Quite affordable Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener
Most of the colored pencils are expensive and often the main reason of re-ordering is consumption due to repeat sharpening ! I mean if you use a low-quality sharpener … To get sharp point you may need removal of significant amounts of outer wood housing and lead … . So it will be wise to spend some time in researching to get a good quality pencil sharpener 🙂 isn’t it ?
A good quality pencil sharpener will give you the sharp point that you need to complete more intricate or detailed parts of your art-work. Also it reduces the lost time & frustration of sharpening again and again due to poor point.
So coming back to Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener which can handles most colored pencil sets without an issue forming very sharp points, especially on harder leads.
Key Features :
- Steel Blades for Sharpening Pencils
This manual pencil sharpener makes it easy to keep your Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils sharp and ready to use. The sharpener is fitted with steel blades designed to easily sharpen your pencils to just the right point.
- Translucent Body to See When It’s Full
Thanks to the pencil sharpener’s translucent green body, it’s easy to see when the sharpener is full and needs to be emptied.
|Color||Green Receptacle with Black Casing|
|Sharpener Blade Material||Steel|
|Entry||One entry for standard-size pencils|
|Dimensions||5.5″ x 3.6″ x 1.4″|
|Manufacturer||Newell Rubbermaid Office Products|
|Customer Service|| U.S.A 1-800-346-3278
(Open Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST)
Tips – Best way to Sharpen Colored Pencils :
- Check your pencil sharper condition :
If your pencil sharpener can produce one long, continuous pencil shaving then it is in good condition
If the shavings are small and come off in bits and pieces, it means your pencil sharpener has gone blunt
- Applying pressure :
Use a gentle touch to press the pencil against the blade [Low pressure]
- Hold pencil or sharpener ?
As the video from Prismacolor shows, its better to hold the pencil and rotate the sharpner
Items Supplied Check List (May change from time to time) :
- Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener
Great price and compact in size, Just Go For It
Positive reviews 70% (5 Star rating)(Latest +ve review on Sept 2016)
Negative reviews ~7% (1 Star rating)(Latest -ve review on Sept 2016)
See Bad points / Complaints / Problems customers faced for Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener
- Too aggressive and cutting off too much outer wood [Results in a weakened lead tip]
- Lead breaks off [I think this is rather shipping or handling of pencils rather than the sharpener]
What improvements I expect in the next release ?
Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener Video Review with Demo