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    Default Pencil Sharpeners

    There are all sorts of pencil sharpeners out there. What kind of sharpener do you use?


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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners


    I'm a school teacher and I have one of these in my classroom.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    I also have this one

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    X-ACTO Ranger 55 Manual Pencil Sharpener with suction cup base.

    I used to own this planetary gears sharpener with an 1896 patent until a collector in Germany took it off my hands.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by countrydirt View Post

    I'm a school teacher and I have one of these in my classroom.
    This is a good looking sharpener. Are the grips that hold the pencil rubber?


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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    X-ACTO Ranger 55 Manual Pencil Sharpener with suction cup base.

    I used to own this planetary gears sharpener with an 1896 patent until a collector in Germany took it off my hands.

    IMG_0810.jpg
    I love this old sharpener. What did you do with it? I mean, did you sell it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by countrydirt View Post
    I also have this one

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    Come on, donít put your pencil in your nose. Lol


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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAYLORPUPPY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by countrydirt View Post

    I'm a school teacher and I have one of these in my classroom.
    This is a good looking sharpener. Are the grips that hold the pencil rubber?


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    No, they are metal of some sort. This sharpener gives a perfect point every time. I've had one in my room for 2 + years. My wife has used one at least 5 years - she teaches middle school while I teach in high school.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    X-ACTO Ranger 55 Manual Pencil Sharpener with suction cup base.

    I used to own this planetary gears sharpener with an 1896 patent until a collector in Germany took it off my hands.

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    Now that is just to cool! Talk about a conversation starter. Did it have a cover? Or is that how they were made back then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAYLORPUPPY View Post
    I love this old sharpener. What did you do with it? I mean, did you sell it?
    Yes, a collector in Germany took it off my hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapidray View Post
    ...Did it have a cover? Or is that how they were made back then?
    To my knowledge, this model had no cover. I once saw another just like it.

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Here are the best two sharpeners I have come across:

    1) Mobius + Ruppert Grenade Brass Bullet Shaped Pencil Sharpener.
    2 Kum masterpiece sharpener

    I attached links, but you can find the sharpeners cheaper elsewhere.
    Last edited by dfo; May 20th, 2018 at 08:35 PM.
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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by dfo View Post
    Here are the best two sharpeners I have come across:

    1) Mobius + Ruppert Grenade Brass Bullet Shaped Pencil Sharpener.
    2 Kum masterpiece sharpener

    I attached links, but you can find the sharpeners cheaper elsewhere.
    I have the M+R Pollux the DUX Brass sharpener and the KUM Masterpiece

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post

    I have the M+R Pollux the DUX Brass sharpener and the KUM Masterpiece
    I love the feel small brass sharpeners. The blade on the Pollux looks sweet.
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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Quote Originally Posted by dfo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post

    I have the M+R Pollux the DUX Brass sharpener and the KUM Masterpiece
    I love the feel small brass sharpeners. The blade on the Pollux looks sweet.
    I havenít used it yet but the DUX has a small dial on it. 1. 2. 3. The dial gives 3 different points. I wanna get a hand crank sharpener that has rubber grips for around 50 bucks. Give or take

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    I was once told that in the USA it was possible to purchase a model V10 Chrysler Viper engine - powering a pencil sharpener. I didn't belileve it but was amused by the idea.

    Meanwhile kind friends, with a nod to my moniker and enthusiasm, bought this one for me. Lovely!
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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    I have so many. I use the Palomino KUM Blackwing sharpener, a Rachetta, a Kutsuwa Stad T-Gaal, and M & R Studio sharpener, and a plain Jane Kum sharpener . I like all of them, but I probably use the Sonic Rachetta the most frequently.
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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    Manual that I got for my colored pencils:



    Electric for rapid fire sharpening:X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener Yep, it's HUGE!

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    Default Re: Pencil Sharpeners

    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.

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