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May 15, 2014

Pencil Extender

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Below, excerpts from Barry McWilliams's Cool Tools review.

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Pencil-extender

What's a pencil extender?

It's not a lead holder, which is an easy mistake to make.

It's for your regular pencil when it gets down to the very end and you don’t want to throw it away yet.

I use a lot of Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils. They're not super-expensive but art supplies can add up and I hate to waste anything.

My General Pencil Co. extender — "The Miser" — has kept dozens of Col-Erases alive beyond what would have been an early retirement.

I've not tried it with any other pencils so I can’t comment on how well it does on a classic No. 2 or a Mirado Black Warrior. I do like it much better than the fancier-looking aluminum-bodied extender I tried around a year ago. That one was a bit too lightweight: once a pencil is worn down to a nub, I like the extender to add a bit of heft.

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$6.06 (pencil not included).

May 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM | Permalink


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