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This rotary action sharpener is for use with both 2 mm graphite and colored leads. Sharpener includes point cleaner and automatic cutting stop. It’s adaptable for use with all makes of lead holders. #502

Sharpener comes with either gray or turquoise barrel (color will be selected randomly from stock).

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Product Questions and Answers

How can I keep from breaking the lead while sharpening?

- Asked by Charles on 23-Dec-12

Keep the lead inside of the lead holder and let out only about 1/8 in. - 3/8 in. lead. Then stick the lead pointer lead-first into the rotary sharpener, and gently rotate.

- Answered by MisterArt on 07-Jan-13

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Customer Product Reviews

Rated by: Glenna V. in 95954, CA
I would have liked to have instruction for use included. I'm getting by kinda, but would be nice to be able to do it right.
Rated by: Peter T. in Chicago, IL
I have an older model of this sharpener and this new one great. The action is VERY smooth. Highly recommended.
Rated by: Mykal B. in Boynton Beach, FL
If you use a lead holder (not a automatic pencil) this is the only lead sharpener that works well. I had the Alvin tub sharpener, and there is no comparison. All other tub sharpeners are lead breakers. This one sharpens. The moment you hold it, its quality is immediately evident. I use the Staedtler Lead Holder 2mm, and this sharpener is the perfect compliment.
Rated by: Gay L. in Greenville, TX
I just love this thing and use it all the time. It is the BEST!!!!
Rated by: Arillyn J. in San Juan Capistrano, CA
The Berol Mars Lead Pointer Tub is a great sharpener. I recently took it with me to Hawaii. I passed security with it as there are no blades in the sharpener and used it on the 5 hour flight both directions.
Rated by: Allison R. in St Louis, MO
Love this- perfect every time. I had never used one of these before... so, it took me a little while to figure out.
Rated by: Diana G. in Hagerstown, MD
This rotary sharpener is not only good for Architects & Engineers--it good for students for a cleaner crisp point.
Rated by: Diana G. in Hagerstown, MD
A good graphite shapener at a good price.
Rated by: William P. in Murrieta, CA
this sharpener has worked perfectly for me every time I have used it. Very handy and small, essential if you use leads that slip into a 2mm Lead Holder.
Rated by: James M. in Wilmington , DE
Nice little sharpener. I use the 2mm pencils for drawing. The size makes this easy to take with you for field work
Rated by: Aaron N. in Wellington, KS
Fantastic pointer! Sharpens perfect every time. It takes a little patience to sharpen blue leds, though.
Rated by: Raj G. in Houston, TX
This is an excellent lead pointer for a simple hobbyist like myself. My main complaint is that I've had the lead break twice while inserting it in the pointer, but that's probably due to my inexperience rather than due to an inherent design flaw. A+
Rated by: Mike L. in Aurora, CO
The perfect pointer--have used the electrics and never was happy with the point or the idea that my leads were being "swallowed". I now have total control--couldn't be more pleased.

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