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carlwebb 04-25-2019 09:05 PM

electrician pencil
 
Someone asked me why I had Carpenter Pencils instead of an electrician pencil. Is there such a thing?

Galt 04-25-2019 09:18 PM

I use my first ticonderoga pencils, they are the fat ones a little bigger than 3/8 in.

HackWork 04-25-2019 09:20 PM

An electrician’s pencil is a black sharpie marker.

Lone Crapshooter 04-25-2019 09:26 PM

Not unless it would be from a electricial distributor or contractor.
My self I use a carpenters pencil or a first grader pencil and a Sharpie if I am doing rough in work. If I am working in a finished area the Sharpie does not get used except to label 4X4 or 4 11/16 covers. Larger boxes should be labeled with a label maker.

LC

3DDesign 04-25-2019 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by HackWork (Post 5191562)
An electrician’s pencil is a black sharpie marker.

I use red Sharpies.

splatz 04-25-2019 10:31 PM

The Papermate 1.3mm lead pencil is the only one better for work than a carpenter's pencil.

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99cents 04-25-2019 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by HackWork (Post 5191562)
An electrician’s pencil is a black sharpie marker.

Yep, unless you’re drawing on a wall that’s to be painted.

I tried the Milwaukee ones that are supposed to write on anything. They’re marginally better than Sharpies but don’t live up to the hype.

Incognito 04-25-2019 11:06 PM

I use a .9mm mechanical pencil. (Most common are .5mm or .7mm).
Small enough to get accurate on the prints but tough enough to draw on drywall and wood studs without breaking.

MechanicalDVR 04-26-2019 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by 99cents (Post 5191584)
Yep, unless you’re drawing on a wall that’s to be painted.

I tried the Milwaukee ones that are supposed to write on anything. They’re marginally better than Sharpies but don’t live up to the hype.

Are they three times the price of a Sharpie?

A Little Short 04-26-2019 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by MechanicalDVR (Post 5191608)
Are they three times the price of a Sharpie?


$1 at my SH

MechanicalDVR 04-26-2019 01:40 AM

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Originally Posted by A Little Short (Post 5191618)
$1 at my SH

Oh that's cool, I haven't seen them here yet!

tmessner 04-26-2019 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by MechanicalDVR (Post 5191608)
Are they three times the price of a Sharpie?

Cheaper than Sharpies at our supply house. I think they are more durable also..I am addicted to red also.

splatz 04-26-2019 10:19 AM

The one thing about the Milwaukee markers I have noticed is they seem to hold up better on concrete, you write on concrete with a sharpie, the tip is a little nub in no time. Same with a Milwaukee but not as fast.



Really the carpenter's pencil is far superior for marking on concrete.

zac 04-26-2019 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by 99cents (Post 5191584)
Yep, unless you’re drawing on a wall that’s to be painted.



I tried the Milwaukee ones that are supposed to write on anything. They’re marginally better than Sharpies but don’t live up to the hype.

Or running EMT.

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tmessner 04-26-2019 10:28 AM

a Sharpie mark will fade out in a few months on an outside install. a pencil mark is forever on a box cover. Like for marking out push buttons on a control panel.

flyboy 04-26-2019 11:46 AM

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I had these left over from catholic school. So I used them.

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TGGT 04-26-2019 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by splatz (Post 5191666)
The one thing about the Milwaukee markers I have noticed is they seem to hold up better on concrete, you write on concrete with a sharpie, the tip is a little nub in no time. Same with a Milwaukee but not as fast.



Really the carpenter's pencil is far superior for marking on concrete.

Checkout sharpie mean streak. It's like a paint marker. I'm laying out on concrete and its waaaaay easier to see from afar and writes easily through dust.

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Hobbit007 05-09-2019 03:46 PM

Best pencil is Pica dry. They make same style markers also in different colors.

Jarp Habib 06-18-2019 10:50 AM

Sidecutters do everything, even write on walls if you hit the walls just right. Morse code or runic scripts work best.

Wirenuting 06-18-2019 01:23 PM

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I use a China Marker, it's retractable and it wipes off.. works in the rain and on grease, on glass and on paper.

Get a box now and you'll have them till you retire. They last forever, almost.


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