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Alvin's Rotary Lead Pointer is suitable for use with all mechancial pencils that use 2 mm leads.
It has a compact, plastic body, an automatic cutting stop, and a built-in point cleaner.
® Alvin is a registered trademark.
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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 13 customers
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Comments about Alvin Rotary Lead Pointer:
POINTER IS SIMPLE TO USE. OUTSTANDING RESULTS.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect lead sharpener
from DeLand Florida
So very useful
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Artistically Inclined
from Fort Worth, TX
This lead pointer/sharpener was recommended to me by a fellow atelier student. She taught me to extend the lead out of the lead holder about an inch before sharpening. I've managed to get a little over zealous and break a lead or two but it happens even to the most accomplished artists.
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
It did not produce a fine point on the pencil. It produced a blunt end. I thought it just might have been a bad sharpener, so I got another one which did the same thing.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this lead pointer did not work as expected. You are entitled to a full refund for any product you are not satisfied with. Please contact us at 1-800-723-2787 for assistance.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Marc Kosmo
from Phoenix, Az
Ok, at first I had problems snapping leads, but that was because I was sharpening at an angle. So if anyone else is having an issue I'd recommend not putting too much force to the side while sharpening. I'm using mostly Turquoise Prismacolor 6b and Faber Castell 2h leads. Hope that helps someone else. Other than that I find it very useful, sturdy and expect it to last me a long time.
By Kim the artist
from Upland, CA
I had some trouble with this when I first got it. Had some broken leads when I tried to sharpen them. After I used it a few times it moved a little easier and the leads didn't break anymore. Works well once it's "warmed up." It worked for my HB and 3B leads.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Breaks leads and doesn't sharpen
Just got this in the mail today. It does not work, simply put. I have broken 2 different 2mm leads several times trying to sharpen them. Completely useless.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Soft Lead brakes when sharpening
By Drafting Gerry
from Manchester N.J.
I do a little Drafting and love this sharpener.I know that you may have some difficulty in sharping softer leads because some leads may break as you sharpen.The First thing I do is to put a Little 3 IN ONE Oil on to the shaft of the Alvin Rotary Lead Pointer.I DO NOT Press Down Hard on to the sharpener and turn it.This works for me!I just wish they could come up with a sharpener that could clamp on to my Drafting Table.
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
it works for me
from levittown Pa
like i said it works for me
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Philadelphia, PA
I've used this pointer with 2B leads so I presume it would do well on the HB and 2H leads I also have (but haven't tried). The more lead you let out of the holder and into the pointer, the more you'll have to be careful as to not create what will be little more than a shard of lead as your point. The built in cleaning pad works great.
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