Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sharpener review and GIVEAWAY!!

Hey Friends!  I hope you all are having a great week.  I had a surprise day off today after my son decided to roll his sled on a ice patch and scrape up his entire face. Boys. Ugh.  He's fine- overprotective mom is not.  Needless to say I had a chance to work on this post this today!

 I know you've read a zillion of these posts about this snazzy sharpener.  There are so many posts because this sharpener just happens to be that good.

So, right before Christmas
I emailed Troy over at:

He was super nice and very obliging when I said I was interested in testing out his sharpener that I've heard so much about (he's a teacher!).  So, no I didn't pay for this particular one, but would I?  Yes, in a heart beat. 

Here is why...

First, they are very reasonable at only $24.99 and come in fun colors like red, green, blue and black:
Second, this thing REALLY WORKS!

Check out the sharpener face-off...

Here is my lovely new one... in blue :)

Here is the "other" blue one... you know it... the electric kind.

Here are the dollar store pencils (you know the ones that NEVER sharpen quite right).

Here is the pencil in the new sharpener (it's so easy to use!).  Yes, it is a "crank" kind but once you get past that it is great.

Whoa... that is the pencil sharpened.  I seriously have never seen pencils get that sharp before.  That is because I usually get this...

This poor guy was sharpened in the "other" sharpener.

Here they are side by side...
Can you guess who the winner is??

My final test was the colored pencil.  I asked Troy about this and he said that the new sharpener will not work perfectly for the colored pencil because of the soft lead.
(we use our colored pencils A LOT)

Of course I tried it out anyway.  Wowsers!  My students' eyes popped out of their heads when they saw this!  I have learned that you can't sharpen the colored pencils as long because they will break, so I try to time it just right.

I actually caught my aide sneaking the new sharpener off my desk and bringing it right next to the "other" sharpener to sharpen the dull pencils- that is when I knew we had a winner! :)

I do truly LOVE this sharpener and will be purchasing more for my classroom, home, and for gifts!

That is why I'm SUPER excited to also give one away today!!

Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win one of these beauties!
Good luck!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I'm not picky about a color, but red or blue would be nice. I've heard so much about these. I sure hope to get one!

  2. I would love to win this! I had a green one, and unfortunately, someone stole it from my classroom =( Super bummer!

  3. I would love a black or a green one =)

  4. Blue is my favorite color.

  5. I'm thinkin' green would be nice on my orange cabinet..... :o)


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  7. Any color would be wonderful! I'd love to try one after reading such rave reviews!
    I'm happy to blog about the sharpener at

  8. I have never one a blog contest before and I hope I win this one! I love the pictures that you have comparing sharpness! I would love the green one!


    Fancy Free in Fourth

  9. I would choose the red. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  10. I would love a blue one!

  11. I would love a red one.

  12. I love these! I want the green one but am hoping he creates a pink or purple one soon!


    LWML is hosting a SUPER easy to enter giveaway

  13. I would love a blue one!


  14. I would love a red one


  15. I would pick red as my classroom cabinets are primary colors. Fingers crossed...

  16. I have had my eye on these for a long time! I would love to have a green one!

  17. I would love to win a blue one.

  18. I would love a black one for my classroom. I hear so much about these sharpeners. The only person I know who bought had hers break:( so I have been wary of spending the money.

  19. I would LOVE the black one! Thanks for the great giveaway! :o)

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  20. I would love any color.

  21. I blogged your giveaway.

  22. I would love a black or red one. These are the best pencil sharpeners!

  23. I would love a black or red one. These are the best pencil sharpeners!

  24. This sharpener is amazing! I would love a blue or a green one!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

  25. Oh boy, does my class need one of these! I'd take any color! Thanks for great offer!
    Jessica Guthrie

  26. This was the best comparison I have seen! I have "another one" that sharpens just like yours but felt selfish wanting to replace it. Now I see the difference it will make and know I have to get one of these. THANKS!

  27. Green!! Definitely green!


  28. Green! Or red!! Or black!!! Or blue!!! Oh, any color would do!! Would LOVE purple!!! Maybe one day!!!

  29. Black!! I really*really*really want to try one of these pencil sharpeners!!

    Happy Teacher Heaven
    amyswan20 at gmail dot com

  30. I saw this sharpener a few month ago and I want one. My electric sharpener quit after just 1 month and the wall sharpener is always eating pencils. It's about time someone made a sharpener that really works!

  31. Blue or green would be my choice. But would I turn my nose up at a red or black one? NEVER!

  32. I would like Black or blue if it's that bright blue in your picture.

  33. While orange would be my first choice (that's the color they need!), I would take any color- I've got to get this sharpener! :)

  34. I love the blue one!!! But I would be happy with any color.

  35. Red is always my favorite color! Quick to find too!