Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - 3B

$3.30
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4.2 (5 reviews)
DescriptionSpecifications
40 leads.

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.

Model NumberPENTEL C255-3B
Weight0.2 ounces
ManufacturerPentel
Lead Color Black
Lead Hardness 3B
Lead Size - Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Type Graphite
Quantity in Pack 40

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Customer Reviews

Pros: - After trying...
February 20, 2011
Pros:
- After trying out various hard/soft leads, 3B is my favorite for taking notes and writing.
- Awesome dispenser/container ^^ Best stuff out there in my opinion. Sometimes when i\'m at a loss for lead, i go out to Staples or Office Max and get a 3 pack of lead and take the lead out of those containers and simply refill this container :P

Cons:
- NONE...at all. Cept that it\'s semi-expensive. ~shrug~. A 3 pack of 30 pieces at an American retail store costs less $$, but hey, what can you do. haha. If anything, buy this item for the dispenser and just keep refilling it with cheaper lead. That\'s what most of my friends do. :D
1 person found this helpful
Good Dark Lines........
February 25, 2015
Verified Purchase
Good Dark Lines..... (don't press too hard)
Although it should be...
January 16, 2012
Verified Purchase
Although it should be very soft, this lead is actually very durable, and can write very darkly. It only smudges if you really try. I love it.

scientistpatrick
Flat out - this is the...
October 13, 2011
Verified Purchase
Flat out - this is the best 0.5mm lead I have ever used! I have tried them all; the Ain is exceptionallyl smooth, dark and extremely strong. Don't mess with the rest - you won't go wrong with this lead!
monteith22
This lead is in a category...
July 13, 2012
Verified Purchase
This lead is in a category of its own... extremely hard and perplexing. It's the equivalent of "Lead with an inferiority complex..." and sports the darkness of 3B with assertion and pressure, then SNAP!!! Neither do I like the plastic case it comes in with the funky latch. Everything about this lead irritates me... breakage, breakage, and more breakage.
wmcam2012

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