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X-Acto's KS Pencil Sharpener is a versatile, economical sharpener. It has a positive-lock pencil guide which accommodates 8 sizes of pencils. Solid steel gears and 30 cutting edges sharpen the pencils, while an automatic stop prevents oversharpening.
The X-Acto KS has a black stand and a nickel-plated barrel. It mounts to a desktop or wall with the included screws.
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Love this sharpener! It's the thid one I've ordered!
from Rochester mn
Comments about X-Acto KS Pencil Sharpener:
Gets pencils super sharp...kids can easily use it
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love the old fashion sharpeners we used in school!
I have found this sharpener seems to be the best for all types of pencils. I find it even great for pastels.
Just never works on ANY pencil.
As a middle school art teacher, I have lots of kids that need to use pencil sharpeners. I had 2 of these that did not sharpen any pencil, regular or colored. After numerous complaints, these 2 were replaced with the same brand. No one can use them. It was a complete waste of money--and ruination of many pencils and expensive Prismacolor pencils. We are currently using cheap plastic hand-sharpeners that work. I'd never purchase this unless you WANT frustrated kids.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback! We're sorry that this sharpener hasn't worked out for you, and we invite you to contact our Customer Care Center for assistance. You can reach them at 1-800-723-2787, and they're happy to help you!
Wow! A Sharpener
from Jersey City
Why did it take me so long to find this sharpener? I don't know, but I was looking for it. It was a necessity so I am pleased with the purchase. Now I am gearing-up and now I am ready to go.
Very good value
from Baltimore, Maryland
This product is used by 17 high school architectural drawing students each class day and it provides nice, sharp pencil points every time, even on lesser quality pencils. I had to find a sharpener that would stand up to that kind of use and at the same time be economical. I have no experience with its competitors but I did read a number of reviews prior to submitting my order. X-Acto has provided just the product I need and I am pleased to be able to recommend it to others.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from lagomar, uy
I´m so happy with it... Beautiful old fashioned design. Totally recomend.
Much Better than the Average Sharpener
from Santa Ana, CA
This is typically the most common sharpener used in art classes. Most other brands make the tip of the pencil to end up pretty rough or stracthy, but this sharpener not only makes the pencil sharpen out smoothly, but it also gives it a pretty sharp tip!I've purchased this sharpener for personal use at home andbeen using it for years, and it works fantastically on writing pencils, graphite pencils and even most colored pencils.
"I would buy this product again and agai
from dallas ga
I love this kind!
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Pink Panda
This sharpener makes your point really sharp ! I mean It is sharp for days if not weeks. This sharpener made my life so much better, because my wife and i got into a divorce situation and I resorted to writing about pink pandas. This pencil sharpener keeps me crankin' out stories about unk the pink panda. I highley reccomend this pencil for all people who need sharpening.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Works for me
from san jose, ca
I get a good point, the guides cover the size range of pencils I work with completely and I've only had one issue with it and that's it's a little hard to clean a broken point from a shattered lead out of it, but that is true for almost all hand crank style sharpeners.I'd note to the person who said the pencils are sharpening with wood up the side, this is not a product of the sharpener not working, this problem would be from poorly made pencils where the lead is not centered or uniform in size in the casing. Really the only thing that would effect that on the sharpeners' end would be if you are using too big of a guide hole and holding the pencil at an angle.Make sure you are using the right guide hole and a quality pencil.I've had mine for two years and use it on about 20 pencils a week on average, and it's held up really well and never failed to give me a fantastic long sharp point.
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