This thing works very...
, April 22, 2011
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!