I sketch everyday, and I would finish up 2 pencils in a day, so the hassle of sharpening your pencils manually was getting on my nerves. I had this sharpener, and it does the job, but I couldn't get the most sharp pointy pencil result out of it. When I quickly insert the pencil, the sharpener gets jammed, as it stops, and I had to wiggle the pencil to make it work, and there are some jiggle in the hole, as that causes the pencil lead to be sharpened unevenly. What I would suggest is that if this sharpener is gonna be your typical stationary, this is Great-ish. But if you are looking a for a consistent, professional, and powerful electric sharpener, I wouldn't recommend this product. There are other nice sharpeners out there just 5-10$ more.