A very popular feature that people look for is a retractable lead tip. This handy quality allows the lead guide pipe to retract back into the pencil body, which will keep it protected in storage and during transit. A retractable tip is usually found in higher-end models and is a great form of insurance to make sure your pencil lasts for a long time.
JetPens has compiled a list of all the drafting pencils we carry which have retractable tips, which you can view below:
The Ohto Super Promecha 1500P Mechanical Drafting Pencils have a heavier, full-metal body and lets you customize everything from the length of lead dispensed with each click to the length of the guide pipe.
The Pentel Graphgear 1000 Mechanical Drafting Pencils are some of our most popular pencils, and are available in 5 different point sizes. They also feature a sturdy little binder clip that can attach the pencil to thicker objects than just a standard notebook cover.
The Rotring 800 Drafting Pencils have been frequently requested at JetPens, and we are glad to finally carry them. These are the higher-end version of their 600 model counterpart, and though they do not feature a lead grade indicator, they have a beautiful retractable sleeve and gold accents for a more sophisticated look.
The Uni-ball Shift Pipe Lock Drafting Pencils has a unique shift and lock mechanism, which retracts the lead sleeve, and is is targeted at heavy users such as students and designers.
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