What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
111
32%
Black Ticonderoga
131
38%
Tri-conderoga
22
6%
Blackwing 602
15
4%
Black Mirado Warrior
35
10%
Palomino's Golden Bear
2
1%
General's Semi-Hex
5
1%
Palomino HB
13
4%
Other (post ITT what it is)
13
4%
 
Total votes: 347

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mg7
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby mg7 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:59 pm

BerkeleyBear wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:What bar eraser do you use? I hate those pink ones. They are hard and don't erase good.


I like the Staedtler Mars Plastic. You can get 4 for $5 at Staples.

I use these too. They are seriously legit.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:08 pm

mg7 wrote:
BerkeleyBear wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:What bar eraser do you use? I hate those pink ones. They are hard and don't erase good.


I like the Staedtler Mars Plastic. You can get 4 for $5 at Staples.

I use these too. They are seriously legit.


+1

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:40 pm

Mirado Black Warriors 4 lyfe.

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Dr. Dre
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:52 pm

superdingle2000 wrote:
Finally, the Palomino Blackwing 602, a revival of the fabled Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602, is a true master's pencil. Palomino earned plaudits for reviving the pencil, listening to the concerns and criticisms of pencil enthusiasts, and redesigning it yet again to even more closely resemble the original Blackwing design. True devotion to pencil craftsmanship.



This sounds like a reading comprehension passage. That would be amazing if the ppl at LSAC included a passage about pencils.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Balthy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:30 am

Dr. Dre wrote:
I was going to buy the Eberhard Faber Mongol 482, but the description says the eraser is crap



No way. I got a bunch of Mongols on a recent trip to South America. Seriously, the eraser is great. The wood is also very smooth and easy to sharpen. As long as the ones from Amazon are the same model, I think it should be fine.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Balthy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:43 am

90convoy wrote:A good samurai with a bad sword, or even mediocre, will do poorly in combat and die. A 180er is not going to get a 160 because of the pencil he uses. He could use crayon and still perform just as well, assuming crayon was allowed.



HAHAHHAHA! You are such a noob. Read your samurai history before getting into this, okay.

The katana became synonymous with the samurai under the Tokugawa Shogunate, a time of relative peace, after their bloodiest wars had already been fought. The samurai's weapon of choice was not the sword, but the spear. Your argument still applies (to the spear though) but you are still an utter noob and your arguments should be discounted (yes, that was ad hominem).

In all seriousness though, we here at TLS leave no stone unturned. That's why we've been discussing pencils for 5 pages. If you don't like it, GTFO.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby justonemoregame » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:28 am

You guys might also want to consider breaking your pencils in half and sharpening them down, so that if you need to erase, you can decrease the time it takes for the eraser to hit the paper. If I had thought of this before, I might be going to Harvard. But, I'm not going to Harvard bc I didn't think of this before.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:11 am

justonemoregame wrote:You guys might also want to consider breaking your pencils in half and sharpening them down, so that if you need to erase, you can decrease the time it takes for the eraser to hit the paper. If I had thought of this before, I might be going to Harvard. But, I'm not going to Harvard bc I didn't think of this before.


That's brilliant. Plus if you break them in half you get double the amount of pencils! Which means you can write twice as much!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Emma. » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:14 am

justonemoregame wrote:You guys might also want to consider breaking your pencils in half and sharpening them down, so that if you need to erase, you can decrease the time it takes for the eraser to hit the paper. If I had thought of this before, I might be going to Harvard. But, I'm not going to Harvard bc I didn't think of this before.


Lol. Breaking pencils is a rookie move. Get these Eberhard Faber reproductions:
Image

"Half the pressure, twice the speed," plus a removable eraser.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:19 am

Emma. wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:You guys might also want to consider breaking your pencils in half and sharpening them down, so that if you need to erase, you can decrease the time it takes for the eraser to hit the paper. If I had thought of this before, I might be going to Harvard. But, I'm not going to Harvard bc I didn't think of this before.


Lol. Breaking pencils is a rookie move. Get these Eberhard Faber reproductions:
Image

"Half the pressure, twice the speed," plus a removable eraser.


Do pros use long point or short point?

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Emma.
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Emma. » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:23 am

deputydog wrote:
Do pros use long point or short point?


Hand whittled, bro. Get exactly the point you want.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:41 am

Great thread

anyone have a preference for sharpeners? i'm just doing prep right now but i've seriously gone through 3 in the past month. i need to buy one from amazon but i'd like to get a nice one right off the bat. thoughts?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:10 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Great thread

anyone have a preference for sharpeners? i'm just doing prep right now but i've seriously gone through 3 in the past month. i need to buy one from amazon but i'd like to get a nice one right off the bat. thoughts?

A few of my coworkers are fans the Alvin Brass Bullet Pencil Sharpner, but personally I do not find it comfortable to use. I prefer the DUX Glass Inkwell Sharpener, as it fits easily and comfortably in my hand, and the jar captures the shavings until I am ready to dispose of them.

ETA: both of the above have nice blades and can fairly easily produce a nicely sharpened pencil.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:13 pm

thanks for the recommendations Haus. the brass bullet looks pretty sexy but not having a trap for the shavings is a deterrent as it would not be usable on test day (without just shaving onto the floor).
I'll give the dux a try

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Dr. Dre
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:29 pm

Emma. wrote:Image



are these #2 pencils?

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haus
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:54 pm

Some online reveiws make comparisons of the 602 to other high end HB/#2 pencils, which would lead me to believe that it is close to HB/#2, and given the improved performance of scantron machines over the last 20 years or so, I would be 98-99% comfortable that this would work fine for the LSAT. Yet, that very small doubt would keep me from using this pencil on the test.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:15 pm

haus wrote: Yet, that very small doubt would keep me from using this pencil on the test.


Yeah I don't want to take any risks on game day

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ZGr88n » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:17 pm

This thread absolutely made my day.

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Emma.
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Emma. » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:19 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
haus wrote: Yet, that very small doubt would keep me from using this pencil on the test.


Yeah I don't want to take any risks on game day


It'll work fine. If anything, it is darker than #2.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby bandenjamin » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:29 pm

http://www.staples.com/Dixon-My-First-T ... uct_455462

This is what you really need, they are perfect

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Dr. Dre
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:30 pm

bandenjamin wrote:http://www.staples.com/Dixon-My-First-Ticonderoga-Pencil-2-Dozen/product_455462

This is what you really need, they are perfect


eh, they are too fat and round. Kind of like a chode.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Gotti » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:34 pm

What the fuck is this thread and why is it FIVE PAGES LONG.

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Dr. Dre
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Gotti wrote:What the fuck is this thread and why is it FIVE PAGES LONG.


This thread is an inquiry into what pencil is best to use on game-day.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ColtsFan88 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:44 pm

I used a Staples pencil and scored a 177.

I'm just a baller like that.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:45 pm

ColtsFan88 wrote:I used a Staples pencil and scored a 177.



you're an anomaly




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