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Poor quality, very rough sharpening
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020
Since I like to draw in my spare time, I always judged pencil sharpeners by how well they do their job compared to me and my trusty x-acto knife. I can sharpen a pencil to a surgically sharp point, within a few seconds. A good sharpener (like the 1980s battery powered panasonic which I will now go to look for on E-bay) should be able to do better than me. Unfortunately, most cannot.
The sharpener is the lowest quality I have ever used in my life (and I draw a lot): it creates a very short, stubby point, it cracks the pencil's core, and it is very rough in the way it handles the pencil - you can even hear the pencil cracking as the sharpener is working on it. I'd hate to think what it would do to more brittle, colored pencils, One last point: the sharpener has no means of grabbing the pencil, so you are the one struggling with the sharpener's torque, trying to hold the pencil steady while it is being cracked.
Oh, and the sharpening bit inside is not very sharp, so you can feel how it struggles to sharpen the pencil.
All in all, worthless.