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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 Registered User Posts: 350 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 Registered User Posts: 705 Member
    I'm all for mechanical. :)
  • llpitchllpitch Registered User Posts: 4,318 Senior Member
    I like wooden.
  • MoodretsMoodrets Registered User Posts: 1,497 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 Registered User Posts: 3,607 Senior Member
    Ticonderoga #2 wooden pencils.
  • RonitRonit Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
    ive always liked mechanical, no sharpening, dull pencils have their place, like scantrons, but otherwise they **** me off
  • bandnerd88bandnerd88 Registered User Posts: 177 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 Registered User Posts: 108 Junior Member
    Black Warrior #2 wooden pencils...oh yeaaaaaaa
  • iambored10iambored10 Registered User Posts: 1,573 Senior Member
    Ticonderoga FTW. Id use a mechanical pencil if it had an unlimited supply of lead with it :)
  • karajanhrakarajanhra Registered User Posts: 550 Member
    Wooden. I always break mechanical lead.
  • hpa10hpa10 Registered User Posts: 1,906 Senior Member
    Mechanical. I've grown so accustomed to them that wooden ones feel weird now.
  • InvoyableInvoyable Registered User Posts: 3,582 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 Registered User Posts: 6,608 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 Registered User Posts: 580 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 Registered User Posts: 330 Junior Member
    I have tons of mechanical pencils and prefer them over wooden.
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