Top 10 Drafting Mechanical Pencils

Top 10 Draughting / Drafting / Technical Mechanical Pencils

The Top 10
The Top 10 are in alphabetical order, apart for the first two pencils. When compiling the Top 10, the first two mechanical pencils were clearly far ahead of the rest of the pack, they were arguably the best mechanical pencils (for drafting) and deserved to be placed at the head of the list, but after them, the others are all in alphabetical order.

Staedtler Graphite 925 25
Platinum Pro-Use II MSD-1500
Ohto Super Promecha PM 1500
Pentel PG series (e.g. PG5)
Pentel Graph 1000
Pentel Graphgear 500
Pentel Sharp P200 (e.g. PG205)
Pilot S10
Pilot S20
Rotring 600

The Top 10 - In Order As Listed Above - L to R
Top 10 Drafting Pencils
Photo courtesy of Six-Gun Lexikalker

Highly Recommended
Pentel Graphgear 1000
Pentel Smash Q1005
Pilot S3 / H-325 (same pencil, different codes in different countries)
Staedtler Graphite 925
Staedtler Mars Micro 775

Also Worth A Look
Rotring 500
Staedtler 925 85 Regulator
Zebra Drafix

This Top 10 was created by committee vote. Only drafting or technical style mechanical pencils were considered eligible for the Top 10. Some of the pencils are not particularly widely available and you might have to purchase them from a specialist online retailer.

The experts gathered in February 2010 to decide the Top 10.
The Magnificent 0.Seven

Jeremy ‘Germ the Dealer’
‘Cold Steel’ Isu
Ovidiu ‘The Kid’
‘Black Lead’ Dave
Gunther ‘Six-Gun' Lexikaliker
Ricardo ‘The Artist’
and The Ghost Ryder.