any recommended pencils or pencil sharpeners....

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any recommended pencils or pencil sharpeners....

Postby 05062014 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:02 pm

Current pencil sharpener does not make my pencils really sharp. I see value in dull pencils for bubbling, but being able to write clearly through an LR section is nearly impossible without a mechanical pencil. I am willing to change pencils repeatedly as long as the points are sharp enough or I can find a pencil sharpener that gives me sharp points. This may seem over the top...but if you have the knowledge required to diagram each and every problem to garner the correct answer but dull points make you disinclined or unable to invest the effort in the moment, it can be costly. Thank you.

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Re: any recommended pencils or pencil sharpeners....

Postby kaseyb002 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:27 pm

Pencil: mirado black warrior
http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Mate-Warrio ... or+pencils


Sharpener:
http://www.amazon.com/Handheld-Double-C ... 923&sr=1-5

I just tried using these for a full length test today and it was great. I actually prefer it somewhat to a mechanical pencil. But I haven't tried anything beyond these.

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Re: any recommended pencils or pencil sharpeners....

Postby 05062014 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:30 pm

I will order these today. Thank you and good luck studying

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Re: any recommended pencils or pencil sharpeners....

Postby elterrible78 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:55 pm

abdistotle wrote:I will order these today. Thank you and good luck studying


That's a good sharpener, and I really like the way the Mirados write. The eraser kind of sucks, though. I would bring a few Dixon Ticonderogas (the black ones with the grey erasers) just in case. The actual lead is not as rich, but the eraser is a ton better.

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Re: any recommended pencils or pencil sharpeners....

Postby 05062014 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:07 pm

I use the big white eraser (hi-polymer) for huge fuck ups on LG but I got little versions - that you plug into the end of pencils - of the hi-polymer (which I can't find online but I bought from staples) for quick erasing because I don't find any of the regular erasers to be that great. These mirados look promising and I will be visiting staples to buy more of them if they turn out to be clutch

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Re: any recommended pencils or pencil sharpeners....

Postby Charlie.Home » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:15 pm

kaseyb002 wrote:Pencil: mirado black warrior
http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Mate-Warrio ... or+pencils


Sharpener:
http://www.amazon.com/Handheld-Double-C ... 923&sr=1-5

I just tried using these for a full length test today and it was great. I actually prefer it somewhat to a mechanical pencil. But I haven't tried anything beyond these.


I use the exact same pencils and the exact same sharpener. They're great-- Definitely recommend these.

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Re: any recommended pencils or pencil sharpeners....

Postby 05062014 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:54 pm

I just used a single pencil for 2 whole LG sections without needing to sharpen once...I think I am in love with these pencils....

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Re: any recommended pencils or pencil sharpeners....

Postby nick_scheu » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:25 pm

I've been happy with the Ticonderoga, but I hear the General Semi-Hex is supposed to be great. Seems to be only available online, sadly.

The Staedtler Mars Plastic erasers are the best--way better than the Pentel Hi-Polymer, IMHO. I tried some Staedtler "Rally" pencils that have white erasers, hoping the material would be the same. I was disappointed both in the pencil itself and in its attached eraser.




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