What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
111
32%
Black Ticonderoga
130
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%
 
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Quick Silver
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Quick Silver » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:45 pm

Does anyone know the type of pencil blueprint uses in the ones they give students.

It's excellent for games: stays sharp longer, easy to sharpen and write w/o breaking.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Quick Silver » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:48 am

Does anyone know what brand the BP pencils are? They're awesome for games!

Testmasters pencils are good too - does anyone know what brand those are?

Thanks!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:22 am

Quick Silver wrote:Does anyone know what brand the BP pencils are? They're awesome for games!

Testmasters pencils are good too - does anyone know what brand those are?

Thanks!


lol

testmasTTTers

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:33 am

Can someone please post a picture of their testmasters pencils? Please! I will not make fun of you.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Quick Silver » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:13 am

Dr. Dre wrote:Can someone please post a picture of their testmasters pencils? Please! I will not make fun of you.


I'd gladly post photos but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to do that here - any suggestions Dre?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:01 pm

Upload to imgur and link us. You need 100 posts to post images onto TLS.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby koalacity » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:20 pm

To be fair, the Velocity pencils are actually pretty good, so it's not impossible that the Testmasters pencils are decent. Velocity's were a bit soft, but I liked them quite a bit for LG (not as much as my Palominos, but you know-not everyone's going to shell out for the Y of pencils). Velocity's are way too soft for the writing sample, though. I used the otherwise-terrible Black Warriors for that.

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grungy89
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby grungy89 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:34 pm

any suggestions for left-handed pencils?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Loaded » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:35 pm

PourMeTea wrote:Tombows don't have erasers :(


The Tombow 2558 is a great pencil, and it has an eraser. You might also try the Mitsubishi 9852 or 9850. Both have erasers and are of comparable quality to the Tombow 2558.

http://www.jetpens.com/Tombow-2558-Wooden-Pencil-HB/pd/11390
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http://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Mitsubishi-9850-Wooden-Pencil-with-Eraser-HB/pd/11142

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Loaded » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:07 pm

grungy89 wrote:any suggestions for left-handed pencils?

That's a great question! I don't ever think I've seen a pencil with lettering on the barrel that doesn't read upside down when held in the left hand.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:32 am

grungy89 wrote:any suggestions for left-handed pencils?


I couldn't find any, but you could use the cross over grip:

http://www.thewritingpenstore.com/c-115 ... -pens.aspx

http://www.thewritingpenstore.com/p-100 ... allic.aspx

I'd double check with LSAC though. Wouldn't want to bring something illegal into the testing room.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:38 pm

I would like to bump this thread because of it's usefulness and the close proximity to the December Administration of the LSAT.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Mauve.Dino » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:52 pm

Really trying to figure out what pencil(s) I'm gonna use for the February test. I like the Black Ticonderogas for LR, but I prefer the feel of a softer lead when I'm doing the games, so I opt for my Palomino Blackwings.

Definitely need a better sharpener, though. This Staedler thing isn't cutting it (literally).

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ManoftheHour
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:13 am

I'm sticking to my guns. Ticon blacks are ready for action.

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KingJamesLBJ
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby KingJamesLBJ » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:30 pm

I bought the tikon blacks but im kind of upset because i prefer a softer pencil.

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raindrop
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby raindrop » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:14 am

Are pencil grips allowed during the LSAT? If not could I get away with some black hockey tape on my black ticons? I haven't been practicing with grips but I feel like they could up my LR and LG game.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Balthy » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:05 am

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just saw this ad... it made me very angry

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:43 pm

superdingle2000 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9gLqh8tmPA


just saw this ad... it made me very angry


+1

I saw this shit on Hulu Plus and I was like wtf....

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:43 pm

raindrop wrote:Are pencil grips allowed during the LSAT? If not could I get away with some black hockey tape on my black ticons? I haven't been practicing with grips but I feel like they could up my LR and LG game.


I'm not sure. I'd contact LSAC about that. Tape should be fine though.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby taylorswiftfan » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:13 pm

Eraser tops (the ones you can take off) aren't going to be allowed on the day of the lsat right?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby akg144 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:27 pm

Quick question can I use #2 HB "Soft" I'm a little disappointed I order 2 packs of 12 from Amazon and they didn't say SOFT on the package or on the title but when they arrived they have SOFT in bold print on the pencils. Is this OK for the LSAT and will this affect in any way the darkness of the pencil parks on my scantron in a negative way?

Thx!

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Balthy
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Balthy » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:41 pm

akg144 wrote:Quick question can I use #2 HB "Soft" I'm a little disappointed I order 2 packs of 12 from Amazon and they didn't say SOFT on the package or on the title but when they arrived they have SOFT in bold print on the pencils. Is this OK for the LSAT and will this affect in any way the darkness of the pencil parks on my scantron in a negative way?

Thx!



It will be ok. It would probably smear more easily (so watch our for that when you bubble) and the point retention will be less than ideal for a long test like the LSAT, but you don't have to worry about the scantron scanners not reading it.

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Tyr
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Tyr » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:38 pm

Are there any new stories to share of pencil conquest during the LSAT?

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KingJamesLBJ
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby KingJamesLBJ » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:39 pm

My erasers keep breaking off the Blacks :x




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