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    Pencil Sharpeners

    I just ordered a dozen pencil sharpeners for 12$ from Amazon. These should last me through the small project I have on the back burner.

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    Cancel that order and order one of these:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1

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    I have one of this style mounted on the wall (not the same make/model). No batteries and the overwhelming positive feature is that is is always in the same place.
    https://www.amazon.com/X-ACTO-Ranger...s%2C134&sr=8-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom M King View Post
    Cancel that order and order one of these:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1
    I purchased one of those at an art supply store and am very happy with it. They even have replacement blades.

    I purchased a similar on ages ago at an art supply store in Berkeley, CA. Still use it but the blade is a bit worn.

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    Panasonic is hands down the best for power sharpeners. Only drawback is the small shavings drawer. Holds less than ten pencils worth.
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    That one stays in its own pocket on my tool belt for when Iím not near one of the numerous crank handle sharpeners. I even have one crank handle for clamping to scaffolding for when Iím up off the ground.

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    I would even lose a wall mounted one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Howatt View Post
    I have one of this style mounted on the wall (not the same make/model). No batteries and the overwhelming positive feature is that is is always in the same place.
    That's the style I have...the previous owners of our previous property were school teachers and left one in the building that became my shop. It now lives here in the new shop. It's a Boston brand.

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    Last edited by Jim Becker; 04-22-2024 at 6:40 PM.
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    I lost one of those too.

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    Multiples permanently mounted solves that problem. I like the old Berols best but the Xactos arenít bad. I even have replacement cutters for the Berols.

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    I have a Berol less than a foot from the computer and another one down in the shop
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    I just checked and there are pages of them on eBay, including no shortage of NOS ones. I like the single hole ones best.

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    I've had a similar one in my shop for years. It also works to chamfer dowels. Mine doest see much use because I switched to .5 mm mechanical pencils.

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    I use the 12" disc sander on my Shopsmith for all sharpening of round pencils. It's a little underpowered, but it makes a nice point at various angles depending what I'm doing, and I have never lost it yet.

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    Like mentioned, I use an Panasonic electric one, and prefer the sharpening angle to the angle on hand held pocket sharpeners which is steeper. The crank and electric ones deliver a sharper point in my judgment.
    Regards,

    Tom

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