Only wooden pencil connoisseurs know that all sharpened wooden pencils are not created equal. The length of the sharpened lead core can make a big difference in a "make it or break it" lead experience. This pencil sharpener allows you to adjust the length of the sharpened lead core. Numbers are labeled on a dial, the larger the number the longer the sharpened lead core. Levels range from 1 to 5, as well as a "close" that shuts the pencil hole to avoid shaving spillage.
I love the ability to chose the type of sharpening this gadget performs on any
standard size pencil you try. I have had no problems with it's ability to
sharpen, so far.
However, after using this sharpener only a handful of times, it no longer closes
when you turn the dial to close. To close it you have to open up the back of the
shavings and tug at the small white arm that releases the white trap door. Also,
because the door doesn't close on it's own (and I didn't realize that for a
week) the shavings spill out a bit. Good thing I had this tucked in my paperclip
and eraser pouch! Even so, this guy got pencil fuzz/dirt all over him. I
typically keep my things very neat, organized and above all else CLEAN, so this
was a shock to find when I went to use it.
Just got this sharpener for work and I LOVE it! It's totally worth your money. I
put some really dull pencils in it and with just a few twirls, it sharpened each
one as pointed as a carpet tack. And the ability to dial in the point length you
desire is so cool, because I'm oddly particular about that. The color choices
are nice. I'm going order another one for home, and probably one for my son to
use at school.
Does a great job of providing variable angle sharpening, even though if the
discharge chamber becomes overly packed with shavings, the closure door may not
operate fully, but then again, it does not leak even when left in the previous
angle. If you're in need of a sharp variable angle sharpener, this is a solid
I use it for my standard no. 2 pencils, and my colored pencils for work, as I
prefer a steeper angle on the no. 2 pencils, while the colored pencils cannot
take that steep of an angle, works like a champ every work day. Recommended,
plus super fast shipping.