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@suq... A drafting pencil...
July 5, 2010
A drafting pencil is basically a mechanical designed for precision drawing because the guide pipe, usually 3-5 mm long, allows the pencil to move smoothly along paper or the edge of a ruler. Also, the long pipe allows visibility as you are drawing and the drawing to be well, precise. There are usually lead indicators for people who draw because the lead grade is indicated and it is useful for remembering. Also, if you have noticed, the drafting pencils come in finer lead sizes such as 0.3,0.4 and larger sizes such as 0.9. Lead holders usually come in large diameters such as 2.0 and 3.15.

A mechanical pencil is for daily everyday usage and the pipe is usually 2 mm long. There are usually no lead indicators and the lead sizes are typically 0.5 or 0.7.

I hope this helps you tell the difference.

For a review, I saw this pencil in China and I was hesitant to use it a lot because it felt somewhat lightweight and cheesy XD. The pencil overall isn't the best but for its price, it is a great deal.
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The Zebra Drafix is just...
July 26, 2012
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The Zebra Drafix is just great. As a Business Owner and Web Developer, I use various pencils for Daily Business Journals and Meetings and Action Notebooks as-well as Sketching. Alongside of the Ohto that I recently purchased, this Zebra Drafix is great! Lightweight and just perfect for detailed sketches.

Well worth the price. What a great line.
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I am in love with this...
January 17, 2012
I am in love with this pencil! The feel of it is nice, it makes crisp, thin lines that are great for detail. Everything about this pencil is amazing! It's also not too thick and has a light, thin feel to it! This is my favorite Pencil~ I love using it.
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i got this pencil as...
April 14, 2011
i got this pencil as a gift from my bf and its pretty good. i use it for drawing and drawing lines. i wouldnt recommend it for long periods of writing as the grip is hard plastic and isnt soft and squishy. but for me since its thinner then most mech pencils it feels nicer. erasers a bit too small but i almost never use the eraser of mech pencils and instead buy them on theyre own. it does good if you press hard using a small amout of lead at a time.
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I like this pencil quite...
June 14, 2009
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I like this pencil quite a bit. It's light but at the same time feels sturdy. It really feels good to write with. I like to compare this pencil to the Uni-ball 552 and the Staedtler 925. I definitely recommend this pencil to anyone, especially at this price.
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I prefer my Pentel Graph...
May 2, 2016
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I prefer my Pentel Graph Gear 500 because of the slightly more heavy weight and sturdier body. But this does it's job, it is light, writes smooth! I would still recommend it!
This is my favorite pencil...
January 19, 2016
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This is my favorite pencil now and it's just perfect!
This pencil has ruined...
October 13, 2015
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This pencil has ruined every other led size for me. I only feel comfortable with a 0.3mm when drawing, but that's my preference. For anyone that doesn't mind plastic, I recommend this.
I love this pencil. It...
January 2, 2015
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I love this pencil. It works really well for Chinese and homework. I wouldn't recommend it for fast note taking because the tiny lead tends to break really easily. I keep this one in my desk for all of my homework that I do there. I have the Zebra tect 2way drafting pencil in my pencil bag for school because of it's shaker ability.
this is another great...
November 23, 2014
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this is another great pencil. since it's made out of plastic, it's great for schoolwork. it can stand up to the abuse of dropping it and i can put it into a backpack without fear of damaging it. it has a very satisfying click which can match that of my pilot s10. the lead grade indicator isn't loose which i like. it should include the lead jamming fixer on the eraser, other than that i really have nothing bad to say about this pencil. it's both lightweight and hefty, which i really can't wrap my head around and the grip is really easy to get used to and comfortable for writing for long periods of time.
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