Ya, I may need to order more, Ive only taken 1 PT and some drilling sections and I'm practically half way down on 3 of the pencils. This sharpener, the blackwing, is effective at not only sharpening the tip to a dangerous point, but also at eating up more of the pencil than I ever imagined. If I need to order more pencils I think I'm going to go with the Blackwing Pearls, What is your experience with blackwing and blackwing 602?
Also, how many pencils are you going strapped with? And where are you going to put them? I dont want to go in with sharpened pencils only to notice i have dull points.
Edit: Also, is it for sure that the blackwing variaties are suitable for scantron?
The Kum long point sharpeners (same as the Blackwing sharpener) are indeed great, and indeed use up a lot of pencil, fast.
I don't think the Blackwing would work for the test (definitely too soft or light or dark or hard.. I don't remember--haven't really touched it since I got it--but it's too far off from a #2 to really work). I personally will not be using the 602 on test day, and don't recommend it. My concern is smearing on the scantron sheet.
I'm probably going to bring about 10 pencils. Hopefully more, if I have any left. Also going to bring a couple of lesser pencils (Mirado Black Warriors) that are okay enough if I need backups, but crummy enough that I won't mind lending them out if anyone needs a pencil. I guess I'm just going to put them on the desk. Make sure you've got at least one dull pencil! Great for bubbling.