What's the best mechanical pencil?
Cheap as shit, just werks, buy a new one when old one breaks.
I just wish they weren't so brightly colored. I would totally buy a silk white one.
I find that using the Uni Kuru Toga mechanical pencil amazing to use. The mechanical pencil lead rotates to keep the tip sharp giving you a sharp clean tip for each new word & line that you write and draw. Never failed me yet!
If your still unsure try reading this blog. Gives reviews on mechanical pencils and such...
After getting both a Rotring 600 and 800, the 800 sucks balls. Retraction mechanism is shit and jams. Fixing is a pain and still doesn't advance properly when lead runs out. The 600's non retractable tip is fragile and a pain if you just stick it in your pants, but fixing is easy.
aren't those just pilot g2s?
Either way, master race brofist.
>Not posting the words smoothest pen
oh those BIC,. these are the one i use most of the time for drawing, also as 0.7, i also have a staedtler and an old pentel in 0,5 which are also good for precision stuff. which is necessary when drawing waifus.
Pentel P205 Sharp Mechanical Pencil....need I say more?
What the fuck man, just get a 50 cents eraser instead of throwing away all those perfectly good mechanical pencils. Fugging murricans burning our blannet.
>not turning all your tiny errors into fairy dust then blowing it in someone elses general direction
Pentel GRAPHGEAR 500 0.3mm lead version.
at least until I find something with thinner pencil lead. (old best imo use to be Pentel twist erase .5mm version, but I forwent it's lovely large eraser for a thinner lead.)
off topic, but...
best pen is Pentel Slicci 0.25mm gel pen.
Get on my level.
Platinum Pro-Use II MSD-1500. Great for your ass and urethra! Now follow your dreams son!
>his pencil doesn't even rotate the lead for him
enjoy your shitty .7mm chisel tip
Also, if you use 7mm at all, you will never make it.
>There is a slightest 'floating point' feeling to the lead, as the little black part on the tip, to which the lead rod is attached (see the close up picture of the nib), is directly mounted to the internal 'Kuru Toga Engine', which is a spring-loaded clutch. That black part hence 'moves' inside the pencil for a fraction of a millimeter (you barely see it) each time you hit the paper, activating the spring-loaded clutch, which rotates the lead. But in all honesty, if you don't concentrate to see it and feel it, you don't really notice.
Actually, it is on par with it. The Staedtler 925's are great.
If you prefer metal, get >>44239050
Since anon hopefully can afford more than 1 of these, pic related is yet another good suggestion.
Forgot image. All metal, and still cheaper than anything comparable
rotates led, makes writing neater.
I use these whenever I can. I have a box of 50, cost like $2.50 for the whole thing.
When I'm forced to use a pencil I use Ticonderoga pencils because the eraser they come with isn't ass.
I have one of these and I like the way it looks and feels, except the damn thing SQUEAKS sometimes. I've tried with a couple different brands of lead (and one of the brands is one I use in a different pencil) and it squeaks with both of them. My only conclusion is that the squeak comes from the pencil itself. Too bad, it makes me dread using it.
My favorite is the Pilot S3 0.5mm. Cheap and feels good.
>When I'm forced to use a pencil I use Ticonderoga pencils because the eraser they come with isn't ass.
I've never understood how erasers can be so badly made by such a large segment of the market.
I recognize those pencils with the big sticker on them. A bunch of students in my Japanese 101 class use them.
Teacher was illustrating the difference between kore, sore, are using everybody's pencil and kept saying "This very good pencil nice made in Japan."
I used to use those. My only gripe is that it's such a small fucking pencil.
I use pic related now. Pental p205
>Only one person has mentioned the king of kings
Pentel makes really good mechanical pencils. I really love the metal grip this thing has.
What kind of notebooks do you guys use? I'm trying to find a fivestar like notebook with all blank pages purely for math homework. My schools bookstore sells the shittiest quality notebooks probably to make more money
Nah, but this actually also is a pretty nice mechanical pencil.
Being good doesn't make it king.
Kinda your mistake, but they're available in supermarkets and office stores and some artist's supplies shops and what not. You just shouldn't expect a big selection of such mechanical pencils anywhere but online and in big office supply shops.
Actually, order online like everyone else, even if you don't like it, it's generally the best choice. Can't stop the times.
Yeah I've been using printer paper for math homework that I do online but i'm always so fucking disorganized and I lose that paper or the order I did the problems in so it's hard to look back on what I did.
Currently using one of these and hasn't posed any issues so far. The clip would sometimes rest uncomfortably on my hand while writing, but I just slid it off.
Graph paper notebooks exist, 1/4" or 5mm is good. Fuck composition notebooks (go for spiral bound)
If you're doing homework, I'd recommend using printer/scrap paper and then throwing that shit out. The point of homework is to make sure you can do it, not so that you can copy from it later. A "notebook" is fine for class, but focusing on the teacher comes first, only write shit down if you want to do some work to figure out something, or if you want to write agenda related stuff. Do not actually use paper as your memory, it is shit.
