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Reddit mentions of rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 mm, Black Barrel (1904447)

Sentiment score: 11
Reddit mentions: 26

We found 26 Reddit mentions of rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 mm, Black Barrel (1904447). Here are the top ones.

rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 mm, Black Barrel (1904447)
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  • An iconic tool meant for a lifetime of use Unique "Twist and Click" mechanism retracts entire lead and sleeve for durability and pocket-safety
  • Full metal body providing ideal balance of weight and feeling Hexagonal barrel ensuring fatigue-free writing and drawing Shaped to prevent the tool from sliding when laid down on tables Non-slip metal knurled grip
  • Hexagonal shape prevents sliding on tilted tables Design, pattern and size of metallic grip zone enable working for long hours without slipping
  • Fixed lead guidance sleeve prevents breakage and gives a clear page view for ruler-based drawing Brass mechanism for precision lead advancement
  • Limited warranty: guaranteed for 2 years from original purchase date against defects in materials or workmanship
Height6.1 Inches
Length6.69 Inches
Number of items1
Size1 Count (Pack of 1)
Weight0.07 Pounds
Width1.1 Inches

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Found 26 comments on rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 mm, Black Barrel (1904447):

u/OwThatHertz · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

I'd love to hear what other folks are using. Ideally, I'd like a case that can fit a total of 16-20 fountain pens, but hopefully with a smaller footprint. The 96-slot Global Art Leather Pencil Case is almost perfect... but they changed their design since I bought mine and they now have only one loop per slot instead of two. (I utilize both loops for smaller things, like pencil leads, wax stamps, etc.)

My current case contains the following items, but as you can see I'm just about out of room!


Side A: Pencils


  1. rOtring 800 in .05
  2. Uni Kuru Toga Pipe Slide in .05 with red nano dia lead
  3. Uni Kuru Toga Pipe Slide in .05 with blue nano dia lead
  4. Uni Kuru Toga Pipe Slide in .05 with green nano dia lead
  5. Erasers: refills for the General Pencil Co. Factis BM-2 mechanical erasers, plus some for the Kuru Toga
  6. A pair of General Pencil Co. Factis BM-2 mechanical erasers (a nice, thin eraser capable of area or detail erasing)
  7. Extra red, green, and blue Uni nano dia lead
  8. Extra black Uni nano dia lead (in a spare Pentel container)
  9. Alumicolor 6" engineer pocket scale, standard (used as a straight edge)
  10. Heavy-duty X-Acto Gripster knife


    Side B: Fountain Pens


  11. Noodler's Neponset Ebonite Flex in black, filled with Noodler's Apache Sunset
  12. TWSBI Eco in black, filled with Jacques Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor
  13. Jinhao X750 in Black Night Sky, filled with Jacques Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey
  14. Jinhao X750 in Lava Red, filled with Diamine Sherwood Green
  15. Jinhao X750 in Black Frost Black, filled with Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun
  16. Jinhao X750 in Black Night Sky, filled with Noodler's Blue Ghost
  17. An inexpensive atomizer (used for fine control when creating ink splatters)
  18. Pilot Plumix, filled with Noodler's Firefly
  19. Noodler's Charlie (not sold; comes free with 4.5 oz Noodler's inks), filled with Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo
u/ProfessorNoobster · 4 pointsr/mechanicalpencils

Best price for the Rotring 800 was in the middle of July during Prime Day, about 20 dollars from Amazon and another 3rd party seller. I got mine around that time.


Edit: Proof on CamelCamelCamel https://camelcamelcamel.com/rOtring-Retractable-Mechanical-Pencil-1904447/product/B00AZWNS84

u/auser123455 · 4 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Pentel and Uni ... peasants. Best one I’ve found also not on a college budget


u/uirockstar · 4 pointsr/pens

Cheap and good: Staedtler 925: 3-pack of 0.3mm, 0.5mm, and 0.7mm for $20. Individually sold at art/stationary stores for $5-$10 each.

The metal version by Pentel: GraphGear 500: 4-pack of 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm and 0.9mm for $20. Individually sold at stores for $10-$20 each. They're okay, and people like the metal look, but I prefer the Staedtler.

The good stuff: rOtring. rOtring 600: $23. rOtring 800: $50.

I haven't tried the rOtring pencils myself; I've heard they're good, but I've been pretty happy with the Staedtlers. Although they're the cheapest I mentioned, they're also very comfortable and reliable. I've never had one fail (I have had Pentel pencils fail, including but not limited to the ones I linked), and I've been using them for years.

Make sure you get a decent mechanical eraser to go with them. A Tombow MONO zero in an amazing eraser for the details, and a Sanford Paper Mate Tuff Stuff is good for everything else. Buy an extra pack of the refills and you're good for a while. Note: Do not buy the Sanford eraser for more than $5. The price on Amazon right now is ridiculous. The Tombow is a little more pricy; $5-$10 is fair for it.

u/IsAnAlpaca · 3 pointsr/UIUC

Some of us engineers care about our pencils! Especially if it's a Rotring 800

u/Dr-Lipschitz · 3 pointsr/mechanicalpencils

The only place on the page it says used is the "used & new from $22.17", which means that you can get it used for cheaper if you want. this one itself is unused

*EDIT* if you go to https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00AZWNS84/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all it clearly marks the $28.49 one from amazon as new

u/limegreenlantern · 3 pointsr/pencils

The most popular option would be the rOtring 800.
Though TWSBI Precision could be a cheaper alternative (I haven't hold one of this, so I can't say how heavy/sturdy it feels)
Maybe you could be interested in a lead holder as well? I personaly love my Staedtler 2.0mm Silver Series if line weight is not an issue at least.

u/feels_old · 2 pointsr/mechanicalpencils

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00AZWNS84/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all You'll have to select the amazon warehouse option that still has it for around that price

u/mountainunicycler · 2 pointsr/mechanicalpencils

This is the one I ordered the second time:


It doesn't say anything about metal internals, but since it became available more recently (only after the one I ordered the first time ran out of stock) I guessed it might be the new one... no idea if it will be the right one for other people. The return process was easy enough and cost me nothing, though.

u/mrmojorisingi · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I'm close with my Rotring 600 FP, 800 mechanical pencil, and ballpoint pen. I also have the semi-matching Rotring plastic stick eraser.

u/Sacf4421 · 1 pointr/mechanicalpencils

Does anyone know how to get a rotring 800 with metal internals? I'd like another one, as mine is the plastic sort. The lead inside keeps breaking and I've heard the run with metal internals doesn't have this issue.

I found a vendor on Amazon that claims the internals are all metal. They're also running a sale, so it'd be great. Any idea if I can trust that?


u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/pics

I checked out the prices on Amazon after I fell in love with the Model 800 - I may have to allocate part of my next student grant funds towards one! My days of drafting/charting are long gone, but I still appreciate a good writing/drawing instrument :) p.s it's Ms :)

u/ansonnnn · 1 pointr/mechanicalpencils

Rotirng 800 Mechanical for 24 rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 mm, Black Barrel (1904447) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZWNS84/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_o4NNDb2A3XF5M

u/mickawes · 1 pointr/FashionDesign

Pattern notcher.

Rotring 800 0.5 Pencil.

Japanese Thread Nippers

A pair of sharp point scissors (high carbon steel, inlaid if possible, chrome finish if you live in a humid area, remember they are made specifically for left and right handed people). Wiss is good, Gingher, Wilkinson, Mundial, Kretzer too. Expect to pay $40-80. 8-10" should be good for a woman, but you can always go bigger.

u/CorgiMilitia · 1 pointr/engineering

May I introduce you to the Rotring 800, it has a retractable sheath.