Monday, August 28, 2017

The Pencil Sharpener That Changed My Life

 Okay, maybe that title is a little dramatic but maybe not. See when we first started homeschooling 6 years ago we were given a school pencil sharpener from a teacher relative. The problem is it chewed through my expensive Dixon Ticonderoga pencils. We went through so many that year. We stopped using that beast and went to using cheap individual sharpeners. Guess what they often broke open and spilled all over. They didn't sharpen nicely either. They were so small and lost easily.

So, as you can tell we've had quite an ordeal until we received our sharpener. In fact we've had our original one since 2013!!  It is still like new. We keep it on a shelf in the kitchen and it is used practically daily. If anything happened to this gadget I would replace it immediately - it is that good.

How Do You Use It

This sharpener is a little different than others I've used. First you have to squeeze the lever on the front and pull to open the hole. The front kind of comes out as well. Once you've pulled the front out you then squeeze the two black levers again and the front opens so you can slide the pencil in.

Then you turn the crank until the front silver piece goes back to the meet the front of the device. After that happens the pencil is sharpened to perfection! It never over sharpens or under sharpens. There is a plastic catch-all for the shavings that is easy to slide out and empty.

I can't sing the praises of this sharpener enough. We went through so many that first year and since we received this one it has been the one and only.

 Product details:
  • A "must have" for every teacher.
  • A unique and practical teacher gift.
  • Old-school retro look.
  • Quiet sharpening eliminates classroom interruptions. 
  • Automatic stopping once the perfect point is formed. This prevents over-sharpening.
  • Works on standard sized pencils.
  • Clear plastic disposal tray for easy cleaning.
  • Easy to use (as young as 5 years of age.)
  • Sturdy metal frame (approximately 3"x 3"x 5")
  • Portable or mounts to a surface. Clamp included.
  • A true "green" pencil sharpener. Ideal for environmentally friendly schools and classrooms.

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  1. I have 3 children in school so they are always doing schoolwork. This would come in very handy!

  2. I would like to win this sharpener because we have an electric pencil sharpener that just chews pencils up

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  3. I would love to win because we homeschool and go through sooooo many pencils. I think my 7 year old son may eat them. I am endlessly getting blisters sharpening.

  4. My kids are always sharpening pencils so this would be really helpful.

  5. this would be great for the grandkids to use when they are at my house doing their homework

  6. I have a daughter who loves to have her pencils sharp so she is always wanting to sharpen her pencils so this sharpener would come in handy.

  7. We love pencils and use a lot of regular and color pencils. This looks like the perfect answer to all our broken pencil points.

  8. We homeschool as well and it's honestly crazy how hard it is to find a good pencil sharpener! I'd love to try this one out, it looks amazing.

  9. I would love to win because my 3 kids can never seem to keep their pencils sharpened. I need a sturdy reliable sharpner to keep pencils sharpened for daily homework. I also love the color

  10. I would like to win this for my granddaughter :)

  11. I would like to win this sharpener because the ones that the girls have now just do not work. They are not made a good as when I was a kid!

  12. I would like something better for my house! With the homework situation here it seems like we're always breaking those little sharpeners from staples!

  13. I like it because its something like the ones I used in school & my kids could really use it. They would not be able to loose it

  14. We use a lot of pencils here --- this looks like the perfect sharpener.


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