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Old 04-25-2019, 09:05 PM   #1
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Someone asked me why I had Carpenter Pencils instead of an electrician pencil. Is there such a thing?
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:18 PM   #2
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I use my first ticonderoga pencils, they are the fat ones a little bigger than 3/8 in.
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An electrician’s pencil is a black sharpie marker.
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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.

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An electrician’s pencil is a black sharpie marker.
I use red Sharpies.
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The Papermate 1.3mm lead pencil is the only one better for work than a carpenter's pencil.

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

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