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Sharpen five different pencil diameters (8 mm–11 mm) with ease. The durable blades assure perfect points, both shallow and deep. A see-through cover on the shavings reservoir lets you know when it's full, and slides out for easy cleaning. A rotating base ensures the most comfortable sharpening position.
This sharpener is intended for use with graphite and colored pencils only. It is not suitable for use with charcoal or pastel pencils.
The sharpener requires four AA batteries (not included) for operation.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Derwent products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
® Derwent is a registered trademark.
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Was highly recommended in my research online. Satisfied!
from San Diego, CA
Comments about Derwent Battery-Operated Pencil Sharpener:
I have been using for Prismacolor pencils. There has been no problem with breakage so far. I have a little difficulty with the activating mechanism when inserting the pencil. By changing the angle that I insert it it seems to work better but not like I believe it should! Anyway If I can get it work I can put up with a quirk like this. I suspect it could be a manufacturing defect but not enough for me to get tooo upset about!!!!The two point adjustments underneath are essential to control the amount of core that I need exposed in the sharpened pencil.It sharpens quickly and efficiently which is good considering it has the limited power of batteries to run on!Emptying it is a bit awkward. The sharpening angle positioner is a plus.Does not take up much more space than a coffee cup is a plus.I am using a GOOD SET OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES (2500mAh NI-MH, low-discharge-when-not-in-use-type) which have been supplying adequate lasting power for sharpening! One extra set fully recharged on hand means no break in usage! (do not know if this affects the warranty! Check this before using the rechargeable batteries unless that is more important to you as it is to me!)I was told that it is not a good idea to sharpen a lot of pencils at one time...it is better to sharpen as you draw! This is especially true when using wax or oil pencils.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great Sharpener, But NO Replacement Blades
from San Francisco, CA
This sharpener, when new, is an excellent sharpener. I have had fewer problems with excessive lead breakage than even new hand held sharpeners. I have used it on Prismacolor, Faber-Castell, Derwent, watercolor and pastel pencils and other colored pencil brands as well. Has 2 sharpener units for 2 different sharpening angles. It also does regular graphite pencils, and pencils that are extra thick in the bodies, such as Luminance pencils. The sharpener uses 4 AA batteries. The directions say not to use rechargeable batteries, but I have had no problems using rechargeables , and it is much more economical to do so. The degree to which the point is sharpened is also adjustable from flat-end to very sharp as well. The shavings catcher is easily opened for cleaning, and the motor that powers the sharpener seems adequately powerful for the job. It also seems to hold up very well with a lot of use.The BIG problem with this sharpener is that Derwent does not make replacement blades available. I emailed them asking about this, and they told me it was a "safety" issue. If you needed new blades, buy a new sharpener they said. I am on my 2nd sharpener, although my first one was in excellent condition in every way except blade sharpness. As a professional artist, I use x-acto blades, power saws, potentially toxic materials etc. I am willing to take the risk changing a tiny blade held in place by an easily accessible phillips screw. Please Derwent, you make a nice sharpener... let me have some blades! Other than that reservation, I can recommend this sharpener.
Clever, compact and just plain awesome!
from Kansas City, Kansas
Great tool! This is a neat little pencil sharpener that works like a dream while being slick and compact. I love that I can take it anywhere. Great quality and the fact that it fits different pencil sizes makes it a must have for my art travel bag! I have always been a manual pencil sharpener snob but this little Derwent has changed my mind! Looking forward to many years of use!
Derwent Pencil Sharpener
from Mesquite, NV USA
EASY to use---RARELY have breakage, -never handhold a pencil sharpener again!
from Dale, WI
This a very nice sharpener. The options of changing for pencil size and angle of the top so it's facing you is nice. Good power and large capacity for the shaving with see through window. Also has a adjustment on the bottom for sharpness of your pencil!! How great is that!!
Disappointed, doesn't work well for colored pencils.
from Albany, NY
Was supposed to be good for both lead and colored pencils. Did not work well for the colored pencils. I had difficulty getting a sharp point on them and the points on them broke frequently while being sharpened. It does sharpen lead pencils well.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Best price ever
By Art Gal 101
from San Antonio, TX
I use the sharpener to sharpen my PrismaColor pencils. I like it because it doesn't eat too much pencil point away.
I bought this product for a gift.
from Boise, Idaho
I bought this product as a gift for my granddaughter. She seems to be getting along fine with it. I still prefer helical sharpeners but I have not found one with different size holes, a desk model, and at a reasonable price. This is the next best thing for out colored pencils.
Zip, zap and it's done!
from Palm Coast, FL
First one I received failed to work. I received the replacement the next day. Works wonderfully and i recommend this to anyone who asks.
from Austin TX
I ordered this sharpener and was very pleased with the lower price and found it worked very well. I returned it solely because I was looking for something smaller and more portable. Blick was top notch and quick in handling the return and my credit
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