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Mechanical pencils and lead holders

Mechanical pencils and lead holders

Mechanical pencils are particularly suitable for drawing, sketching and writing. Their major advantage is that you don’t need to sharpen them (with the exception of the 2-mm leads for leadholders). This means that they don’t get shorter and shorter over time like conventional pencils; instead they can be refilled with lead and you can continue using your pencil. Find the right mechanical pencil to suit your needs that offers you optimum handling.

High-quality STAEDTLER leadholders for detailed drawing

Leadholders are suitable for drawing, sketching and writing. They have a 2-mm lead. By pressing the push button, which opens the drop clutch mechanism, the user can advance the lead to the desired length. Products from our range include:

STAEDTLER Mars technico 780

  • Leadholder for sketching, drawing and writing
  • Hardness grade: HB
  • Six further hardness grades available as an option Line width: 2 mm
  • Integrated lead sharpener in the push button
  • Metal clip with hardness grade indicator for the lead used

STAEDTLER Mars technico 788

  • Leadholder for sketching, drawing and writing
  • Hardness grade: HB
  • Six further hardness grades available as an option
  • Line width: 2 mm

The STAEDTLER mechanical pencil: An excellent writing instrument

Various characteristics of our mechanical pencils:

  • Pocket-safe: The protective lead sleeve can be retracted so that when mechanical pencils are carried in a shirt or jacket pocket, the metal sleeve will not damage the pocket. Applies to Mars micro, triplus micro and graphite 779.
  • Cushioned lead for high break-resistance. Applies to Mars micro and graphite 779.
  • Protective lead sleeve slides back while writing. This enables you to write longer without having to advance the lead again via the push button. Applies to triplus micro and graphite 779.


Products from our range include:

STAEDTLER graphite 779

  • Mechanical pencil for writing
  • Hardness grade: B
  • Line width: 0.5 mm or 0.7 mm
  • Holds up to 12 pencil leads in one go = the total contents of a typical STAEDTLER lead tube, allowing you to work longer without refilling
  • Non-slip rubber grip
  • Mechanical pencil with eraser at the end of the barrel 
  • The lead is cushioned inside a spring, providing increased break-resistance
  • Available in the following barrel colours: red, blue and black

STAEDTLER graphite 777

  • Mechanical pencil for writing
  • Hardness grade: B
  • Line width: 0.5 mm or 0.7 mm
  • Mechanical pencil with extra large eraser at the end of the barrel
  • Special lead guide for increased break-resistance
  • Available in the following barrel colours: blue, orange, grey, green and magenta

STAEDTLER triplus micro

  • Mechanical pencil for writing
  • Hardness grade: B
  • Line width: 0.5 mm or 0.7 mm
  • Thanks to its ergonomic triangular shape, the pencil sits comfortably in the hand ensuring relaxed and easy writing. It is particularly suitable for those who spend a lot of time writing with a pencil.
  • Extra long twist eraser

STAEDTLER Mars® micro

  • Mechanical pencil for drawing and writing
  • Hardness grade: B
  • Eraser with protective metal cap at the end of the barrel
  • Line width: 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm or 0.9 mm
  • Non-slip rubber grip
  • Lead sleeve can be retracted completely into the pencil. You can therefore keep the STAEDTLER mechanical pencil safely in your pocket without having to worry about your shirt or jacket pocket getting damaged.
  • Holds up to 12 pencil leads in one go = the total contents of a typical STAEDTLER lead tube, allowing you to work longer without refilling
  • Cylindrical lead sleeve ideal for applications requiring a high degree of accuracy, e.g. when working with rulers and templates
  • With ISO colour coding for line width identification
  • The classic model for technical drawing


How do you refill mechanical pencils? Refill mechanical pencils easily with the right accessories

When the lead runs out, there are two very easy ways in which you can refill STAEDTLER mechanical pencils with pencil leads:

  1. A lead tube (STAEDTLER Mars micro carbon 250 or Mars micro color 254) is simply attached to the end of the mechanical pencil and tipped up. All 12 leads fall into the barrel in one go, conveniently allowing you to continue writing with your pencil. This feature is supported by the Mars micro and graphite 779 models.
  2. In the case of the STAEDTLER Mars micro carbon 255 lead tube, individual leads are refilled one at a time by means of a push-button mechanism. Special feature: The refill process is designed for single-handed use.

Tip: Refill leads compatible with all mechanical pencils are also available in red, blue and green for use on paper, drafting film and tracing paper.

How do you refill leadholders? Refill leadholders easily with the right accessories

In contrast to mechanical pencils, leadholders are refilled by pressing the push-button to open the drop clutch mechanism and inserting the 2-mm lead (Mars carbon 200) into the leadholder via the tip.

Always have the appropriate writing instrument to hand with the triplus mobile office set

You need different writing instruments for drawing, sketching, writing and highlighting. With the STAEDTLER triplus mobile office 34, you will be optimally equipped for almost every situation. In addition to two fineliners and a ballpoint pen, the set also includes a mechanical pencil, rollerball and highlighter. Get your ideas down on paper – by always having the appropriate writing instrument to hand.