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Mechanical pencils, like the regular kind of pencils, use graphite.

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Q: Do they use lead or graphite for mechanical pencils?
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Do mechanical pencils use lead?

Yes. All pencils use lead - not the element, but a graphite and clay mixture molded into a long narrow strip.


What is the use of graphite?

The main use is making the "lead" or graphite in pencils. The lead in pencils is actually graphite. If it was real lead it would be very dangerous.


What is the main use of Graphite?

The main use is making the "lead" or graphite in pencils. The lead in pencils is actually graphite. If it was real lead it would be very dangerous.


How do we get graphite?

We use grapite in the lead of pencils.


Is lead used in pencils?

No. Lead used to be used in pencils but they stopped using it in them becasue of lead poisoning from pencils. Now they use graphite instead


Do pencils have lead?

Pencils do not use the real metal "lead". Instead, graphite is being used to make "pencil lead". Graphite is also the only non-metal that is a conductor of electricity.


What is best to use out of lead and graphite?

In pencils, as a lubricant for computers and printers.


What is the graphite of a pencil?

It is the part of the pencil that makes the mark on the paper. Pencils used to use lead for this but the lead has been replaced with graphite.


What is the name of clay in pencils?

Graphite duhhh go back to 7th grade! imrpovement: lead used to be used in pencils, but since it is poisonous they now use graphite.


What do people put in lead pencils?

People around the world don't put lead in lead pencils or any pencils! They put something called graphite. They use graphite because lead is poisonous. If a peice of lead touched you, you would have poison in you. Then eventually you would die. So that is what people put in lead.


Do mechanical pencils use energy?

Mechanical pencils themselves do not need any energy in the forms of battery or electricity. However, mechanical pencils do need human energy to work. We need to add lead and push lead out; they do not do this on their own.


What is the full process in steps of making lead used in pencils?

1. Find lead 2. Put in pencil Btw most pencils use graphite

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