What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
109
32%
Black Ticonderoga
128
37%
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: 342

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SteelPenguin
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:52 am

mlansky wrote:I think I'd probably try to learn how to highlight left-handed, then no time lost.


I feel like that time would be better spent studying LSAT questions and researching pencil, sharpener, and eraser related options.

Dr. Dre wrote:highlighting in the LSAT = TTT


Yup, never seen a competent LSAT taker use a highlighter.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:55 am

Dr. Dre wrote:This is my review of the Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener. The review will follow after the pictures.

Look at that beauty
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Layin' low next to the homiez
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Pencil is inside
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On top of a quarter (for size comparison)
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String is holding it
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The hole
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Next to mini-mi
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My old pencil sharpener
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Just look at that point it produced! (ticon black)
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Posting with the training gear
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The Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener (henceforth ABB) is so fucking legit. The grip is amazing. The look of it is sexy.

The ABB produces a quality point. Unlike other TTTT pencil sharpeners, when you keep on sharpening the pencil, even though it is finished sharpening, the lead will NOT break off completely from the pencil. Instead the lead's tip will break a little and the blade on the ABB will sharpen it again. So you will never have to fear starting all over from no point, if you sharpen too much.

The blade on this baby is just quality. I bet when ever I sharpen my ticon black with the ABB, it feels like its getting its dick sucked (if the ticon black is a she; it will feel like its getting its clit licked).

I timed how long it takes to produce a satisfactory point. The average was 4.6 seconds. (I timed it when the point of the pencil was almost gone)

The only problem is that the ABB does not have a compartment to trap the shavings.

However, the shavings are not messy at all. Just look at the picture below.

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My solution therefore is to just wipe the shavings from my desk on game-day. But if you people have a better idea. POAST it.


OVERALL: the ABB is 10/10

worth every penny



bump for the new page

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:37 am

Dr. Dre wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:This is my review of the Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener. The review will follow after the pictures.

Look at that beauty
Image


Layin' low next to the homiez
Image


Pencil is inside
Image


On top of a quarter (for size comparison)
Image


String is holding it
Image


The hole
Image


Next to mini-mi
--ImageRemoved--


My old pencil sharpener
Image

Image


Just look at that point it produced! (ticon black)
Image


Posting with the training gear
Image

The Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener (henceforth ABB) is so fucking legit. The grip is amazing. The look of it is sexy.

The ABB produces a quality point. Unlike other TTTT pencil sharpeners, when you keep on sharpening the pencil, even though it is finished sharpening, the lead will NOT break off completely from the pencil. Instead the lead's tip will break a little and the blade on the ABB will sharpen it again. So you will never have to fear starting all over from no point, if you sharpen too much.

The blade on this baby is just quality. I bet when ever I sharpen my ticon black with the ABB, it feels like its getting its dick sucked (if the ticon black is a she; it will feel like its getting its clit licked).

I timed how long it takes to produce a satisfactory point. The average was 4.6 seconds. (I timed it when the point of the pencil was almost gone)

The only problem is that the ABB does not have a compartment to trap the shavings.

However, the shavings are not messy at all. Just look at the picture below.

Image



My solution therefore is to just wipe the shavings from my desk on game-day. But if you people have a better idea. POAST it.


OVERALL: the ABB is 10/10

worth every penny



bump for the new page


Sorry that I haven't been around tonight, I've been out drinking.


This post is 10/10, would read again and would recommend.

I'm ordering my ABB tonight.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:56 am

deputydog wrote:
Sorry that I haven't been around tonight, I've been out drinking.




At least someone ITT has a social life :lol: :oops: :( .

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Megstew » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:11 am

Dr. Dre wrote:This is my review of the Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener. The review will follow after the pictures.

bump for the new page


Shouldn't you be studying instead of trying to keep this thread active?
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:12 am

Megstew wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:This is my review of the Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener. The review will follow after the pictures.

bump for the new page


Wow. Shouldn't you be studying instead of constantly/desperately trying to keep this thread active?




my life is this: LSAT and TLS (where I use this for my study breaks)

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:02 am

Megstew wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:This is my review of the Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener. The review will follow after the pictures.

bump for the new page


Wow. Shouldn't you be studying instead of constantly/desperately trying to keep this thread active?


1/10 troll. Not lulzy, would not recommend, would not read again

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:51 pm

Megstew wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:This is my review of the Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener. The review will follow after the pictures.

bump for the new page


Wow. Shouldn't you be studying instead of constantly/desperately trying to keep this thread active?


