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    Best £7 I've spent in ages

    Pencils

    plain but top quality pencils.

    no broken lead...delivered in a jiffy bag so no need to sign for them....

    36 of them

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    genuinely EVERY time i use one, every day, they make me smile because all the other dross pencils in my house are being chucked away.

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    There is something satisfying about a pencil, although I tend to use constant thickness draightsmans pencils.

    I used to use 2B pencils for chart navigation though, easy to rub out, but needed constant sharpening
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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages



    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    Nicked from stationery cupboard at work - Unlimited supply and cheapest ones around!!

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    Hmm... I'm not sure theft is really the way forward.

    I've got a pencil in my toolbox that I use sometimes when doing DIY. It's the same pencil I've had there since I bought my first house. It's still pretty long. Otherwise, I don't use pencils, and rarely use pens these days too.

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    My family swear by Zebra Cadoozle mechanical pencils. Shop around and you can pick up a 36 pack for a tenner, and they're a fantastic small mechanical pencil (eraser tipped for those inevitable rubbing out moments, too ). Slip easily into any bag/pocket/etc. and if the lead runs out (or you want a 2B pencil instead of the supplied HB) you can always refill them as they use standard 0.7mm leads...

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    My family swear by Zebra Cadoozle mechanical pencils. Shop around and you can pick up a 36 pack for a tenner, and they're a fantastic small mechanical pencil (eraser tipped for those inevitable rubbing out moments, too ). Slip easily into any bag/pocket/etc. and if the lead runs out (or you want a 2B pencil instead of the supplied HB) you can always refill them as they use standard 0.7mm leads...

    oh I really dislike mechanical pencils

    I understand why they're so good.. but it's the WOOD I need

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    oh I really dislike mechanical pencils

    I understand why they're so good.. but it's the WOOD I need
    Confirmed, Zak needs wood.

    With regards to pencil, I always found I wrote neater with pencil as opposed to pen...
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    "I understand why they're so good.. but it's the WOOD I need" - Zak, 19 Oct 2016.

    Please. Someone make this their signature.

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    ... Please. Someone make this their signature.
    Erm.. I believe you mean "someone else", given that you've already done it

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    I feel like pencil's are dying out, haven't used on in ages...

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    Quote Originally Posted by claireod View Post
    I feel like pencil's are dying out, haven't used on in ages...
    Really?
    The better I get at woodworking, the less I use pencils, as I mark most of my stuff with a marking knife... But at the same time I draw a lot more designs, sketch layouts and scribble notes, so I probably use pencils even more these days, overall.
    In fact, I have five in sight/reach of me right now, including two mechanical ones and a blue pencil sharpened at both ends (in case ya snap one). Got several more in my admin pouch, too.
    I have just one pen to hand, and it's a cheap Bic biro, at that!

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    pencils are still essential ///they're not dying out !

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    nearly worn them all out.. might be ordering again soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    nearly worn them all out.
    You got too much lead in yer pencil, lad....

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    Re: Best £7 I've spent in ages

    Yeah I bought some of those when I started college, great in the workshop

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