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Helix makes this hand-held sharpener with a durable plastic barrel that twists off to empty shavings.
Choose from the one-hole model for standard pencils, or the two-hole model for both standard and large. Comes in assorted colors (color will be chosen randomly).
® Helix is a registered trademark.
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Great little econic sharpener
from Redmond, OR
Comments about Helix Hand-Held Pencil Sharpener:
Great value--I use a new one with every drawing.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Handy little sharpeners!
By Mrs. Bles
from Vancouver, WA
When the pencils in the Art Studio classroom get too short for the electric sharpeners, these little sharpeners do the trick! Some students simply prefer a shorter pencil, so the sharpeners are handy for them as well. Not to mention, for those of us who hate to get up from a chair to sharpen a pencil- lest we distract ourselves from making art- these little sharpeners do the trick again! I think they are just great, and so do my students.
By no point
This is a cheap sharpener that does't work well with 9H pencils. The leads break now after the first few goes at sharpening. This was cheaply priced and you get what you pay for.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear this sharpener did not work out for you. Our Customer Care team is happy to see if we can help you find another that might work out better. Please give us a call at 1.800.723.2787. We hope to hear from you soon!
AWFUL< dulls quickly
By r Brew
they were dull after 9 weeks
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this sharpener did not meet your expectations. We would be happy to see if we can help you select another sharpener that might better meet your needs. Please contact our Experts at 1-800-933-2542.
pretty but not useful
from Miami, FL
I ordered these for my classroom, I was very excited about them and promptly let down.The initial price was good, and I like the colors but when pencil lead breaks inside (often) it's nearly impossible to get it out. The sharpeners dull quickly and break the wood off the pencils and color pencils in chunks.
Merchant response: These sharpeners are intended for light-duty personal use. Our Product Experts would be happy to help you select a sharpener that is more suitable for classroom use. You can reach us at 1-800-933-2542, M-F from 8:00am to 5:30pmCST.
By HS Art Teacher
We order these sharpeners as part of our art students kits because of their economical price. They break the #2 pencils when sharpening and the prismacolors don't even stand a chance! Not recommended.
By Art Teacher
from Asheville, NC
These sharpeners became dull within a few weeks of purchasing. Pencils points would break off inside the sharpener almost every time they were used.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Care Center at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
meh - tolerable
For the price of these sharpeners, you get what you pay for. We send them with docents on our tours for the students to use so they don't always get brand new pencils every 5 minutes. They lasted a brief amount of time for the sharpening we would do. The screw top is helpful - there are no accidental spills. The sharpener apparatus gave out after a few months though... became dull and just tore up the pencils. I give it a C.
By JArt Teacher
from Austin, TX
This sharpener broke within a week of buying. My students were getting frustrated because their pencils kept breaking inside them. I have none at this point that are usable and I purchased only a month ago.
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you encountered with this product. If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Dull within a few weeks
Always in search of a quality handheld sharpener I got a set of these for my high school art classes. They started out great, but with in two weeks of heavy use with colored pencils and ebony pencils the blades feel dull and start catching on points.
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