The pencils, sharpeners, crayons and markers discussed in this guide are specifically ones that are used in building, woodworking, and DIY tasks such as: marking timber, marking oily or wet surfaces, and marking on metals.
These types of pencil (often referred to as carpenter’s pencils) are simple marking tools typically made from wood with a graphite core (also know as the “lead”).
A sharpener is a simple device used to sharpen a dulled pencil tip. It consists of a small box with a tapered hole in it and a sharp blade attached to the top.
A marker pen is another type of marking tool that has a tip that draws from a well of ink or paint stored in its body. There are many different types of markers available.
A crayon is essentially a solid wax stick that is often brightly coloured for high visibility.