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I frequently drop my mechanical pencils and my rotring 600 just died a few days ago from a severly bent sleeve.

 

Is the rotring rapid pro with the retractable sleeve safe against drops?

 

If not, could anyone please suggest a mechanical pencil that is heavy enough but safe against drops?

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Any pencil with a sleeve sticking out is unsafe against dropping. With the sleeve retracted you still might get lead-breaks of course but the sleeve is safe then.

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

I'm just wondering, but do you really need a pencil with a long, tubular tip? Some pencils have either shorter guide tubes, or conical ones such as the Pilot Airblanc, Pilot Symmetry, Pilot Dr. Grip G-Spec, or the Pilot DelFul.

 

No matter what pencil you get, if the tip is extended when you drop it and the pencil has a long, thin guide tube, regardless of whether it is retractable or not, the tube will get bent or damaged.

 

I would recommend staying away from drafting pencils if you have no need for the long guide tube at the tip. I would also recommend looking at Pilot's range of pencils to find one that may suit you. Of all the pencils I have used, Pilot's pencils intended for general writing tend to have more conical noses.

 

Dillon

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