I find many electric sharpeners do not sharpen to a point, but an “almost” point, which then requires further sharpening on sandpaper. A few do sharpen to a true point. Something to keep in mind.

Prismacolor pencils may be breaking because they were previously dropped and the “leads” in them are broken. This is not uncommon.

Karen
On May 18, 2016, at 8:50 AM, Anne Runyon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi friends,

(Sorry- I have an eraser... looking for a sharpener.)

I have been using an old hand crank pencil sharpener and a couple of small
metal hand-held sharpeners for eons. However, the newer Prismacolor pencils
just don't sharpen well ... break way too often.
I understand that an electric sharpener might help. Any suggestions for a
good, modestly priced electric? I would prefer having it plug in, rather
than be battery operated, but most importantly ... Will it sharpen
Prismacolor pencils well?

Thanks,
Annie
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