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Here’s a web page devoted to electric pencil sharpeners for colored pencils:
http://maxcnash.com/best-electric-pencil-sharpener/ <http://maxcnash.com/best-electric-pencil-sharpener/>
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>> On May 18, 2016, at 5:07 PM, Anne Runyon <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>> Thank you, Kathy, Alison and Karen too.
>> I know that the Prismacolors get broken ... but I am hoping some will respond to a new sharpener a little better. I’ll check out these two suggestions.
>> Annie
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>> Hi Annie,
>> I've had good luck with:
>> http://www.dickblick.com/products/x-acto-1800-electric-pencil-sharpener/ <http://www.dickblick.com/products/x-acto-1800-electric-pencil-sharpener/>and have purchased a small fleet of them for the students to use when I teach classes in colored pencils.  They're inexpensive, and work well.  Good luck!
>> Alison Schroeer
>> I’ve heard good reviews for this one. It’s on my shopping list, although I don’t have personal experience with it. Maybe check with one of the colored pencil groups if you’re on social media? 
>> Derwent Super Point Manual Helical Pencil Sharpener (2302001)  <https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CA15DIQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER>
>> Kathy
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>> On May 18, 2016, at 8:50 AM, Anne Runyon <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[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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