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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - HB


Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - HB - PENTEL C253-HB
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Pencil Lead Hardness (from Wikipedia)

Pencil lead is graded by hardness: a greater percentage of clay results in a harder lead. H (harder), F, HB and B (softer) are pencils of average hardness. Pencils ranging from 2B to 9B are softer still and are used for sketching; 2H to 9H are harder than average. A common American #2 pencil is equivalent to HB.

In order, the leads are (from hardest to softest) 9H | 8H | 7H | 6H | 5H | 4H | 3H | 2H | H | F | HB | B | 2B | 3B | 4B | 5B | 6B | 7B | 8B | 9B.

The harder the pencil the lighter the mark, e.g. Bs tend to a create darker colour that can be smeared easily.

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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - HB - PENTEL C253-HB+Pilot AirBlanc Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm - White - PILOT HA-20R3-W
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This item: Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - HB - $3.30

Model NumberPENTEL C253-HB
Shipping Weight0.18 oz

4 people found this helpful
  It's great Pencil lead!!!..., October 22, 2010
By cin... - See all my reviews
It's great Pencil lead!!! Very smooth and doesn't easily broken unless you write really hard~
3 people found this helpful
  Cool case! Great lead!..., March 20, 2012
By jlkq88 - See all my reviews
Cool case! Great lead! I recommend it 4 U!
2 people found this helpful
  Cheap for the price...., February 9, 2011
By tomruan - See all my reviews
Cheap for the price. Good lead
3 people found this helpful
  Okay. Breaks easily not..., November 5, 2011
By aca... - See all my reviews
Okay. Breaks easily not there is not enough lead in the case.

Overall Rating:
  This is my favorite lead..., July 8, 2013
This is my favorite lead so far, as I have yet to try any of the other brands. When I bought the black Kuru Toga, I wanted to try a variety, so here are my conclusions for use in writing numbers on spreadsheets at work:

B: Nice dark lines, but a bit on the bold side; the Kuru Toga engine seems a bit too slow to keep up with the wear so the lines look as if they could have been drawn with my old .5mm Papermate.

HB: Still nice and dark but finer. The engine still seems a bit slow to keep up with wear but it's not as pronounced as with the B leads. I suspect this is because I'm writing numbers and not the shorter strokes of Kanji. The spreadsheet is easily readable and copyable, and I can do things like write two lines of printing in the space normally occupied by one. (Whether the home office can read it without a magnifying glass is debatable. Heh heh.)

H: Lines are a little faint but readable and I have to boost the darkness on the copier at work for the reports I do, otherwise it comes out too light to read. The lines themselves are razor-sharp and seem to be in the sweet spot of the Kuru Toga's engine when writing numbers.