I am a high school English teacher so a working pencil sharpener is a MUST. I loved this at first. It worked, the color was fun, and it was relatively quick at sharpening pencils. After about a month of medium-heavy use, it stopped working. It will begin to sharpen the pencils but will quit intermittently, making the pencil worse than before. Unlucky for me, it is out of the warranty so I cannot return it and must spend even more of my own money for my own supplies.