What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
109
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%
 
Total votes: 344

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed May 22, 2013 7:27 pm

superdingle2000 wrote:Honestly the newer Mirado Black Warriors are just as bad as the newer Ticonderoga Blacks, if not worse, IMO.


Blasphemy. I will fight you to the death on this issue. ;|

I got a pretty solid score using Mirado Black Warriors, and am a firm believer that they're the best drugstore option for those who can't order online and/or drop a crazy amount of money on pencils.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed May 22, 2013 8:25 pm

hibiki wrote:Image

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu May 23, 2013 7:41 am

I think this thread could be a bit more organized: What pencils are best for what section of the LSAT? Fill it out.


LR:


RC:


LG:

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu May 23, 2013 8:25 am

Dr. Dre wrote:I think this thread could be a bit more organized: What pencils are best for what section of the LSAT? Fill it out.


LR: Blue Palomino HB


RC: Orange Palomino HB


LG: Blue Palomino HB


Writing Sample: Blackwing 602

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri May 24, 2013 12:07 am

Dr. Dre wrote:I think this thread could be a bit more organized: What pencils are best for what section of the LSAT? Fill it out.


LR:


RC:


LG:


I think I might go with this line-up:

LR: Tri-conderoga
RC: Tri-conderoga
LG: Pentech
WS: Tri-conderoga

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Balthy » Fri May 24, 2013 6:19 pm

Sorry if this has already been covered, but does anyone know how many pencils we are allowed to bring to the LSAT?

Thanks!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Balthy » Fri May 24, 2013 6:32 pm

This isn't very informative (just did it for fun) but thought I'd post it here:


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^bad lighting

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Fri May 24, 2013 7:43 pm

PourMeTea wrote:Damn this thread, I've been spending an inordinate amount of $$ on pencils.

I wonder if we'll be able to pinpoint TLSers during the LSAT based on their choice of writing utensil.


I am totally going to be scoping for Palominos. "Oh, you have a Blackwing? I can see you mean srs bsns"

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat May 25, 2013 9:01 am

Got my 602's 8)




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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Sat May 25, 2013 12:27 pm

I realize a long point is generally the better point, especially on LG and maybe RC, but does anyone prefer shorter points for LR? It seems to dull a bit and make bubbling very easy and slightly quicker.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sat May 25, 2013 4:46 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:I realize a long point is generally the better point, especially on LG and maybe RC, but does anyone prefer shorter points for LR? It seems to dull a bit and make bubbling very easy and slightly quicker.


I use a sharp point throughout LR, then grab a dull point pencil and bubble after I'm done with all the Qs.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Sat May 25, 2013 6:08 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:I realize a long point is generally the better point, especially on LG and maybe RC, but does anyone prefer shorter points for LR? It seems to dull a bit and make bubbling very easy and slightly quicker.


I use a sharp point throughout LR, then grab a dull point pencil and bubble after I'm done with all the Qs.


Bold strategy. You must do well in LR.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun May 26, 2013 4:15 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:I realize a long point is generally the better point, especially on LG and maybe RC, but does anyone prefer shorter points for LR? It seems to dull a bit and make bubbling very easy and slightly quicker.


I use a sharp point throughout LR, then grab a dull point pencil and bubble after I'm done with all the Qs.


Bold strategy. You must do well in LR.


Why's that? It saves time.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Balthy » Sun May 26, 2013 4:31 pm

Hi guys,

I just want to say that the General Semi-Hex is an excellent pencil. IMO, even better than the Palomino HB. I think I'll be using it for the entire graded portion of the test, and then switch to a Blackwing for writing.


Here's a review from Pencil Revolution:

http://www.pencilrevolution.com/2010/11 ... mi-hex-hb/
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Sun May 26, 2013 4:37 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:I realize a long point is generally the better point, especially on LG and maybe RC, but does anyone prefer shorter points for LR? It seems to dull a bit and make bubbling very easy and slightly quicker.


I use a sharp point throughout LR, then grab a dull point pencil and bubble after I'm done with all the Qs.


Bold strategy. You must do well in LR.


Why's that? It saves time.


You have to know you're going to get through the whole thing with time to spare to bubble everything in. It probably does make sense and saves time, but I don't know if I could feel comfortable risking running out of time.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun May 26, 2013 6:51 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:You have to know you're going to get through the whole thing with time to spare to bubble everything in. It probably does make sense and saves time, but I don't know if I could feel comfortable risking running out of time.


Well, I always stop and bubble what I've got so far at the five minute mark. I just am usually done by the five minute mark. But yeah, I would not wait up until the last minute to bubble. Pretty confident, not *that* confident.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue May 28, 2013 3:30 pm

Yesterday I learned about the Faber-Castell Blackwing 602s. Did you guys know they still sell for $20+ per pencil on ebay?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby OliveBC » Tue May 28, 2013 3:42 pm

PourMeTea wrote:
superdingle2000 wrote:Sorry if this has already been covered, but does anyone know how many pencils we are allowed to bring to the LSAT?

Thanks!


Probably as many as will fit in your plastic bag. LSAC just says "pencils".


This is correct. I brought literally atleast 20 pencils....used the same one the entire test :oops:

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue May 28, 2013 4:28 pm

I lost my box of Palomino HBs.. it was still half full. :(

Luckily I have another half full backup box waiting in my apartment back at school, so I know I have pencils for test day, but the pencils I'm currently PTing with are about three inches long at this point (thanks, Kum long point!). Think I'm going to need to buy yet another box... think I'll go with orange this time.

On another note, anyone find out if the Palomino Pearl is HB equivalent or not?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby doublehoohopeful » Tue May 28, 2013 7:24 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:I lost my box of Palomino HBs.. it was still half full. :(

Luckily I have another half full backup box waiting in my apartment back at school, so I know I have pencils for test day, but the pencils I'm currently PTing with are about three inches long at this point (thanks, Kum long point!). Think I'm going to need to buy yet another box... think I'll go with orange this time.

On another note, anyone find out if the Palomino Pearl is HB equivalent or not?


Condolences on losing your Palomino HBs, they're a damn good pencil and they deserved a better end than that.

On the question about the Pearl, I'm fairly certain that they are going to be darker than the 602. According to --LinkRemoved--, they are between the plain and the 602 in terms of hardness and from other posts on this topic, the 602 is the closest thing to HB. I think i might pick up a box just to check them out, because testing pencils and trying to find the perfect LSAT pencil is what excites me, and that is where I am with my life right now.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu May 30, 2013 12:53 am

Dr. Dre wrote:Got my 602's 8)




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Sweet, dude. How do they compare to your other options?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu May 30, 2013 12:54 am

they are excellent. the only thing i don't like about them is that the lead goes away pretty darn quickly.




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