Updated April 27, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Mechanical Pencils

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Far removed from the yellow, wooden relics of yesteryear, today's mechanical pencils take advantage of close tolerances and surprisingly advanced technology to provide the ultimate writing and drawing experience. Engineers, authors, and sketch artists alike will appreciate the care and attention that's gone into these fine instruments. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best mechanical pencil on Amazon.

10. Autopoint Twin

9. FastCap Fatboy

8. Lamy Multi System

7. Staedtler Technical

6. Uni-Ball Kuru Toga

5. Zebra Stainless Steel

4. Monteverde One Touch

3. Graph Gear 1000

2. Pentel Sharp

1. Kuru Toga Roulette


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 27, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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