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Sharpener arrived quickly and packaged nicely. I draw a lot
August 15, 2017
Sharpener arrived quickly and packaged nicely. I draw a lot. Fine art colored pencils aren't cheap so I purchased this sharpener in hopes to obtain a fine point without sharpening a fair amount of my pencil away to do so. It definitely made a difference! I obtained the finest point with minimal shavings. It has a very solid feeling for a somewhat powerful little sharpener. However, it's really touchy. For as solid as it feels make certain you hold it down before inserting pencil and during sharpening process. Otherwise it will try to spin. Upon trying to insert pencil it immediately starts trying to sharpen but the least amount of pressure makes it sound like you're bogging it down. If the lead, by chance, breaks off during sharpening it can clog the sharpener to where you hear the noise from the motor trying to spin (which is loud even when not clogged) but it won't sharpen. We had to unscrew it and pull the lead out. If you have to do that take the batteries out first! It was a fairly short and simple process. Also, make certain to keep the shaving reservoir emptied out frequently. That also can bog it down.
Summary: It's good for minimal shavings. As far as purchasing it again would be a very slim chance.