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The Alvin Mini Lead Pointer features a flat design for fingertip grip. It sharpens 2 mm leadholder refills.
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Really works and you can't beat the price
Comments about Alvin Mini Lead Pointer:
You can make ultra sharp points using this convenient little sharpener.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Gets the job done
from WPB, FL
Blick's is giving a great price on this 2 mm pointer. I have seen it listed for 400% higher on other sites. The pointer is simple and gets the job done.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
small and easy to use
from Portland, OR
Easy to take anywhere. Sharpens well. Fantastic deal.
Does the job
Works for .7 leads, but not smaller. So if that's what you need it's cheap and works really well!
Alvin Mini Lead Pointer
This lead pointer sharpens really well and you just can't beat the price. It is very small and is easy to travel around with.
PERFECT LITTLE POINTER TOOL
from Kansas City
This little pointer makes quick work of keeping your leads sharp. It doesn't store graphite shavings, so you need a receptacle at hand, and it's so small it's easily misplaced, but they are inexpensive and effective. I keep several of them around. Definitely recommended.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By I. M. Flaud
from Manhattan, New York
The Alvin mini lead pointer is one of life's joys. It works well on Prismacolor and Staedtler leads, graphite or color. They're so inexpensive it feels penny wise and pound foolish to purchase only one--so I bought four (two through mail order, and two at the local store). Upon initial viewing, an artist friend exclaimed it was the smallest one she'd ever seen. But the Alvin mini lead pointer took it in stride, with no diminution of its sharpening prowess.
bought three of them
Glad I bought 3 of these. 2 do not work so well, but the 1 does a good job. Not sure why, maybe plastic is not smooth. Will try to sharpen the blade on the other 2 someday.
By Bill b.
Not much to this little tool, until you can't find the pointer you have. Then it's worth it's weight in gold.
A MUST HAVE
from South Carolina
I ran across one of these while traveling in Oregon from the East and picked it up. I use lead holders with 2mm lead and can never quickly get a sharp enough point. Thankfully Blick carries these at an outstanding price so I got 10 as I do a lot of drawing. Love these a lot! Don't last forever when you draw daily like I do but for the average person one should last at least a year or two.
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