Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - HB

$3.30
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4.8 (13 reviews)
DescriptionSpecifications
40 pieces.

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-HB
Weight0.2 ounces
ManufacturerPentel
Lead Color Black
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Hardness HB
Lead Type Graphite
Quantity in Pack 40

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Customer Reviews

Wonderful lead. Provides...
November 13, 2011
Verified Purchase
Wonderful lead. Provides an ideal darkness without exerting extra pressure while writing, can write lightly when needed, and it simply does not break. I've dropped my pencil a number of times with the lead out, and have not had it break once.

Erases smoothly with a decent eraser. The eraser tip on my Uni Kuru Toga is admittedly a piece of junk, but using the great Mitsubishi e-Knock eraser solves that. This lead partnered with these two utensils makes a winning pair.

Finally, works perfectly well with Scantron. You can leave the #2 lead at home if you want!
1 person found this helpful
the ain lead is ok but...
August 9, 2011
the ain lead is ok but i like the uni ball low wear nano dia lead a whole lot better
1 person found this helpful
braniachernandez
This is, put simply,...
April 15, 2011
Verified Purchase
This is, put simply, great lead. I compared it to my previously-trusted Pentel lead, and while the difference isn't dramatic, it is noticeably harder to break. Very good overall.
1 person found this helpful
Surprisingly strong!...
February 26, 2011
Verified Purchase
Surprisingly strong! I wish this (or an equivalent) was sold in the US. I don't have to make sure I'm writing with the bare minimum length of lead with this.
1 person found this helpful
So much better than other...
December 27, 2010
Verified Purchase
So much better than other leads. It is SOOOO hard to break, and I love that, because I press down firmly when I write. Totally recommend this.
1 person found this helpful
oliviaheaner
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