|Brand Name||Paper Mate|
|Item Weight||2.9 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.9 x 3 x 7.9 inches|
|Item model number||1862168|
|Pencil Lead Degree (Hardness)||#2|
|Number of Items||1|
|Point Type||1.3 mm|
|Manufacturer Part Number||PAP1862168|
Paper Mate Mates 1.3mm Mechanical Pencils, Assorted Colored Barrels, 8-Count
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- Stop wasting wood. Step up from your old wooden pencil with a premium mechanical pencil designed for students. It's refillable and never needs sharpening.
- Mates are easier to refill than other mechanical pencils.
- The triangular barrel design makes it easier to hold than hexagonal pencils, especially for little fingers.
- The 1.3mm lead is stronger than thinner leads used in most mechanical pencils, so it breaks less often. The #2 lead is perfect for standardized tests.
- Comes in standard yellow and a number of fashion colors and designs.
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Stop wasting wood. Step up from your old wooden pencil with a premium mechanical pencil designed for students. It's refillable and never needs sharpening. Mates are easier to refill than other mechanical pencils. The triangular barrel design makes it easier to hold than hexagonal pencils, especially for little fingers. The 1.3mm lead is stronger than thinner leads used in most mechanical pencils, so it breaks less often. The #2 lead is perfect for standardized tests. Comes in standard yellow and a number of fashion colors and designs.
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— LEAD —
The 1.3 mm lead is thicker than most mechanical pencils that use 0.5 and 0.7 mm, and because of this, it is less likely to break. It has #2 lead, so you can use this on all standardized exams.
— BARREL —
The pencil barrel is orange-colored like a regular pencil, and the barrel is slightly thicker. If you view this from the top, the barrel is a rounded triangle shape which helps it from rolling off a table. I took out a half star because the pencil tip isn't colored like the wood you see when you sharpen a pencil. I understand it's completely orange to save on production costs, but if you're going to replicate a pencil, then replicate it.
— ERASER —
There is a pink eraser at the end (which is as good as any standard eraser), but I took off another half star because there are no eraser refills to buy, only lead. Also, I personally would like to see pencil companies join forces with Pentel so that their white polymer erasers can be included because that is the best and only eraser I use.
— HOW IT WRITES —
It writes almost like a pencil, except when you write a lot and one side gets too sharp and thin. There's a compromise here because although you won't have to sharpen all the time, it won't replicate the way an actual pencil writes and wears down over time. This would be good for everyday writing, but for those times that you want to sketch a drawing and need a pencil to behave how a pencil would, it would be best to use a regular pencil during those times.
These are a great supplement (but not a complete substitute) for those that want to use a pencil, without having to resharpen all the time. Recommended.
They have a slightly thicker line than the thinner lead pencils (obviously) but its not too thick that it makes writing hard.
I love that they are a bit fatter than normal pencils and triangular in shape. They fit my hand well and can also easily be used by my 2 and 5 year old kids.
I love the feel of the case, the rounded edges, the oversizedness, and the classic pencil emulation. For young girls obsessed with disney princesses a similar quality option is available with half as many for nearly 3 times the cost:
🌟 Paper Mate Mates Mechanical Pencil, 4-Pack, Disney
If you would prefer traditional wooden pencil oranginess:
🌟 Paper Mate Mates Mechanical Pencils 1.3mm HB #2 Leads, 5 Count
I am not a fan of the included lead so I have been purchasing the other available 1.3mm hb options on amazon. I prefer for heavier pressure writing:
🌟 Staedtler Micro Mars Carbon Mechanical Pencil Leads, 1.3 mm, HB, 60 mm x 6 (250 13 HB)
Or for darker lines:
🌟 Kokuyo Campus, 1.3mm, HB, 48 Leads