Behold, the pencil master race.
.5mm is alright, I think I tried a .3mm and just ripped the fuck out of my paper. .5mm does it but less often.
Murikka fat leads BTFO
0.35 is pudgy
0.5 is fat
0.7 is obese
0.9 is morbidly obese
Funny thing is I used to swear by 0.9mm
I remember when I was in high school. I grew up, Pilot Precise V5 RT master race now.
>not requiring a lead sharpener
One day, children. Just you wait, you'll grow up and get a god-tier blue Staedtler pencil that has a special lead sharpener. If you're truly elite, you'll use your fresh Exacto knife blade to sharpen it precisely to your desires.
I actually use a Rotring 600 0.35mm with Pentel Ain Stein B lead now.
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Pencil is nice and hefty, brass body feels incredibly durable and quality, mechanism is precise. Lead is buttery smooth, nice thin but visible line, no smearing, no need to rotate because it doesn't form a noticeable wedge. An absolute dream to use for all kinds of EE tasks.
If someone's looking for an eraser, I highly recommend Kokuyo's erasers (I use the B/HB variety). I tested 10 brands and models of erasers and found the Kokuyo Campus to be the perfect balance of easy erasing, erasing power, well-behaved clumps and performance when dirty with previously erased lead or skin oils. In my opinion, it's even in power with Staedtler but superior in many other convenient points, not the least of which is erasing power given less pressure and friction.
Bought these a year ago, did I do good
I pretty much just go get a bag of these every couple months (I lose the fucking things more often than I'd care to admit).
actually, I also don't have a nice pen simply because I keep losing the damn things, so I just get a big-ass pack of bic pens as well
I'm fairly certain the heft, wonderful balance and knurled metal grip of a brass-bodied pencil would help you not forget it everywhere. It's natural to treat BICs like shit, but when you acquire a Rotring you treat it like your firstborn.
>so many mechanical pencil options
>don't know what to choose
Up until my Junior level of high school, I had that problem as well. Then I found a very nice pencil one day, and the more I used it, the more I fell in love with it, and the more careful I became when handling and taking care of it. This might sound silly, but actually buying an expensive pencil might make you pay more attention to it, and not losing it.
Now, I've had one Rotring 600 that I've had for four years now, and I expect it to last at least a decade more.
They're absolutely awful for technical/drawing work, but you really need to work to break those. Bought a pack a few years ago to use at uni, loved 'em.
at this point, I only use mechanical pencils because fuck sharpeners (and fuck dull points -- otherwise, I'd use the kindergarten pencils)
Normally I used fountain pens.
In normal pen world I really like Sakura Pigma Microns (as a non-artist), metal tipped pens are nice. I also have a multipen Pilot Hi-Tec-C, which is great save for the miniscule ink capacity.
Pencils are standard fare, Kuru Togas and Blackwings.
>temperature tolerance. A lot of gel pens stick and don't flow well
I use my pilot P500 for doing stocktake in a large butchery, and regularly leave my pen in the freezers while counting and have never had problems.
Bic ballpoints on the other hand don't work once they've been subject to -10c for 30 seconds, gel master race
>Buying shit lead instead of Pentel Ain master race
>Applying ten times more pressure than necessary for writing
Maybe you just need to stop mimicking this "writing" thing educated people do.
that feeling when no broken lead or broken tip
then again I enjoy toys that can take a beating
OP, I rely on using a mechanical pencil for a decent part of my career. Any time I need to draft something by hand or make some quick notes, I use pic related. Easily the best pencil I've ever used.
if you can find one entirely constructed of metal
hell fucking yes
i've hurt people (used my pencil as a mightier than sword) that've attempted to permanently borrow mine, because it 'just fucking works'
try a test one at a store (if you can find one that has it in stock) first cause it's not every bodies slice of pie
weight distribution of a part metal part plastic pencil like the graphgear 500 feel nicer to me. more weight at the tip and an overall more forward cog gives it a very nice feel when writing or sketching
the one i own is also bottom heavy, center of weight is just above the grip it's also 3 or 4 years old
the picture I posted has a plastic upper body and all the weight is in the grip you can do a search for the image name and check reviews for more opinions
i'm not trying to convert anybody or say my shit is better don't stink or w/e, just posting what i think is the best mech pencil
I agree. I really like the feel and build quality, but if you want something with a better eraser and a slightly more comfortable grip, get the Twist Erase III. Pic related.
too late, brony scum. you did it all by yourself.
looks a bit ugly. but if it works well, why not.
i have one that's got no brand, made in jura that works very well for calligraphish stuff.
also a rotring art pen, just larger and actually shittier, and a few others in the genre. but i like this one.