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    Default Uniformity/standardization of lead hardnesses?

    Is there any industry standardization of lead hardness? Is there a device or technique to measure where on the HB scale a lead falls?
    Can a 2B not be a 2B (sorry Shakespeare)?

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    Default Re: Uniformity/standardization of lead hardnesses?

    My experience is that 2B (or other grades) is not always the same hardness. Not even with the same manufacturer. Not even with the same pencil type of the same manufacturer (!).

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    Default Re: Uniformity/standardization of lead hardnesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    My experience is that 2B (or other grades) is not always the same hardness. Not even with the same manufacturer. Not even with the same pencil type of the same manufacturer (!).
    So, like nib size...

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    A: No it isn't.
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    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
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    Default Re: Uniformity/standardization of lead hardnesses?

    Therefore your Shakespeare analogy "2B or not 2B" seems to be true as far as pencil leads go. LOL
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    Default Re: Uniformity/standardization of lead hardnesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Therefore your Shakespeare analogy "2B or not 2B" seems to be true as far as pencil leads go. LOL
    Maybe that's why Shakespeare didn't use pencils.

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    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
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    M: No it isn't!

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    Default Re: Uniformity/standardization of lead hardnesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monsoon View Post
    Thanks a lot, Monsoon!

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    A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
    A: It can be.
    M: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
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