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Better After Initial Skepticism
on 12 January 2014
When I first got this I was to say the least underwhelmed. However having used it for a while - and in particular marking out tiled to be cut - I find myself rather liking this little marking tool.
In essence all you have is a plastic holder for lead (or more likely graphite) that does not need to be sharpened with a knife or sharpener. It has a similar profile to traditional carpenters rectangular pencils and when it gets blunt you rub it against something abrasive such as a brick to bring an edge back. As it wears down you simply allow more lead to be dropped through the holder.
Unlike some I didn't have a problem with the lead breaking. However I tended to keep it close to the holder and not extended further than one detente.
Like all carpenters pencils it's not going to be much use for fine furniture making as you need more accuracy than a wide pencil will offer, however for general building work this is idea.