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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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Alvin Mini Lead Pointer
Comments about 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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
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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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I love this little pointer at a great price.
from Mission Viejo, Ca
I love this little pointer for sharpening pencils I use for fine details while drawing. This is the best price I have found and I will definitely be back for more.
from New York
I miss placed my rotary pointer years ago and spent several years using sandpaper to put a point on my clutch pencils, what a waste of time! Small, inexpensive and works really really well, I regret not buying a half a dozen of these...
Why didn't anyone think of this sooner?
from Baton Rouge, LA
I'm a beginner (second-year engineering student) and initially HATED the clutch pencils, and the process of sharpening them. Enter the Alvin mini lead pointer. I keep it in a ziplock bag, sharpen over a trash can, wipe excess graphite off with a paper towel, and I'm good to go! I have several different brands of the clutch pencils, and this works for all of them.
Good deal for the price
from Laguna Beach
It works just fine and what you see is what you get. It is small and fits nice for travel. Take into consideration that it will make graphite dust when you sharpen so you'll have to do it over a trashcan.
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