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Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencil Sharpener (1774266)
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104 of 106 people found the following review helpful
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Who knew? I've been getting by with very cheap manual pencil sharpeners for years, and finally decided, after I'd invested in some Prismacolor pencils, to invest in a better sharpener.

HUGE difference. Like night and day difference. It takes very little effort to shave a pencil with this -- no forcing the pencil into the sharpener, just gentle twisting a few turns and you're done. I've used it on my cheaper pencils, standard No. 2 pencils, and my Prismacolor pencils, and it works equally well on all.

VERY happy with this.
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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on May 19, 2013
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I recently bought a Prismacolor pencil sharpener from Amazon and was initially a bit worried if I overpaid for a manual sharpener. Afterall, the description for this product says it's a "colored pencil sharpener" which is somewhat absurd being that any sharpener should be able to sharpen a colored pencil. Here's my take on the product.

First off, it's a lot smaller than I thought. I was expecting something possibly 4-6 inches, but this sharpener is really small; barely over 2 inches if that.
But here's the good news. It sharpens a pencil to a really good point. I actually bought some Mirado black warriors, an art kit with HB pencils and such and my art kit came with a terrible little sharpener.
Thank god for the prismacolor. It doesn't even take long to sharpen a pencil to a fine point and I haven't had any issues with breakage.

Another good tip you may want to know about is that instead of rotating your pencil to sharpen it, hold the pencil firmly in the sharpener and rotate the sharpener instead. You'll get good results every time.

I highly recommend this sharpener being that it's the best manual sharpener you can get for the price.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2015
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Gorgeous pencils ruined by leads that break every quarter inch! I purchased the Prismacolor Sharpener and I sharpened through as much as three-fourths of a pencil in an attempt to reach usable lead! At first I thought it was the pencils, that perhaps someone had dropped my colored pencils on concrete then preceded to beat them with hammers before shipping them to me. But after experimenting with an eyeliner sharpener (pretty sad when a makeup sharpener works BETTER) I realized it was indeed the Prismacolor Scholar. The wood barrels crack up the sides and between one-quarter and one-half inch of a piece of lead falls out onto your paper each and every time you sharpen. A German Shepherd with a sweet tooth for colored pencils can gnaw a prettier point! An absolute waste of money. Please spare your inner artist the frustration and disappointment.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2011
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I haven't had any issues with the Prismacolor pencils breaking while using this pencil sharpener. It does a perfectly fine job for an incredibly cheap price. I would recommend using this one.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2013
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We go through a lot of pencil sharpeners, even the expensive electric ones. Our best sharpener is an old fashioned school sharpener that suction cups to the table, but as far as portable sharpeners (we homeschool and we draw a lot), this one is great. It doesn't oversharpen our expensive colored pencils either.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2013
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I have been on a long quest to find a sharpener, manual or electric that actually works. This does a very decent job of sharpening without breaking the point.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2011
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Easy to use, compact and best of all, makes a nice long point on colored pencils. Some others kind of chew them up, but this works nicely. Best of all, it is inexpensive and small.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2013
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This sharpens pencils better than other manual pencil sharpeners that I have and I use it for art pencils. It's easier for me to use with my arthritic hands, too.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2013
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I bought it and it came good and fast! But I sharpened a pencil once and pulled it out and it had been COMPLETLY cut up! Then I thought maybe a color pencil and it broke off the tip every time!! Overall if you want a sharpener don't get this one
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2015
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Skip this one and get the Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener instead. This one is cheaply made and doesn't get the job done. I was trying to decide between this one and the Premier one and I chose wrong with this one. I have since bought the Premier one and it is much better. I have not used this one with the Scholar colored pencils, but I still think the Premier would work better.
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