Best Mechanical Pencils for Drawing
rOtring Rapid PRO Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 mm
ROtring is the dominant name in the field of technical drawing pens, and this model carries on the tradition. This professional drafting pencil has been specially designed to reduce breakage, meaning you’ll waste less money on refills. With a retractable tip and non-slip metal grip, it will quickly become a favorite whether used for drafting or sketching.
Faber Castell Grip 2011 Mechanical Pencil 0.7 mm
Faber-Castell’s Grip 2011 Mechanical Pencil has won design awards for a reason. Rubber dots along the triangular barrel make it extremely comfortable and easy to grip. It also comes with a twist-out eraser and is pre-loaded with lead.
Staedtler Mars 780 Technical Mechanical Pencil
If you’re looking for a pencil for technical sketching, give the Staedtler Mars 780 a try. Reviewers talk about these pencils as keepsakes that they use for years and only replace when necessary. “I’ve used this specific lead holder for over a decade and when I lost it I just had to replace it,” one person wrote. “The holder itself is light, with a nice weight given by the metal grip. Despite what you might expect the metal diamond grip is actually very comfortable and pretty smooth.”
Pentel GraphGear 1000 Mechanical Pencil
Work in comfort when you use the Pentel GraphGear mechanical pencil. It is inlaid with soft pads that will feel good on your fingers. Beyond that, the pencil features a dual retractor to both advance and retract your lead with ease.
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