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The propelling model of the Faber-Castell pencils is tricky to refill the first time. Keep these directions handy and you won't have problems with your Faber Castell pencils. N.B.: With the propelling model of the Faber Castell pencil, be sure to use no more than five leads in your Faber Castell refills. Inserting more may cause the mechanism in your Faber Castell mechanical pencils to jam. To refill Faber Castell propelling pencils: 1. Remove the front piece or grip zone from the barrel by turning it counterclockwise. 2. Remove metal lead holder from front piece by turning lead holder counterclockwise. 3. Remove cap from metal casing. 4. Refill leads at the top. 5. Replace cap on metal lead holder. 6. Return metal lead holder to front piece by turning lead holder clockwise until secure, otherwise lead will not advance. 7. Return front piece to barrel of pencil by turning clockwise until secure. 8. Twist cap to advance leads.