What size Lead do I need?

What Size Lead should I be using?

3.5mm Lead

3.5mm Lead is generally used for fine work including curves etc.

This can be used for text, or intricate patterns.


Dragon Mirror

4.5mm Lead

4.5mm Lead is usually used for finer straight lines. Where less bending and curving is required by still with finer work.

This can be used for curved work but not quite so finely.


6.0mm Lead

6.0mm Lead is mastly used for traditional type work, such as traditional tudor patterns such as dimonds or squares on windows.

This size lead is not really suited for curved work.


Diamond Door


9.0mm Lead is only used in rather heavy set applications such as a heavy border or frame around a pattern or window.