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FAST and SHARP
November 5, 2019
First, a couple notes about going "too cheap" on a sharpener (my old one). Previously had a small portable round "battery only" sharpener I got at a box store for only a couple $$ less than this, and it sucked (had that cheap little elementary school sharpener blade in the middle that kept getting jammed... annoying!), never seemed to get a good point or took forever, and was a pain to clean and reassemble (last time I cleaned it I accidentally threw away the cheap blade with the shavings, which was a blessing in disguise as it gave me a reason to toss it in the trash and buy this one). Was glad to move on!
This sharpener runs circles around my old one, I sharpened 4 pencils in about 15 seconds to a crazy sharp point. This has MUCH MUCH sturdier and heavier (helical) blades, and easier to clean. Also love the wall plug, USB, or battery option (I used the wall plug to get the most juice, and it did not disappoint). Can't speak to durability yet after a few days, but the helical blades seem very sturdy and should hold up well. Of course the casing is plastic (they all are, e.g. made in China), but the real reason you buy a sharpener is for the quality of the blades... the helical blade makes a huge difference. And of course I ordered via Amazon, and they had it to my door in like 3 days (to Hawaii, including the weekend).