Top critical review
Doesn't work well at all as advertised, unless I received a defective one.
October 9, 2019
Honestly, giving this pencil sharpener 3 stars is being more than generous. I looked over so many portable, battery operated sharpeners before choosing this one. They all have such mixed reviews and this one had all 5 star reviews, yet I didn't realize at the time that there only 5 reviews!!!!!
Anyway, I had really high hopes for this one... The 1st pencil sharpened fine enough. But the rest either nothing happens when I put the pencil in, so someone else tried to do it. The only way he could get it to work was face down, naturally I knew I'd have to hold it with my other hand, yet the pencil DOES NEED YOU TO PUT SOME PRESSURE ON IT IN ORDER TO DO SOMETHING!!! It says not to put any pressure on the pencil...just to put it in and it will start to sharpen. Not so!!! I'm quite frustrated!! The pencil is supposed to sharpen evenly all around, not on one side only. It's not even coming out smoothly. I have to pull off the wood shaving that's still on the pencil that's half on and half off. I waste a lot of the NEW PENCILS just trying to get the pencil sharpened. I'm left feeling extremely frustrated just trying to sharpen my pencils and therefore losing interest in working on my drawing altogether!!!😠😖😟