Pentel GraphGear

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We all use pencils.  a couple of years ago, I ran across these, and have used nothing else since.  I use them for everyting, even outdiside the shop.  Made by Pentel, available at art stores, including Hobby Lobby.   

The knurled grip is what makes them so comfortable to use; a secure grip with no sliding.  The thin tip allows it to ride against any ruler or straightedge.  

They are available in 0.5; 0.7 and 0.9 mm.  The 0.7mm is most useful.   I go to the 0.5 for really precise marking, and the 0.9 when I need a wide mark.  

Try one, you will love it.

Carey Mitchell

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i have and do. ive got the 0.5 i use with my incra rules.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Love those. I’ve got all three sizes. 👍🏼

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Really good pencils, and I use all three sizes.

Watch and learn, practice and learn, create and learn

Interesting. I see them also at Amazoo, and at Hobby Lobby they run $5.99 for each size 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9. Amazoo for the 0.5 it's 13 bux.. I hate it when the evil empire isn't lowest price, NOT.

I use some "iffy" pencils I bought at the evil empire, and don't like them much at all. Thanks for the tip.
Love these style pencils. Use them all throughout school, 0.5mm being my favorite, though I'm tending to break the lead more often. Might have to go up to the 0.7. 
These are nice. I've never used them for woodworking but I like them. Splinter, did you replace the lead? The pens come with Super Hi-Polymer Leads and they are pretty tough so If you need to replace the lead, you should get the same one instead of a random one. 

No name noobie here

THANKS.....I bought a set for myself for my birthday
I have a "lifetime" supply of leads that I bought many years ago in school (early 1980's). Wide variety of hardness for various paper types, but usually stick to the 2H.
Brands are mostly Pentel and Koh-I-Noor.
Oh I see. I use the 2H, too, and for me I remember I bought the super high polymer thing and it made a difference but actually, now my wife told me the one I use is called "Pentel Ain Stein Mechanical Pencil Lead". This one is even tougher. But, if you have so many already, I don't know if it's worth buying new ones... 

No name noobie here

It's always worth buying stuff! 🤠

Actually I use the pencils everywhere, but I think for the shop the stronger leads would be worth it.
I have no idea what the old stuff I have is made from. It is rather brittle now that I look at a piece. Doesn't bend much at all before snapping. Of course the same can be said for my old body as well!
I got a 10mm one,

kinda hard to get into those piddly Incra holes.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Makes a great holder for "Slim Jim" jerky sticks. keeps the greazy off of the fingers.

 SplinterGroup
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Makes a great holder for "Slim Jim" jerky sticks. keeps the greazy off of the fingers.

Hell, could you imagine eating KFC and not being able to lick your fingers...  but now we're introducing cheese (food) into an article about chalk.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Actually it's about pencils, but wadaiknowboutit?

 SplinterGroup 
Actually it's about pencils, but wadaiknowboutit?

You may have lead in your pencils... but at my age it's just chalk!

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD