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    Mechanical HB lead

    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?
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    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.
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    It can happen very occasionally. If it happens a lot, you must have a defective batch of leads, with clay clumps.
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    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.
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