|Item Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.7 x 1.1 x 6.1 inches|
|Item model number||1904447|
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|Manufacturer Part Number||1904447|
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rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 mm, Black Barrel
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- An iconic tool meant for a lifetime of use. Unique "Twist and Click" mechanism retracts entire lead and sleeve for durability and pocket-safety.
- The full-metal body has ideal weight balance for fatigue-free writing and drawing. Lead hardness grade indicator provides rapid identification.
- Hexagonal shape prevents sliding on tilted tables. Design, pattern and size of metallic grip zone enable working for long hours without slipping.
- Fixed lead guidance sleeve prevents breakage and gives a clear page view for ruler-based drawing. Brass mechanism for precision lead advancement.
- Limited warranty: guaranteed for 2 years from original purchase date against defects in materials or workmanship.
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From the Manufacturer
Since its founding in 1928 among the modernist thinkers of Germany, rOtring has dazzled the technical writing world with products that unite art and industry, creativity and exactitude. Drawing inspiration from Bauhaus thinking and aesthetics, rOtring products are designed for technical precision and functionality with an eye for minimalist form, so you can focus on what matters: getting your work done right. Whether in architects’ offices, universities, schools or artists’ studios, rOtring products enable you to transform your long hours of work and years of use into real ideas that stand out on the page.
rOtring 800 Mechanical Pencils
Ultimate in precision
The iconic rOtring 800 Mechanical Pencil is the ideal technical writing instrument for all sketching, writing and drawing applications. Featuring an ergonomically enhanced full metal body, the 800 provides an ideal weight balance and a comfortable non-slip knurled grip, so you can work for long periods without experiencing discomfort or fatigue. Plus, the unique hexagonal shape means your pencil won't slide when you set it down on tilted tables. With the “Twist and Click” retractable mechanism of the entire sleeve and lead, the rOtring 800 Mechanical Pencil is pocket safe and extra durable.
- Unique “twist and click” retractable mechanism
- Ergonomic metal barrel with enhanced hexagonal shape
- Brass mechanism allows for guided lead advancement to prevent breakage
- Available in .5mm and .7mm in black or silver finishes
rOtring Pencil Technology
We focus on precision, so you can focus on your work. The rOtring 800 features precision lead advancement with a fixed lead guidance sleeve to prevent breakage. With an unimpeded view of the page, you can execute precise ruler-based drawings.
Ergonomic Metal Barrel
Achieving an ideal balance of weight and feeling, the rOtring 800’s ergonomically enhanced full metal body and comfortable non-slip knurled grip fit perfectly in your hand for long periods of time. The hexagonal barrel ensures fatigue-free writing and drawing. Plus, it’s shaped so that it won’t roll when you lay it down.
"Twist and Click" Retraction
The rOtring 800 sports a unique “Twist and Click” retractable mechanism that covers the entire sleeve and lead. With this smart, quick action, the 800 is completely pocket safe and holds up better over time.
Whatever you’re working on, the rOtring 800 is the perfect tool to help you write, sketch or draw with the utmost precision. Choose from .5mm or .7mm lead sizes, in black or silver finishes.
Rapid B Eraser
Don’t sweat mistakes with the Rapid B Eraser for polymer and graphite pencil lines. Dust from this eraser brushes easily off the media, so the erased surface will stay clean and free of smears or marks. Does not affect ink lines and does not contain abrasives.
With high-polymer, flexible leads available in multiple sizes, you can write, draw or sketch with complete confidence. rOtring lead is strong, easy to erase and comes in packs of twelve.
Grab a collection of spare erasers to fit in your favorite rOtring mechanical pencil. Durable and strong, these erasers don’t leave a mess behind. Just brush the dust easily off your media.
Top Customer Reviews
Lert's not mince words.. Rotring is the Rolls Royce of functional mechanical pencils. There are of course much more expensive luxury pencils on the market and I've tried a lot of them. I have not purchased the more expensive luxury versions but I have friends that indulge, so I have borrowed some (they're insane letting me borrow a $4000.00 pencil) for a day just to test. FYI That pencil was actually a set. so that dollar amount bought 4 instruments. it was the Graf von Faber-Castell Elemento Limited Edition set.
Now, the luxury pencils need to be eliminated from this review because they are simply not a viable option for 99% of the planet. I think I'd opt for something much different for that price. but not only that, those instruments are built for style and class, not necessarily function. In fact, I prefer the items I'm listing below to any of the expensive items I've tried.
