What’s a ‘mechanical pencil’? The mechanical pencil you need to know

Mechanical pencils are a common tool in the world of computing and art, but they’re often misunderstood by consumers.

For example, the term “mechanics pencil” is often misused when talking about pencils that aren’t made of metal or have a rounded tip.

We took a look at some common misconceptions about mechanical pencil, and the most common question we received from readers was, “What is a ‘Mechanical Pencil?'”

We asked the folks at The Pencil Museum to help us answer the question.