|Review by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 08-29-2013 02:20 AM||2416 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I am not trying to fuel the never-ending debate on marking devices…...pencils, marking knives, scalpels, etc
But, I ordered 3 of these Rockler Lead Holders……Rockler calls them “Cabinet Maker Pencil Sets….. and I really like them
I am now down to using just two marking devices (not including marking gauges)….just pencil-type stuff.
I either use these Rockler Lead Holders…..or
I use the pocket knife with the disposable blade…..and then I can go as light or as deep as I want and need.
These Rockler pencils have good “heft” to them which I really like.
The point narrows sufficiently so that you can get up against whatever you are marking.
The lead is 2 mm.
Unless you drag it over rough lumber, the lead is very strong and lead breaking is much more rare with these pencils.
The Set come with a box of 12 extra leads in a nice case.
There is also an eraser/sharpener combo that I have three of scattered around the shop and in my apron.
The eraser actually works most of the time (of course I rarely mis-mark anything)
The sharpener puts a nice point on the lead………not too long so it breaks, but long enough to get up close and mark what you want.
There is a 3” ruler on one side, which I have yet to even think about using.
I am giving this 5 Stars cuz it does what it is supposed to do well.
Anyway, I really like these things and thought I would pass that on.
P.S. Until now I was using Pental 9mm mechanical pencils.
-- We must all walk our own green mile