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post #91 of 460
Staedler Mars Plastic Eraser, works for me on my 3H (Hard) Ticonderoga pencils. I'm all for simplicity.
post #92 of 460
Bump.

Does anyone know where I can actually find a .35mm pencil in retail so I can see if I like the fineness of the lead? I really dislike .7 but enjoy .5 I think I might really like .35 but I'm afraid of breakage and such.
post #93 of 460
Wow. Seriously?

I used to use a lot of random mechanical pencils but the lead snapped a lot on me. I got this random cheap papermate twisty one and I've never snapped the lead. :S
post #94 of 460
Pentel P209, 0.9mm lead, perfect for general use, from technical drawings to just jotting down notes- cost £5 22 years ago,and it is still going strong.
post #95 of 460
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Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
Pentel P209, 0.9mm lead, perfect for general use, from technical drawings to just jotting down notes- cost £5 22 years ago,and it is still going strong.
That's some thick lead.
post #96 of 460
Hey guys, sorry, I haven't looked through the thread. I just stumbled upon here because I find the whole concept of being a pencil enthusiast interesting. I'm a student, and between headphones and everything else I can't spare too much money on pencils. I was wondering if there is a "KSC-75" of pencils, like an easily obtainable, cheap pencil. I'd also like it to be cheap because I have a good habit of losing them.

Thanks.
post #97 of 460
^ pentel P205
I believe that you can also buy them in bulk, if you plan on losing them
post #98 of 460
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Originally Posted by Rednamalas1 View Post
^ pentel P205
I believe that you can also buy them in bulk, if you plan on losing them
Haha, cool thanks. I saw these on Amazon for about $2. My best bet on buying these in bulk would probably be at a local supplies shop right?

Thanks again.
post #99 of 460
mmm I got a pack of 12? 15? for around 13 bucks on ebay with shopping, but that was a while ago..
post #100 of 460
Mechanical pencils n bulk? Oh, for losing... Would wooden pencils be more environmentally friendly in this case?
post #101 of 460
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Originally Posted by jonathanjong View Post
Mechanical pencils n bulk? Oh, for losing... Would wooden pencils be more environmentally friendly in this case?
they're nice enough that when you lose them, someone else will pick them up and start using them
post #102 of 460
This is true. Suppose the same can be said for fountain pens.
post #103 of 460
Lose a Pentel P205/7/9???? blasphemy i say. My 209, as i said, has been going strong for over 20 years now- i treat it to a new eraser every now and then, and it may be on it's 3rd body- black now from discarded 205's. If any of you are conversant with "Only Fool's and Horses", my pencil is like Triggers brush
As for 0.9mm being thick- it's all about control and pressure.
post #104 of 460
I use wooden pencils, but they go NOWHERE NEAR a sharpener. Fresh xacto knife for sharpening. Only way.

Then again, I don't usually use pencils for writing, just artwork.
post #105 of 460
i have used the PhD exclusively for almost 5 years, to me no other pencil feels as durable or comfortable
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