Read the reviews and decided to invest a little more $$ to purchase a better quality product that would last. I am disappointed to say that it did not meet my expectations. 1st pencil I sharpened came out uneven. One side looked great but the other side of the pencil was not. So I decided to give it another chance and sharpened another pencil. Success but then that got me thinking and I sharpened 2 more, 4 in total. 2 sharpened perfectly but the other 2 were uneven. Hence my mixed emotions. No sense in sharpening 20 pencils to prove my theory of satisfied or unsatisfied. Hope you have better luck.