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Is it possible to fall in love with a pencil sharpener? We think so! Experience the SharpTank and enjoy the simple pleasure of producing a perfectly sharpened pencil.
The SharpTank is an attractive, portable pencil sharpener with a sturdy, metal body and sharp rotary tool good for up to 5000 uses.
The compact, quiet, durable design makes this the ideal sharpener for classroom and office settings.
The SharpTanks tension springs automatically draw the pencil into the cutting chamber, producing a perfect point. Once the pencil is sharp, the machines unique design will not allow it to over sharpen a pencil.
The cutting blade can be easily removed for cleaning or replacement.
SharpTank - The Perfect Pencil Sharper for Classroom Use
Is it possible to fall in love with a sharpener? We think so! This wonderful tool will change the way you feel about pencils.
The SharpTank is a joy to use and a teacher's best friend. It is a q-u-i-e-t, compact, durable sharpener intended to last a lifetime. Each blade is good for 5000 uses and can be easily replaced or cleaned. The solid metal design and sturdy base allow the sharpener to sit firmly on your desk without the need of clamping or securing it. The q-u-i-e-t function means no more noisy interruptions as students are sharpen their pencils.
Safety warning: this product is not intended for children under the age of 6 as it contains a sharp rotary cutting inside the housing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received a replacement handle from the seller (OEM?). The replacement handle is manufactured of metal and has a barely noticeable difference in shape, so it still looks fantastic! Not only does this sharpener make the sharpest tips of any I've ever used, but it is also the fastest of any I've ever used. I could beat any electric sharpener with this thing.
You squeeze the handles at the top to release the little arm that hold the pencil. Insert the pencil until it bottoms out, then release the handles. At this point, you're done holding the pencil. Start turning the crank and go until it's easy to turn and the pencil stops moving. The sharpener pulls the pencil in on its own! The *only* downside is that the grips may mar the surface of the pencil, but I've only noticed that to be a problem on substandard pencils where the wood is exceptionally soft (off-brand colored pencils, especially).
Thrilled with the sharpener, thrilled with the...
I'm a teacher and like most teachers, I have to purchase most of what I need including a pencil sharpener. I've been looking for a good electric sharpener, but spotted this crank-style one on amazon. I read all the reviews and it sounded like a good one. I just put it to the test, 48 pencils for my classroom (yes, I buy them too). It's WONDERFUL!!! I will recommend this to my peers as they are always looking for a good sharpener too. I hope my review helps others just as previous reviewers helped me.
We've been using it mostly for colored pencils (i.e. Crayola) and a few regular pencils. It's a great sharpener and works just as described. I have two toddlers who color constantly. Our cheap, electric pencil sharpener quickly broke down and those twenty-five-cent manual sharpeners are torture on the hands.
The only downside is that there are "teeth" that hold onto the pencil while you turn the crank. The pencils we've sharpened result in a groove because the pencil spins slightly while cranking (i.e. the tension doesn't grab firmly enough, resulting in slippage). The pencil is perfectly sharp as expected and the groove is more of a cosmetic flaw than anything.
If you're like me and have no issue with a slight groove as long as you have a fully-functioning pencil, this sharpener is certainly a fine option.
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