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Sharp Mechanical Drafting Pencils
Retail: $6.95
Item #: P205A - See more from Pentel

    The Sharp Mechanical Drafting Pencil is Pentel's #1 selling mechanical pencil! Superior construction meets the rigorous demands of professionals and students alike.

    Mars Technico 2mm 780 C Leadholder
    Retail: $12.95
    Item #: 780C - See more from Staedtler

      A great lead holder for drawing, sketching and writing with 2 mm leads.

      Draft/Matic Mechanical Pencils Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Mechanical Pencils, Alvin Draft-Matic Mechanical Pencils
      Retail: $17.97
      Item #: DM03 - See more from Alvin Drafting

        Designed for professionals, these auto-feed pencils feature knurled stainless steel finger grips, rotating lead degree windows, and cushion points for comfortable writing control and minimal lead breakage. The 4mm long stainless steel lead sleeve...

        GraphGear 500 Mechanical Drafting Pencils Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Mechanical Pencils, Pentel GraphGear 500 Pencils
        Retail: $7.50
        Item #: PG523E - See more from Pentel

          The Pentel GraphGear 500 offers students and professionals an automatic drafting pencil for technical drawing and general writing. The pencil features a metallic mesh grip on a slim, beveled barrel for long-lasting comfort. The dual-action...

          Rapidomatic Mechanical Pencils
          Retail: $17.05
          Item #: K5633 - See more from Koh-i-Noor

            Koh-I-Noor's Rapidomatic Pencils are the highest quality standard for mechanical pencils. Ideal for design, art and engineering students, each pencil is perfectly designed to be used with straightedges and most scribers.

            2mm Collegiate Lead Holder
            Retail: $6.99
            Item #: H-1301-BLK - See more from Pacific Arc

              The Collegiate 2mm Lead Holder is a great pick for any beginners and students.

              Traditional Mechanical Pencils
              Retail: $3.92
              Item #: DP-03 - See more from Pacific Arc

                The Traditional Fine Line Mechanical Pencil from Pacific Arc is a terrific basic tool that has all the classic features.

                760 Triangular Mechanical Drafting Pencils Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Mechanical Pencils
                Retail: $9.50
                Item #: 760 05 - See more from Staedtler

                  The 760 Series Mechanical Pencil has an ergonomic triangular shape for relaxed and easy writing.

                  Draf/Tec Retrac Mecanical Pencil Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Mechanical Pencils, Alvin Draf-Tec Retrac Mechanical Pencils
                  Retail: $10.67
                  Item #: DR03 - See more from Alvin Drafting

                    High-quality mechanical drafting pencils that feature a unique retractable point system.

                    Chromagraph All-Metal Mechanical Pencils
                    Retail: $16.50
                    Item #: DP-1005SLV - See more from Pacific Arc

                      Made from stainless steel and is designed to last for years.

                      Ben B/3 Lead Holder Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Lead Holders
                      Retail: $8.75
                      Item #: B/3 - See more from Alvin & Co.

                        Lead holder with a rugged metal barrel with knurled finger grip and pocket clip.

                        Riptide Automatic Pencils - 3-Pack
                        Retail: $2.95
                        Item #: 984 05ABK3 - See more from Staedtler

                          A 0.5mm mechanical pencil with a sporty style and lightweight barrel for high performance at an economical price.

                          Excaliber Mechanical Pencil
                          Retail: $4.15
                          Item #: SMP05 - See more from Alvin & Co.

                            This sleek design of brushed aluminum triangular shaped barrel molds into your hand for smooth writing or detailed work. The all-aluminum barrel has a stainless steel front cone, clip and removable cap unveiling a white eraser. ...

                            Pro-matic 2mm Lead Holder Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Lead Holders
                            Retail: $15.57
                            Item #: MC5 - See more from Alvin Drafting

                              The Alvin Drafting Pro-Matic Lead Holder has classic precision lead holder with a rugged metal barrel and knurled finger grip.

                              Classic Mechanical Pencil
                              Item #: RDP-403 - See more from Pacific Arc

                                From the smooth classic lines, rubberized comfort barrel and knurled metal grip to the sliding sleeve, cushioned lead, eraser under the cap, lead degree indicator, pocket clip, and professional weight and heft, the new 'Classic' leaves the...

