A homeschool needs a plentiful supply of sharpened pencils to run smoothly. But we've all had the frustration of pencils that just won't seem to sharpen without breaking or that sharpen away to nothing in an instant because of an overzealous sharpener.
I've certainly owned my share of pencil sharpeners that perform poorly. More often than not, it was my frugal nature that got the best of me. Spending 50¢ on a pencil sharpener normally gets you about 50¢ worth of value. And that's just not a lot.
I didn't want to switch to mechanical pencils, so something had to change.