Top Ten Reasons Why Mechanical Pencils are Better Than Wood Pencils

The Top Ten
1 Wooden Pencils Will Eventually Run Out, but Mechanical Pencils are Reusable

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!

2 Mechanical Pencils Make a Satisfying 'Click!' Sound

This may be a weird reason, but trust me, better ones will come.

3 Wooden Pencils Tend to Be More Expensive
4 Wooden Pencils Have Messy Shavings

It's so annoying to have to go to the trash can to throw away your pencil shavings in the middle of doing something.

5 Mechanical Pencils are More Technologically Advanced Than Wooden Pencils

True! Even the word mechanical at the front should tell you it's better.

This is the best reason. I love technology.

6 Cheap Wooden Pencils Don't Work Well, but Cheap Mechanical Pencils Do

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.

7 Mechanical Pencils Make Writing and Drawing Easier

Especially if you're a lefty. Wooden pencils make everything smear all over the place. (I speak from personal experience.)

8 You Don't Need to Sharpen Mechanical Pencils

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).

9 Mechanical Pencils Have Different Types of Lead

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.

10 You Don't Kill Trees with Mechanical Pencils

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.

The Contenders
11 When You Buy Mechanical Pencils They Come With Free Grippers

Yeah, this makes it way more comfortable to write.

12 Mechanical Pencils Can Store Multiple Pieces of Graphite, Wooden Pencils Can't Do That

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.

13 Mechanical Pencils Make You Look Fancy
14 Mechanical Pencils Produce More Professional Looking Writing
15 Wooden Pencils Smear All Over the Paper, but Mechanical Pencils Rarely Do
16 Mechanical Pencils Have a Sharper Point for Detailed Work
17 Mechanical Pencils Don't Make Your Hands Hurt
18 Mechanical Pencils Make Sketching Easier
19 Mechanical Pencils Can Have Different Sized Leads
20 Mechanical Pencil Grippers Work as Erasers
21 Mechanical Pencils are Special
22 Mechanical Pencils are Tiny So They are Very Easy to Carry Everywhere
23 You Can Get Pen Licence with Electric Pencils Quicker
24 Mechanical Pencils Have Replaceable Erasers
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