In 1960, the first "fine lead" pencils were introduced.
The advantage and most important benefit for the fine lead pencil is that they enable the user to draw or write with a constant line width, without the need to sharpen the lead. There is minimal waste, erasable lines and maximum convenience.
Key User Groups of the Fine Lead Pencil:
Offices, commerce, industry
Faber-Castell Fine lead Pencils are filled with Super-Polymer Leads. Super-Polymer lead is composed of graphite and synthetic polymer resin.
The 0.7mm Leads are available in 5 degrees of lead hardness. (HB, B, 2B, H and 2H). B is equivalent to a No. 2.
The leads are exceptionally smooth. Each individual tube contains 12 leads.
0.7mm leads are used in all Graf von Faber-Castell and Faber-Castell Design Mechanical and Propelling Pencils with the exception of the e-motion.
Dealing with a spent or broken lead inside the pencil may cause slippage. If this occurs discard the stub of remaining lead and continue to advance the lead with the push button or twist mechanism. The next stick of lead will be advanced ready for use.
Leads which protrude too far from the tip are more prone to breakage.