|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7.5 x 2 x 0.4 inches|
|Item model number||760 05BK|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||760 05BK|
Staedtler Graphite 760 Mechanical Pencil, 0.5mm, 760 05BK
|Price:||$11.29 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm
- Ergomonic triangular barrel holds 12 leads
- Rubber grip
- Sliding lead sleeve & cushioned lead
- Twist eraser, PVC & latex free
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Top Customer Reviews
Other than that, this pen is close to perfect for me. It's clean lines and professional appearance make it appropriate for business meetings. It has great balance and is just the right diameter. I like the triangular cross-section, though I know some people don't. The extra long extendable eraser does a clean job erasing with minimal debris. Official Staedtler eraser refills are hard to find, but I learned that you can use the Paper Mate Tuff Stuff eraser stick refills (these are the long and thin erasers about 3.8mm in diameter). The diameter fits the 760 and the eraser seems to be made of the same material as the original eraser (all made in Japan, BTW). Just cut the refill to the length you need.
As for the mechanism, it feeds just enough lead per click so that my .5mm 3B lead doesn't break (I've had other pencils feed just a tad too much lead per click to work well with softer leads like 2B and 3B). The retractable point also has a feature not mentioned in Amazon's description: It automatically feeds a tiny bit of lead when you've worn the lead down to the tip of the metal point. This allows you to continue writing without clicking the pencil top. Granted, writing with the auto-feed is a bit scratchier, but it gives you a chance to finish a word or sentence before you need to click the top of the pencil.
One reviewer said it has auto lead advance. It is not advertised as having this feature, and the one received does not auto advance. One reviewer was very upset about the glue stuck to the pencil; annoying, but It removes easily with rubbing alcohol.
Oh! Incidentally; when taking the 760 apart , the black and blue sections should not be untwisted. The two sections pull straight apart, (may feel initially as if it requires more force than it should) but please don't twist or the plastic will crack. The eraser section also pulls straight out, (may initially feel as if it requires more force than it should) and the lead can be loaded after the eraser section is removed, or by separating the black and blue section.
One reviewer mentioned the Papermate Tuff Stuff eraser pen eraser is the same size as the 760 eraser - this is correct (I took the 760 eraser out and inserted the Tuff Stuff eraser, and it fit exactly the same).
Anyway...it seems underappreciated.
Next thing I noticed was they'd included a paltry TWO sticks of lead with the pencil. No comment.
The eraser was a bit of a surprise; I typically expect to see some minute scrap of white material intended for emergency use only. What I found was about an inch and a half long. Very nice.
Loading more lead was another surprise. I had a bit of a struggle to remove the deep eraser mechanism. And I needed a flashlight to be able to see down inside the pencil to locate the lead storage chamber; the opening is waaaay down there, and loading lead is not easy in typical room light.
The pencil is certainly attractive, though it'll never be mistaken for a $60 Cross. It's also very comfortable to hold and to write with, having a triangular profile and a rubberized grip.
The Staedtler Graphite is roughly on par with the Pentel Twist Erase III, though certainly more attractive. Functionally they are the same, though the eraser in the Pentel is much more substantial, and loading lead into the Pentel is far easier. The Twist Erase III is also about 1/3 the price of the Staedtler Graphite. I like the Staedtler very much, but I'm not going to retire any of my Pentel Twist Erase III because of it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Definitively among the best mechanical pencils around. Only flay is that a thin strip of the packaging paper sticks to the pencil, and may require about 15 minutes to clean off... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aston Trinidad, W.I.
I love mechanical pencils, and have tried many cheap ones. This one is the best I have ever used. The tip retracts, which is important if you want to toss it in your backpack or... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Phreaddy
Good price, delivery earlier than promised. The pencil works fine ind is great for Sudoku and other puzzles.Published 17 months ago by Eugene H. Spejewski
So far this pencil has been great. The eraser is a little small, but that is to be expected in this type of design.Published 18 months ago by Andrew M
This is very pretty and I do like it. However, packaging was stuck to the pencial and it took me so long time to clean it, so I gave 3 stars.Published 18 months ago by Seonyeong An
This pencil has a good heft and balance to it. Smooth lead movement. The only minor issue I have with it is the tiny eraser, but I knew that's what it had when I bought it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by same