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Old 02-06-2015, 05:18 PM   #21
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I've always liked the primary pencils . When the kids were younger they were always easy to come by. Lately I've been getting them from Lowe's .
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:21 PM   #22
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I've always liked the primary pencils . When the kids were younger they were always easy to come by. Lately I've been getting them from Lowe's .

What do you need a pencil for
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The primary defect in the primary pencils is that they are prone to rolling away if you set it down or drop it.
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What do you need a pencil for
Hanging! ..... and pencil whipping
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http://www.amazon.com/CH-Hanson-1058...ustomerReviews

been wanting to try these
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Better be a super pencil for $7.97 + S&H. Free if ya buy 5.

Although, it does say super flexible.

D.

Sorry, that was extremely flexible.
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Not sure if primary pencil is same but I like the ones from the golf course. Fit perfectly behind the ear
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This tread urged me to research some better sharpening techniques. I break too much "lead" (graphite), too.

It seems that pushing the blade with one's thumb to carve it helps to minimize the breakage (instead of whittling it like a stick). Worth a shot.

That's how I roll.

Pull the blade toward you. More control, more finesse.

Anyone that sharpens a pencil by pushing away is a hack (a hack pencil sharpener at least).
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Most of the ones you get at lowes and lumber yards are made with soft lead which is designed not to last IMO. They want you buying more.

I bought a 72 pack of these Bon capenter pencils off amazon earlier this year. The lead is very strong and lasts a long time. With trim work I rarely have to sharpen them.

I recommend the Bon.

Here is an amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Bon-84-840-7-Inch-Carpenter-72-Pack/dp/B00849ZQRG/ref=sr_1_7?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1423264761&sr=1-7&keywords=carpenter+pencil+bon

On important thing to know about carpenter pencils is you want and EDGE not a POINT. If you sharpen them like a number two round pencil they are not gonna last.
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IMO when you sharpen them to an edge like this they last much much longer.

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The primary defect in the primary pencils is that they are prone to rolling away if you set it down or drop it.
I always use a pencil pull clipped to my collar, so my only primary concern is poking my own eye out or them fitting in my pencil sharpener

I still can't get over the size of the lead in those Blackies...good luck finding them too as I've scoured the net with no success.

Also found in that box that was worth keeping were Blaisdell carmine red 1560's. Nice quality pencil much like the Staedtler only these are red.
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I push away from me to take the bulk off, then fine tune it with my thumb under the graphite to support it. I like them sharp, but don't have too much graphite sticking past wood. Click image for larger version

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Primary pencil sounds so much better than kindergarten pencil. I'm going to use that.

Sorry for the derail Tim. Have you tried the Milwaukee Inkzall fine point? It does a pretty nice job and it's a lot easier for me to see on PT. I found the wet surface claims to be overblown. We recently laid out a bunch of stringers in some light rain and it didn't do the job. My kindergarten primary pencil worked just fine though.
I used the chisel point Inzall last year and it didn't last that long. I wasn't impressed with the marker over the Sharpies I use
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I got a mostly full box of Atlas pencils from a driver a while back. They look just like this. They last a long time. Not sure they sell them anymore though as that link was the only thing that came up in a search. The website on the box is atlaspen.com

These won't roll away.
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The red and black Dixon carpenter pencils. Get them in hard lead.
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I like the large round ones siding , the lead is softer so it does not leave a scratch on the steel siding. The flat ones will.
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I still stand behind this :Click image for larger version

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Staedler lead holder and 2H lead.
I've used it for everything and the only thing its let me down on is ice covered lumber.
And at $15 you won't want to lose it. Been on the same one for over 2 years.
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I still stand behind this :Attachment 141050
Staedler lead holder and 2H lead.
I've used it for everything and the only thing its let me down on is ice covered lumber.
And at $15 you won't want to lose it. Been on the same one for over 2 years.
x2x3 that's badazz! Staedtler excels when it comes to writing instruments.
I'm gonna get me a couple of those
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I still stand behind this :Attachment 141050
Staedler lead holder and 2H lead.
I've used it for everything and the only thing its let me down on is ice covered lumber.
And at $15 you won't want to lose it. Been on the same one for over 2 years.
Amazon has them for $10. I'm buying one. That looks sweet.
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I still can't get over the size of the lead in those Blackies...good luck finding them too as I've scoured the net with no success.
Try looking into places that sell architect and engineer supplies, they will be able to get the whole line of Staedtler stuff, they make more than consumables.

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