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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.4 mm - HB

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Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.4 mm - HB - PENTEL C254-HB
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30 pcs of high-quality pencil leads from Pentel in the hard-to-find 0.4 mm size. Differing lead hardness is available.

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.




Specs
Model NumberPENTEL C254-HB
Weight0.2 ounces
Lead Color Black
Lead Diameter 0.4 mm
Lead Hardness HB
Lead Type Graphite
Quantity in Pack 30

Reviews


March 21, 2011
Please disregard previous...
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Please disregard previous comment. I made an error. 0.4mm leads do not work in .5mm mechanical pencils. Well at least not in the Pentels I mentioned. Sorry.

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heretic24712
 
March 17, 2011
This is a nice lead thickness...
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This is a nice lead thickness if one finds the .5mm too thick. No need to purchase a .4mm specific pencil. I use these .04mm leads in my pentel P205, Graphlet PG305, Sharplet-.05 and mini-Sharp .5mm mechanical pencils without nary a problem. Should work great in all the other Pentel .5mm's as well. No slop and no breakage. It works perfect!

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heretic24712


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