We've been struggling for years hand sharpening pencils, breaking the lead while doing so, having a hard time finding a good manual pencil sharpener. Why? We could have bought this and eliminated the billions of little sharpeners we'd collected over the years!
It's so fast and easy to sharpen pencils now that I never realized what a pain the tush it was to sharpen them before. Over and over and over before the lead wouldn't break and it was sharp enough. I know it sounds silly, but having this is like a breath of fresh air with the amount of pencils, both regular and colored, we use and sharpen in this house! I recommend this to everyone now!