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The Kum Automatic Long...
, March 30, 2011
The Kum Automatic Long Point Pencil Sharpener has to be one of the best small
portable sharpener I have so far used. Like the previous person said, I strongly
recommend this sharpener to anyone who uses wooden pencils.
Pros: Easy to use. Small and portable. Gives a great very pointy lead. Comes
with two replacement blades. Also has a sharpener for leadholders that use 2 mm
or 3 mm leads.
I mention this end bit because I was really pleased with it. I bought a Lamy
Scribble 3.15mm drafting pencil from here. And though I was really pleased with
the pencil. I had no way of sharpening it. I bought this sharpener from Amazon a
couple of months before I bought the Scribble, and then I had no idea what a
leadholder was. I was incredibly pleased to discover that I could sharpen my
pencil graphite with this sharpener.
Cons: It fills up with lead shavings really quickly becaue it's so small. The
blades became pretty dull after +5 months of use, but that may be because I used
this alot and I had people asking me for this sharpener too. It would also
sometimes but rarely break the lead of my pencils when I was sharpening ithem.
All in all, this is a wonderful great sharpener. Easy to use and gives a great
point. But like I said, it fills will pencil shavings pretty quickly. And the
blades dulled somewhat quickly. I have now though found a solution. I only use
this sharpener when I am at University or not home. When I am home though, I use
my Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener that can be bought here. Note:
I'm not affiliated with them. I just really like their pencil sharpener:
Which I argue to some extent that it may sharpen a little better than this. But
since it's so big, I don't take it with me to classes haha.
Buy this Kum sharpener. You honestly won't regret it. I know I haven't.
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I reccomend this to anyone...
, November 1, 2010
I reccomend this to anyone who uses wooden pencils! This is a very good pencil
sharpener - works great on any pencil (HB, F etc.) and depending on wood length,
the lead can be very long, which is very useful, e.g. for shading.
It may seem expensive, but looking at the quality and the items (it includes
spare blades after all), it's worth buying!
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Have you ever before...
, February 9, 2013
Have you ever before bought a pencil sharpener with adjustable and replaceable
This is a precision instrument. And and inexpensive one, at that.
If you have some nice pencils - Faber-Castell, Rhodia, Staedtler - you will love
how this sharpens them.
Step one "sharpens" the wood, grinding it back from the graphite.
Step two puts a beautiful point on the graphite.
The result is a long, slim, perfect point. Little breakage while sharpening
(unless the pencil is a cheap one), and a clean, nice point at the end.
I bought several of these, so I'd always have one available.
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This is a great sharpener....
, September 9, 2011
This is a great sharpener. I really like it. The blades are very sharp. The
only complaint that I have is that I cannot find replacement blades. It's cheap
enough that you can just buy another...but I'd rather just buy more blades.
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A bad batch (?) or just...
, February 1, 2014
A bad batch (?) or just bad? And needs some improvements. I bought this last
fall, and Hole No. 1 basically wouldn't sharpen anything. So a friend at the
store where I bought it, switched the blade for me. That used one of the spare
blades. Now it mostly works, but I really didn't get four working blades. At
the same time and same store, I heard that another customer bought 10 at a time
(to use as gifts!), and returned 4 of them; I believe it was for the same
I'm not that impressed with the actual sharpening that this does, but I think
the concept is wonderful. Here are the things (besides a dull blade) that get
in the way of functionality for me:
1) It's hard to see what you are doing: the shavings quickly cover up the blade
on the left side, so you really can't see when you've gotten the pencil point to
the stage where it's time to switch to the right blade. The blue color makes
the interior dark, so another hard to see factor. In addition, the
etched/embossed branding on the plastic cover also reduces visibility.
2) The spare blades are at great risk of falling out when you empty the
shavings. That's happened to me twice, and the first time almost made me throw
the whole thing away. I had emptied the shavings into the trash at a "food
court", so you know it wasn't nice trash. As I was walking away, I noticed the
spare blades were gone. Fortunately, I was able to go back and find the blades
caught in some paper and retrieve them.
When one blade is DOA, and if you lose the other replacement blade because of
poor product design, I think it's time to find another sharpener, despite the