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post #286 of 460
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Originally Posted by TheMarchingMule View Post
I know its hungry for blood.
Maybe you just need a thinner led version?

Can you check it in at airports? The 800 is even heftier at 24,7g, brass like the old stock 600.
post #287 of 460
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Originally Posted by spahn_ranch View Post
Maybe you just need a thinner led version?

Can you check it in at airports? The 800 is even heftier at 24,7g, brass like the old stock 600.
Huh, never thought of that. I'm going on a plane next month, and although it would probably pass security, at the same time I don't want to take a $25 risk of having it be confiscated.
post #288 of 460
Yeah, it seems most anything that will draw blood qualifies for confiscation. Madness, but at least you'd find it for cheap on ebay and I don't see Rotrings in those kinds of auctions (usually lots with assorted sharp object: EDC knives and SAKs of course, including the tiny keychain kind; scissors; fishing hooks... and the list goes on).

The 800 even has the original lettering of the 600's, except the 8 looks like you'd excpect. I probably need a Rotring 800.
post #289 of 460
Silver .5 800 ordered at bundoki. 6275 Yen incl S&H, for a (1) pencil. Hadda shut my eyes pulling that trigger. But that's what you wanted, head-fi, innit. Find a wallet, fire, flank and finish it.
post #290 of 460
i like parker mech pencilsss
post #291 of 460
I wanted a Rotring 600 but couldn't get it in little ol' denmark so I got this instead.

Which is very nice I do a lot of sketching for school and this feels very precise and comfortable. I do not know how it stacks up against a Rotring, guess I will have to wait until I can get one shipped here.
post #292 of 460
Just got a rotring 600 0.5mm pencil!

What lead do you guys recommend? I generally write pretty lightly, so I was thinking of using B. I'm kinda afraid though, that since it's too soft it'll run out quickly.
post #293 of 460
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Originally Posted by randomasdf View Post
Just got a rotring 600 0.5mm pencil!

What lead do you guys recommend?
I was mainly using .7mm because I was breaking to much .5mm lead with my otherwise prefered cheapo Staedtler Mars Micro. With the Rotring 800 which is a retractable tip version of the 600 and only offered in .5mm and 2mm I decided this .5 might actually be ideal, given that I should probably find better control over pressure with it's balanced 24,7g heft.

Loaded with HB, so far I'm not breaking any. Tried to find 'F' (F for fine point IIRC) at an office suppliers store but they didn't have it.
post #294 of 460
rargh, I hadda jump on the bandwagon and get a 600 .5 too.
post #295 of 460
where do you all buy these rotring pencils? ebay? i saw them online for 75, and that's quite expensive no?
does anyone have any experience with the ohto super promecha?
i need a new pencil, and i would like it to have a retractable tip, metal construction/similar high quality material, .3 or .5 lead, and some weight to it.
post #296 of 460
I don't use the Ohto Super Promecha (I think that's the 1500) but I do use the 1000 series and quite like it. I guess that's just the "regular" promecha. I only use the .3 version, as I write really small and even .5 feels kinda fat fingered to me. I also recently picked up one of the Pentel 1000s because, hey, they had dark purple and it was limited edition!

We'll see if it stacks up favorably.
post #297 of 460
What's a great mech pen under $20?
post #298 of 460
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Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
What's a great mech pen under $20?
There's quite a few...

my list, by price:

Zebra Drafix $5.00
Ohto Promecha 500P $7.50
Pentel Graph 600 $9.00
Pentel Graphlet $7.50 (kinda oldschool, but I like these ones)
Pentel Smash $15.00 (only available in .5mm)
Uniball Shift $15.00 (nice retractable tip)
Pentel Graph 1000 $15.00 (not the graphgear, the original)
Ohto Promecha 1000 $15.00

A lot of the good pencils besides the Rotring models sell for about $15.
post #299 of 460
I use a Pilot Dr. Grip (Shaker) and a Sumo Grip and love both. I used to only be able to get the Pilot in Japan but they started bringing them in to the states so I've been using them a lot more, the only thing I don't like is the eraser. I go through pencils far too often to pay more than $10-15 on one.
post #300 of 460
Oh, also forgot the Kuro Tuga (i think that's what it is?) the premium edition is very nice for $15.
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