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Anyone use mechanical pencils?

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Navck, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Navck

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    For me - In my school, I feel like I'm in a exclusive group of students thats only 100 in people that use mechanical pencils on a daily basis at school (Most people use a pen or a wooden pencil). I've been using a mechanical pencil since I was in elementry school. I also use 0.5mm often.
     
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    I use them because wooden pencils never retain a sharp point for me.
     
  3. Bravo 25

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    I use them because I like to do things like Soduko puzzles.
     
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    Whats a Soduko puzzle?
     
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    Kind of hard to explain without a picture, but I will find one, and scan it in today. It is a square of nine blocks. Inside each block is nine squares. Each block of nine, each row of nine, and each column of nine, must conatain the numbers 1-9. However no row, column, or individual square can contain a duplicated number. Usually you are given a few numbers to start off with. It comes in our newspaper by the crossword puzzle. At the beginning of the week you are given more numbers than at the end of the week. So by Saturday it is a real bugger to work. I have been told that working these types of puzzles, and the crosswords can increase brain power. Lord knows I need all of that I can get.
     
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    I keep a Koh-I-Noor Rapidomatic 0.5mm in my bag for when I need a pencil.

    todd
     
  7. enine

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    I still carry one. A few years ago when I carried a PDA I bought a stylus plus. Its a 4 in 1 pen with one being a stylus. Since I don't have a pda anymore I replaced the stylus with another pen and one of the 4 is a .5mm pencil.
    My wife used .7mm when she was in college and when she graduated they became my garage pencils.
     
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    Pentel P205 also doubles as an office / airline shiv.
     
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    a FAT wood (edit) Faber-Castell that takes 1.5 mm leads (and stores 10 inside) and a nameless FAT heavy chrome metal clutch pencil that takes a 5mm lead..

    i see in my latest Duluth catalog there is a Koh-I-Noor 6mm lead mechanical pencil (w/sharpner) available, $12.00..
     
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    I use Zebra writing instruments exclusively. Mechanical pencil is M-402 (.5mm) and pen is F-402 (fine point). They are solid and have a nice weight and feel to them. Nice thing is they are only about $3.00 each if you lose them.
     
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    I use mechanical pencils because I hate having to sharpen regular pencils, and pens don't erase well. ???
    I use them so much though, that I normally put about 100 sticks of lead in them, rather than just the few you're instructed to do on the package.
     
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    I use one but I don't EDC it. It lives on my desk at work.
     
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    I refuse to use wood pencils. The scratching noise bothers my ears. I used to use the Pentel Gizmo!, Pentel Technoclick, and ___ Titanium (with a retractable erasor built-in). Now I use the metal barreled Zebra, since it's thin and easy to slip into a pocket. I usually use pens, though.
     
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    I use mechanical pencils, sparingly. I've always had a problem writing too "hard." I would always break the lead in mechanical pencils so a standard pencil with a pocket sharpener was the way to go for me. Still haven't found a decent pocket sharpener that would stand up very well.
     
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    heathah, you need a Koh-I-Noor 3 Hole metal pencil sharpener <$5.00 O0
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Can you find these anywhere such as at Hobby Lobby or other arts and crafts stores?
     
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    a google search turns up a lot of hits --


    Sharpeners & Lead Pointers Product # 984. Koh-I-Noor, Pencil Sharpener.
    www.chartpak.com

    Buy KOH-I-NOOR School Pencil Sharpener online at MisterArt.com discount art supply store. ... Cuts wood and points lead in one operation. No. 984. www.misterart.com/store/ view.cfm?group_id=2421&store=001 - 43k
     
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    I have a brass Rotring mechanical pencil in .7mm lead, that I have used for years. I found that the .5mm lead was just a bit too light for my hand.
     
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    I am quite fond of mechanical pencils myself!! I have a 0.9mm Pentel pencil that I LOVE.