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Reddit reviews on Pentel GraphGear 500 Automatic Drafting Pencil Black (PG525A)

Sentiment score: 8
Reddit mentions: 17

We found 17 Reddit mentions of Pentel GraphGear 500 Automatic Drafting Pencil Black (PG525A). Here are the top ones.

4mm tip length makes it ideal for use with rulers and templatesMetallic mesh grip on a slim, beveled barrel promotes control when writingWeighted at your fingertips for precise drafting and template workPre-loaded with Pentel Super Hi-Polymer HB lead; never needs sharpening, is super strong and produces a clear dark line0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm & 0.9mm sizes available; color coded sizes for fast & easy size lead size identificationComes with a cap to keep your eraser clean

Found 17 comments on Pentel GraphGear 500 Automatic Drafting Pencil Black (PG525A):

u/The_Smurff · 3 pointsr/gif

Looks to me like Pentel GraphGear 500. It's not too expensive compared to others, but it's entry level for nice drafting pencils.

u/slvr13 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

sketchbook and the pencil. The pencil is really good, has a very solid feel and good balance. You may also want to consider getting a putty eraser if you are going to go beyond sketching, or you are going to go through erasers on this mechanical pencil like crazy.

u/Dr_Gecko · 2 pointsr/pens

In that case. I bought one of these and I love using it. It is a solid chunk of metal with a solid metal tip and an eraser cover. Its .5 lead. I like how solid and sturdy it feels.

Pentel GraphGear 500 Automatic Drafting Pencil Black (PG525A) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006HXQXA?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/LiamtheFilmMajor · 2 pointsr/pencils

I've had a Graph Gear 500 for almost two years now and it's the only pencil I ever use anymore. They are cheap, but are made for drafting so it's got a sturdy construction and a really nice weight.

You can get them down to .3 mm, which should be good for what you want to do.

u/yousufx · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've found that this pencil is by far the best when having to write essays in one period and do drafting in another and then go to math class and write out equations neatly. It's perfect for most usage and it looks stylish too :)

u/Kisaoda · 2 pointsr/drawing

I appreciate your comment, truly. I can somewhat relate to you, as I was very much into art back in High School, but quickly gave up on it due to anxiety and low self-esteem. There was a good ten-year hiatus before I began to pick the pencil up again this earlier this year.

I suggest starting small. I challenged myself to draw all 151 of the first generation of Pokemon on post-it notes. You can see some of them in my submission history if you're curious. It sounds silly, but that's what I had available to me at work, and I could usually spit one out after working on them on breaks and lunches. I tried to do one a day. The more I worked on them, the more I began to get my confidence back. Once they were done, I had an immense sense of fulfillment and accomplishment.

You don't have to do something that intense, but I found that setting smaller goals first, and seeing them through, was what helped, even if I wasn't pleased with some of the small things. It was only after these that I had the courage to try something bigger and more complex, like the helmets I've done.

Practically speaking, get yourself a few tools of the trade. I use a mix of .7 and .3 mechanical pencils, with HB graphite for the former and B lead for the latter. I also use eraser pencils to get fine erase lines for detail, and smudging sticks to blend.

Sorry. I know this was probably more word vomit than you may have expected or wanted. Your comment just struck a similar chord to my own experience. That said, just start small, and realize that all of the tiny mistakes you see in your work are mistakes that, for the most part, only you can see. Everyone else will just see a work of art, and enjoy it for what it is. Trust me. That was my largest hurdle. You can do it too.

Good luck. :)

u/RogueStudio · 2 pointsr/pencils

In the "IDGAF, so long as it doesn't break" category?

I really like the Zebra M-301. Super classy steel bodies, and at least where I am, they're frequently on sale/clearance. I picked up like 3 2-packs for something like 1.50 each. I figure that'll probably last me the next decade or so, most decent mech pencils don't easily break.

For a bit more, but still under 10 bucks a pencil, I have a bit of nostalgia for the Staedtler Mars Micro 775. Have a red one my mother bought me in the 8th grade (so...2001 ish), and it still perfectly works. This one is also pretty widely available, or in a three sided variety, see this one.

And in Pentel flavours, eh, GraphGear 500. If I lose it, well, my family works on a university campus, the bookstore there carries ten gajillion more. The 1000 is a nice upgrade, along with the .03 Graphlet (which I used in Japanese class a lot for Kanji).

u/starwaves · 1 pointr/EDC

Pentel GraphGear 1000

I haven't used any of it's direct competitors but I can say that the pencil is very comfortable and enjoyable to use and comes in all the common lead sizes (down to 0.3mm). This would be a very good choice, but I'm sure any of it's direct competitors would be as well since it comes down to preference a lot of times.

It's little brother, the 500 might be worth looking into if you want something cheaper, I've never used it so I can't say much else about it.

u/evasote · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

They have a grit in them that acts as an abrasive, which makes them great if you're using really heavy drawing paper with a thick tooth & good graphite that you're not jamming into the paper, then you use it very lightly. But I agree, they still smudge and are overly aggressive.

I prefer these, they don't have any abrasives and smudge way less


But a lot of people like these as well


These are my preferred mechanical pencils with mars plastic erasers


and use good paper