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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    From left to right:

    Kum Automatic 220
    Kum Masterpiece
    Apsara Long Point Sharpener - works best with Apsara pencils, and soft graphites
    United Office table sharpener - Lidl shops



    From left to right - sharpened with:

    Autimatic 220
    Apsara
    United Office
    Kum Masterpiece


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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    That Kum Masterpiece sure can make a long sharp lead. I like that.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by Wuddus View Post
    I do have a couple of cheap plastic generic sharpeners, but I tend to either use a pocket knife for sharpening wooden pencils, or use a mechanical pencil instead.
    It must be pretty sharp

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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    I coveted the adjustable Dux sharpener as a kid. Finally got one last year. My other sharpener is a cheap Kum with a domed plastic lid. I sometimes use a pen knife to produce elongated and faceted points. No reason.
    Thanx for the positive words on the DUX. I havenít used it yet. I didnít know that itís been out for so long

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpagan View Post
    From left to right:

    Kum Automatic 220
    Kum Masterpiece
    Apsara Long Point Sharpener - works best with Apsara pencils, and soft graphites
    United Office table sharpener - Lidl shops



    From left to right - sharpened with:

    Autimatic 220
    Apsara
    United Office
    Kum Masterpiece

    I get your point

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Somewhere somewhere I have one of those little red bakelite Scotty-dog sharpeners. Alas, it ran off to hide.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    I have 2 of those X-Acto School Pro sharpeners (one at home, one at work) and I have the red KUM 2-stage long point sharpener, which I quite like.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    I coveted the adjustable Dux sharpener as a kid. Finally got one last year. My other sharpener is a cheap Kum with a domed plastic lid. I sometimes use a pen knife to produce elongated and faceted points. No reason.
    Thanx for the positive words on the DUX. I havenít used it yet. I didnít know that itís been out for so long
    I read somewhere it's been around since 1953.

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    I would think the Kum Masterpiece would be John Wick's first pick for a pencil sharpener.
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

    Looking for Caran d'Ache Type 55 2mm set and Rotation .7 pencils.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    @Bob

    The Apsara is not bad, either. But it requires to be more careful, and aware of not breaking the lead while sharpening. Otherwise, point wise, it is Masterpiece's equivalent.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    I have a cheap manual rotary upstairs in my office, but most of the time I use one of my 0.5mm mechanicals. I also keep a cheap Papermate Sharpwriter disposable mechanical pencil in each of my music folders, for marking music. Don't have to sharpen those, and it doesn't hurt when one of them gets lost.
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    I really like the small premium sharpeners. I just wish there were more of them.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Do any of the crank sharpeners, like the carl angel have rubber grips? All the crank sharpeners Iíve seen have metal grips and they put little notches in your pencils. Thanx

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    In childhood, I loved to use sharpeners with different characters but I remember, only steel sharpeners were good at sharpening the lead of my pencil. These days, different kind of sharpeners are available in the market. I am going to share some good manual and electric ones with you:

    School Smart - I remember, my daughter is using it from two years and quality is outstanding
    Laneco - It is a very good electric one. I love its colour
    Prismacolor Scholar - It is a very good manual one

    However, you can see more good electric pencil sharpeners here ( https://bestazy.com/8-best-electric-pencil-sharpener/ ). I am planning to gift X-ACTO ProX to my daughter next week.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    This one:

    Caran d'Acher 455 Prospekt vorne by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    one in the office, one at home and one in the workshop. all of them vintage but sound.

    c.

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