Afmat PS09 Pencil Sharpener Review

Afmat PS09 Pencil Sharpener Review

I was looking for something very specific when I stumbled upon the Afmat PS09 Electric Pencil Sharpener...I wanted an electric, long point, helical blade, top feeding sharpener. This sharpener hits all these points, and even more, so even though it was a bit expensive, I took a chance and have been happy with the results.

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KUM Masterpiece Pencil Sharpener Review

KUM Masterpiece Pencil Sharpener Review

Many of you already know this, but it bears repeating: there is a difference between a 2-hole sharpener and a 2-stage sharpener. A 2-hole sharpener sharpens 2 sizes of pencils, standard and jumbo. A 2-stage sharpener sharpens a standard size pencil in 2 stages: first it removes the wood, then sharpens the point. If you don't look closely, you could purchase a 2-stage and wonder why your jumbo pencils won't fit.

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Carl Angel 5 Premium Video Review

Video Notes

Today I'm covering the Carl Angel 5 Premium and why you may or may not want to buy this sharpener, and comparing it to a few other options from Carl.

Carl CP-80 review
Derwent Long Point (Carl Angel 5) Review

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Carl Angel 5 Premium
Carl CP-80

TBT: Empire Pencil & Pedigree Sharpener

TBT: Empire Pencil & Pedigree Sharpener

When I was in grade school, in the 80's, anyone who was anyone had this Pedigree pencil sharpener. This little plastic sharpener held a ton of shavings...of course, you had to pack them down to see just how long you could go without emptying it. At some point, it would open up in your backpack and it would look like a pencil factory exploded in there. Or one of the little notches that held onto the hinge section would break and the whole thing would be worthless.

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Carl CP-80 Pencil Sharpener Review

Carl CP-80 Pencil Sharpener Review

My most recent purchase has been the Carl CP-80. Someone on the Erasable Podcast Facebook group mentioned that they were on sale on Amazon at a certain point, and when I went over to check it out, I was floored...it looked like it had everything I had been searching for in a long point sharpener.

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Derwent Long Point Pencil Sharpener Review

Derwent Long Point Pencil Sharpener Review

I moved to my current city last summer for work. While checking out the surrounding areas, I found an art supply shop in the next town over. I went digging around there for pencils, and it was the standard fare, mainly drawing pencils with a few General's things mixed in (they have subsequently started carrying Blackwings and Field Notes), but one thing that caught my eye was the Derwent Long Point sharpener.

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Dahle 133 Pencil Sharpener Review

Dahle 133 Pencil Sharpener Review

The next long point pencil sharpener I bought last year was the Dahle 133. Mark Tucker of Write Analog recommended it to me on the Erasable Podcast Facebook group. I was discussing how I was looking for something better than the Mitsubishi KH-20 and that I had a few specifications: it had to be rubber tipped where it grips the pencil and the point had to be somewhat concave.

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Mitsubishi KH-20 Long Point Sharpener Review

Mitsubishi KH-20 Long Point Sharpener Review

Today I'll be covering the first in my stash, the Mitsu-bishi KH-20. This sharpener was my first hand-crank long point sharpener...up until I bought it last year I sharpened all my pencils with an old metal Boston sharpener that was screwed to the wall in the warehouse where I worked.

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