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Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Pencil Sharpener - Red

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Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Pencil Sharpener - Red - UNI KH20.15
  • Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Pencil Sharpener - Red - UNI KH20.15
  • Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Pencil Sharpener - Red - UNI KH20.15
  • Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Pencil Sharpener - Red - UNI KH20.15
  • Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Pencil Sharpener - Red - UNI KH20.15
  • Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Pencil Sharpener - Red - UNI KH20.15
  • Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Pencil Sharpener - Red - UNI KH20.15
  • Uni KH-20 Hand Crank Pencil Sharpener - Red - UNI KH20.15
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Useful and ergonomic hand crank pencil sharpener for wooden pencils. Great for kids in school or artists.

Product dimensions: 5.1 inches (130.5 mm) height × 3.4 inches (86 mm) side × 5.2 inches (131 mm) side.
Weight: 11 oz (310 g)


Model NumberUNI KH20.15
Weight13.2 ounces


April 22, 2011
This thing works very...
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This thing works very well!! I was impressed by the pencil holding mechanism, which pulls the pencil as you crank the sharpener with just the right pressure. When the pencil is sharp, the lead hits a stop at the back of the sharpener, and cranking the sharpener no longer has any effect. The little orange button in the middle of the crank, when pushed in, advances that little stopper inside, and doesn't allow the pencil to go in as far when sharpening. This leaves the pencil with the the lead tip shape that you already had worn it down to, and simply exposes more lead for use. With the button set so the pencil goes further into the sharpener, you get a perfectly sharpened point, which likely will waste more of the pencil.

The bottom container is a little bit hard to slide out as there are no features on the plastic to help you get a grip on it, but it's hardly a real problem.

There's very little weight to it at all, so one hand is used to hold it down while the other turns the crank, as it holds the pencil and automatically feeds it in. It can therefore be used anywhere, your lap, the couch, where ever. Forget having to find a surface that a suction cup will hold onto like those old sharpeners I remember from grade school is history!!

Overall this thing works great, and I love it!

8 people found this helpful
October 19, 2011
Absolutely superb, flawless...
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Absolutely superb, flawless points from this sharpener. The wood ends up so silky smooth you'd swear it was sanded. This looks small in photos, but it's actually fairly bulky (the cylindrical top portion has about the same proportions as a typical coffee mug) so this is for the desktop only. It makes me sad to have to leave it at home when I go out to draw, and I've never seen a portable twist sharpener that yields this nice a point. Red is the way to go here, as it's really quite striking.

7 people found this helpful
June 3, 2011
I've been looking for...
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I've been looking for a good hand crank sharpener for a long time. I used to have an olld hand crank sharpener from the 60s that belonged to my mother and later on to me in the 70s and 80s, that one was the most amazing sharpener, never chewed up pencils and was very dependable. Sadly when I moved to the USA the sharpener was left behind and was given away. I've missed that sharpener a lot, no electric, manual sharpener or handheld I've had since has come close to that old sharpener I used to have as a kid. I bought this Uni sharpener to try it, as the reviews were all great on it. I think I've found a good replacement sharpener for my old one. I'll be ordering a couple more.

3 people found this helpful
March 20, 2013
It's quite an effective...
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It's quite an effective sharpener. However, the handle fell off shortly after I bought it, and the kids misplaced it. So now it's a really difficult sharpener to use.

2 people found this helpful
May 10, 2012
I'm comparing this sharpener...
I'm comparing this sharpener with the excellent but barrel biting carl angel-5 rotary sharpener. This sharpener, on the sharp point setting, produces a short conical DULL point, compared to the carl angel-5, which produces a lovely long cone and a super sharp, precision point. The Mitsubishi also produces lop sided sharpening on perfectly centered leads, which must mean that the rotary device is faulty. On the plus side, the sharpener is very quiet and because of the rubber grippers, does not bite the pencil like the carl angel-5 does. On balance, a very diasppointing sharpener for the price.

2 people found this helpful