Top positive review
5 people found this helpful
on 8 December 2016
I brought the mechanical sharpener at full price for my personal use. I mainly use it for sharpening coloured pencils, pencil erasers and blender pencils.
It is very simple to use. Simply pull the compartment containing the pencil gripper out, insert pencil and turn the handle to sharpen. If sharpening to a very fine point keep turning until the handle loses almost all resistance, otherwise u can pull it out at any time.
I had found plastic sharpeners were damaging my softer pencils causing the leads to break unevenly, be over sharpened or the lead would get stuck inside the blades.
Buying this has completely stopped that. Using a mechanical sharpener takes away all the accidental pressure or tilting a human hand provides when sharpening.
The tray provided to collect the pencil sharpenings however is not secure inside the compartment, if you do accidentally tilt the sharpener the draw will fall out and the pencil sharpenings will go everywhere. (Trust me I know)
I hadn't realized how important a good sharpener is to artwork. I would never choose to go back to a plastic one again.
The sharpener is very good quality and allows you to sharpen to fine points, essential when colouring excessively small details.