I had heard about these new hand crank ones from Classroom Friendly Supplies...I really didn't believe it when I heard the buzz, but a 4th grade teacher bought one so I got to play with it. It is awesome. (Yes, even colored pencils! See below!)
I contacted the company, Classroom Friendly Supplies, and they sent me one right away for a review. I love it. The kids love it. Easy to use, easy to clean, sharp pencils. Life is good.
|The kids are super excited about this, lining up to sharpen a pencil!|
|Literally 20 seconds later.|
|This thingy pulls out, that was weird for me. But I got over it.|
|It holds the pencil perfectly straight.|
|Smaller than my electric ones. This counter was too thick to mount it correctly. The table has a better hold.|
Crayola Colored Pencils (4-5 rotations)
PrismaColor pencils (4-5 rotations)
drawing pencils (various brands)
Cost: $24.99, (Teacher Special pack of three: $53.97)
WORTH. IT. I am soooooooo buying one for each table!