|Item Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.6 x 6 x 0.6 inches|
|Item model number||PG1015A|
|Pencil Lead Degree (Hardness)||HB (#2)|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||PG1013-E|
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Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Automatic Drafting Pencil, 0.5mm Lead Size, Brushed Metal Barrel, 1 Each (PG1015A)
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- Chiseled metallic grip inlaid with soft latex-free pads provides writing comfort
- Dual-action retractor advances and retracts tip for easy use
- Superior drafting pencil for general and technical writing
- Refillable with Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead and Z2-1 eraser
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Pentel GraphGear 1000 Mechanical Pencil
GraphGear features a 4mm tip design for rulers and templates. Dual-action retractor protects lead. Built-in lead hardness indicator. Metallic grip with soft, latex-free pads.
4mm tip design makes it ideal for use with rulers and templates. Solid design and weighted at your fingertips for precise drafting and professional work.
Pentel Super Hi-Polymer HB Lead
Pre-loaded with Pentel Super Hi-Polymer HB Lead. Industry leading lead that never needs sharpening, super strong, and produces a clear dark line.
Graph Gear Mechanical Pencils are available 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm and 0.9mm lead sizes. Each pencil has a built-in lead hardness indicator.
Pentel of America is a division of Pentel Company, Ltd., which has been producing the world’s favorite writing instruments for over half a century. Pentel is committed to quality, is known for innovation and is responsible for the development of many of the writing instruments in use around the world today. Pentel developed the Sign Pen, the world’s first acrylic fiber tipped pen; Pentel Arts, high-quality arts and crafts supplies; Recycology, a planet-friendly line of writing instruments; and Super Hi-Polymer lead - the #1 selling lead refill in the world. Pentel of America is based in Torrance, California.
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Top Customer Reviews
I went into several stores and compared all the mechanical pencils they had at that time.
I took 10+ pencils for a ride (CDT, Cross, Faber Castell, Mitsubishi Kuru Toga, Ohto Promecha, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot, Pentel Graph Limited 1000, Rotring, Staedtler 885, Zebra Tect 2way etc. ).
For whatever reasons drawing with the Graphgear 1000 just feels right the very moment you take this pen into your hand.
When I made my decision I decided for the feature I REALLY need for a long term relationship. ;-)
While the "obvious" feature would certainly include the visual design you will be surprised to find out how much more there is to it, as I will elaborate below.
1) Heavy usage of hand and/or rheumatoid arthritis:
If you or a good friend happen to play guitar daily for many hours and take notes at the same time or are unfortunate enough to already have rheumatoid arthritis in your hands, then this is "The pencil you don't want to leave the house without". I am not talking about the reliability itself but about how comfortable it is to use. This pen allows you to do more with much less effort !!
2) You can hide the sharp and sensitive penfront inside the pen.
While this may not be an obvious advantage, consider that you may accidently drop it once during its lifecycle.
The fact that the pens tip is hidden on the inside does not only protect your investment itself it also somewhat lessens the likelyhood of an actual damage to your other inventory, your expensive new shirt - or worse an injury to a family members eye (kids) etc.Read more ›
The pencil itself is built really well too. The plastic parts are all high quality and the metal parts fit together perfectly. When you shake it all you hear is the lead moving around, there's no parts rattling at all unless the tip is retracted. Very tight construction.
Also unlike other drafting pencils this one actually has a decent sized eraser. I still carry around a block eraser but this one is actually big enough I don't hesitate to use it like I do with my other ones.
The only problem I have with it is there was no metal pin stuck in the eraser to clean out the tip but I haven't had any lead break yet so it might not need it.
All in all, these things are a pleasure to use.
- Sticker on top of the cap labeling the lead size WILL come off.
- 0.3mm only comes in brown.
- Plastic interior pieces (There's a brown piece that can fracture near the screw end)
I'm not the type to baby my possessions. So the cons listed may not be applicable to you.
- Solid feel.
- Unique design.
As some have noted, there are different versions of this pencil.
Here's what I found to be different:
- The back cap is tighter fitting.
- The clip now uses a spring.
- The internal lead storage is slightly different (more plastic, less metal).
There aren't many alternatives when it comes to 0.3mm pencils but this is the best one in the consumer market.
I don't think these pencils are worth the price, but 0.3mm pencil demand not exactly booming. My preference for finer work in my penmanship is enough for me to look the other way. Beggars can't be choosers!
I have lots of mechnical pencils and for the price this is the best one. My top three are the Rotring 600, Faber-Castel Vario and of course the Pentel 1000. The 1000 has the features you would expect on a good automatic pencil including the HB, F, M, 2H, 4H,2B,B (controls the softness) and a feature not on those other two: You press the clip and it retracts the last part of the metal barrel that sticks out and contains the lead. Without that, pencils such as the Rotring 600 and Vario can be dangerous weapons and cut through your shirt pocket or break. The 1000 pencil retracts so you can carry it arround in your pockets without it cutting through it. The only feature I wish it had was a moving eraser like the Vario. I have a heavy hand apparently and I am constantly breaking the leads of many other automatic pencils even when I try to write softly but not with the 1000 (.7). Also I like the grip of the rough metal surface which is pleasant and provides precise control over your writing. The silver and blue metal surface looks very nice. You would pay about 3 times more for a Cross mechanical and in my opinion an inferior product to the Pentel Graphgear.
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Most comfortable propelling pencil to use. Maybe a little heavier than I had expected, but once you become used to them, that becomes a favourable aspect. Read morePublished 3 days ago by irn
The product arrive before I expected, and it's cheaper that the official online shop. It works great. Good seller, highly recommended.Published 4 days ago by K. Spencer
after using this for a solid year i dont think i could use another pencilPublished 4 days ago by Austin Hampton
Although a bit expensive but I think it was worth the price. It fits nicely in my hand and feels great. The design is solid and unique.Published 5 days ago by MVP
I write very small and this pencil is great for that. I like the fact that the tip can go back up inside the pencil so that it doesn't bend/break and it doesn't poke through my bag... Read morePublished 7 days ago by D. Sorrell
i am super heavy handed and this works like a charm without snapping like child playing with a crayonPublished 7 days ago by Christopher Mullen