Apex Mechanical Pencil

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This mechanical pencil has the same protective, retractable tip as the Vanishing Point, but it’s only $6, half the price. I have been using them for about 2 years. The pencil has a good weight to it – not too heavy and not too light . It uses 3 lead fills and is available in .5 or .7mm. There is also a twist mechanism for the eraser, that helps protect it when not in use.

-- Soham Ghosh  

Apex Mechanical Pencil
$42 (.5mm, pack of 12)
Available from Office Depot

Manufactured by Paper Mate