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The Ranger 55 is X-Acto's finest manual pencil sharpener. Built with strong double-bearing, all-metal construction, this sharpener handles the heaviest workloads.
The new adjustable pencil guide now sharpens a wider selection of pencils. An extra-large hinged swivel receptacle and twin steel cutters with 30 cutting edges makes the Ranger 55 ideal for all heavy-duty use.
Built of steel, and weighing a rugged 1.68 pounds, it's practically indestructible. Wall mount.
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cheaper option to go old school, kids love it
By Art teacher
from rocky mtns
Comments about Boston Ranger 55 Wall Mount Pencil Sharpener:
I am over purchasing pricey electric sharpeners for class. This manual one looks sharp, and makes pencils sharp. My students actually prefer this one over electric ones!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sharpener was defective, chewed up pencils
The sharpener cranked as though it was not aligned. After several cranks, it eased up, but chewed up a new pencil, and a pre-sharpened pencil. Although the sharpener was defective, the staff at Blick customer service was excellent. My refund was prompt. This is a great company to buy from.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the faulty pencil sharpener, and of course we were happy to take care of that for you. Thank you for your feedback!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best ever pencil sharpener !
By Judy Girl
from Canal Fulton, Ohio
I got hooked on the latest craze Adult Coloring Books while in the hospital. My Daughter bought me a stack of the books and several boxes of pencils. After I was home I found sharpeners that worked a big problem. I went through 4 different sharpeners including one especially made for the pencils I had. My Husband suggested an old fashioned wall mounted one like we had in the school classrooms. We decided on the Ranger Sharpener. I had my Husband mount it on the corner of my desk. No more sharpening problems. Just love this dependable sharpener!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Y Arts director
from Western NY
We purchased this sharpener for use in our community arts program (youth through adults) after going through two sharpeners in as many years. I appreciate that this sharpener is sturdy enough to withstand enthusiastic children. It handles different sizes and qualities of pencil well, from colored pencils to different grades of graphite. We've only had it installed for a week, so I can't speak to longevity yet. The sharpener is branded X-acto as well as Boston. It did not include the mounting screws.
from Ann Arbor, MI
Twist the handle two times and your pencil is sharp enough to cut something!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
second one puechesed in 45 years
from Flint Michigan
My family purchased the one I am currently using for my dad as part of a Christmas gift about 45 years ago I was young yet remember the gifts placed into the box. My dad used it for keeping pencil sharp to a very fine point for accounting. He allowed me to use it or my drawing pencils. when he no longer was using it for work he gave it to me and I have been using it for years sharping my charcoal pencils to fine point to get the small details that everyone enjoys. I currently need to hold the ends together to sharpen my panicles as the screws are warn out that hold the sides together tight. the sharpener still works wonderfully yet I am getting to where I am no longer able to hold and sharpen at same time so time for a new one yes! this one has bee being used for 45+ years and I am happy I found this one to replace the original one if still same quality of construction its very well worth the price.
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Dads Christmas gift about 45 years ago
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Boston brand pencil sharpener
from Minnetonka, MN
High-quality pencil sharpener that is well made, is solid, and performs every time. As a carpenter, I do not have time to waste working with cheap tools that give me mediocre results. So true: you get what you pay for.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Springfield, IL
It is heavy duty, well made, and no complaints from our students!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Ranger 55 pencil sharpener
By Tim the Artist
from Grand Terrace, CA
I use this sharpener for my art pencils. It's the only sharpener that doesn't tear colored pencils up (and pencils with low-grade wood). It's not the solid piece of metal that its old predecessors were, so its body can warp ever so slightly--causing a problrm--but some simple pressure from a finger while sharpening solves the problem completely.
Boston Ranger 55 Wall Mount Pencil Sharp
By Donna the Artist
from Virginia Beach, VA
The sharpener Did Not Work !! I was unable to sharpen even one pencil to a nice point. I tried at least 10 pencils of different thicknesses, all the sharpener did was "shave off" just a bit on the sides and left a very uneven blunt/stub of alead. I tried graphite pencils, colored pencils, and hard pastel pencils; as I said already, none were successful in making a nice point to the pencil. Perhaps, I was just unlucky and got a "dud" or "lemon." I sent the sharpener back. I was VERY disappointed, because it looked like a nice sharpener.
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