The_Captain wrote:sox 06 wrote:I don't like mechanical pencils (break too often) but I thought they would get a couple of votes.
You mean the lead breaks too often? A couple of clicks should be enough lead to write with. My daughter uses one for her school work and clicks 3 - 4 times and then presses so hard she's trying to leave an impression on the table, which eventually leads to lead breakage. I'm still working on that with her.
If you're breaking the actual pencil itself, it would lead one to ask "What the hell are you doing to break a plastic pencil?"....
I always used to use mechanical pencils a few years back. The lead never broke but whenever I refilled it with new lead, it would never come out. What ever makes the lead come out of the pencil would always break.