I have heard the phrase – build a better mousetrap. What about building a better pencil sharpener? Classroom Friendly Supplies has done just that. Introducing the Classroom Friendly Sharpener.
I personally used this sharpener with my coloring hobby. I prefer using colored pencils which need frequent sharpening. The Classroom Friendly sharpener makes sharpening easier than ever.
The design is something special. The old fashion looking manual sharpener features a unique pencil holding front plate. To operate: Slide the front silver plate all the way forward until it locks. Pinch the two black knobs on top together and insert the pencil completely. Release the knobs and the sharpener holds the pencil in place. Hold on to the top of the sharpener (or use the provided clamp to secure) then turn the back handle clockwise. When the pencil is fully sharpened, the handle spins freely. Pinch in the two knobs to remove the sharpened pencil.
My impression – It is simple to operate. It is not too complicated and kids could understand how to work it too. The pencil shavings are caught in a slide out clear tray for easy emptying. Turning the handle is not difficult as it moves smoothly. The sound level is quiet. It would not interrupt a class lecture.
For regular school writing pencils, the full extension of the face plate works perfectly! It sharpens quick, and quietly. My concern for colored pencils – it eats a lot of pencil before auto stopping. Especially my softer colored pencils. The silver face plate pulled all the way out seemed to be too much. Once I had adjusted the distance of the face plate from the sharpener to a lesser amount, then inserted the pencil, it sharpened my pencil perfectly without chewing away too much of it. A simple adjustment worked for me.
I am sharing this pencil sharpener with my sister who teaches a 1st grade class. Her kids will love having the Popular Purple Pencil Sharpener.
Order the Classroom Friendly Sharpener directly online. A single sharpener costs $24.99 and they offer bundles for more savings. Have a teacher you need a gift for? This sharpener would make an excellent gift! It comes in a variety of fun colors and they offer free shipping.
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