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Reddit reviews on rOtring 600 0.5mm Black Barrel Mechanical Pencil (1904443)

Sentiment score: 14
Reddit mentions: 37

We found 37 Reddit mentions of rOtring 600 0.5mm Black Barrel Mechanical Pencil (1904443). Here are the top ones.

An iconic tool meant for a lifetime of use; The Full metal body provides ideal weight balance for fatigue Free writing and drawingBrass mechanism allows Precision lead advancement; Lead hardness grade indicator for rapid identification when workingHexagonal shape avoids sliding on drawing tables; Design, pattern and size of metallic grip zone enable working for long hours without slippingThe fixed lead guidance sleeve prevents breakage and gives you a clear page view for precise ruler based drawingLimited Warranty: Guaranteed for 2 years from original purchase date against defects in Materials or workmanship

Found 37 comments on rOtring 600 0.5mm Black Barrel Mechanical Pencil (1904443):

u/G33Kinator · 28 pointsr/AskEngineers

Oh man, nobody's mentioned the rOtring 600 yet?! It's the love of my life. I had a Uni Kuru Toga 0.5mm for a little over a year beforehand and it was awesome, too. My only complaint about it was the compliance in the tip made it annoying to precisely predict how tiny lines would end up (I write very small). The 0.5mm rOtring doesn't spin the lead or anything fancy like the Kuru Toga, but it is so heavy, so well balanced, and the tolerances are just awesome. I've tried the rOtring 800 with the retractable tip, but the tolerance stackup of the moving parts just made it feel of lower quality than the 600.

u/Winged_Waffle · 9 pointsr/mechanicalpencils

Oh boy. That's the Rotring 600. Probably the go to recommendation of this sub.

u/perfextiiion · 6 pointsr/stationery

Have some stuff Muji coming in as well but decided to post now :)

List of items - Uni Kuru Toga Roulette: https://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Kuru-Toga-Roulette-Mechanical-Pencil-0.5-mm-Gun-Metallic-Body/pd/6547

Tombow Mono Graph: https://www.jetpens.com/Tombow-Mono-Graph-Shaker-Mechanical-Pencil-0.3-mm-Black/pd/16825

Arch Eraser: https://www.jetpens.com/Sakura-Arch-Foam-Eraser-60-Black/pd/18452

Shitajiki Writing Board: https://www.jetpens.com/Kyoei-Orions-Clear-Shitajiki-Writing-Board-B5/pd/19479

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica: https://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Hi-Tec-C-Maica-Gel-Pen-0.4-mm-Black/pd/10197

Pilot G-Tec-C Gel Pen: https://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-G-Tec-C-Gel-Pen-0.25-mm-Black/pd/4561

Mono Eraser: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IFXJSW0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kokuyo Campus Loose Leaf Paper: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017JWQ5H8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Stalogy A6 Editors Notebook: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TYDSQS2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kokuyo Campus Notebook Set: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C4KL8I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Rotring 600: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AZWYUA4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kiki’s Delivery Service Kuru Toga Pencil: https://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-Delivery-Ballpoint-KURUTOGA-Guchokipanya/dp/B01LYDYVZE

Pilot Hi-Tec-C: https://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Hi-Tec-C-Gel-Pen-0.25-mm-Black/pd/41

u/cromonolith · 5 pointsr/UofT

This is the one you want: https://www.amazon.ca/Rotring-Barrel-Mechanical-Pencil-1904443/dp/B00AZWYUA4/ref=sr_1_1?s=office&ie=UTF8&qid=1492826919&sr=1-1&keywords=rotring+600

There are two groups of people in the world: people who think this is the best mechanical pencil ever made, and people who've never used one.

I think I paid $50 for mine, and if I somehow lost it I wouldn't think twice about paying that much again.

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/RiteInTheRain_NB · 3 pointsr/notebooks

/u/Grep2grok's point about the speed of lectures is certainly worth considering. I'd parrot his pencil recommendation. For a premium pencil, I'd recommend any of the following:

u/EvilDoesIt · 3 pointsr/flashlight

You might be thinking of the 800, that one has the retractable tip and can be had for ~$35.

Amazon has the black 0.5mm 600s for $17 right now.

rOtring 600 0.5mm Black Barrel Mechanical Pencil (1904443) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZWYUA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ztiKAbK5FZEGP

u/but-i-need-it · 2 pointsr/mechanicalpencils

Same here in the uk, the 0.5mm 600 is reduced without having to buy another. Other Rotrings are also reduced.

u/R600a · 2 pointsr/pettyrevenge

About that... There are tons of examples on Amazon of mechanical pencils that cost more than $10 and have tons of reviews and purchases. Once you get into metal bodied mechanical pencils you can easily spend more than $10 but chances are you'll be able to hand them down to your children they're so durable.

u/Dash_Lambda · 2 pointsr/mechanicalpencils

Here's a link

They're easy to find on Amazon and Jetpens. Jetpens is usually a little more expensive though.

u/mud_tug · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

+1 for Rotring 600 or 800

Also a 4 hole punch would be nice if he wants to make up his own custom notebooks with millimetric graph paper and such.

u/yomikins · 2 pointsr/math

Many of my favorites have been discontinued or changed.

The Koh-i-Noor Rapidomatic was my primary pencil for my first 4 college years. I even bought a red and blue colored versions to put red and blue lead in, which was nice for graphs or occasional emphasis. Lovely pencils made in Japan. However, looking at the Amazon reviews they no longer make these, but instead something with the same name and general look, but using all new parts and process in China. You can taste the sadness in the reviews. It looks like people are happy with the Alvin Draftmatic which looks exactly like the Rapidomatic.

The Pilot Vanishing Point has been discontinued. Sad. My favorite pencil, made in Japan. See reviews on Amazon. I introduced a number of people to this, and many of them started using it as their primary pencil. My manager even questioned why I had spent $200 on pencils, when I explained I was ordering a couple of these for myself, asked around, and 10 others in the office said they wanted one or two as well (after trying mine). No drafting grip, and shorter, but really good weight, good feel, quality, and I could write well with them.

The Uni Kuru Toga is nice, but too lightweight and plastic for my taste. The price is hard to argue with. I wonder if the Roulette model would be better as it sounds like it might weigh more.

Dave's review site recommends the Staedtler 925-25. I've tried the 925-05 which is ok (my 11yo uses it) but not the 925-25.

If you have more money, the Rotring 600 and 800+ come highly recommended (lots of metal, high quality, made in Japan). I have never tried one, but I'll buy a 600 sometime soon.

For erasers, I use Staedtler Mars Plastic. They last forever -- I still have one from 1985 with more than half remaining and it works fine. I only bought more so the family can each have one of their own. My tips are (1) don't get oil on them or the paper, and get it off if you do. This means don't run your finger along the eraser part. It causes smearing. (2) erase flat if you can, to save sharp edges for fine work. If you always use the edges, then you won't have a sharp edge to change φ' to φ in the middle of an equation.

u/Ace_Dystopia · 1 pointr/mechanicalpencils

You can track the pricing on the rOtring 600 0.5mm on Amazon.
I've been tracking the rOtrings for quite some time now and I'd say the prices are actually dropping.
https://ca.camelcamelcamel.com/Rotring-Barrel-Mechanical-Pencil-1904443/product/B00AZWYUA4
You can use this website to help you track the price. Once, the price dipped down to $20.99 and I nabbed three rOtring 600s once I saw that.

u/ikramahmad003 · 1 pointr/EDC

Are you a student? Or a frequent pencil user? If so..


Rotring 600's fit your budget.

u/Jenaxu · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

/r/mechanicalpencils is a good place to look. Generally it depends on your budget and what you want to do with your pencil. You can get some nice cheap ones (under 5 bucks) like a Pentel Sharp or Pentel Twist Erase, and some slightly more expensive but still cheap ones with gimmicks like the Kuru Toga (automatically rotating lead) and Zebra DelGuard (reduced lead breakage). If you want to spend some more on a more solid and well built pencil the Pentel Graphgear 1000 is a great option for around $10. And then you can keep going up with the Sharp Kerry, Staedtler, rOtrings, and the Orenznero.

Right now though, there's a incredible deal on Amazon for the next three hours, the rOtring 600 for about 9 dollars. All metal, really nice looking, great weight and balance, usually considered a $25 dollar pencil that is pretty close to the top end of nice mechanical pencils. Just don't lose it or drop it!

u/FetaAndKalamata · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

Read the title and came here to recommend getting a mechanical pencil, and it looks like you were already thinking about it!

My rOtring 600 should be here tomorrow. Pretty psyched about it.

A good eraser is also a life changer.

u/Tatemeantis · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

I just ordered one a few hours before I saw this post,lol, I guess I made a good choice then.
Amazing has a sale for the .5 600s for $15.

u/ender4171 · 1 pointr/mechanicalpencils

That's about the average price for that particular version. FYI, Camel Camel Camel is a must-have tool if you are shopping Amazon. You can track the price history, set alerts when a price drops, and they even have a handy Chrome plugin so you can just click the icon when you are on an amazon page instead of going to the 3camels website. I highly recommend it. For instance, I just got an alert yesterday because the Rapid Pro I was tracking dropped to $22.

u/under_the_pressure · 1 pointr/politics

OK, well I have been a mechanical pencil hater forever but that may be unfounded. The quick blunting is a pain in the ass. Would you recommend this Rostring for writing? Expanding my knowledge of pencils is the most productive thing to come out of my Trump hate/fascination today.

u/suprafro · 1 pointr/mechanicalpencils

here is the link for the ones who want a direct link

u/creeder14 · 1 pointr/mechanicalpencils

Here you go! 75 BZR (is that the right abbreviation?) for a .5 mm model

u/costococoa · -2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have a rotring. It's a beautifully made pencil. I've had it for 3 years, perfectly balanced and great for sketching etc:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rotring-600-Mechanical-Pencil-0-5mm/dp/B00AZWYUA4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1458477042&sr=8-4&keywords=Rotring

Doesn't come in .9 but it's an excellent pencil.