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X-Acto Model KS Table- or Wall-Mount Pencil Sharpener (1031)
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|Dimensions||4.25 inches x 4.75 inches x 2.75 inches||4.33 inches x 5.43 inches x 2.68 inches||1.4 inches x 5.5 inches x 3.6 inches||5.5 inches x 6 inches x 3.25 inches|
|Item Package Weight||1 pounds||1 pounds||0.3 pounds||1.85 pounds|
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When you were in grade school did you ever place way too much downward angular pressure on your pencil as you were sharpening it? If you ever did, then you probably also remember returning to your desk and discovering half the "lead" still covered by the wood barrel of the pencil. Employing a writing instrument prepared in such a way is like scraping and scratching with a pointy stick, rather than the smooth unfettered flow of freshly revealed graphite. I swear, what happened to product testing or, for that matter, product quality?
Fast forward to present day: No, I did not place too much angular pressure on the barrel of my present-day pencil...the afore-described result was from gingerly CENTERING the pencil in the sharpener before turning the crank. (I think I got the "centering" thing down to a science after 12 years of daily manual pencil sharpening.) And, yes, I tried many, many pencils to make sure it wasn't just a poorly manufactured pencil. I wanted soooo badly for this product to work, but it just wasn't to be :-(
It's shocking. And yet, disturbingly, I *somehow* have gradually come to expect such disappointment from my purchases over the past couple of decades.
I would pay *4* times as much money for a 100% American-made quality product...if I could *find* a 100% American-made quality product. Come on America, let's get on (or in this case, off) the "stick" and get the "lead" out!
It is reasonably solidly built that I expect it to last for quite a few years without any problem -- at least till my 5 year old son graduates to exclusively using keyboards or touch screes :=(
The beef I have with this unit is the design of the base to attach to the wall or desk. The holes are positioned in such a way it is very very hard to get a thin straight screw driver to it, much less a power driver. Even after disassembling the shavings holder and the handle it is still mighty difficult to put a screw driver to it. I had to angle the screws to reach and then the head of the screw doesn't sit flush. Do the guys who design this stuff ever try to assemble and mount one? Sheesh..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I teach homeschool to my son and we just had to get this! He loves sharpening his pencil....ALOT!Published 21 hours ago by Pinky
Like other reviewers have noted, it does not sharpen evenly, so unless I can start writing with wood, I can't use any of the pencils I attempt to sharpen with this unit. Read morePublished 1 day ago by JC DC
WOW! Never had a tip like that! That's dangerous!HA Very nice point and easy to use.Published 2 days ago by Andyjoe
Call me nostalgic, but I just love the hand-cranked pencil sharpeners that are like the ones we had in school. No electric gizmos for me! Read morePublished 5 days ago by daybreaking