I bought one at Wal Mart. It looked good. It was a brand name. Brought it home and it was as bad as the one I have now, if not worse. We took it back and decided on just the kind that mounts to the wall or cabinet and will sharpen several sizes of pencils. Like the kind we had at school. Yea, it was broken when we got it out o the box. No, I am not kidding. That's how we roll around here.
Finally, this weekend we were at Sam's and hubby says, "hey, look, this pencil sharpener actually looks like it might work!". I quickly say, no way am I buying another one. I will suffer with what I have thankyouverymuch. Sneaky man puts it in the cart and I don't notice until we check out. Color me embarrassed, because this is, in fact, the BEST PENCIL SHARPENER EVER.
Royal P60 Electric Pencil Sharpener 29342C This is the one we got. It works extremely well and it has a light that comes on to tell when it's finished. Only takes a couple of seconds too! Hubby was so excited, he sharpened all of our new pencils for the school year. He's so funny. :) Anyway, if you are looking for one, I highly recommend this one. Nope, this is most definitely not a review, just my personal experience. I am an Amazon affiliate, so if you do order from the link I will get a small percentage of the purchase price. And while I really appreciate that, please do shop around and make sure you get the best deal. Have a great day and happy sharpening!