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Hi all, so I bought a bunch of faber castell lead (HB) that was on clearance and noticed that every time I draw with them I come to a point where it feels like there's a stone at the tip and no marks can be made. This is easily countered by rotating the lead holder and using a different side of the lead, but this is my first time using mechanical lead and I was wondering if this is normal - well for the HB ones at least, or did I just get crap lead?
This is something that seems to happen occasionally with any brand of any type of pencil, it's kinda random but normal...
Sometimes you just end up with a funky lead. Heck, sometimes it's only part of the lead in one pencil in a whole box of pencils and the rest is fine.
You can generally get rid of the funky bit by rubbing the point vigorously on a bit of scrap paper or something.
Thanks for the feedback. It's not much of a problem since I use my sandpaper pad to get around it but I just wanted to see if it was normal.