|My new pink sharpener ready for action|
A few weeks ago, the teacher from across the hall came into my room with her newest purchase. She was very pumped to show it to me. She taught abroad last year and had experience the "perfect" pencil sharpener. The sharpener she was demonstrating, she had found online and immediately ordered. I was extremely impressed by the quality, ease of use, and the most amazing tip I had ever seen on a pencil. I went home that evening and began to research, looking for my own amazing pencil sharpener. My research led me to Classroom Friendly Supplies where I discovered exactly what I had been searching for. The best part was I did not have to wait for it to arrive by international mail during a busy shipping season. It arrived in less than a week, right after Thanksgiving. This is a small company run by a teacher and she was willing to send me a free sharpener to test if I agreed to share with all of you about my experiences. Let me tell you, my beautiful pink sharpener arrived today. I was busily sharpening pencils as soon as I took it out of the package and it's true, it is terrific. It's easy to use, is quiet, and sharpens a drawing pencil to a fine point with only one or two cranks. I LOVE THIS PENCIL SHARPENER. Sorry for shouting but I wanted to make sure you truly experienced my enthusiasm. The only thing I'm not thrilled about is the mount. I don't think I will be using it but it is equally easy to use without the mount. I just place the pencil in the sharpener, put my left hand across the top of the sharpener and turn the crank with my right. I'm not sure if I will share with my students, yet, or keep this all to myself! : } I had been having trouble with my electric pencil sharpener with my drawing pencils, they would sharpen, break, I'd try again and a break. Sometimes I feel like I am just sharpening away the pencil. I sharpened about a dozen with this machine and not one of the pencils broke. Yes, the same pencils that my electric sharpener keeps eating up.
|Pencil in place, ready for a few cranks|
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