Palomino KUM Automatic Brake Long Point 2 Step Pencil Sharpener - Orange

Palomino KUM Automatic Brake Long Point 2 Step Pencil Sharpener - Orange

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KUM, a leader in pencil sharpener development, produces this sharpener exclusively for the Palomino brand. The gold Palomino logo decorates one side of the sharpener, as well as its black box. Use this sharpener to create beautiful long points on your pencils.

This innovative sharpener has two holes (barrels). The first hole is used to sharpen the wood, and the second is used to sharpen the lead. An automatic brake prevents over-sharpening. The result is a sharp, long point. Other special design features include the hard, rust-resistant, high-carbon steel blades that are held securely in place by screws (versus rivets which may allow wobbling). The blades are razor-sharp and fitted onto cone-shaped holes designed to reduce friction, allowing you to turn and sharpen pencils with less force.

Each blade can sharpen pencils thousands of times, but may need to be replaced after fewer uses if it is frequently used for pencils of 3H or higher hardness. Two spare blades are included with this sharpener.

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I've had this sharpener...
August 26, 2014
I've had this sharpener for about two years until just today in my Programming Class someone asked me to sharpen their Dixon Ticonderoga, and it took about 5 minutes just to get the pencil to a reasonable point (blunt though). Had to throw it away, so sad. But, that means for the price at the time of this review it is worth it!

First hole sharpens wood to expose a cylinder of graphite, then the second hole (both holes are marked as such) will sharpen the cylinder of graphite into a pointy point. All of this depending on the sharpness of your pencil whether it needs to be re-pointed or it's a broken tip or even unsharpened may take from 30 seconds to a minute at the most. This sharpener comes with a pair of spare blades (the blades installed are screwed in with a Phillips head type) which I lost so in theory this sharpener can last you at least 4 years.

As long as you put some tape on the hinge (which will eventually break from the constant opening and closing), no problems should be had. You should also have some sort of stiff needle to push out broken-off graphite points in the second hole.
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very nicely constructed...
September 16, 2015
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very nicely constructed for the price
It takes a bit longer...
March 13, 2015
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It takes a bit longer to sharpen your pencil but the point will be glorious.