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Really great value mechanical pencils
on 21 September 2015
These are really good quality mechanical pencils at a great price.
I bought these as Amazon Add-On items and they came exactly as illustrated. The pack contains ten pencils, each pencil contains three pencil leads that are each 10 cm in length, so these are much longer than the standard refill leads which tend to be around 6 cm.
Each pencil also has a good quality eraser which serves as the lid to the lead container. 10 cm of lead provides a lot of writing and when you get to the end you simply shake the pencil a little to make sure the next lead is in place and press the eraser repeatedly to feed the new lead through. You can hear the sound of the click when you press the eraser change when it ‘grabs’ the next lead. You may have to pull the remnants of the old lead out of the pencil if it sticks.
I found the quality of the pencil leads to be very good. If you find they keep snapping try writing with the lead extending from the pencil a little less - , simply press down on the eraser and gently ease the lead back into the pencil a little with your finger.
Once you’ve used up all three leads the pencil can be topped up with refills, just make sure they’re the same 0.7 mm diameter.
Really good pencils and a bargain price at around twenty-five pence each.