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Excellent sharpener....
October 14, 2011
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Excellent sharpener. After my Panasonic Auto-stop sharpener broke down, I was skeptical that I could find a sharpener that could match its quality. I'm glad I was proven wrong. I'm an artist who works mainly with colored pencils, mostly Prismacolor, and a high quality sharpener is EVERYTHING in this medium. I'm glad that this sharpener sharpens the pencils to a point thats sharp enough to color with, but not too sharp that it will break. I also like that the sharpener does not mangle the wood with its jaws and that it does not make too much of a grinding noise when sharpening. I will be buying this sharpener again if my current one breaks, which I hope it won't too soon :)

Fellow Artists: This is the best sharpener for all of your pencil needs!
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Most of the sharpeners...
September 20, 2011
Most of the sharpeners like the Dahle 166 sharpen well but feature teeth that mangle the finish of the pencil. I was looking for a sharpener that is well built and would keep my Mitsubishi Uni's looking good. The KH-20 is a superb sharpener. The push the red button on the crank to toggkle between a sharp or blunt point. The crank mechanism is sturdy and very smooth with no perciptable play, the jaws are made of rubber coated grips that work well with round or hexagonal pencils. The spring that pushes the jaw is much better and stronger than more expensive sharpeners.

For pencil affectionados I say dont hesitate this the best sharpener hands down.
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Just received this sharpener...
April 23, 2011
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Just received this sharpener and it's great! Very light, mostly plastic except for the burr blades. No manual but none needed. As mentioned, push the orange button in for blunt and out for long point. Open the lever on front to push pencil in, then extent the movable front face to hold long pencils in place for sharpening.

The long point pencils this sharpener produce are fantastic, better than any manual hand sharpeners I've used. I don't much care for the blunt points it makes but I don't have that need either.

Very happy with sharpener. Highly recommend for artists too.
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This sharpener produces...
February 19, 2011
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This sharpener produces very high quality points and has an auto stop feature that cuts to a minimum that amount of pencil being wasted. The clamping feature on the KH-20 features three rubber coated jaws that protect the finish that the manufacturer gave the pencil. The orange clicky button on the crank allow the user to select either sharp or blunt finishes to the point. Even the sharp finish creates a very strong point. It's a joy to use a pencil that has been sharpened by this outstanding device. Thanks JetPens!
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A bit messy, but completely...
February 10, 2012
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A bit messy, but completely worth it; the mechanism is smooth and the resulting point is marvelous. I can see why the entire shipment JetPens stocked just a few weeks ago is already almost gone. :)
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I have 8 children and...
March 16, 2016
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I have 8 children and we homeschool. We sharpen pencils hundreds of times a month. I've now owned this sharpener for several years and the handle just had the pin come out. But it still is totally functional. I say all this to say this is the best sharpener our family has ever used. It has been used and abused thousands of times over the years. Look no further, this is your sharpener. I'll be buying another to keep in storage for when the old finally reaches its end... if it ever does. :)
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Expensive but a quality...
January 18, 2015
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Expensive but a quality device. The red button allows you to switch between standard point and long point - neither are blunt. Handles all sorts of shapes of pencil like grip 2001, wopex, and progresso graphites.
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Definitely a great sharpener....
November 26, 2014
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Definitely a great sharpener. I have tried many both manual and electric but the point I get from this sharpener is not brittle and stays sharp longer than any others. It was definitely a good purchase. There is a hole to accommodate a table top clamp but there is no clamp in the box. You really don't need one since it is just fine to hold the sharpener with one hand and turn the crank with the other. The easiest way to get the shavings tray out is to just tap it from the rear and it will be easy to pull it out from the front. It is a really great purchase and I can't stop sharpening all the pencils I can find!
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For 50+ years I relied...
June 19, 2014
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For 50+ years I relied on the traditional metal wall-mounted pencil sharpener. But the affordable ones are made of cheap parts with only one cutting gear. I decided to take a chance with the Uni KH-20 and was wowed by it.

The cutting mechanism provides perfect, super sharp points. The auto-feeder prevents chewing up unnecessary wood to get those awesome points. As an added bonus to less wood used, after a full school year of use, the filings basin is still less than half full. Also thanks to the autofeed, I don't have to secure the body of the sharpener to a fixed surface.

I highly recommend this sharpener.
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Amazingļ¼ It arrives...
May 7, 2014
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Amazingļ¼ It arrives in two days. I ordered it on 5th and it came on 7th! The sharpener is light weight, but it's a really good quality sharpener! This is the best sharpeners I've ever have! Amazing! Thank you! I love it!
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