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 instal...