Yakibest Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils, Pre-sharpened, HB Lead, Box of 30

Yakibest Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils, Pre-sharpened, HB Lead, Box of 30

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Yakibest Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils: Product description amazon basics woodcased #2 pencils, pre-sharpened, hb lead, box of 30 from the manufacturer amazon basics

What are yakibest basics woodcased #2 pencils features?

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  • 30 wood case #2 hb pencils made from high-quality wood come presharpened
  • Strong medium-soft lead produces long-lasting, smooth, readable strokes
  • Rounded hexagonal shape with satin-smooth finish for a secure, comfortable grip
  • Soft, smudge-free, latex-free eraser secured to the end for conveniently wiping away mistakes

Yakibest basics woodcased #2 pencils details:


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Item weight

‎6.7 ounces

Product dimensions

‎7.4 x 0.3 x 0.3 inches

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Number of items



‎30 count (pack of 1)

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Looking for specific info?

Are all of these the same length because they are pre-sharpened? If so, how?

During the assembly line they are on the “sharpener” for the same amount of time. It was on an episode of “how it’s made”.

What country are they made in?


Are these pencils comparable to the ticonderoga pencils? Eraser and all?

Unfortunately, no. I purchased these when they were on sale for $3.39 (for 8 dozen). I work with students in high school, and go through about a dozen each day. When i go to sharpen these, every 6-8 pencils comes out of the sharpener with broken lead, and needs to be resharpened. When using them with the students, the lead breaks more often, and i need to keep more available so no one needs to get up to go sharpen another one. The eraser isn’t as good as the dixon-ticonderoga either.
Https://www.amazon.com/ticonderoga-wood-cased-graphite-pencils-13872/dp/b00125q75y?ref_=w_bl_hsx_s_off_web_9503605011 is currently $10, vs $5.40 current price on amazon basic. I guess it depends on whether the price difference is worth it.

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Are the erasers latex free?

The description says they are latex-free.
We have a teacher who is allergic to latex and can’t be near where it’s in the air (like if someone pops a balloon or uses a latex eraser) and she’s had no problems with these in her class so the description is correct.

Where are these made?

‘is there some magic place on earth that allows a pencil making machine to operate better than it would at other locations?’ — not sure about the machines, but it certainly the materials used in different countries (the graphite/clay/wax used in the core-making process, and the wood) matter, as well as the quality control. Certainly the ticonderogas made in mexico are better than the ticonderogas being made in china. Pencils made in japan or germany tend to be quite nice. I rather like a batch of three leaf pencils that were made in india (amazon b076tdkygl) and came today along with some amazon basics (philippines) that i don’t like as much, but still seem okay. Maybe my opinion will change as i use them more., but i remain firmly convinced that the country of origin is worth knowing.

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How good are the erasers on these pencils?

Not as good as the ones on ticonderoga pencils.

Are these good pencils? Do they sharpen well in an amazon basics manual pencil sharpener? My current pencils are not sharpening well!

Out of 5 stars i give them a 3.5. I hand sharpened all of them for my kids before school started. I had difficulty with the lead breaking inside the pencil maybe once every 7-8 pencils. It was sort of frustrating but i did sharpen about 120 of them. However, neither of the kids have complained once about them since september.

Why has the price risen so much in the last week?

State testing season. Schools are buying them like mad to provide students with new pencils on test days.

I just received a 30-count box of these pencils; but i did not order them. No packing slip was included. Is this a promotional deal?

Just smile and waze.

Will the sharpener eat the pencil or are they comparable to ticonderoga

The amazon basics #2 pencils are of excellent quality. I have not had a problem sharpening them or any other problem. Highly recommended.

Do they have the amazon basics logo on them?

Yes (right where logos typically are on pencils)

Can we customize these pencils?

I suppose!

Does it have a headphone jack

Headphone jack? No

So if she weighs more than a duck, she’s made of wood?

Half past spin tennis from blue double check. So yes.

How do you clear it?

How do you clear what???

Is it good for drawing?

My children draw with these frequently without a problem. I haven’t done any serious drawing with them but as someone who considers themselves an advanced drawer i’d probably give them a 4 out of 5. I’d like to stress that they are simply #2 pencils though so they’re nothing fancy.

Where are these pencils manufactured?

Idk..one of the best items i purchased.. It’s like 200 pencils in this box..i brought last year aug for kids to start school..i still have a whole lot left..comes in a lil brown box..its worth the purchase.. They are #2 pencils

How long can the product be used?

