Top Ten Reasons Why Mechanical Pencils Are Better Than Wood PencilsBlueTopazIceVanilla
The Top Ten
I love mechanical pencil! Never spend time to sharpen wooden pencil! - InfernoTopTenners
I've tried to use a mechanical pencil before. Sadly, as an artist, they are cheap and useless. Also, "reusable"? What if you run out of lead? Lead is very rare to buy as a standalone stick. Although wood pencils run out, you can make them last by not constantly wearing them down. - Swellow
The lead helps a lot! - BlueTopazIceVanilla
So? It's better to see hard and completed work using a wooden pencil than messy writings and clicking your mechanical pencil
Haha, just because they make a sound doesn't mean they are better. - Swellow
This may be a weird reason, but trust me, better ones will come. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
I only use mechanical pencils to write. - cosmo
Actually, Mechanical pencils cost about $.25 each, whereas wooden pencils cost about $.08 each, and even less.
This is the best reason. I love technology. - RockFashionista
I'm not even going to bother saying anything about this item. - Swellow
True! Even the word 'mechanical' at the front should tell you it's better. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
It's so annoying to have to go to the trash can to throw away your pencil shavings in the middle of doing something!
Just buy one with an inside bin, or better yet have a bin next to you. - Swellow
I hate it when you get that one decorative pencil, but it is just wood with plastic wrapped around it. Then when you try to sharpen it, it just keeps breaking and breaking, until finally you end up with a stub. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
My wooden pencils always break. Mechanical pencils are reliable. - Kaboom
Actually, they don't. The points on the mechanical pencils break off easily, and the erasers are a pain. - RiverClanRocks
I know! Those mechanical pencils are crap. Buy the ones where you have to remove the top, NOT the ones where you have to remove the eraser. And if you write too hard, get a mechanical and lead with more thickness. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
Especially if you're a lefty and wood pencils make everything smear all over the place. (I speak from personal experience.) - RockFashionista
Using a mechanical pencil to draw was a disaster. Since then, I have always stuck to Faber-Castell wood pencils. So what if they smudge? They don't break as easily. - Swellow
This is the best part. I especially hate if I'm hand-writing a paragraph and you can clearly see where I've sharpened my pencil because it just gets continuously messy... - keycha1n
You still have to replace the nibs off mechanical pencils. - Swellow
Agree,my pencil get short very fast. - SamuiNeko
Plastic mechanical pencils can easily be sharpened. Why bother killing trees?
But packets of lead are plastic and when you throw them away and not recycle them you're polluting our planet
Well, that's true. Also, paper is made of trees though so I don't need to waste.
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So do wood pencils. You have the H pencils and B pencils. - Swellow
0.5, 0.7, 1.2, just to name a few. But my favorite one is 0.7, it's not too thick and not too thin. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
If you're one of those people that write to hard, then get lead (and a mecchanical pencil) with more thickness. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
Wooden pencils only have one long piece of graphite through the wood but, the skinny pieces of graphite inside the mechanical pencil would end up having more graphite in it.
True, true very true
Mainly because people don't use them right. If you slowly use them, they don't smudge. - Swellow
It is good so you don't kill trees
Mechanical pencils don't have as many options when it comes to the type of graphite and if they did, they would be more expensive or I would have to keep switching out pieces of graphite every time I wanted to shade a different area. Wooden pencils make life a bit easier in terms of shading and it's fun to sharped them with x-acto blades. I also can buy them in sets of graphite types, 6b, 4b, 2b, h, hb, f, 2h, 4h, etc. (I do have a mechanical pencil but it's not very good for artwork or sketching since there's only 2b graphite. Finding more types of graphite is time consuming and getting more pencils becomes expensive.) So, a vote for the wooden pencil.
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