Carpenter pencils offer a lot of advantages, particularly when drawing lines on wood. Because carpenter pencils do not have rounded lead, thy can draw both thick and thin lines. A well-sharpened carpenter pencils allows the user to draw lines of consistent thickness. On the other hand, a classic rounded-lead pencil can be sharpened to a point, but the sharpness of the point quickly degrades, resulting in lines that are thicker at the end rather than maintaining consistency.
For this reason, carpenter pencils are great for projects that require precise lines. However, if you do not sharpen a carpenter pencil properly, it will not maintain this benefit. A poorly sharpened carpenter pencil means that it will only draw thick, uneven lines rather than the precise lines it was made to draw.
When it comes to sharpening these unique pencils, you need to make sure you are using the right technique. Traditionally, carpenters and other users would sharpen the pencils using a knife. You can also use a special carpenter pencil sharpener to get the job done.
The carpenter pencil sharpener offers the advantage of being custom-made to help you sharpen the pencil with the proper technique to get a useful, sharp lead. The sharpener allows you to whittle the pencil to the proper point that you need for your carpentry projects.
We recommend purchasing a carpenter pencil sharpener with your order of carpenter pencils. This will help you as you use the pencils in various projects from home improvement to artistic pursuits.