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%
 
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:38 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?

Mars Plastic is a nice general eraser, but a tough rough on thin paper.

Pilot Foam eraser is better on thin paper, but it wears faster, although this is not an issue for the LSAT (been using mine daily for several months).

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ScottRiqui » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:51 pm

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

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Yes, 100 posts

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:26 pm

Interesting, I've never had the issues on thin paper with my Staedtler's. Maybe its the way I erase.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BruinRegents » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:41 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:Interesting, I've never had the issues on thin paper with my Staedtler's. Maybe its the way I erase.

Same here. I don't use the corners to erase. I use the edges in a sweeping motion. That way, the erasing power is uniformly distributed over a larger surface area, thereby reducing paper strain.

:-)

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:57 pm

I PT with my Ticons today for the first time. I do not think I will be using them come test day. The eraser is bad, and they broke when sharpening and got dull fast.

Black Warriors it is.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:07 pm

rebexness wrote:I PT with my Ticons today for the first time. I do not think I will be using them come test day. The eraser is bad, and they broke when sharpening and got dull fast.

Black Warriors it is.


THANK YOU. Seriously, I don't understand how it takes anyone more than a couple uses to notice these things. The sharpening thing drove me INSANE. And even when you would manage to get it sharpened to a nice point (on the 18th try with the 47th sharpener), the point would just up and fall out two seconds after. The worst.

Black Mirado Warriors >>>>>> black Ticonderogas.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 062914123 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:09 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:12 pm

Mine are from Mexico, which I thought was preferable.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 062914123 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:13 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:15 pm

bee wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
rebexness wrote:I PT with my Ticons today for the first time. I do not think I will be using them come test day. The eraser is bad, and they broke when sharpening and got dull fast.

Black Warriors it is.


THANK YOU. Seriously, I don't understand how it takes anyone more than a couple uses to notice these things. The sharpening thing drove me INSANE. And even when you would manage to get it sharpened to a nice point (on the 18th try with the 47th sharpener), the point would just up and fall out two seconds after. The worst.

Black Mirado Warriors >>>>>> black Ticonderogas.

my black ticons are NOTHING like that O__O the eraser is soo good, very smooth and effective, and the points last whole sections for me, and i press really hard on the paper. did you buy them online or in person? i've heard that the ones you get online are manufactured in a different place but idk *shrug*


I owned many, many packs before I realized there were better pencils out there. I used them for years.

It's about raising your standards. The eraser is not sooo good, the points are not particularly smooth, and the only points they hold are not particularly sharp (and any sharp point either wears down immediately, or falls out). Once you try better pencils, you will not be able to stand the black Ticonderoga, or if you can, then you are probably someone who just can't discern differences between pencils anyway, and you might as well use the ones sent out by John Marshall Law School with mints and hand sanitizer.

Come to my level. ;)

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 062914123 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:18 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Kimikho » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:27 pm

bee wrote:
LMAO. tls is slowly infecting me with pencil snobbery. you guys are killing me with the mirado thing, i can't find them anywhere in l.a. might cave in and just order them online for kicks.


...I have 24 mirados that I have no idea what to do with because they SUCK. Yeah. I said it.

PourMeTea wrote:Have any of you October takers even TRIED Palominos -___-

Seriously, Ticonderoga/Mirados pale in comparison.


I wanted to but they don't come with free shipping on Amazon :(.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 062914123 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:35 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:22 pm

I might use the Ticons for the writing sample. They do write smoothly and are comfortable.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Sinatra » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:30 pm

I have a beagle puppy that has chewed up and destroyed the erasers of all my pencils, except one. This one customized pencil will be my primary utensil test-day.

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Let's get it, PT 70

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby wtrc » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:16 pm

EMERGENCY

My Black TriConderogas came in the mail, but I can't sharpen them with a regular electric pencil sharpener- they are too big. Do the little manual ones work okay for these, or must I invest in a T14 sharpener?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 062914123 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:26 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby wtrc » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:38 pm

bee wrote:
wtrcoins3 wrote:EMERGENCY

My Black TriConderogas came in the mail, but I can't sharpen them with a regular electric pencil sharpener- they are too big. Do the little manual ones work okay for these, or must I invest in a T14 sharpener?

...they dont fit into your regular pencil sharpener?! thats bizarre, they fit in all of mine, including the little manual ones.


Yeah, the 3 sided pencil doesn't fit into the sharpener at work. Oh well. Using a little manual one, but it's pretty TTT.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:39 pm

wtrcoins3 wrote:EMERGENCY

My Black TriConderogas came in the mail, but I can't sharpen them with a regular electric pencil sharpener- they are too big. Do the little manual ones work okay for these, or must I invest in a T14 sharpener?


Pencil sharpeners hate black Ticonderogas, and to use a T14 sharpener on one would be to ignore their long and dark history, which would surely earn you bad pencil karma for test day.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 062914123 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:44 pm

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Sinatra » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:03 pm

What are these tricons that you speak of?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:05 pm

Sinatra wrote:What are these tricons that you speak of?


The world's most comfortable pencil. I believe pneumonia got a 176+ with them in June.




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