Dre opened my eyes to a whole new world of pencils and LSAT prep.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:45 pm

deputydog wrote:
mlansky wrote:
deputydog wrote:
Things yet to be sorted:
+proper (and improper) pencil grip
+bubbling methods
+erasing methods
+various pencil mishaps and how to prevent/handle them




we need a conversation on bubbling methods

For those who need a scantron sheet, just download and print from here

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:00 pm

I bubble after each LG, RC passage, and per 1 pg of LR.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:20 pm

rebexness wrote:I bubble after each LG, RC passage, and per 1 pg of LR.


Maybe I need to work on my bubbling technique, but I've traditionally done it after each question because I'm afraid of messing up my bubbling. However, I've tried to do it after each page to save time, but I sometimes catch myself screwing up this way. Maybe I need to practice to become a 170+ bubbler.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:25 pm

I bubble after every Q. The minuscule amount of time saved by bulk bubbling is not worth the slight risk you might fuck up.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:29 pm

deputydog wrote:I bubble after every Q. The minuscule amount of time saved by bulk bubbling is not worth the slight risk you might fuck up.


I don't try to do more than 2-3 Q's at a time, though.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:54 pm

I bubble after the entire LR section (typically finish with 5-10 minutes left post-bubbling) and after each RC passage and game. Bubbling after every Q is 120.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:57 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Bubbling after every Q is 120.



i use to do this because in middle school/high school i would skip a bubble and that would fuck me up so hard
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:19 pm

This is legit serious... I think the first thing you should do after finishing your section, before reviewing tough questions, is go back and double-check your bubbling with your time left over. You don't want to find out you messed up because of a mis-bubble.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:32 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Strongest impressions:

1) The Palomino Blackwing 602 is a god among pencils. I'm considering throwing caution to the wind and using it on the LSAT, despite it not being an official #2. It's that good.

2) The Palomino HB is quite nice, and may beat out my current favorite, the Mirado Black Warrior (which itself beats out the garbage that is the black Ticonderoga). This may end up being my test day pencil, since it's officially HB (which is basically equivalent to #2, as far as I understand).

Neither the Golden Bear nor the Prospector particularly wowed me. Prospector had similar problems to Ticonderogas (finicky about sharpening/tendency to lose its tip), and while the lead of the Golden Bear was nice, its eraser was enough to rule it out as a test day contender.


Good review. I did some bubble sheet testing with the 602 and my other #2 pencils and held them over an led floodlight, and they all seem to darken the same, but it would be nice to bring something to the test with an officially accepted grade of lead. The Golden Bear seems like a good standard pencil like the Ticonderogas and I like the finish better, but I think writing with the 602 has spoiled me with laying down those silky lines. I'll be ordering some of those HBs to have the mix of premium quality and conformity. The pencils.com comparison chart (LinkRemoved) says the HB and the 602 both have "premium" graphite, and since HB = #2 and the scantrons like the one Dre posted say "USE ONLY NO. 2 OR HB PENCIL," it will be a safe backup in case the pencil enforcer checks my bag and takes the god pencils.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:41 am

I'm so TTT. I actually left one of the answers blank on my first LSAT. Should have just guessed on it.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:08 pm

Just got my tri-conderogas in the mail today. I've played around with it for a few minutes, and I'm not too impressed. So far I've only sharpened one, but it didn't fit in my electric, and the one they gave me resulted in a short point.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:48 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:Just got my tri-conderogas in the mail today. I've played around with it for a few minutes, and I'm not too impressed. So far I've only sharpened one, but it didn't fit in my electric, and the one they gave me resulted in a short point.




that's why i hate the tri-cons

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:50 pm

Long point is TCR?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:51 pm

rebexness wrote:Long point is TCR?


i prefer the long point

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:35 am

I'm gonna drop by Staples tomorrow to get some new pencils. I'll let you guys know if I find anything good. Also, let me know if there's something you want me to try out.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:03 am

ManoftheHour wrote:I'm gonna drop by Staples tomorrow to get some new pencils. I'll let you guys know if I find anything good. Also, let me know if there's something you want me to try out.



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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:09 am

Dr. Dre wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:I'm gonna drop by Staples tomorrow to get some new pencils. I'll let you guys know if I find anything good. Also, let me know if there's something you want me to try out.



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I want to try those Rally pencils. Those Ticonderogas would distract me during the test.

Also, the Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil point snapped during a PT tonight. I took it as a sign; it's officially dead to me. Think I'll be ordering a pack of Palomino HBs though.




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