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Ideal for classroom use. This sturdy, all-metal 2 mm lead holder features 4-way vice-grip jaws and a degree-marked window dial on the barrel.
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Alvin Pro-Matic Lead Holder
from Media PA
Comments about Alvin Pro-Matic Lead Holder:
Perfect!!!! For the drafting students
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great "mechanical" pencil
from River Forest, IL
This lead holder is great for holding my 2mm lead for sketching in the field or my studio. It is comfortable in my hand and works well.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Surprinsing Value and Quality
By or pencillover
from Kingston, Jamaica
I already own a Rotring Rapid Pro leadholder which set me back quite a bit (33USD). It is great but after just receiving this one I am amazed that a leadholder costing just under $10 can be so nice. I bought this as something to carry about daily since I wanted to leave the more expensive Rotring at home. This one will substitute nicely as the weight is almost a bit heavier and it looks very nice also. I enjoy writing and sketching with it.There are some cons for me though as the lead indicator is very stiff and I haven't been able to move it yet. It seems permanently stuck on the HB position. The bottom of the pencil also doesn't seem to have a sharpener in the cap like most other lead holders. Anyway the pencil looks great and feels good in hand so for the price it is a score.
A Very Nice Lead Holder
Just a standard lead holder I use for figure drawing. Nice hefty weight to it. All metal construction. Seems durable.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic Lead Holder
from North Carolina
I absolutely love this lead holder! The metal barrel is a nice change of pace, and I don't have to worry about it cracking over time like the plastic barrels. The weight is nice, and overall very solidly built. I'm a little upset that Blick doesn't carry the Alvin lead refills, because the staedtler refills are a tad too long to fit completely flush (it seams Alvin doesn't like staedtler). Oh, and because there isn't a single review ANYWHERE on the internet for this, here are the degree indicators available in the window: HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, & 4H
(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Las Vegas, CA
I was disappointed that the dial showed no B grade leads except for HB. It showed H grades and an F grade. I can't use it for any of my B grades which I use more of than H grades
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Very Nice Holder, quirks...
By Knock Out
from Austin, TX
Very nice holder, my only gripe is it doesn't fit the standard Staedler lead pointer...kinda annoying. Other than that it's a great holder, really strong grip and the lead indicator is really nice.
(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Fairfield, CT
The product I purchased is great! [...]Thank you.Regards.
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