Pen Addict reader Marilyn first turned me on to the TUL line from Office Max last summer, and I was very impressed that a store brand could be that nice. Since I don't have an Office Max in my area, I haven't really kept up with the TUL line, but I popped into an Office Max on a recent trip to Florida and found that there is a needle tip version of the same pen. SOLD!
I grabbed four pack of those, a four pack of the Uni-Ball Signo 207 needle tip, plus the wife went with a four pack of the standard tip 0.7mm blue TUL pens, and a 10-pack of the Zebra pencils similar to what was recently reviewed at Unposted. That was a pretty good haul for us, and I think the TUL 0.5mm needle tip may be the star of the show. It writes so smoothly, and the ink is pitch black and quick drying. I have used this pen several times a week since getting them, and I see no reason to stop. The only thing I have found that I don't like about the TUL is the grip, which I also mentioned in the first review. Luckily, I was playing around the other night and found that it slides into the Pilot G-2 barrel perfectly. Problem solved!
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