Let me tell you, I have had NO luck with any pencil sharpeners in my nine years of teaching. It seems the pencil companies are making really cruddy pencils. And don't even get me started with the cute, foil design pencils. Those would never sharpen. I've talked with many teachers who all had the same problem, so at least I felt better that it wasn't just me and my kiddos.
I also decided not to post about the sharpener until my KIDDOS had used it for a full month. I wanted to see if it was kid proof. I gave them a quick lesson and let them have at it. I was expected it to die within a day, or at least a week. I am pleased to say, it is still alive, and the kids LOVE that their pencils actually sharpen. The only issue we had was when a kiddo tried to sharpen a really thick colored pencil. The lead broke off inside and the little guy actually started crying that he broke it. He knew how much we all loved the new addition to our classroom. But it was no big deal, as the sharpener was easy to take apart and it took me 2 minutes to fix it.
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I can't say enough good things about this sharpener. If you have the opportunity, buy one! Or stop by very soon as I will be having a giveaway for my thirtieth birthday and one of the giveaways will be a sharpener!!!