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Mechanical pencils vs. wooden pencils

Amandeep1Amandeep1 Posts: 169- Junior Member
edited June 2009 in High School Life
Which one do you prefer? I have been using mechanical for the past couple of years but recently decided to switch to wooden and it has been working out good for me. I seem to have more control. Another advantage is if your pencil is dull you can easily fill out a full paper for those numbered paper assignments. :D
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Replies to: Mechanical pencils vs. wooden pencils

  • SharkObsessedSharkObsessed Posts: 350Registered User Member
    I love mechanical pencils. I have a geeky love of mechanical lead. The pencil lead is never so infuriatingly dull like wooden pencils, plus so long as you keep the barrel full, it pretty much never seems to run out for me. I hate wooden pencils because you always have to get up and sharpen them.
  • MPerfectionistMPerfectionist Posts: 705Registered User Member
    I'm all for mechanical. :)
  • llpitchllpitch Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    I like wooden.
  • MoodretsMoodrets Posts: 1,497Registered User Senior Member
    I lend out and don't get back and misplace pencils like there's no tomorrow, and ~20 wooden pencils cost only ~$1, so I use wooden...
  • AeroEngineer3141AeroEngineer3141 Posts: 3,607Registered User Senior Member
    Ticonderoga #2 wooden pencils.
  • RonitRonit Posts: 121Registered User Junior Member
    ive always liked mechanical, no sharpening, dull pencils have their place, like scantrons, but otherwise they **** me off
  • bandnerd88bandnerd88 Posts: 177Registered User Junior Member
    I haven't used wooden pencils in like six years, ever since my friend introduced me to the joys of mechanical pencils. I HATED wooden pencils. I absolutely hate writing with dull lead - the way it looks and feels actually physically grosses me out. My lead would get dull very fast when I used wooden pencils because I was constantly writing or doodling in class. It's a pain to get up 5 times a class period to sharpen your pencils (and half the time those sharpeners didn't work anyway) and I always lost the small personal sharpeners. Once I started using mechanical pencils I never looked back. The lead never goes dull! It's wonderful! Plus they don't have the obnoxious tendancy to roll off your desk and they're more comfortable to hold.
  • azndude1azndude1 Posts: 108Registered User Junior Member
    Black Warrior #2 wooden pencils...oh yeaaaaaaa
  • iambored10iambored10 Posts: 1,573Registered User Senior Member
    Ticonderoga FTW. Id use a mechanical pencil if it had an unlimited supply of lead with it :)
  • karajanhrakarajanhra Posts: 550Registered User Member
    Wooden. I always break mechanical lead.
  • hpa10hpa10 Posts: 1,906Registered User Senior Member
    Mechanical. I've grown so accustomed to them that wooden ones feel weird now.
  • InvoyableInvoyable Posts: 3,582Registered User Senior Member
    I don't use wooden.

    Infact, I mostly don't use pencil...I use pen WHENEVER I can (even in math sometimes although I get in trouble feh)

    And that level ABOVE the pen is when I type WHENEVER I can...so much faster.
  • RacinReaverRacinReaver Posts: 6,608Registered User Senior Member
    I used to love wooden since they're more comfortable in my hand, but my college didn't have pencil sharpeners anywhere, so I had to switch to mechanical. I was so used to pushing hard with my wooden pencil that I was using 1.3mm lead for a while. I still prefer 0.9mm lead, though I can manage with 0.7mm when I'm in math or some other class with lots of sub/superscripts.
  • pianistapianista Posts: 580Registered User Member
    Haha I'm a .5 mm type of girl. It seems to make my handwriting a lot better. When I use wooden pencils, I can barely read my own handwriting...
  • histrionicshistrionics Posts: 330Registered User Junior Member
    I have tons of mechanical pencils and prefer them over wooden.
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