I narrowed down my search to a handful. The Pentel Graph Gear 500. The Pentel Graph Gear 1000, the Rotring 600 and the Rotring 800.
The Pentel's are nice pencils, and they work great. But frankly they are not in the same class as the Rotrings and that is fairly represented in the price. They don't have the weight and balance.
My primary goal was the feel of the pencil. We know they will all work, and honestly i don't care how they work, as long as they do. the mechanism for making them work while great from an engineering standpoint is largely irrelevant from a usability standpoint. My requirement?Read more ›
The large problem had to do with the widely experienced issue of the lead breaking off inside the tip. I researched Amazon reviews to see if other users were having the same issue and was surprised by the amount that were. I considered returning the product for a refund but got to thinking. As an engineer I asked myself "For such a generally well engineered product, obviously the designers wrote with their product and would notice a huge problem like the lead constantly breaking, right?" So I took the pencil apart and immediately noticed an issue... If you unscrew the knurled grip from the hexagonal body you'll find the lead holder inside. At the end is a brass tip screwed to the lead holder. This brass tip was not screwed to the lead holder securely and was able to wiggle/bend when touched. During shipping or assembly, I guess the two pieces became loose. By screwing the brass tip to the lead holder tightly, I have had no lead break off in the tip.
The small problem I mentioned has to do with the wider than desired tolerance between the retractable tip and the pencil body itself. When writing, the tip has a small bit a play in it and doesn't feel entirely rigid. Others have also noticed this problem. Because this is a manufacturing tolerance issue with the retractable tip option on the 800 model, I can't see a way to remedy the issue. I have a co-worker with a Rotring 600, and it doesn't have this issue. Because of this small tolerance issue for such an expensive pencil, I give this product 4 stars.
Unfortunately, after a few months, I am once again having trouble with the lead: I find that it frequently breaks inside the pencil, resulting in a lot of lead replacements. I have used different quality leads and the problem persists. I am totally in love with this pencil: it writes beautifully and the retractable tip ensures that it won't break from a simple drop. But this problem is very frustrating. I can't understand what is wrong...
So they've really made a lot of changes to this pencil since they released the 800+ serious with the stylus tip, which the 800 is basically identical to, minus the stylus tip.
First off, the internal barrel is 100% metal now so you don't have to worry about it breaking, hopefully.
The tip fits SNUGGLY now. So it doesn't move anymore like the old models. I mean, the tip does wiggle ever so slightly if you grasp the writing tip with your fingers and move it around, but you'll never notice move while you're writing. Well, at least I don't anyway. All things considered, the tolerances are pretty great and there's almost an imperceptible amount of play that won't break your lead. So they did a good job.
The click mechanism to extend the tip is solid and it doesn't seem like it will break anytime soon (hopefully). It gives kind of a dull thunk when you twist it into place. Also, it's spring loaded so when you want the tip to return to the retracted position, it does so with the aid of the spring after unclicking the tip from the extended position. I think it's pretty cool because it ensures the pencil stays in the retracted position while it's in your pocket.
I've been using it for a few months and it has yet to break lead within the pencil.
It's been very solid thus far and it's heavy, but not as heavy as the Rapid Pro. So it's great to write with and it doesn't hurt my hands. It's clear that this is a luxury item and it's built very well. I also really like the brass accents, which I get a lot of comments about.
The balance on this thing is really nice. It just sits very well in the crook of my hand.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had my eyes on a rOtring pencil for quite a while as I had always wanted a nice mechanical pencil. Unfortunately, I received the wrong product. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Josh
These are great mechanical pencils. Best I've ever used. Very nice weight and love the retractable point.Published 15 days ago by BlondeFurious
I like the weight of this pencil. But the retractable design makes no sense to me at all.Published 15 days ago by Ryan
AMAZING pencil. I use it everyday and couldn't ask for a better utensil. Only gripe is the eraser. Would be 5 star is replacement eraser packs were easy to find. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Chance Cochran
This pencil worked for a few months. I keep it in a case and protect it quite diligently. However, today I opened the case and found that the spring no longer pushed the pencil's... Read morePublished 25 days ago by William Hendrick Booz
I replaced my original German-made Rotring mechanical pencil with this one. My previous one was stolen when I was still in high-school and now 22 years later, I want to start... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris Hoesel
Terrible quality. The lead breaks inside all the time since day 1.Published 2 months ago by Yutong Zhu