I don't understand any of the other words, but 0.5mm is where it's at. I've tried 0.3 but that's just too needly and 0.7 is like using a paintbrush.I have several hundred mechanical pencils from cheapies to high end drafting pencils. I prefer the reasonably priced Alpha Gel Shakers to the more expensive mechanical pencils or fancy wooden pencils like the Palomino Blackwings. I like mine in 0.5 mm with 4B lead for smoothness. If only Alpha would make non-crappy erasers for the Alpha, it would be near perfect.
Not at all. Any art or drafting store has loads of them, plus they offer huge conveniences over wooden pencils.I always thought mechanical pencils went obsolete 15 years ago. But to answer your question, use pens instead.
Don't forget the refillable plastic type:Carpenter's pencil, which are made of wood.
Try this one:i really dont like mechanical pencils, i break the tip constantly.
While it is a good sharpener, I had three of those Staedtler sharpeners have the lid break off and spill lead dust inside my backpack. I've found some other ones that I've become more fond of.Ticonderoga pencils with a Staedtler sharpener or get out of my face.
What's your favorite? The lid on mine hasn't broke but if it does I'd need a good replacement.While it is a good sharpener, I had three of those Staedtler sharpeners have the lid break off and spill lead dust inside my backpack. I've found some other ones that I've become more fond of.