After 18 years of homeschooling, I finally found the perfect pencil sharpener and I can’t believe I waited this long. For many years we used wood pencils, but our sharpeners were often lost and it took the kids too long to sharpen the pencils once they found one. Finally we bought an electric pencil sharpener, but it jammed easily and frustrated us even more. I gave up and switched to mechanical pencils, but the leads broke easily, and the cheap ones were very inadequate.
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Last August I was telling Russ that it seemed silly to be so frustrated over something so small, but I had never found a pencil sharpener that really worked. That evening he came home from Staples with this big School-Pro Pencil Sharpener, and believe it or not, it has truly made my life easier! We have switched completely back to wood pencils and are much happier. It gets heavy use, for a family, and we haven’t had any problems with it. It is also relatively quiet and can even sharpen the fat pencils that little kids use.
The downside is that it is bit expensive for a pencil sharpener, but I think a good tool is worth it! I promise that I get no benefit from recommending this product – I just had to share my happiness over it. Anything that makes my life just a little easier is a good thing.
It could even make a great Christmas present for a little kid who likes to do “big kid” things. Just think of all the colored pencils that could be sharpened. It probably wouldn’t be the best gift for a husband to give his wife for Christmas…unless she requested it. (Just a little bit of free advice from a woman who has been married over 25 years.)
I only wish I had gotten mine when Sweet Pea was in kindergarten!
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