|Item Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.6 x 0.6 x 6 inches|
|Item model number||PG1017C|
|Pencil Lead Degree (Hardness)||HB (#2)|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||PG1017C|
Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Automatic Drafting Pencil, 0.7mm Lead Size, Blue Barrel, 1 Each (PG1017C)
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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
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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.
Graph Gear 1000 Automatic Drafting Pencil (0.7mm), Blue Accents Pentel Co., Ltd. is a privately held Japanese company which produces stationery products. The name is a combination of the English words pen and tell. Pentel is also the inventor of non-permanent marker technology.
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Click the automatic drafting pencil top to reveal an extra-long 4mm fixed sleeve. Click the pocket clip to release the heavy spring mechanism and retract the tip. Finely chiseled metallic grip is inlaid with soft rubber pads to cushion fingertips. Automatic pencil is refillable with Pentel's Super Hi-Polymer Lead and Z21 refill eraser.
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I purchased my first Pentel Graph Gear 1000 mechanical pencil a little over five years ago, and have added many more to my collection in the years since. It's my go-to mechanical pencil for a number of reasons:
- It has a comfortable, chiseled metallic grip inlaid with soft latex-free pads provides writing comfort. These pads are different colors depending on the lead size you choose (brown for .3 mm, grey for .5 mm, blue for .7 mm, and yellow for .9 mm), making it easy to identify which size of lead you're using.
- The dual-action retractor advances and retracts tip for easy use. This means that you're able to retract the tip when you're storing it, which helps prevent damage to the tip as well as accidental damage (read: holes) in whatever you're storing it in.
- The lead and eraser are refillable.
- The barrel has a rotating window that allows you to identify the type of lead you've placed in it (2B, HB, etc.), so if you have multiples of these pencils, it's easy at a glance to identify what type of lead is in each without having to test them. Between this and the color-coding for the lead type, it makes it incredibly easy to keep on creating rather than having to take breaks to remember where you put a certain lead size or hardness or softness of lead. It also means that if you have multiples, you can have a variety of them handy, rather than having to regularly swap out lead.
- They are extremely well weighted.
- I rarely experience breakage.
I regularly carry the following Pentel Graph Gear 1000s in my mobile sketch kit:
- A .5 mm with 2H lead
- A .5 mm with HB lead
- A .5 mm with 2B lead
- A .3 mm with 2H lead
That said, these are by far my favorite mechanical pencils, and they are something I regularly use at home and while on the go. I would highly recommend them to any artist or draftsmen who is interested in adding a solid and long-lasting mechanical pencil to their creative arsenal.
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I have three different mechanical pencils, and I have ranked as my personal preference below:.
1. Pentel GraphGear 500 Automatic Drafting Pencil Black (PG525A)
2. Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Automatic Drafting Pencil, 0.5mm Lead Size, Brushed Metal Barrel (PG1015A)
3. Zebra M-301 Stainless Steel Mechanical Pencil, 0.5mm, Black Barrel, 2-Pack (54012)
Somehow, I find GraphGear 500 is more comfortable to hold than GraphGear 1000, maybe because GraphGear 500 is lighter.
The Pentel GraphGear 500's price is right, only half of the Pentel GraphGear 1000, it but feels better in my hand, this maybe different for others.
The Pentel GraphGear 1000 is also a great one, it has full metal body, so it feels very solid in hand; moreover, the clip is very easy to use.
The Zebra M-301 Stainless Steel Mechanical Pencils are very cheap and perfect for taking to school and doing homework. It comes with two in a set. Since it is very cheap, I am not worried if I lose one.
Overall, I am very happy with this purchase, and it is well worth the five stars rating!
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But I use them in an active environment (I'm a manager at a restaurant and I use them to take notes while I'm working). This leads to them inevitably taking a fall, and after a few drops, the pencil will break. It's difficult to explain the break, so I've included a photo. Both of my pencils broke in this manner. Gluing the grip back into place isn't a good option because the plastic column revealed after the grip breaks off (the skinny grey part in the photo) moves back and forth when the tip retracts. Essentially the pencil is broken beyond repair. I think it's reasonable to say that dropping a pencil is part of normal wear-and-tear; and a $10 pencil ought to hold up better in everyday use.
When you press the "eraser-end" to start using the pencil, it not only pushes the lead tip out, but also the metal housing that holds the tip.
This means that the tip isn't even exposed unless you're using the pencil. When you're done, you simply press the back end of the pocket-clip (like a lever,) and the entire tip assembly retracts into the protective sheath.
It does this with an authoritative snap, which feels like a figurative punctuation mark. One that announces that you've completed your writing with a gesture of confident finality.
My only annoyance so far is that the refillable eraser is only accessible by pulling off a cap that fits over it. This cap is not attached in any way once removed. I can see how it could easily be misplaced.
There doesn't seem to be any concern of it falling off by itself, because the fit is pretty snug.
It's a nuisance to pull the cap off each time you need to erase something. And if you choose to not put it back on immediately after each erase, you need to keep track of it.
It would be nice if it connected to the top end of the pocket-clip lever, making this a secure, temporary place of storage.