What are Retractable pencils?
A retractable pencil is a variant of a standard pencil, except with the notable difference in the retracting mechanism feature in the casing.
How do they work?
You press down, usually on the top of the pencil to trigger a pushing motion that will push a small piece of thin lead that you can then use to write or draw with.
Features and benefits:
Fully retractable tip
Button clip for easy & secure storage in pockets
Some feature an eraser housing at the top of the pencil
Ideal for drawing with a ruler or stencil
No need for sharpening
Replaceable lead refills are cheap and easy to install
Spring loaded pencils available to reduce lead breakage
Where might I use one?
Ideal for engineers
In school for students
Home or work
In your business to cut down expenses on stationary