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Not a good buy; read why.
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2018
Read reviews before I purchased this item. Most reviews were positive. However I should have paid more attention to the negative comments. You really need this only if you are using the Ticonderoga Beginners #2 pencils, as they are extra large and have a completely smooth surface. Love the pencil, not the sharpener. Had to return it because it does not sharpen the whole point surface, thus you wind up with a very short exposed lead point. Called vendor, said I should have purchased the more expensive ($20.00 more) as it does a better job and had a sharpener blade that can be replaced. I also has a couple more items this product does not have. I really would not recommend this unit. I am going to buy the other one and see if it is truly better for the extra money. Note: I was given a $10.00 credit by Amazon for my trouble.