Top Ten Reasons Why Mechanical Pencils are Better Than Wood Pencils
Indeed, all you have to do is get new lead, as opposed to having to replace a pencil altogether.
I love mechanical pencils! I never spend time sharpening wooden pencils.
The lead helps a lot!
This may be a weird reason, but trust me, better ones will come.
It's so annoying to have to go to the trash can to throw away your pencil shavings in the middle of doing something.
True! Even the word mechanical at the front should tell you it's better.
This is the best reason. I love technology.
I hate it when you get that one decorative pencil that is just wood with plastic wrapped around it. Then when you try to sharpen it, it just keeps breaking and breaking until you finally end up with a stub.
My wooden pencils always break. Mechanical pencils are reliable.
Especially if you're a lefty. Wooden pencils make everything smear all over the place. (I speak from personal experience.)
This is the best part. I especially hate it if I'm handwriting a paragraph, and you can clearly see where I've sharpened my pencil because it just gets continuously messy.
Assuming mechanical pencils are the same as pens, I agree. I hate not only having to sharpen pencils but also the fact that they can become extremely tiny.
Indeed, I find it easier to refill my pencil with new lead than to have to sharpen it (while making sure I've sharpened it correctly).
If you're one of those people who write too hard, then get lead (and a mechanical pencil) with more thickness.
Different widths of lead are available.
Plastic mechanical pencils can easily be sharpened. Why bother killing trees?
Well, that's true. Also, paper is made from trees, so I don't need to waste.
Obviously, most of them are plastic, and some are metal.
Yeah, this makes it way more comfortable to write.
Wooden pencils only have one long piece of graphite through the wood, but the skinny pieces of graphite inside the mechanical pencil end up having more graphite in them.
True, true, very true.