uni Mechanical Pencil, Kuru Toga Advance, 0.5mm, White (M55591P.1)

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uni Mechanical Pencil, Kuru Toga Advance, 0.5mm, White (M55591P.1)

uni Mechanical Pencil, Kuru Toga Advance, 0.5mm, White (M55591P.1)

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I grew up with the simple Faber-Castells and wooden pencils, and tend to spin them whenever I pause, and since this may work against the Kuru Toga, I constantly have to remind myself to not spin.

The metal barrel and clip make for a pencil that should stand up to longer term use (not that we saw many problems with the standard models! g. 3 mm will need under 3 N to break, so these numbers are quite a bit apart – at least for the Kuru Toga. I don’t use a pencil much, but I think it’s a great thing as when I was a student I had to rotate my pencil as usually. Each pressing down of the lead will rotate the lead about twice as much as the original model, so pressing the lead down 20 times will rotate it by 360°. It’s certainly great that they made this happen, but even they I admire the thoughts that went into it I am slightly disappointed with the reality – but it’s nevertheless a nice mechanical pencil, even more so if it works for you.

They do officially sell the Kuru Toga pen in the West, even though they don’t sell the pipe slide version here yet. If you want such a soft lead, maybe you use extremely few pressure – not enough to set the mechanism off. It sounds as if I was unlucky and got a sub-standard pencil …which would indicate that either the ones produced for the UK are differently to those made for Japan (I assume you imported yours from Japan) or uni / Mitsubishi has a QC problem (or better QC for products sold in Japan).

Well – I finally got a Kuru Toga and I’ve been using it exclusively for a few weeks now and got through a pack of leads. The Kuru Toga’s unique selling point is that its lead rotates which keeps the tip sharp when writing. Turning off the personalised advertising setting won’t stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make the ads you see less relevant or more repetitive.My original Kuru Toga needs much more force to move the ‘engine’, I think three times as much, but I am not 100% sure about the number. Because these pencils are based off of the Kuru Toga Advance model, they feature the “W Speed Engine. Wenn es eine Fehlproduktion ist, ist das kein gutes Aushaengeschild fuer Uni / Mitsubishi, kann aber wohl bei einem Plastikfeinschreiber in diesem Preisbereich akzeptiert werden. The spring-empowered clutch rotates the lead very time you left the pencil from the surface, hence madding the lead worn off much more evenly resulting in a more even line width.

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