Top critical review
on May 24, 2016
I tried to sharpen the lead in the cap, as instructed, but the lead broke inside. Now I can't get it out, which has rendered the sharpener useless. So I bought the Staedtler Lead "Pointer" tool as a sharpener. It came with ZERO instructions, so I had to look them up. After fiddling with it for several hours, I finally gave up because the "pointer" kept eating my sticks of lead by breaking inside it. I went through 5 sticks of lead and never got it to sharpen as it claims it should. So, there sits my $10 lead holder, $18 in graphite sticks, and $7 lead pointer, in my draw. I will never buy another Staedtler product.