of the lead for a constantly sharp surface without the need to rotate the pencil itself. This feature iz compromised, probably most often, in the .3 model. We can safely assuming that users writing with lead as thin as .3 will not press down as hard on the paper as do grade schoolers. The problem is that the actuation force needed to trigger a rotation is unreasonably high, especially at a non-right writing angle.

In short, buying the Kuru Toga for its primary feature will be disappointing. It does do it job as a .3 pencil, but with its feature rendered useless, there are cheaper options
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Very nice pencil. It feels sturdy and is easy to load and use. I like the feel of it, it is not too heavy, but feels balanced and comfortable. I have another more expensive 0.5mm pencil and this one is up to par with it. I wasn't sure if I would like sketching with such a small lead, but after trying it with the UNI-ball extra fine diamond leads in 2b, I have to say I love the fine dark line work I can get from it.
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By deerduke on July 14, 2014
I got it for the auto rotate the lead feature, which doesn't work as often as it should. The eraser area is cheaply made, have to be careful. Eraser could also pop out when brand new, so keep its cap on.
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What, another pencil? This one is cool though. And, it's a .3mm. Bought some 2B leads to go along with it and together they make the best 3x5 note taking tools ever. I keep tons of small 3x5 note cards in books and desk. This is fun to use, is useful, and cool. Back in the hand drafting days a .3 was essential, now it just for fun.
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