Why do some people prefer a mechanical pencil over a traditional graphite pencil? For many, the reason is as simple as the lead always being sharp, so you never need to stop what you're doing to sharpen it. And because the lead isn't bonded to the casing, it can be advanced — so the pencil body is never used up, and you always have a fresh lead in hand. Others like having a rubberized or knurled grip for a firm hold. And for others, it's the knowledge that even the smallest diameter leads can be securely held and advanced with just the push of a button.
Whatever your motivation, Nevada Fine Arts is pleased to carry a large selection of mechanical pencils for technical drawing, sketching, writing, and note-taking, many with innovative lead advancing systems and convenience features such as replaceable erasers and handy clips. If you like the flexibility of a lead holder, you'll find models for smaller diameter graphite leads (2 mm), or for large diameter leads, charcoal sticks, or chalk (up to 5.6 mm), which are great for sketching, highlighting, and shading, plus lead holders that adjust to hold a variety of diameter leads. Shop for lead pointers (for sharpening), and eraser and lead refills for your favorite mechanical pencil or lead holder.