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Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refill, 0.5mm Fine, 3H, 144 Pieces of Lead (C505-3H)

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3H lead
  • Resists breaking and never needs sharpening
  • 0.5mm, fine lines
  • 3H is a hard lead that produces a light line density
  • Ideal for drafting and engineering applications
  • Fits all 0.5mm mechanical pencils
  • Box contains 12 tubes - 12 pieces of lead per tube
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Product Description

Style: 3H lead

Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refill, 0.5mm Fine, 3H

Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead

Pentel first developed Hi-Polymer lead in 1960. Super Hi-Polymer lead is the perfect balance of dark, strong, smooth and uniform, which is why it remains the #1 selling lead in the world.


Strong

Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead is extremely durable lead that is ideal for high-pressure applications. Independent testing has shown that our lead can withstand up to 123.9 grams of pressure before it will break.

Smooth

The average human hair is 1,000,000 angstroms in diameter, while the typical lead microspore is only 10 angstroms in diameter. However, Pentel Super Hi- Polymer Lead is just 1 angstrom in diameter. The smaller the microspore, the easier the lead adheres to the surface of the paper for smoother writing.

Uniform

The way lead is produced has a lot to do with how well it will perform. Lead with too many gaps is prone to break. Lead with too many tight spots will create excess friction and reduce smoothness. Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead has an extremely low variance for increased durability and more consistent lines.

Lasts Longer

Each piece of lead is equivalent to a typical woodcase pencil. Pentel Super Hi- Polymer Lead can write 617 feet per inch of lead.

Lead Hardness

Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead is available in a variety of hardness ranging from 4B (softest) to 6H (hardest). The softer the lead, the darker the imprint, or line produced when writing. HB lead is similar to the lead found in a #2 pencil and is guaranteed to scan on all standardized tests.

Lead Diameter and Line Width

Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead is available in diameters from 0.3 millimeter up to 0.9 millimeter. 0.3 millimeter lead produces extra-fine lines ideal for small details. 0.5 millimeter lead produces fine lines great for accounting and general writing. 0.7 millimeter lead is the most commonly used size that is perfect for students and everyday use. 0.9 millimeter lead produces a bold line and works well for those that write with a lot of pressure or have limited fine-motor skills.


Product Information

Style Name: 3H lead
Technical Details
Brand NamePentel
Item Weight1.9 ounces
Product Dimensions3 x 1 x 1.8 inches
Item model numberC505-3H
ColorGray
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part NumberC505-3H
  
Additional Information
ASINB000GOWDV4
Best Sellers Rank #32,253 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2006
  
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By smurf on June 1, 2011
Style Name: 2B lead Verified Purchase
Most leads found in stores are HB. 2B is softer and darker in comparison. Your hand doesn't get tired as quickly because you don't need to apply so much pressure on the paper while writing, and for that reason you don't have to grip your pencil as tight. It also doesn't "scratch" your paper like the HB, so writing long paragraphs in cursive is a lot easier. Since it is darker applying less pressure than you normally would with a HB lead still produces nice dark lines.

Since these are polymer leads they also don't clog up your pencil like some of the ones with lower quality or the old school leads.

One draw back is that you go through these a lot quicker. They are hard to find in stores and thankfully they have it here for a decent price.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By From Detroit on September 29, 2011
Style Name: 2B lead Verified Purchase
As a math student, I write a lot. I've been writing with a PhD pencil for years now, but I've always used the standard HB lead that you can find at most stores. My paper was often scored from it, and erasing was a pain. So, I decided to look for a softer lead, and came across these. I get a much bolder line from the 2B leads, and my paper isn't nearly as scratched. My handwriting is also quite small, and I find that my homeworks written with the 2B lead are much easier for me to read than the ones written with the HB leads.

I expected to be breaking more of these since they're softer, but it turns out that my expectations were wrong... I think the softness gives them a little more give. Over all, I highly recommend using 2B over HB if you write a lot with a mechanical pencil!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jake Flash on February 15, 2014
Style Name: B lead Verified Purchase
When I got my first mechanical pencil in the 4th grade, I used Pentel HB 0.5 lead. Later, 0.7mm became popular, then 0.9mm (remember those Sumo Grip pencils?) But late in middle school, I settled back with 0.5mm lead because it became hard to cram increasingly complex math equations onto college rule paper with anything thicker.

And eventually, I came to try Pentel B instead of HB. It made a world of difference. Lines came out significantly darker, writing took much less pressure, and I could write for longer periods of time with less hand fatigue. It erases just as well too.

Also, from years of completing Scantron forms, I can attest that B lead works just as well as HB.

In short, B 0.5mm Pentel lead is my refill of choice for my mechanical pencils.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dean on May 4, 2011
Style Name: 2B lead Verified Purchase
This lead writes nice sharp, dark lines, and works reliably. There is a very noticeable difference between the darkness of this lead and HB lead. I use this lead to make important parts stand out in bold. Recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter C. on March 14, 2012
Style Name: B lead Verified Purchase
I've used Pentel lead refills since my first mechanical pencil. They're definitely stronger than the generic stuff. As long as I don't lose this box, I don't think I'll need to buy refills for many years.

I used to have the HB variety. I thought I'd try B to see how much darker it is. I haven't had any breaking yet with my new Graphgear 500 and I can't really tell if it's darker.

Great lead, great price. Do yourself a favor and don't buy junk lead.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Josip Juraj Strossmayer on December 19, 2012
Style Name: 3B lead Verified Purchase
There is not much to say, but Amazon keeps urging me to write a review. 0.5 mm is the most usual pencil so having a supply of lead refills is always good. The usual hardness available in most stores is HB, roughly what is considered No. 2 pencil. Towards softer grades is B, 2B and 3B, so this reviewed grade is pretty soft. But it makes it easier to write in distinct black. HB used in a sleeve 0.5 mm pencil is effectively fainter than No. 2 pencil because of the lower pressure in writing one would normally use. My preferred grade is 2B. I got the 3B because it was at that time much cheaper than any other grade. It writes well, it wears off quickly, but it does not seem to break more than others.
If you like(d) Pentel products, stock up on them. From what I can tell, this type of a trapezoid package is being discontinued and the pencils are also becoming scarce. They may not be in demand. Our university bookstore is not restocking Pentel leads in the once every present display case anymore.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shendude on November 30, 2011
Style Name: 4B lead Verified Purchase
Pentel super hi-polymer lead is some good stuff. If you're bold (unnecessarily so), you would enjoy writing with this lead. It is very dark and very prone to smearing. If you write with a heavy hand, expect not just breakages, but crumbling. Nevertheless, this is all expected out of 4B lead. I mean, for god sake it's 4B! Overall, a good performer in my drafting pencils. This huge box would last for a while despite how quickly my pencils gobble this stuff up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By st on May 19, 2013
Style Name: B lead Verified Purchase
I use them frequently for drawings. The lead provides an appropriate grey color, never breaks and are easy to erase.
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