Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener, Black (1786520)
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56 of 57 found the following review helpful:
Great For Prismacolor Artist Pencils Aug 25, 2011
I bought this sharpener to sharpen my Prismacolor Verithins and Premier Colored Pencils. I used it for the initial sharpening of the Verithins, and it performed exactly as it should. Brought every pencil to a perfect point, and only took one try every time. Note: that does have to do with the pencil quality, also. If the lead inside the pencil breaks, it won't matter what sharpener you use, it will constantly break and fall out (depending, of course, on how broken the lead is inside).
Doing the initial sharpening, the canister had to be emptied about every 7 to 9 pencils. It's not a big deal, though, really, and subsequent maintenance sharpening would not fill it for quite some time.
I'm happy. Examining it when it first arrived, I was impressed by the quality of the blades. You will love it if you're looking for a sharpener that won't destroy your nice, expensive pencils.
39 of 40 found the following review helpful:
Almost Perfect... Oct 19, 2011
By Cary C. Dunlap
I wish I could give this little gadget a full five stars, but the lid is a problem for me. The lid is molded with the body and connected only by a thin piece of already strained plastic. I've had the sharpener for just a short time but I can tell that the lid is going to break off soon. A better design is used by the Staedtler sharpener which employs hinges. You may think I'm being overly picky but this is an expensive pencil sharpener. The Staedtler will last longer and costs less.
Still, this does a good job of sharpening drawing pencils. It just seems a bit contrary to manufacture such a robust, sturdy product and attach the lid by such primitive means.
30 of 33 found the following review helpful:
Best Pencil Sharpeber Ever! Oct 05, 2011
I read the reviews on this item and was somewhat worried about the quality and how well the sharpener would work on my non-prismacolor graphite pencils I use for drawing. However, I can't be more happy. I took the sharpener out and tested each of my pencils. The sharpener works just like it should, leaving a clean edges along the graphite. I also used this on just regular "cheap" pencils and continued to sharpen those pencils without any problems. This is the best pencil sharpener I have ever bought, glad I made the purchase.
15 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Pencil destroyer Apr 10, 2012
I bought this Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener to use with my Prismacolor Premier pencils. With the first four new pencils that I tried to sharpen, it broke the "leads." I tried again, and the same thing happened again. Then I tried sharpening the same pencils with the little KUM (made in Germany) sharpener that came with my pencil set, and it it worked fine without breaking the lead. (The KUM sharpener also did a good job on brand new, previously unsharpened pencils.) Next, I tried a Prismacolor pencil that I had previously sharpened successfully several times with the KUM, and the Prismacolor sharpener broke the lead! I do not trust the Prismacolor sharpener and I will not use it again. I don't think that Prismacolor would knowingly market a piece of junk, but they need to monitor the quality of their products. The manufacturer of this sharpener is very sloppy about quality control.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Flimsy Apr 25, 2012
By C. Ratcliff
I've had this all of five minutes and it's broken. All I did was try to open the lid and it broke right off.
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