Mechanical Pencils (28 Products)

The perfect choice for those who often make drawings at work is a propelling pencil. The extendable cartridge allows you to replace the lead. An additional advantage of mechanical pencils is their ergonomics: a firm grip offers comfort while working. Traditionalists and those who do not need advanced options will be satisfied with the classic lead pencil. At Staples, mechanical pencils and standard pencils come in a variety of hardness and tip thickness grades. Read More
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Propelling Pencils and Refills

The significant advantages of a Mechanical Pencil

Mechanical pencils feature lead-dispensing mechanisms that pushes the lead forward so you can write on paper and other media. These effective writing tools have significant benefits over standard graphite pencils, as follows:

  • They don't need sharpening
  • They write with a consistent line width
  • They ensure a good balance, with no shortening as you use the lead
  • Many designs are refillable
  • You have a choice of styles and materials.

With so many advantages and a wide range available online here, you're sure to find mechanical pencils to meet your needs, whether for home or business use, or for sketching, drawing or writing.

Different mechanisms for dispensing the lead

Providing simplicity of use, with most mechanical pencils, you simply click the button at the end to feed more lead through, as and when it's needed. Find pencils with different mechanisms, including twist-click and shaker varieties as the most common. You'll also find auto-feed pencils where you keep writing or drawing for the lead to come through. Benefit from pencils you can dismantle to clear if you encounter an unlikely jam. You can also choose different lead thicknesses, with 0.5mm as standard and 0.7mm or even 0.9mm as thicker varieties. Many mechanical pencils also come with a built-in eraser for convenience. Check out our range of mechanical and propelling pencils and find the model with the right look and specification to meet your needs. We have pencils to suit every budget, with basic and deluxe models. So, order your items online here.

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