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Can anyone advise on what pencil sharpener you are using and are happy with? I have had several and they just don't cut it.

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Pencil sharpener? Pencil sharpener? Don' need no steenkin' pencil sharpener.

Gave up on pencils years ago. Now all my marking is with those plastic Pentel clone mechanical pencils. Push the eraser, lead comes out the other end. Run out of lead, pull the remnant out, shake the pencil gently, push the eraser, another comes down - there are 2 or 3 leads inside. You can also buy refill leads. You can get about a dozen for around $2. Some people claim they wear out quickly, but I've never had one wear out yet, do tend to lose one once in awhile.

However, if you really insist on sharpening pencils, this is the pencil sharpener you want.

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Don I use one like above without the motor. I use the LV pencils mostly buy by the1/2 dozen boxes when I place an order. Also use the same sharpener to sharpen dowels. I think I got a tapered reamer from LV that has the same taper as a standard pencil, and drill the hole with that then sharpen a dowel and put some glue on it and tap it in the hole.

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I like this sharpener combo. FastCap PSSR-25 Tape Measure, Pro Carpenter PSS-R-25, 25ft, Standard/Reverse Read, 1 Wide Blade, Right and left reading. Sharpender built in. FastCap PSSR25 25 foot Lefty/Righty Measuring Tape - Left Handed Tape Measure - Amazon.com I also have an electric sharpener and the sharpener on the tape measure is faster.
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For finish work, I use the .05 lead mechanical pencil...for regular carpentry/drywall I use a wooden carpenter's pencil, and this style of sharpener...
Kapro Carpenter Pencil Sharpener-275-08 - The Home Depot
HD and Irwin are a couple of brands. No idea what mine is; I've had it for donkey's years. Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.
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I use a Stanley Utility knife


to sharpen a carpenters pencil
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I use a mechanical pencil, a marking knife or a little short awl I made. Last wooden pencils I bought were not much good and then I asked myself "why the hell am I messing with these things?" I have a few around but since it's been mentioned I think I'll just pitch them tomorrow.

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Can anyone advise on what pencil sharpener you are using and are happy with? I have had several and they just don't cut it.
Panasonic for an electric...
Bostik for manual...
but why even bother....
go mechanical...
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I don't like mechanical.
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Carpenter pencil, utility knife (or my little pocket knife)...mostly.

Home Depot used to sell a sharpener like Dan linked you to but it had a curved blade...did a great job on the carpenter pencils...can't find them anymore...that was my favorite. Here's a version of it... http://www.penimpressions.com/carpen...sharpener.html

I also use the business end of an old awl that fell apart when marking up outside lumber or other unimportant work. And from time to time I use a nail, screw, utility knife, linoleum knife - you get the idea.

For important stuff, a .05mm mechanical is my choice of weapon...even though I break the lead every once in a while.
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