Thursday, June 12, 2014

Week of Reviews Day 5: Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener

I know many homeschoolers go through many, many pencils in a short period of time and I can only imagine how many a classroom of twenty plus kids would go through! I found this great pencil sharpener and was asked to give my opinion of it. So here is my review of the pencil sharpeners offered at Classroom Friendly Supplies

On the site you'll find a variety of color options. Here's a list of the features as listed on the shopping pag. 

  • A "must have" for every teacher.
  • A unique and practical teacher gift.
  • Old-school retro look.
  • Quiet sharpening eliminates classroom interruptions. 
  • Automatic stopping once the perfect point is formed. This prevents over-sharpening.
  • Works on standard sized pencils.
  • Clear plastic disposal tray for easy cleaning.
  • Easy to use (as young as 5 years of age.)
  • Sturdy metal frame (approximately 3"x 3"x 5")
  • Portable or mounts to a surface. Clamp included

What I Like

  • I like that you can mount it to your table or shelf fairly easily
  • The pencil is held in place 
  • The clear container makes it easy to see when it's full
  • Can be taken apart easily to find any lead that gets stuck inside
  • Sharpens very well and doesn't break off the lead
  • Fun colors

What I didn't like

  • The box had no instructions on assembling or mounting so it took me a few minutes
  • It seems rather finicky to get it to sharpen at times. I had to turn the pencil a certain way to get it to sharpen sometimes. 

Overall Opinion

Overall I like this sharpener! It's way better than the cheap ones sold in most stores that do little more than break your lead over and over again. Throw a simple diagram into the box and I'd say it's good to go! Grab one for your homeschool or if you are a classroom teacher, they have a special deal on several. Check back next week for a giveaway for a chance to WIN one! 

Have you tried Classroom Friendly Supplies pencil sharpeners? What did you think? 

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