This little pencil sharpener fits in the palm of my hand and can be powered by four AA cells (not included), the USB port of my laptop computer or by a plug-in phone charger with a USB connector. A three-position selector on the base of the sharpener allows me to make adjustments to ensure that the pencil point that I want is delivered.
As you can see from the photo this sharpener, which I received in exchange for an honest evaluation and review, produces a nearly perfect, uniform point. Pressing a pencil into the sharpening hole on top activates the motor that begins the sharpening process, which automatically stops when the desired point is achieved. A clear plastic cover provides a clear view of the sharpening blades and is easy to remove when the shreds and dust from sharpening pencils have filled the collection area.
A limitation of this sharpener is that it won't accommodate pencils larger in diameter than standard and it won't properly sharpen skinny...
I operate a day care and preschool. I've gone through so many pencil sharpeners that failed to perform well, even expensive ones with heavy duty motors. Its been frustrating. When this one arrived I was worried because it felt light and even a little flimsy but I have to say, it is the BEST pencil sharpener I have ever owned! Whether I'm sharpening regular pencils or colored pencils, it's PRECISE and PERFECT the first time and everytime! I put the pencil in ONCE and when the sharpener stops, the pencil is sharpened to a perfect point. I've had it for months now and this has been my daily experience every time. I'm so impressed!
This is a nice pencil sharpener with a great low price as a recent Deal of the Day. It's nice to be able to use a power adapter if I have a lot of pencils to sharpen, and it's also convenient to be able to run it off the batteries. The first one that arrived did not sharpen properly, it was "offset" from the center, so the point ended up with some of the wood on part of the tip (I've added a couple of pictures to show the issue. However, the customer service was great, they quickly provided a replacement item at no cost to me, and it works just fine as expected.
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