Sunday, September 23, 2018

Poll - Lead Size

Ok, well I'll give Google Forms a go.

What is your preferred lead size?

This is the link to the multiple choice survey form. You can click on it, or copy and paste into your browser address bar.

Poll is now closed. Thanks to all who voted and commented. I will publish the results shortly.


Matthias said...

0.2 mm rulez!

Evan, Canada said...

I picked 0.7mm, I like that its a "common" size and that there are a lot of pencil choices between that and 0.5. As an aside, is there a way to see the results?

Blackbeard said...

Drawing - 0.2 mm/0.3 mm.
Writing - 0.7 mm.

General Purpose - 0,5 mm.

Kiwi-d said...

I will publish the results in a week or so. In the meantime if I get time I will read the instructions and see if there is a way :)

George Clements said...

As Blackbeard has suggested, if you really use your pencils, it does not make a lot of sense to pick an outright favourite lead size. It would be like asking a golfer to pick his or her favourite club. There may be one that has a special place for sentimental reasons, but the choice of club would depend on the shot required to be played. I use 1.18 mm leads because they fit most of the pencils in my collection, but if I have a hankering to use a Sampson Mordan, then I have to use a lead size to suit. If I am solving a crossword, I like to use a 0.9 mm lead, but if the grid is small I will opt for 0.7 mm. I find 0.5 mm too fragile, and 0.3 mm even more so. Even if I am drawing a plan, I will use a sharpened wooden cased pencil in preference to a thin leaded mechanical pencil below 0.7 mm.
If I am writing on normal feint ruled paper (as I often did when I was studying a few years' back) I have no problems with 1.18 mm leads, but, if I am using narrow feint ruling, I will go for 0.7 mm or 0.9 mm.