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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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Perfect Pencil Sharpeners!
from Maine, USA based
Comments about Helix Hand-Held Pencil Sharpener:
We were looking for a single hole with a receptacle to catch the shavings and this was the best one for the price. It cost a bit more than another one we purchased and now we see it is made better. The lid screws off and on so it won't just fall off, the sharpener is not plastic so it is stronger and not inferiror. It is a bit larger yet not too big to keep handy. I will buy these Helix sharpeners for our colouring book sets again for The Swedish Flicka!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best manual sharpener I have found.
from Wilmington, NC
This sharpener makes a nice point. That is the bottom line. It is obvious that the blades are very sharp and much easier to use than other manual sharpeners that I have tried. It remains to be see whether or not the blades will hold up for an extended period of use.
Wonder sharpener when you are on the go.
I have purchased different sharpeners for my tutorial kits. This little thing does a remarkable job pointing a pencil. I also like the fact that the lid screws on and off... much nicer than a friction fit. Best hand sharpener I have found.
By Art Teacher
from Monroe City, MO
I use these pencil sharpeners in my art classroom. They are great for students because they can keep it in their hands safely and at their desk and not worry about them getting up and sharpening a pencil. The only problem I have noticed with them so far is that the lead breaks off easily as they are sharpening their pencil and the lead gets stuck in the blade and I have to set there and try and dig it out.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great little econic sharpener
from Redmond, OR
Great value--I use a new one with every drawing.
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.
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.
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