Pentel GraphGear 500 Drafting Pencil (4-Pack)
Pentel GraphGear 500 Drafting Pencil (4-Pack)
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Pentel's GraphGear 500 is designed for technical drawing and drafting, delivering your preferred size of lead through the same 4 mm fixed lead sleeve as the the GraphGear 800 and 1000. However, the GraphGear 500's tip is weighted for better control, and the plastic barrel is wrapped in a knurled metal grip instead of soft pads ... Read More

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TheMantledMaven
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May 25, 2018
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The tips are only weighted in relation to the body because the tip is metal and body is plastic. There are better balanced and weighted pencils, but they tend to be pricey. ($30 + per pencil).
I have had two of these for a little over a year. They are decent "studio" pencils. They don't travel with me, and only get used for small details (with a light touch). One has cracked at the joint between metal and plastic. The other fell off the table, and the tip bent. I have 'fixed' them (pliers, hobby files, and superglue), but their days are numbered. My friend, who has had her graphgear 1000s for years, and carries them around loose in her purse, said "I told you so," since she gave me the advice I'm about to give you.
I wish I'd bought 1000's in the first place.
IMO, it is worth spending $35 to upgrade to the set of four graphgear 1000 pencils, or buy just the one or two you need for $10 each. They will last longer, which saves you money.
May 25, 2018
TheMantledMaven
69
May 29, 2018
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Personally, I rely more on the 2.0 mm Caran d'Ache Fixpencil. Metal, one-piece barrel is durable, and the lead sharpens to a fine point with little effort or waste. There's no fragile point left exposed. Same with 5.6 mm clutch pencils that I use for shading. The Graphgears are convenient for certain tasks, though.
May 29, 2018
Kavik
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May 29, 2018
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I've always enjoyed hard lead in fine mechanical pencils for light sketch layouts, especially as I've been trying to get more into inking lately, but I have been meaning to try some of those thick lead holders too 👍
May 29, 2018
MayaLife
1
Jan 6, 2018
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One of the pencils looked like used and it was not in the original packaging. It was just thrown into the box and looked like it was old and used.
Jan 6, 2018
AnnDraws
5
Nov 1, 2017
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Love the pencils, but I can get them tomorrow on Amazon for $20.32 with Prime.
Nov 1, 2017
SpecialEd
70
Jul 11, 2017
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The retractable tip on the GraphGear 1000 is a game changer. I'm not even terribly particular about pens and pencils, hell, I'm barely literate... But we've all been losing pencil tips forever, and when it's a pencil /machine/ the tip is all. MD I'd buy a set of 1000's like this in a heartbeat. I doubt I'd ever even need to refill 'em, they'd last forever. These 500's though...heartbreak guaranteed. They can't even be shipped without risking their sole function.
Jul 11, 2017
Komatoz
12
Jul 10, 2017
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Had to get out of the drop. Sorry massdrop. You guys are awesome, but total price of 4 with shipping to USA was $21.75-ish
On amazon it is $20.35 Prime shipping. https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-GraphGear-Automatic-Drafting-Pencils/dp/B00LE0J6IM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1499697474&sr=8-3&keywords=pentel+graphgear+500
Not sure waiting a month or so is worth saving less than $1. Sorry MD!!
Jul 10, 2017
parusminor
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Jul 9, 2017
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I have one of these pencils, and when it is not broken it is a great one. The tip isn't very well connected to the rest of the body however, so be careful if you drop it.
Jul 9, 2017
Syntax604
10
Feb 9, 2017
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Hopefully there's no quality issues with this drop. Now we play the waiting game.... Tick tock massdrop.
Feb 9, 2017
jazzy
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Nov 8, 2016
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I don't know about anybody else, but one of the pencils I recieved came damaged right out of the package. It was a .5 lead model, and the tip where the lead comes out of the pencil was bent at nearly a 30-degree angle, rendering it useless.
Nov 8, 2016
elimelendez
2201
Oct 31, 2016
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Oct 31, 2016
elimelendez
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Oct 20, 2016
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 10/31.
Expect another update from us on 11/1 or sooner if something comes up.
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Oct 20, 2016
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