This pencil sharpener works great. I chose this one because it was electrical and I didn't want to use hundreds of batteries on the other sharpeners that I had to choose from. It was a decent price and considering, I think it is a great value. My son has only used manual sharpeners up to this point and was shocked how fast he was able to get a sharp point. I love the large capacity before I have to dump it. It looks nice, the wide base is sturdy for kids who are not always the most graceful. The only con I would say is it is pretty loud. If you are familiar with electrical pencil sharpeners at all, it is on the quiet end but is louder than a say manual or battery powered one goes. If you want a whisper quiet sharpener go for manual or battery powered but if you don't mind a little grind then this is a great sharpener!