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108 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
We are a large homeschooling family, and put pencil sharpeners to good use! We've been unable to find an electric pencil sharpener that would last more than 3 months, no matter how top of the line we purchased. The issue was a major frustration to say the least! We even tried to go with the push lead auto pencils for awhile - those didn't go over so great either! After 10 years of homeschooling, we finally had a, "Duh!" moment, and decided to look online for a manual sharpener! They're not sold in stores these days that we've been able to find "0) This little sharpener was a great price with good reviews, a no brainer. We ordered site to store, and the item arrived at the store the next day! Our DD sharpened our entire (HUGE) collection of colored pencils for over half an hour until she got a blister - who knew a manual pencil sharpener could be so much fun, ha ha! It's a nice solid, well built tool and works great! Lovely, lovely sharp points "0) Can't believe I'm gushing over a pencil sharpener, but it's just a lifesaver around here. Plus it brings me back to my own grade school days - waiting in line to sharpen a pencil! If your're thinking about the purchase, do it. Sincerely, relieved homeschool mom~
this is a must for any family with school age kids woohoo no more searching for a sarpend pencil or a teeny tiny hand sharpener, this mounts right to the wall, it is very easy to clean and use
Works great; went through a few electric and table-top manual sharpeners when I finally decided to go with the old fashioned type.
I was getting so tired of our electric pencil sharpener that never worked. This thing is a dream. It is so sharp and I love that you can change it to sharpen a variety of sized pencils. The only challenge is getting the led unstuck if it breaks off in the sharpener. Great product.
X-ACTO is a name I trust. I am mostly familar with their knives. When I saw this sharpener made by them I knew it would do the job.
it was simple to put it up on me wall. Even the screws were of good quality. It sharpens my pencils quickly and efficiently. The sharpener itself is sturdy and well made. One of the best features is having the choice of sharpening four different sized pencils.
I highly recommend this product.
I had no idea that these pencil sharpeners were not the the norm anymore. Everyone is using a electrical one or those really cheap hand held ones at my sons school, and at home. I bought this as I was sick of all the broken pencils the handheld ones creates, and to be honest I have not been disappointed. This is just like the ones I would use in grade school over 30 years ago. I recommend this to anyone that wants a great pencil sharpener for around $10. The install was easy, I mounted the sharpener in my garage so the pencil shavings would not get in the house. I have a 9 and 6 years olds and both can use it with ease. Love it!
I am a teacher and after going through a lot of electric pencil sharpeners rather quickly I decided to buy this one. So far it is performing well - gives a nice sharp point on the pencils without much effort. My only criticism is that it was a little tricky for me to install. In order to get the screws to go in I had to remove the handle. Not very difficult but still you would think they could design it to make for an easier installation. All in all I'm very satisfied and think it will outlast the electric sharpeners.
I would of give it 5 stars if it wasnt so difficult to mount. Had to pre drill the holes and take off the handle to get the driver on the tiny screw heads. They need to rethink the mounting system. The sharpener itself works great.
works great!! I waste lots of money on pencil sharpeners, because i have kids. works good and batteries are not needed. also tried electric they dont pull and takes forever to get pencil sharpened. this one can sharpen dozens of pencils in just minutes!!! last for a very long time!!!
This product is not as heavy duty as the old ones from school days years ago. It does sharpen the pencils, even if a bit off kilter. You have to turn the pencil to get the wood off all sides of the pencil point.
Good old school stick it in, turn the crank and out comes a sharp pencil ready for duty. This is the only way to make a point!
It is hard to find a good, reasonably priced pencil sharpener. If you're reading this, then you've found the one. I'm pleasantly surprised with the quality given the low price.
I WAS TIED OF BUYING LITTLE SHARPENERS GREAT FOR HOME
This sharpener works much better than the small regular electric one I had. Overall, it works pretty well, but it when you sharpen a pencil, its doesn't go smoothly like my old boston standard sharpener- it has some odd resistance- but it gets the job done. I like that it also has adjustable sizes.
The base is well made but the part holding the shavings is kind of chintzy, though it does fit well. It sharpens very evenly and cleanly. I'd recommend it.
The sharpener I received was kind of rough when turning the handle and sharpened off center until I put a drop of oil on the gears & nose piece. Now it works very well!
This pencil sharpener grinds away the pencil too fast and the sharpening is uneven. When we moved forgot to bring previous pencil sharpener that was purchased several years ago. This new one doesn't hold a candle to it.
I had bought two other pencil sharpener and had to take them back before I had gotten this one. It works very well on pencils and colored pencils.
This reminds me of Elementary School! I bought two. Got one in the house and one in my shop.
found this useful product online, not in store. I have owned another one for 20+ years with no problem. It works and gives a good point.