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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
OK initially, but falling apart after 6 months
on May 29, 2012
Update: After fighting this stupid thing for 6 months, it just went in the trash. Every time someone tried to use it, the entire unit either comes off the base, or the top metal bar pops off (generally flies about 2 feet, and I'm immediately imagining it hitting one of the kids in the eye). Why oh why did I waste nearly $20 on this piece of junk?!?!
Original review: Oh how I miss the old-school, basic pencil sharpener. Our family has tried a couple different models, and I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, it's hard to get the body properly snapped on the base, the rotating size selector won't lock in, and there's only one blade so sometimes the sharpening is a bit uneven. IF you can get it assembled and hold everything in place, then it does a sufficient job, but I can't really offer a glowing recommendation.