The Ultimate Drafting Pencils Guide

The Ultimate Drafting Pencils Guide 1

What is a Drafting Pencil?

A Drafting pencil/Technical pencil is a particular type of mechanical pencil used by architects, drafting technicians, and designers for precision technical drawing.

They have a long slim lead sleeve/guide pipe to aid in marking straight lines with rulers and stencils. It also allows an unobstructed view of the pencil lead for greater precision.

This guide will cover what we use them for and how they differ from regular mechanical pencils, lead grades, and diameters. We also have an extensive list of the best drafting pencils.

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The Top 10 Drafting & Mechanical Pencils

Top 10 Drafting Mechanical Pencils

The difference is clearly explained between a drafting & mechanical pencil with our top 5 recommendations for each pencil type.

Having been asked recently what the difference between Drafting & Mechanical Pencil is, I thought it would be an idea to explain what features that drafting pencil tends to have compared to mechanical pencils and list some of the more popular examples.

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