This has to be the best battery operated pencil sharpener!!! I’m an art teacher and go through countless sharpeners. I had purchased a larger sharpener for my classroom, but also bought two of these hoping my students wouldn’t destroy the bigger one!! This battery operated one works better than the larger one!!! Sharpens quickly with a sharp point and is relatively quiet! My students now think I’m nuts because I just kept sharpening pencils!!! This sharpener is so fantastic, I ordered one for my sister and her kids!!