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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CardozoLaw09
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:58 pm

My local Staples doesn't have the regular Ticonderoga's. Had to settle for the TRI's. The grip is mad uncomfortable and the eraser keeps falling out :/

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:59 pm

That sucks :(

Try buying the regular Black Ticonderoga's on Amazon.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:09 pm

This guy's comparison is very informative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnuNf35AksM

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052220151
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:25 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:My local Staples doesn't have the regular Ticonderoga's. Had to settle for the TRI's. The grip is mad uncomfortable and the eraser keeps falling out :/


That's such a bummer, I was going to try them out, but after only seeing negative reviews, I'm not going to. I had high hopes. Oh well, I'll just stick to yellows.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:31 pm

90convoy wrote:What I'm saying is that the pencil is not the main tool that allows you to do well on the LSAT. Your brain is. With a samurai the sword is.


Dude, all else equal, why would you NOT want a better pencil?

C'mon man.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:35 pm

ManoftheHour ignore that guy for now


What pencil do u use?

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90convoy
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 90convoy » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:52 pm

Dude, all else equal, why would you NOT want a better pencil?

C'mon man.


Oh, I do. I just didn't like the Samurai analogy.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:58 pm

90convoy wrote:
Dude, all else equal, why would you NOT want a better pencil?

C'mon man.


Oh, I do. I just didn't like the Samurai analogy.


Are you taking June? If so, you are the forerunner for worst waiting poaster. You should consider alting and make a fresh start for yourself.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:00 pm

deputydog wrote:You should consider alting and make a fresh start for yourself.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:05 pm

superdingle2000 wrote:Good thread on this topic:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26495


My thoughts:

The original Mirado Black Warrior was an excellent pencil. After switching production location to Mexico, the quality fell; it is only a shell of its former self. If you get the originals from Amazon, you won't be disappointed.

The Eberhard Faber Mongol 482 is also a fine pencil (and the first pencil found in the now-ubiquitous standard yellow) but it is tough to find in the US. You'll have to make a journey to South America, but it may be worth it.

Finally, the Palomino Blackwing 602, a revival of the fabled Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602, is a true master's pencil. Palomino earned plaudits for reviving the pencil, listening to the concerns and criticisms of pencil enthusiasts, and redesigning it yet again to even more closely resemble the original Blackwing design. True devotion to pencil craftsmanship.


Edit, some links:

http://www.amazon.com/EF-Eberhard-Faber ... B003GR2B1U

http://www.pencils.com/all-brands/blackwing



I was going to buy the Eberhard Faber Mongol 482, but the description says the eraser is crap

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BerkeleyBear » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:06 pm

cricketlove00 wrote:A whole new world of pencils has been opened before my eyes.

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90convoy
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 90convoy » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:11 pm

deputydog wrote:
90convoy wrote:
Dude, all else equal, why would you NOT want a better pencil?

C'mon man.


Oh, I do. I just didn't like the Samurai analogy.


Are you taking June? If so, you are the forerunner for worst waiting poaster. You should consider alting and make a fresh start for yourself.


Are you that insecure that you have to use ad hominems in order to get ur point across? Why don't you just gtfo. My arguments, good or bad, aren't even being discussed right now so shut the fuck up or pm me.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:15 pm

90convoy wrote:
deputydog wrote:
90convoy wrote:
Dude, all else equal, why would you NOT want a better pencil?

C'mon man.


Oh, I do. I just didn't like the Samurai analogy.


Are you taking June? If so, you are the forerunner for worst waiting poaster. You should consider alting and make a fresh start for yourself.


Are you that insecure that you have to use ad hominems in order to get ur point across? Why don't you just gtfo. My arguments, good or bad, aren't even being discussed right now so shut the fuck up or pm me.


lol y u mad tho?

Is this your first time on the Internet?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby mg7 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:19 pm

I personally don't like the extra eraser cap things because they always break, instead I opt for a separate bar eraser. Also, black warrior pencils are the shit.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:20 pm

What bar eraser do you use? I hate those pink ones. They are hard and don't erase good.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BerkeleyBear » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:23 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:What bar eraser do you use? I hate those pink ones. They are hard and don't erase good.


I like the Staedtler Mars Plastic. You can get 4 for $5 at Staples.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:25 pm

hard lead, soft eraser - that's exactly what you're looking for. also, have you considered just marking one good solid dash for the answer instead of bubbling? I think that would work, and might save you time enough to review a couple answers for that always shitty RC section.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:25 pm

BerkeleyBear wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:What bar eraser do you use? I hate those pink ones. They are hard and don't erase good.


I like the Staedtler Mars Plastic. You can get 4 for $5 at Staples.


I do remember using those a while back. They were really great.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:26 pm

justonemoregame wrote: have you considered just marking one good solid dash for the answer instead of bubbling?



are you sure this is permissible?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:28 pm

BerkeleyBear wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:What bar eraser do you use? I hate those pink ones. They are hard and don't erase good.


I like the Staedtler Mars Plastic. You can get 4 for $5 at Staples.



$1.25 each is legit, but if you want to go a little more top shelf, go with the Pentel Hi-Polymer. 3-pack on amazon is $4.80 - they're a stylish blue, and you probably only have to rub them over your mistake once.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:30 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
justonemoregame wrote: have you considered just marking one good solid dash for the answer instead of bubbling?



are you sure this is permissible?



I think you can request hand-grading for a small fee, right? If I had to do this all over again, I would be spending no more than like three quick slashes on the answer, not circle bubbling like a dork while the clock is ticking.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:30 pm

probably cost me NYU

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:34 pm

mg7 wrote:I personally don't like the extra eraser cap things because they always break, instead I opt for a separate bar eraser. Also, black warrior pencils are the shit.


Is the attached eraser good on the black warriors?

+1 in not liking the cap erasers

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:40 pm

Image


The black warrior looks attractive, but my concern is the shape of it. It is round. Not 6 sided like the Black Ticonderoga. I really don't like round pencils. They hurt my relatively skinny fingers.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby justonemoregame » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:41 pm

deputydog wrote:
mg7 wrote:I personally don't like the extra eraser cap things because they always break, instead I opt for a separate bar eraser. Also, black warrior pencils are the shit.


Is the attached eraser good on the black warriors?

+1 in not liking the cap erasers



Everything about the Mirado Black Warrior is solid except the grip. If you drop it because your hands are sweaty, it's gonna roll fast. I would recommend taking a little sandpaper to it to counteract this effect, provided that you're OK compromising the smooth black finish which gives you a confidence boost.




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