                                GraphGear 800 Premium Mechanical Pencils
                                Retail: $10.50
                                Was: $6.85
                                Item #: PG803E - See more from Pentel
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                                The GraphGear 800 mechanical pencil offers students and professionals automatic drafting pencils for technical drawing and general writing. A comfortable metallic mesh grip, combined with the slim, beveled barrel makes for an effortless writing...

                                Adapto 2mm Lead Holder
                                Retail: $22.45
                                Item #: K-5616 - See more from Koh-i-Noor

                                  Heavy-duty 2mm lead holder.

                                  2mm Professional Lead Holder
                                  Retail: $7.09
                                  Item #: H-1304BLK - See more from Pacific Arc

                                    This lead holder has high-quality stainless steel grip and tip built to last. A firm grip and no-slip lead clutch make clean, precise drawings.  This versatile design makes it the best lead holder for artists, engineers,...

                                    Technigraphic 2mm Lead Holder
                                    Retail: $13.80
                                    Item #: 5611.IMP - See more from Koh-i-Noor

                                      A lead holder for the professional and student markets.

                                      Scott B/2 2mm Lead Holder Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Lead Holders
                                      Retail: $6.57
                                      Item #: B/2 - See more from Alvin Drafting

                                        Transparent plastic barrel features a pocket clip and spring-loaded lead release.

                                        TECH PRO 2mm Lead Holder
                                        Retail: $9.08
                                        Item #: H-1305BLK - See more from Pacific Arc

                                          Pacific Arc's TECH PRO Drafting Lead Holder helps you create smooth and beautiful drawings. Precise and Smooth retractable lead with built-in adjuster lead indicator helps you attain your ideal point and grade. High-Quality Hexagonal Design...

                                          Graphite 925-75 Mechanical Pencils Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Mechanical Pencils
                                          Retail: $8.75
                                          Item #: 925 75-05W - See more from Staedtler

                                            GraphGear 1000 Mechanical Pencils Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Mechanical Pencils, Pentel GraphGear 1000 Pencils
                                            Retail: $23.50
                                            Item #: PG1015A - See more from Pentel

                                              The Pentel GraphGear 1000 is the premier drafting pencil for professionals and writing enthusiasts and is perfect for technical and everyday applications.

                                              Tech DA 2mm Lead Holder Drafting Supplies, Drafting Pencils and Leads, Lead Holders
                                              Retail: $10.27
                                              Item #: DA - See more from Alvin Drafting

                                                Alvin's Tech Lead Holder Mechanical Pencil showcases a rugged plastic barrel with knurled finger grip and a pocket clip that houses a spring-loaded lead release.

                                                Lead holders and mechanical pencils serve similar purposes in drafting and technical drawing, but they differ in design and functionality:

                                                Lead Holders:

                                                • Lead holders are cylindrical tools that hold a thicker lead refill, typically 2mm in diameter.
                                                • They often have a clutch mechanism that grips the lead securely, allowing for controlled advancement and retraction.
                                                • Lead holders are favored for their durability and suitability for heavy-handed use. They are less prone to breakage and can produce thicker lines compared to mechanical pencils.
                                                • Lead holders are commonly used for technical drawing, drafting, sketching, and shading tasks that require thicker lines or more robust lead.

                                                Mechanical Pencils:

                                                • Mechanical pencils are slender tools that hold a thinner lead refill, typically 0.3mm to 0.9mm in diameter.
                                                • They feature a mechanism (usually a click or twist mechanism) for advancing and retracting the lead as needed.
                                                • Mechanical pencils are valued for their precision and versatility. They can produce fine lines and are suitable for detailed drafting, technical illustration, and annotation work.
                                                • Mechanical pencils are available in various lead hardness grades and line widths, offering flexibility for different drawing tasks and preferences.

                                                In summary, lead holders are preferred for their durability and thicker lines, while mechanical pencils excel in precision and versatility, making them suitable for detailed work. The choice between the two depends on the specific requirements of the drawing task and the preferences of the user.