I am thrilled that I came across this pencil sharpener. It is much smaller than I expected, but that doesn't stop it from working like a dream! I also like that it easily locks to any table. (It is not a wall mount sharpener.) It is quiet, but that isn't why I love it. ALL of my students can finally sharpen their pencils without any help. I have a student who has very limited hand/arm use in his left arm. He can grip the pencil, but he doesn't have enough strength in his hand to hold the pencil still while sharpening it with a regular manual sharpener. Someone has to help him every single time. But, not anymore. Thanks to this amazing pencil sharpener, he is able to sharpen his pencil all by himself. I wish you could have seen his face light up when he pulled his pencil out and it had a razor-sharp point. He is hooked! In fact, I have had to put him on pencil sharpener lockdown!
I'm sure you want to know what is so special about this sharpener compared to the millions of other sharpeners on the market. Look at the picture above. Do you see how the pencil is sitting in the silver do-dad? Well, that silver do-dad holds the pencil for you. There is a squeeze lock that holds the pencil while you sharpen it. The silver do-dad also moves back and forth. As you sharpen the pencil, it slides the pencil to the blades. When the pencil is as sharp as a tack, the handle still spins, but it has no tension. All of my kids were able to tell when the pencil was "done" (as they call it.) I love this sharpener so much, I am planning on buying 2 more for my classroom and 1 for my house for homework time. I want to attach one to each of my small group tables so no one has to get up whenever their pencil breaks.
So you know you want one, don't you? You'll never guess how much this sharpener is. This is the least expensive sharpener I have ever had in my classroom and it works far better than any of the others. You can pick one up for only $25. If you are as obsessed as I am, there is also a volume discount if you buy 3 or more which is only $54 (for 3). That's almost buy 2 get the 3rd free! What teacher doesn't love a great bargain? Click any picture to go to the website and pick yours up today.