Mechanical Pencils

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Mechanical Pencils


Mechanical pencils are special pencils that feature replaceable or refillable lead and do not require sharpening. They achieve this via a unique mechanism that exposes more lead as the pencil wears down.

Popular with both writers and drawers, they can be put to use for a variety of tasks. With writing, they are perfect for taking notes, scribbling down ideas and annotating texts. On the other hand, mechanical pencils are often used by artists and architects.



What are the benefits of mechanical pencils?


They improve on traditional models in several ways, including:

  • • You do not have to sharpen them in any way. This minimises the amount of equipment you need to carry.
  • • Many models, particularly those with 0.5 and 0.7 mechanical pencil leads, use a balancing technology. This technology allows for a smooth writing experience.
    they’re suitable for continuous use.
  • • Most mechanical pencils include an eraser. This allows you to correct mistakes quickly and easily.
  • • Leads in various lengths and colours are available.



What mechanical pencil brands should you look out for?


There are several world-famous mechanical pencil brands renowned for manufacturing high-quality designs. These include Bic, Pilot and Scrikss. However, if you are looking for a budget-friendly model that does not compromise on quality, we recommend taking a look at our Avansas brand options. They perform just as well as other pencils but are priced very competitively.



How do you know which is best for you?


When purchasing a mechanical pencil for drawing or writing, we recommend considering the following factors:

  • • Make sure the mechanical pencil of your choice is ergonomic. Look for pencils with a well-designed body.
  • • Lead replacement. Try to buy a design with a widely available mechanical pencil lead, so you can replace it quickly when necessary.
  • • Lead size. 0.5mm and 0.7mm are sufficient for general use. However, technical drawings may require thinner or thicker models.
  • • Look for a pencil that fits your budget. In the Avansas online store, we stock pencils at a range of price points, so you’re sure to find a pencil for you.



Shopping for mechanical pencils in the Avansas online


The Avansas online store is Europe’s biggest stationery retailer and is renowned for its excellent products and affordable prices. As well as pencils, you can find a whole host of other stationery items and office equipment, so you can stock up on all you need in one place. We also offer several quick and convenient UK delivery options, so you receive your products promptly.