The best pencil sharpener...
October 1, 2015
The best pencil sharpener I've ever used. It's a product straight from Japan,
but it works precisely as described. It allows me to use my normal No.2 pencils
to my super soft artist coloring pencils all with the same sharpener.
In my honest opinion there are only two things worth noting -
(1) the 'door' to close the sharpener doesn't fully close after about a week of
use, but that's not really an issue as the shavings don't fall out and it still
allows for variable cut angles.
(2) The assembly is essentially clipped plastic, and will disperse when dropped.
This will only arise if you drop it on a firm surface and it separates. Even so,
it can easily be popped back together. It'll give you an appreciation of the
ingenuous simplicity in the sharpener's design. I recommend using a dab of super
glue on the two larger outer enclosures (NOT the shaving emptying cover!) to
give the device that extra secure seal.
All in all, I have two of these for myself (one work and one play) and I kept
finding my one at home missing because my fiancee would commandeer it, so I
finally got her one of her own. I highly recommend this device if you use analog
pencils with varying lead/stroke ultimate yield strength (aka break point). Hope
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