uni-ball Kuru Toga M5-1017 Self-Sharpening Mechanical Pencil. High Grade Premium Edition with Propelling Ultra Strong Diamond Infused Leads for Technical Drawing Writing Arts & Crafts. 0.5mm
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That is also why the lead does not need to be sharpened as quickly as on the pencils lacking this feature. A few noted that it would feel heavy in a shirt pocket, or that it simply felt too heavy in the hand.
The Pipe Slide is a newer version of the standard Kuru Toga pencil, which was our initial pick in 2013. Nicole is a Senior Content Specialist whose writing passion ranges from national recycling initiatives to how to find the perfect Christmas tree.Changing the lead is a little more difficult than usual, due to the very small opening the pencil provides to insert the lead.
Editor Tim Barribeau wrote the original version of this guide in 2013 and has also covered pens, notebooks, and other stationery for Wirecutter. We interviewed pencil reviewers with a combined 45 years of experience, and had nearly 70 paid-to-be-particular Wirecutter staffers test our top picks, to confirm that the Uni Kuru Toga Pipe Slide is the best mechanical pencil for everyday writing.
The knob is decorated with the Kuru Toga logo and is attached to the eraser cap; you can press down on either to extend the lead.