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Giant Wooden Pencil

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After all, pencils can be expensive and you don’t want a poor sharpener to chew up the wood and damage the leads. Reservoir Pencil Sharpeners, sometimes refered to as Canister Sharpeners, work like a simple manual sharpener, but they include an inbuilt drum to catch your pencil shavings.

If you would like to know more about these brands then check out our Ultimate Guide to Wooden Pencil Brands where we go into detail about the 20 biggest pencil brands and their pencils.When it comes to being the world’s biggest pencil then size is everything but interestingly enough there are actually three different records for the largest pencil in the world. Electric Sharpeners can use either a blade or helical sharpening mechanism, but the whole process is powered by electricity. The Faber-Castell Grip 2001 and Jakar Trio sharpeners each have a hole for standard pencils, one for jumbo pencils and a third hole for colouring pencils– which are usually slightly thicker in diameter than a standard pencil but not quite jumbo sized.

My expertise is not just rooted in business, but in the genuine appreciation and understanding of the art of writing instruments. However, they are still more bulky than a standard sharpener and aren’t exactly what most artists would consider to be ‘portable’. They’re popular with artists taking classes or drawing on the go as the reservoir means you don’t need to carry an extra container to hold your waste.If there are signs the blade isn’t sharp enough then it means it’s probably time to replace your sharpener or just replace the blade if there are replacements available for your model. Our range of sharpeners can be split broadly into four categories: simple manual sharpeners, reservoir sharpeners, crank sharpeners, electric sharpeners and other sharpening accessories.

We’ve also condensed the information in this blog post into a chart, so you can quickly cross reference our sharpener specs all in one place. If the wood looks a little rough or furry then that’s a sign that the blade on your sharpener is dull. Do you need a sharpener you can take on your travels or are you looking for something more heavy duty to use in the studio?I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word, as echoed by Malcolm Forbes: "Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will. There’s a more complex mechanism in a helical sharpener, so they can be a bit more difficult to maintain. My deep-rooted passion for pens and pencils led me to become a part-time blogger, where I've dedicated myself to sharing the wealth of knowledge I've amassed over the years.

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