With Tidbit Mechanical pencil Lead, the right lead can make the difference between a forgettable writing experience and one bordering on sublime. it’s the lead that determines how a pencil writes. When choosing your lead, the first thing to consider is the choice of lead hardness grade. Softer leads are darker and smoother than harder leads, but also smear more and get used up faster. For everyday use, we recommend staying in the range of H to 2B.
Once you’ve chosen a hardness grade, you’ll need to consider which brand of lead to use. Different brands do perform differently, and the best one for you depends on how you use your pencils most. Let’s take a look out our top pencil lead recommendations, after which we’ll delve into a more extensive comparison of all our lead brands.