The 10 Best Pencil Extenders + Top Tips

The 10 Best Pencil Extenders

The Blackwing 602 pencil and the Caran d’Ache Swiss Wood pencil are amongst the finest wooden pencils that there is. However, this quality comes at a premium price tag and you want to get the maximum use from them. Artists use lots of colored pencils and also want them to last as long as possible.

But what do you do with wooden pencils that are too short to use? The answer is simple to buy a pencil extender which is sometimes referred to as a pencil lengthener. If you are not familiar with pencil extenders they act a bit like the cap of a pen and sit on the end of the pencil making it longer so that you can hold it comfortably and get the maximum use out of your pencils.

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What to do With Small Pencils

Stubby Pencils

Anyone who has ever used a wooden pencil will know that over time as you use the pencil it becomes smaller and smaller. You then have to decide what to do with this small stubby pencil?

For many years I have been a fan of standard No. 2 (or HB in the UK) pencil as they always felt comfortable to hold and when you need a few moments of contemplation, spend some time with a sharpener. I have love of quality pencils like Faber-Castell and Rhodia but I am equally at home with the office version from Staples.

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