The Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener bases its design on the old crank model. I have one of these old sharpeners mounted on the wall in my classroom. Even older students can sometimes have difficulties sharpening their pencils with this sharpener because there is no mechanical way of ensuring the pencil goes into the sharpener perfectly straight. Additionally, some students keep sharpening away long after the pencil is ready to come out of the sharpener. The Classroom Friendly Sharpener solves both of these major problems. It is designed in such a way that the student isn't even holding the pencil while it is being sharpened. A mechanical holder grips the pencil and pulls it into the sharpening mechanism when the crank is turned. The pencils go in perfectly straight every single time and it automatically stops pulling the pencil in when it is sharp. I achieved an amazingly sharp pencil every time I used it. It works equally well on regular pencils as well as colored pencils. As you may know, colored pencils can be a death sentence for an electric sharpener, so I was thrilled to see that this sharpener can handle them.
|Three different pencils - all equally and amazingly sharp.|