Monday, August 28, 2017

Review: Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener

Every year, the kids look forward to filling up their school boxes with fresh supplies. Among the various items, we usually pick up some inexpensive pencil sharpeners. We have also tried more expensive, electric pencil sharpeners. Typically, these quickly became a source of frustration rather than a useful tool and didn't offer a satisfactory solution with lead frequently breaking and/or jamming the sharpeners and motor burnout being our top issues. So, this year, we decided to try something different. Thankfully, an elementary school teacher has been in our position and was offering a solution to our pencil sharpener woes.

After testing this pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies, we are happy to say that we have found a useful sharpener for our homeschool. This pencil sharpener is sturdy with metal and heavy duty plastic components, so we anticipate that it will hold up well with long-term use. The website has useful videos and images that demonstrate how to use it, how to remove occasional jams, etc. (We found that our colored pencils tended to jam the sharpener slightly more frequently than our pencils.) This sharpener makes a very long, sharp point.

This is a useful hand crank pencil sharpener, and we are grateful to have it in our service. We commend it to you if you're looking for an alternative to unreliable pencil sharpeners.

If you are interested, you can learn more about these pencil sharpeners at the Classroom Friendly Supplies website.

*Many thanks to Classroom Friendly Supplies for providing me with a complimentary pencil sharpener in exchange for my honest opinion!

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