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The Long Point Pencil Sharpener by Kum creates a perfect pencil point in two steps, first sharpening the wood casing and then precision-sharpening the graphite point.
Ideal for sharpening both standard pencils and draftsman's pencils, the sharpener features two 8 mm holes, two steel blades, an automatic brake that prevents oversharpening, and a translucent, hinged plastic lid that lets you see when the shavings receptacle is full. Two replacement blades are also included.
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I wasn't sure if I'd love it, but I do!
Comments about Kum Long Point Pencil Sharpener:
I had a hand sharpener for also 8 years and it finally died on me. I decided to try this one since I was ordering from here anyway and the price was decent. It can be hard to find a really nice hand sharpener (or maybe I'm just picky? I love really sharp pencils!) and I wasn't expecting too much, but I actually really like this one. I wasn't sure how I'd like barrel-then-lead sharpening, but it allows you to easily get a super sharp point! I'm impressed by this little thing. I also like that it comes with one set replacement blades! I've used it on my was pencils, oil pencils, and graphite pencils without issue. The pencil shavings holder is a little small though. If you're going on a long trip where you won't be able to dispose of the shavings easily, I'd recommend bringing something else along just in case. Not a con to me, but just a note. I love this little guy and use it all the time now :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from el paso txx
this very good sharpener I ever usedand book sent was awesome
Works like I hoped
from Talladega Alabama
I use several brands of colored pencils. It works great across all brands
this is a really nice sharpener for colored pencils (prismas, polychromos, and luminance). You can tell when the blades dull, because it is extremely difficult to sharpen the polychromos. The only breakage was when the blades were really dull. It comes with two extra blades which is a plus. Do not sharpen pastel pencils with this sharpener! I use a razor blade and sandpaper for my pastel pencils. Overall, I would reccamend this sharpener, and I will stock up on blades since I use it a lot.
Fine tuning the sharpening!
By Yachtie M
I got this sharpener upon recommendation of a teacher. I like that you can separately whittle down the wood before bringing to a point the led. One does not need to push the pencil in at all, simply turn with a gentle hand. The one down point of this sharpener is that it does it has a rather small container for the shavings and the lid doesn't leave enough room for the shavings to move away from the sharpening blade.
This sharpener was recommended by a friend, and I really like it. It has one hole to sharpen the wood, then another hole to sharpen the lead of the pencil. It does an excellent job on graphite, although I haven't tried it on my pastel pencils yet. Am very pleased with this little jewel.
Very good product
By Pam in Mexico
from San Miguel de Allende
Best pencil sharpener I've had. My only complaint is that the receptacle for shavings is rather small... but it works so well that I can overlook that.
from Indiana (IN)
Sharpens to really fine point without making the casing overly fragile. Great for detail.
KUM Handheld Sharpener
By Ranger Dan
This sharpener solves all problems of hand held sharpeners. The two step sharpening process minimizes breakage and enables you to achieve a custom sharpened point to your satisfaction. The housing contains all shavings for easy disposal. It's compact size allows easy mobility for on-site work. I liked it so much I also purchased one for my aspiring artist step daughter.
Love the long points
from South Florida
I was happy with my other pencil sharpeners until trying the Kum Long Point Pencil Sharpener. It is the only sharpener I want to use. I just ordered a backup. The price at Dick Blick is excellent.
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