Pencil Sharpeners - FAQs
Q1: Are electric pencil sharpeners better than manual rotatory sharpener?
Answer: To operate a manual rotatory sharpener, you have to cranks or rotate the handle while holding the pencil with one hand. Electric sharpeners are more powerful and easy to operate, but require a power source, and they tend to be more expensive and a bit noisier than manual sharpeners.
Q2: Do electric pencil sharpeners get dull?
Answer: Yes, the electric cord can foil and the blade can become dull, and the most commonly sharpeners is clogs from wood and lead shavings. Timely cleaning can dramatically extend the life of an electric pencil sharpener.
Q3: Are colored pencils bad for manual sharpeners?
Answer: Soft wax crayons or oil based colored pencils can leave a lot of residue behind in the sharpener.
Q4: What's the best way to sharpen crayons?
Answer: Refrigerate the crayons for an hour before proceeding to use a manual sharpener to sharpen them. It will be easier to sharpen them as they become hard.
Q5: Is there a difference between pencil sharpener and colored pencil sharpener?
Answer: Colored pencil lead are much softer than graphite lead. As colored lead is wax or oil-based, they require a sharpener with an especially sharp blade and a gentle sharpening motion to minimize the risk of damage.