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This is my favorite pencil...
January 13, 2012
This is my favorite pencil sharpener.

This is a two stage sharpening system. First use the hole on the left to cut down the wood around the lead, then use the hole on the right to sharpen the lead to a long, very sharp point.

Be careful not to be to aggressive with your sharpening as it is easy to eat through a pencil in short order. You can use the right hole to sharpen the lead several times before needing to shave down the wood again with the left hole.

Sometime I will only use the left hole when I want a long lead that doesn't need to be very sharp, such as while holding the pencil underhand and doing a more painterly style.

I use it for graphite pencils and for hard color pencils such as verithin and col-erase. I don't think the long narrow point will work well with softer leads.

The blades aren't the longest lasting that I have used, but an extra set is included and they can also be easily resharpened on a small stone or emery board.
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Works with standard pencil...
April 29, 2013
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Works with standard pencil grades like HB and softer. Does not work with hard drafting pencils like 6H for light colored layout lines. Breaks the lead every time. I tried Berol and Hi-Uni 6H Pencils.
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This is a really good...
April 15, 2011
This is a really good sharpener. I always get a nice point. My only criticisms are that it is not very durable, the plastic cover broke off and I am holding it together with tape, and the reservoir fills up fast. One needs to dump shavings after one sharpening.

It's a great deal! Just be careful with it!
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Just sharpened three...
April 30, 2013
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Just sharpened three pencils without filling the case, the result is a long and great point.
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ryoji kezu
As others have pointed...
August 19, 2012
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As others have pointed out, I've noticed the sharpener does an excellent job of turning out a long, fine point. It ends up saving quite a bit of your pencil in the long run from constantly-broken lead. The replacement blades are also a big plus.

However, the plastic housing doesn't hold up well to tough use, and the cover can very easily break off (mine hasn't yet, but I've treated it gently).
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I love this thing! I...
September 8, 2012
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I love this thing! I use this every day on my Hi-Uni F wooden pencils. Works very well. Gives a nice long, sharp point.

Don't try it on large diameter leads. For example, most 4B and softer or colored pencils simply have lead that is too fat. Don't try it on small diameter soft lead -- the fine tip will just break. That said, when used on the kinds of pencils it is designed for, this thing is GREAT!
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This is a very good pencil...
January 22, 2016
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This is a very good pencil sharpener!!
I corroborate the good reviews about it. It's worth the investment. It gets almost every pencil with a long lead that you can use the side to give larger strokes.
Comes with deposit;
2 additional blades
And works perfectly well!

Very good!
Greetings from Portugal, everyone ;)
Marco Dos Santos
I'm an admitted tool...
December 29, 2015
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I'm an admitted tool nerd, but I have to say this is the most fun I've ever had sharpening pencils. The two-step process is fascinating to do and observe. The result is a really long point that is very sharp. I've sharpened quite a few pencils with no lead breakage. Definitely recommend this product.
These are the best pencil...
July 22, 2015
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These are the best pencil sharpeners ever.
A little tricky at first,...
May 29, 2015
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A little tricky at first, but since I got the hang of it, I'm very pleased. Nice, sharp point.
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