What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
110
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: 345

Sliew99
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Sliew99 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:47 pm

Hi guys, kind of a stupid question but are there any pencils that write similar to pens? I just hate using pencils and the way they write. I've got a pack of the black ticonderogas and they have a decent feel to them but I always end up reaching back for my pen when PTing.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:57 pm

PourMeTea wrote:
Sliew99 wrote:Hi guys, kind of a stupid question but are there any pencils that write similar to pens? I just hate using pencils and the way they write. I've got a pack of the black ticonderogas and they have a decent feel to them but I always end up reaching back for my pen when PTing.


You might be a palomino blackwing kind of person.

Tombow Mono HB is as nice as I have seen on this regard.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:49 pm

PourMeTea wrote:Tombows don't have erasers :(

True, but the standalone erasers Pilot Foam eraser is far nicer than any eraser found attached to a pencil.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:59 pm

haus wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:Tombows don't have erasers :(

True, but the standalone erasers Pilot Foam eraser is far nicer than any eraser found attached to a pencil.


Erasers on a pencil are pretty important for the LSAT. What if you knock your eraser off the table or instinctively turn your pencil over? You don't want to waste any time.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:48 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
haus wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:Tombows don't have erasers :(

True, but the standalone erasers Pilot Foam eraser is far nicer than any eraser found attached to a pencil.


Erasers on a pencil are pretty important for the LSAT. What if you knock your eraser off the table or instinctively turn your pencil over? You don't want to waste any time.

I think I will manage...

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BruinRegents » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:03 am

So I've been a loyal DX-Ticon Black user since I began PTing. The erasers on these bad boys are so good that I not longer need my standalone.

BUT, I LOVE, LOVE the look of those Blackwings. And the name alone is pretty damn cool. The price point is kinda tough to swallow. Though the Amazon description mentioned John Steinbeck and I almost hit the buy button.

Anyone ever switch to the Blackwings? How are the erasers?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Sliew99 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:42 pm

A bit of an off the board pick; but I picked up a 10-pack of staedtler wopex. It has a nice feel/pick up, writes smoothly in addition to having a pretty nice eraser.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BruinRegents » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:50 pm

Sliew99 wrote:A bit of an off the board pick; but I picked up a 10-pack of staedtler wopex. It has a nice feel/pick up, writes smoothly in addition to having a pretty nice eraser.

It looks nice. But again, one of those that don't have a built-in eraser.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby lsatyolo » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:47 pm

Any general consensus among my fellow lefties on the best pencil? Thanx.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby wtrc » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:56 pm

This is in no way an admission of being wrong regarding Mirado Black Warriors, but I did just order Dixon Triconderoga Blacks from Amazon. Arriving Tuesday.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:59 pm

wtrcoins3 wrote:This is in no way an admission of being wrong regarding Mirado Black Warriors, but I did just order Dixon Triconderoga Blacks from Amazon. Arriving Tuesday.


I'm going to PT with mine on Saturday, to make the final decision for game day. Luckily, I have a stash of both, because hoarder.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby WaltGrace83 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:38 pm

Only on TLS is there FORTY pages on a PENCIL.




I love this place.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:43 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:Erasers on a pencil are pretty important for the LSAT. What if you knock your eraser off the table or instinctively turn your pencil over? You don't want to waste any time.


Not having both an eraser on your pencil and a regular eraser is TTT.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BruinRegents » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:58 pm

WaltGrace83 wrote:Only on TLS is there FORTY pages on a PENCIL.




I love this place.

This is a thread that has both levity and seriousness. Reminds me of a paradox question. And it was all started by the warped mind (compliment) of Dr. Dre.

It's a hall of fame thread.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby objection_your_honor » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:03 pm

I haven't taken a single PT this prep run with a non-mechanical pencil.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BruinRegents » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:14 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:I haven't taken a single PT this prep run with a non-mechanical pencil.

The contrapositive of which would be.

I have been using a mechanical pencil for all of my PT this prep run.

Happy Friday homies. :D

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:06 pm

who remembers rebecca black?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 062914123 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:17 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BruinRegents » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:23 pm

bee wrote:okay i havent got the time right now to read through 40 pages of pencil gloriousness but can someone rec me an amazing eraser? i just found out that i can't use my mechanical eraser and that's killing me a little inside. i use black ticons and their eraser is great, but i want a back up just in case.

what's the consensus?

http://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Mars-Pl ... B00006IFAN

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 062914123 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:24 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BruinRegents » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:28 pm

bee wrote:
BruinRegents wrote:
bee wrote:okay i havent got the time right now to read through 40 pages of pencil gloriousness but can someone rec me an amazing eraser? i just found out that i can't use my mechanical eraser and that's killing me a little inside. i use black ticons and their eraser is great, but i want a back up just in case.

what's the consensus?

http://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Mars-Pl ... B00006IFAN

http://a.staedtlercdn.com/typo3temp/pics/febb3a1c19.jpg?1360248474

holy fack those are 6 bucks for four erasers O___O they better be made out of unicorn turds or something.

ty.

My stepdad was an engineer and these were what he always used whenever he was on his drafting table. If it's good enough for engineers, then it's good enough for the LSAT. :-)

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:33 pm

bee wrote:okay i havent got the time right now to read through 40 pages of pencil gloriousness but can someone rec me an amazing eraser? i just found out that i can't use my mechanical eraser and that's killing me a little inside. i use black ticons and their eraser is great, but i want a back up just in case.

what's the consensus?


I use these. They are pretty good.
http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Mate-Premiu ... B001B0GYRG




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