Pencils

Pencils

Pencils are among the first things most of us can remember using the first time we ever wrote. Not only do they hold great nostalgia, but they’re also one of the most useful and, in some cases, required ways to write.

For example, #2 Pencils are often required for most tests across schools in the United States. Colored pencils happen to be a favorite staple for kids and artists.

We’ve also made it super simple for you if you wanted to see more information about any of the particular pencils, all you’d need to do is click on any of the images of them or use the table of contents below.

Best Overall #2 Pencil

Almost all of the kids and adults we spoke with agree that these are the top choice for #2 pencils. Not only are they multi-colored (instead of only that boring Orange/Yellow color), but they’re high quality as well. And yes, they are 100% good for standardized tests that require #2 lead. 

Key Features

  • Five bright, neon colored pencils that glow under use of a black light 
  • Exclusive #2 graphite formula provides extra smooth performance
  • Latex-free erasers remove marks completely without smudging.

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Cons

Best Overall Mechanical Pencil

We have tested over 50 different kinds of mechanical pencils, and this one was the overall favorite everyone agreed upon.

Key Features

  • 4 Pencil Sizes: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 & 0.9 mm
  • Premium look. It looks more like a pen than a pencil.
  • A high quality looking gift for all occasions.

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Cons

Frequently Asked Questions

Are pencils recyclable?

The wood in pencils is treated, processed, and painted multiple times. After this process, the wood is no longer recyclable.

What kind of things can you make out of pencils?

What to do with old colored pencils?

Are mechanical pencils recyclable?

Mechanical pencils are usually made of a mixture of metal and mixed plastic. Since they are made of a mixture of metals and plastics, this makes them impossible to recycle.