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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Quippy
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Quippy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:36 am

peppermint wrote:
haus wrote:
jenkim wrote:Oh, wow, ordering the Dixon Ticonderoga right now from work!

If you are going to be placing an order to try out new pencils, you should stop over at Jetpens.com and take a look at the Palomino Blackwing Pearl or my favorite the Mitsubishi Hi-Uni (HB).

+1 on JetPens. It's an amazing site! I use the Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils too. I'll be taking a box of those pencils (they erase so cleanly) + a few Palomino Blackwings (love how smoothly they write & how dark the lead is) + a Pentel Ain eraser to the exam. I'm tempted to buy the Palomino sharpener b/c I've heard great things about it, but I'll see. I would rather get a few more pencils for that price (I currently use Staedtler Mars Lumographs to drill with - they're pretty affordable and write smooth/erase well too)


Just bought the Palomino sharpener and it's pretty good (I'd been using a Staedtler which ate up a lot of the pencil length). I brought mostly Blackwings to the September test and found that they weren't great for bubbling, though. The lead felt weirdly scratchy on the scantron paper (but it worked really excellently for diagramming quickly in the test booklet!)

Pro tip for the sharpener: Nordstrom sells it for $7.50 and the shipping is free, unlike on Jet Pens and Pencils.com.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby peppermint » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:35 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Smallville » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:10 pm

gave up on page 14 or so... solid stuff lol, very entertaining

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Quippy » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:28 am

peppermint wrote:
Quippy wrote:Just bought the Palomino sharpener and it's pretty good (I'd been using a Staedtler which ate up a lot of the pencil length). I brought mostly Blackwings to the September test and found that they weren't great for bubbling, though. The lead felt weirdly scratchy on the scantron paper (but it worked really excellently for diagramming quickly in the test booklet!)

Pro tip for the sharpener: Nordstrom sells it for $7.50 and the shipping is free, unlike on Jet Pens and Pencils.com.

Thanks for the info about the sharpener & the blackwings! I'll prob get the sharpener because the one I currently use is really crappy.


Np, hope it works out! I forgot to mention that it comes with an extra set of razor blades so you probably won't have to buy another sharpener for like 8 years :!:

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby jw316 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:50 pm

Hate to be that person but I tried catching up in the thread. Can someone please just tell me which sharpener and pencils to buy? Gonna order on Amazon before the weekend

Please! lol

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby dasani13 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:39 pm

jw316 wrote:Hate to be that person but I tried catching up in the thread. Can someone please just tell me which sharpener and pencils to buy? Gonna order on Amazon before the weekend

Please! lol


black Ticonderoga at Office Depot/target

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby jthach » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:34 am

I got so used to using mechanical pencils while prepping that the Black Ticonderoga feels awfully different. The pencil itself feels great, but not used to having to sharpen the pencil for the best comfort (and also finding out that the pencil doesn't fit I would say "ordinary" pencil sharpeners). The pencil itself doesn't feel as sharp all in all, at least in comparison to the mechanical pencils, but probably due to its HB2 characteristic (http://imgur.com/86YoerY).

I actually ended up buying the Black Ticonderoga on Amazon, a pack of 12, and having them shipped to my house.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Deleterious » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:24 pm

The correct answer is the Staedtler Norica HB2. Great eraser, dark lead, and cheap.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TrunksFan1 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:37 pm

Hey everyone, I just got my Blackwing 602s and blue Palomino HBs ( white eraser tipped version) in the mail today, so I'm feeling pretty pumped! These Palominos don't say "California Republic" on them though. Is there any difference if the blue Palomino HBs have that on them or not?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby JazzyMac » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:53 am

Used nothing but mechanical pencils for my lackadaisical studying during Round #1 when I tested in June. Found out that I needed regular pencils, so came to this thread about which ones to buy. Was not disappointed.

Went to my local store and picked out a pack that said "Ticonderoga HB"...and also another pack of Ticonderoga erasers. Turned out my pencils were "My First Pencil" for baby kids. I used it anyway during the test and it was just okay.

I'm into the stationery and writing utensils; but previously pens. I went researching again, and found the Palomino 602s and Hi Uni HBs. Because they're pretty and...180 of course. I also need to take notes as part of my job--more than before, so I'm looking forward to enjoying these.

I'm not as concerned with the pencils for the LSAT in general as I am about the type of pencil for the writing sample. I like thin, neat lines, which it looks like the 602s and Hi Uni can do. Various paper also makes a difference as well.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Bruton Gaster » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:42 pm

http://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Mitsubishi-Hi-Uni-Pencils/ct/621

Unstoppable. Better than any pencil I've ever used. I went through a 4 section exam without sharpening once. I mean....it was really dull at the end, but still...no other pencil can do that.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:10 pm

The judge I worked for gave me a pack of Palomino Blackwings as part of my parting gift. I was stupidly smirking as I was instantly thinking about this thread.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Triconderoga » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:15 pm

There's really only one answer here

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:48 pm

Triconderoga wrote:There's really only one answer here

This may well be the most on point avatar I have seen on this site.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby newcareernewtown » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:17 am

Which pencil has the best eraser? I'm looking for that and a soft tip, preferably.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby benwyatt » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:43 am

Triconderoga wrote:There's really only one answer here

+2
1 for the triconderoga, 1 for the avatar

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:38 pm

newcareernewtown wrote:Which pencil has the best eraser? I'm looking for that and a soft tip, preferably.


The Uni Mitsubishi 9850 has a nice eraser. Although I still prefer to use a stand alone eraser.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:23 pm

Triconderoga wrote:There's really only one answer here

This is 180.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:24 pm

Bruton Gaster wrote:http://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Mitsubishi-Hi-Uni-Pencils/ct/621

Unstoppable. Better than any pencil I've ever used. I went through a 4 section exam without sharpening once. I mean....it was really dull at the end, but still...no other pencil can do that.

Also, nice first post. :D

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby newcareernewtown » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:44 pm

haus wrote:
The Uni Mitsubishi 9850 has a nice eraser. Although I still prefer to use a stand alone eraser.


Thank you sir.

Everyone. Is this serious? Have I been lied to all my life?

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/10/why-you-used-to-have-to-use-2-pencils-with-scantron-forms

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby doublehoohopeful » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:49 pm

The greatest thread of all time rides again.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby lpadr009 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:01 pm

I love this thread so much

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby sjp200 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:05 pm

If you don't use a black, presharpened Ticondy, you may as well marry your cousin and leave the country in shame

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:32 pm

sjp200 wrote:If you don't use a black, presharpened Ticondy, you may as well marry your cousin and leave the country in shame

This is a nice pencil, but it is not as nice as several of those discussed in this thread, such as the Mitsubishi Hi-Uni or the Tombow Mono.




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