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Staedtler Mars 780 Technical Mechanical Pencil (2mm) EXPIRED

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Staedtler Mars 780 lead pencil. 2mm
Good quality lead pencil. Great for wood working.

$7.41 (46% off)

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000Y...9Eb1BK97J4
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Ill have to look at mine when I get home, but I'm not sure. The sharpener that's a suggested addon in the link works great though. These pencils are great when you need a nice pointy tip every time
I've used the castell brand, i am +ve the have a built-in sharpener and it works pretty well. Id be surprised if this one doesn't.
https://youtu.be/Q6IeZ2A3vOs
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dead already? $11.80 from amazon now.
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These erasers are on sale and are probably the best ones I've ever used:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006I...408f6d0INT [amazon.com]
+1 on these. Awesome erasers that I've been using for about two decades. Most "leadholders" have a sharpener built into the top rather than an eraser (because it wouldn't last a great deal of time with as large of a mark as they produce and you need to sharpen somewhat frequently).

Staedtler makes decent mechanical pencils, but my vintage Kohinoor are my favorites, and I have several others to choose from including Alvin, Faber Castell, Ohto, Pentel, Rotring (their 800 series is a fantastic pencil, but not available in enough sizes to vary line thicknesses as much as I like) , Staedtler, Uniball (the Kuru Toga Roulette gets an honorable mention for making lettering look better), and probably a few more that I've forgotten, lost, or give away). I have them in 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm, and 5.6mm (which, unlike the others, I don't use for drafting, but rather for woodworking; a task which it excels at) but not 2.0mm (The only thing I have is a Rotring in that size and it gets used for machining/metalworking and the like).
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Is the $7.40 price for first time purchase only? Mine is coming up $11.80, but I've bought them before. They are great for quick sketching as an initial layout. It does come with its own sharpener and you're not breaking points constantly. No it doesn't have an eraser. The erasers on regular drafting pencils have to be replaced frequently but they actually work. And yes it does cost more than giving the teacher a quarter when you want a new one. But this is a good deal if you can get it.
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dead already? $11.80 from amazon now.
i also see dead pencils
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i also see dead pencils
Scary SpongeBob episode by M. Night Shyamalan.
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Didnt Autodesk replace these years ago?
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What do you like about the Faber Castell? Where is it cheaper?

I've been using the menards $5 one for a while and it works pretty well, much nicer than construction pencils. I was going to buy another one but maybe I don't know what I'm missing with a fancier one.

I wrote YMMV because the handling or writing and drawing instruments is subjective. I rarely formally draw anything by hand anymore, but I have drawn miles and miles of lines and the Faber's shape was just better for me. It is not fancier per se, it is just that Staedler & Faber are the staple brands for drawing tools where I used to shop back in the day(EU).

As far as price goes, I am referring to the typical price that it's $8 or so for the Faber Castel. Note that I used those for architectural work, an environment that once you are out of school you don't really "lose" your tools, so $5 or $10 for something you use daily, even if you have 2-3 of those with multiple lead hardnesses in them, was never really an issue.

To that note, "the" sharpener for 2mm pencils is - I believe - the DUX Gedess "bell" shaped sharpener, designed in the 1930s. If you use this tool once or twice, you will think that the Staedler sharpener is a toy. It will set you back $35 or so, but if you are using 2mm pencils to draw or mark (high hardness tips can score many materials FIY, stone and marble etc are easy), you should try it. As a perk, it feels like a miniaturized old bakelite phone.
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But these dont have an eraser. Confused
Lol oh.. thought these were the ones where you pull the metal part off at the top and there's an itty bitty eraser that gets worn out quick
https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Aut...184&sr=8-3

Something like that
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Lol oh.. thought these were the ones where you pull the metal part off at the top and there's an itty bitty eraser that gets worn out quick
https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Aut...184&sr=8-3

Something like that
These are different. These are considered to be a lead holder, while the one you showed, is a mechanical pencil. So yeah, these dont have the little eraser under the cap.
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