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#1 stevesurf

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 21:27

Hi folks, I am not affiliated with this eBay supplier, I am just a satisfied customer.  Just took delivery of two of these wonderful, retractable pencils, made in Japan, all metal outer, almost all metal inner, in new Rotring boxes.  Amazing pencils - perfect size and now I can wear gloves w/my smartphone  :thumbup:

 

These do not exhibit any looseness or pencil feed jitter that some folks were reporting with the 800.  The lowest price I have seen is $48 - remember this is the 800+ that gets you a really smooth tipped stylus in the shape of a mini doughnut.  It works well for digital writing.  I even use mine with UNI nano red colored lead for markup.

 

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:12

Very nice!


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 05:38

I recently got an 800 in 0.5 along with my 600 and I have to say I don't love it. it's just bulky enough that it doesn't feel like a precise surgical instrument like the 600 does. it feels kind of like a big heavy toy with the retractable tip. 


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 19:57

I recently got an 800 in 0.5 along with my 600 and I have to say I don't love it. it's just bulky enough that it doesn't feel like a precise surgical instrument like the 600 does. it feels kind of like a big heavy toy with the retractable tip. 

 

Are you perhaps thinking about the initial "sponginess" that everyone goes through on the 800 until the spring breaks in?

 

The 800 is essentially the modern 600 in size and weight.  Keep in mind the original all brass 600's were heavier than both modern 600 and 800s.  It's the Rapid Pro that weighs nearly twice as much as 600 or 800.

 

The interesting thing I have found with the 800+ is the capacitive tip is so great with both IOS and Android menus that I'm using it all the time when I am not using voice commands.

 

At a price that is more than 50% off, you get a pocket friendly pencil that lets you summon a Lyft while keeping your gloves on :)


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 10:18

I am used to using my hands in the rain as a paramedic. The stylus is irrelevant to me. I'm referring to the thickness. It's just not quite right compared to the modern 600.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 18:51

If someone is looking for the 0.5 they are available on Amazon at this link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J2RT058 for about $32


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 05:17

If someone is looking for the 0.5 they are available on Amazon at this link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J2RT058 for about $32

 

That is an awesome deal - many thanks!

 

BTW, I've been using these with colored leads - here's the 0.7s:

 

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 16:59

Just a friendly note, the 800 is a well made mechanical pencil but has changed a bit from the original 600G.  One of the notable changes was the tip opening diameter.  It is a little larger now with the 800 and thus there's some detectable side-to-side movement (what some people refer to as "tip wobble").

 

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Yet, all is not lost.  You can use simple clear tape, carefully cut and applied, to "close the gap" and make the tip very sturdy.

 

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