For eternity, even long after the led runs out.

Has anyone had these around long enough to say that the erasers don’t harden?

The erasers are fine.

Is this product really as good as advertised?

These pencils are old school number 2 pencils, long and easy to hold for little fingers 4,6, and 7 here. So i think they are quality pencils and work well.

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What are our customers saying?

5Expert Score
Lead is dark enough to see.

Wonderful pencils that do the job, dark enough to read and not round but octagon shaped to not roll off your desk. I like to use pencils for my password book so if i change passwords ,i can erase and fill in new password. These are #2 pencils that students use for exams. Excellent erasers ,but i prefer to add my own over the one on the pencil ✏ . Prior to buying these pencils i was getting frustrated with my current pencils that the lead was so soft and light that i could not read what i had written. I now have pencils that i like and will throw away all of my old pencils. Very happy with this product. 5 stars *****.

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A gift for my niece who is a first time, first grade teacher!

These #2 pencils were not for me but for my niece who started teaching first grade this school year. I knew that there might be a need for these even though she and/or the students would likely have all that they would need but i like to always be prepared and thought that these would come in handy. She certainly appreciated them and has been able to keep everyone well supplied with plenty to spare! I sent a few other items as well just your basic classroom necessities. I feel that that as much as the school and/or parents should provide for their kids – i know that there will always be those who cannot afford or provide and hope that these items help to fill those gaps. Anyhow, congratulations to my niece for having the guts to become a teacher – and a first grade teacher at that!

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Perfect pre sharpened pencils

These are a great deal . I purchased these to donate to a teacher’s classroom. If you can teachers can always use pencils!!!

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I am annoyed by how good these pencils are

I am a pencil lover and my go-to budget pencil has always been the dixon ticonderoga. But these amazon pencils are better. The lead core is consistently centered in the wood barrel, which makes for easy sharpening and a nice point. The wood is good quality and the eraser is okay. You really can’t beat it for the price. Unless you want to buy an expensive pencil like blackwings or faber castell, these are probably the way to go.

5Expert Score
Number 2

It’s a pencil . The only thing that is still needed when filling out multiple choice tests & when all electric devices fail.

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Great but the erasers are too flimsy and wear through too quick

These are still an amazing deal. However, the erasers do not last as long as they should. The eraser is too soft.

5Expert Score
My go to for back to school pencils

It’s no secret that these #2 amazon basics pre sharpened pencils are #1 on my back to school supply list. I’ve got 3 kids so this bulk box of 150 pencils are more than enough. We had over half left over from last years box. I don’t have to worry about sharpening 30 pencils for their pencil boxes because it’s already taken care of. I never had a issue with any of these pencils that i didn’t have with better name brand pencils, they are practically the same thing besides the name on the side of the pencil. I never had a teacher complain about it and never had an issue with state testing with these. These are in face #2 pencils, approved for state testing at public schooling. I highly recommend. These are hassle free and you won’t be sorry.

5Expert Score
Must have

Kids running through pencils like mine this is a must have

5Expert Score
Great price for a quality, basic pencil

At the end of the school year, i always buy a pack of pencils to replenish my depleted stock. (i teach 7th and 8th grade english). Last year, i bought 144 golf pencils for about $8. It was a great investment, because a lot of times, i have kids who always forget a pencil. They aren’t the ones who necessarily need a pencil, because more often than not, they would lose the pencil again before they made a mistake. However, despite having 144 of them, i ran out in late april, with about two months still left in the school year. I will buy another pack of those golf pencils for the students who perpetually borrow a pencil, but i quickly learned that every so often, i had a student who really needed a pencil, but wasn’t someone who made a habit of bringing nothing to class. Likewise, these were students were the ones who didn’t need it for a few periods, but truly needed a new pencil for them to keep for weeks. Unfortunately, i didn’t have any “real” pencils, and when i saw these amazonbasic pencils on sale (96 for about $6 – regularly they’re less than $8), i knew i needed these as well.

