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Pentel Graph Gear 500 Drafting Pencil

Pentel Graphgear 500 and Graph Gear 1000

The Graph Gear 500 is an affordable drafting pencil that is a cheaper version of the Graph Gear 1000. The GG500 is notable because of it’s $5 price tag, knurled metal grip, and reliable design. It has a brass chuck for holding the lead, but uses a much simpler mechanism than the Graph Gear 1000.

Pentel Graph Gear 500 Drafting Pencil Information

Street Price Check Price
Pencil Models 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm
Barrel Color Brown, Dark Blue, Black, Gray
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter 9.6 mm
Grip Color Silver
Grip Material Metal
Knurled Grip? Yes
Grip Diameter 9.6 mm
Body Shape
Lead Grades
Capped or Retractable No
Lead Advance Style $Top Button
Still Sold
Lead Color Graphite
Lead Size (Diameter) 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm
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Eraser Refillable?Yes
Clip MaterialMetal
Length Capped
Length Retracted (cm)
Length Uncapped (cm)
Length (cm))
Body Length (mm)14.1 cm
Weight15 grams
Pipe ColorSilver
Pipe Retractable?No
Pipe TypeFixed
Lead Pipe Length4.1 mm
Tip MaterialMetal
Tip Replaceable?No
Cleaning Rod?No
Pipe TypeFixed