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
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.
Bought the .5 & .7 for sketching and drawing. Love using the .7 with harder
leads like 2H for sketching. This size resists breaking because it's thinker.
Then I use the .5 with HB lead to make the final lines.
Both are wonderful instruments for drawing. Just don't try to shade with them,
use wooden pencils for that.