I’m actually really picky about my own personal pencils. I have a favorite brand, and i have a favorite brand of erasers to put on them. Nevertheless, i was really excited to try out these pencils because although they didn’t have the price tag of a dixon-ticonderoga, they still worked really well.


these are just your every day, basic pencils, but that’s how i like mine. I hate pencils with that plastic film with a design printed on them. With “cute” pencils, you aren’t paying for the pencil, you’re paying for whatever logo is on it (like frozen or star wars). When you sharpen those ones for the first time, the film splits and then the cute design ends up peeling off. However, these amazonbasics pencils were easy to sharpen, and they were nice to write with. Sometimes, pencils are prone to have the graphite split so there is a strange press on the paper, resulting in “double” writing. I wrote for a bit with the pencil and even as it dulled, it still wrote nicely. You can note a small letter i wrote to test it; it is the third image.


another thing i hate about cheap pencils is the garbage erasers. As a teacher, i write most things in pen, but i always do my grade book in pencil. If a student turns in something late, i need to erase the previous grade to change it, and i can’t stand having left over marks from a bad eraser. Now, as i mentioned, i have one specific brand of erasers which are honestly god’s gift to humanity, and i always slap one of those bad boys on my pencils, but this really wasn’t bad as far as erasers go. I mean, it was still obvious that i made a mistake, but i also press into the paper like i’m trying to cut a hole into the table underneath. I write dark. I have many students who press lightly. As well, if i were drawing, i would draw lighter. In the third picture attached to this review, there are two instances of erasing. The first is over “film” in fourth line in the first paragraph. The other is the second paragraph, titled “eraser test.” as i mentioned, i write so dark that it’s difficult to erase to the point where it doesn’t appear that there was a mistake at all, but i also think your average person wouldn’t mind. I can clearly make out what is written over the erased bits, and no annoying parts of the eraser were left behind (like a giant pink smudge… Ugh, i hate that the most).

Smudge test:

speaking of smudges, i don’t frequently smudge my pencil work because i’m right handed. However, i have left handed students who turn in work that is barely legible because they drag their hand throughout their writing constantly. Thinking of them, i wanted to test out how badly the graphite smudged on a hand. The results are the fourth picture. Now, this wasn’t just me carefully dragging my hand over the paper; i really pressed, trying to smudge the words. And yeah, i did smudge it a bit, and yeah, i did get some graphite on my hand. However, this is nothing compared to some of the other pencils i’ve seen. As you can see from my hand, it was minor, considering i was literally pressing hard on the paper, trying to get the graphite on my hand.


the bottom line is that a 12 pack of any type of pencils can go for over $2. In fact, a lot of times the “cute” pencils are the most expensive, but they’re the worst as far as quality. If looks aren’t a thing you care about, but do care about quality, these are the best deal. A 96 pack of ticonderoga pencils can range from $14-$20 (depending on packaging and color and where you’re buying them). I always use ticonderogas as the standard for the perfect pencil because i used them throughout my childhood; my mother was literally born in ticonderoga, ny. However, the amazonbasics are the best bang for your buck. Are they cute? Is your kid going to be inspired by the cool frozen or star wars logo? No. Because this is a standard, basic pencil. They’re just yellow. But to be honest, those “cool looking” pencils always lack quality compared to something like this. The simplicity is what makes these pencils so great; they’re just pencils. They know their function, and they get the job done. These are definitely going to be my “good” pencils from now on, especially to give out to kids who really are responsible with their supplies.

5Expert Score
Great pencils

I gave these pencils to my school teacher daughter. She gives them out to her students when needed, how long the 300 pencils will last remains to be seen. But she was very happy to receive them

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These are the erasers you like

If you’re the kind of person i think you are, these have the kinds of erasers you’re looking for! Haha. I don’t know how to describe it, but they feel like the kind from my childhood.
They were sharpened but could’ve been more pointy. If you’re looking for a good bar exam pencil, these are the way to go.

4Expert Score
Box half empty

The box came half empty, i’m not sure what happened but i was a bit shocked. Other then that, great pencils but i’m not paying for half the box.

4Expert Score
Great price

The picture wasn’t the same as how i received the items. I thought it would be packed individually.

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Great pencils! But, amazon what happened to our order?

We love these pencils i have bought them many times. This last time we did not receive our order of 7 boxes, not sure what happened.

4Expert Score
Great product

Highly recommend

4Expert Score


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Pencils if needed

A lot of pencils that are tall and can be used but due to the shape, they might not sharpen real easy, but they will last a long time.

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Decent #2 pencils

These are decent #2 pencils. The pencils write nicely and sharpen well.

4Expert Score
Go value good price.

I like that they are presharpened

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Good pencil bad eraser

The pencils are good quality but the erasers are horrible. Eraser leaves smudges behind and not advised to use especially on white sheets

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