Trust the Japanese to come up with a delightfully simple but truly innovative improvement for something as mundane as a pencil sharpener. The humble pencil sharpener has seen limited innovation beyond the hand crank and motorized versions. On the outset, the Kutsuwa Stad Angle Adjustable Pencil Sharpener looks pretty much like a simple hand-held pencil sharpener. However, the addition of a simple dial on the sharpener turns it into a wonder device that many pencil users will love.
If you are more than just the casual pencil user, you will know that the shape of the pencil tip is important. That is why people who work with pencils often still shun mechanical pencils in favor of the wood-cased pencil. A wood-cased pencil allows the user to shape the tip according to its use. A long and thin tipped hard lead pencil is ideal for detailed work. On the other hand colored pencil require a shorter blunt tip.
If you have young children, it is also preferable to provide them with pencils and colored pencils that have a shorter tip as they are safer for children plus the tip don’t break as easily. For those of you who are into the current trend of adult coloring books, this sharpener is a must-have to provide the right tip for the best control.
For artists and pencil connoisseurs, having multiple sharpeners with different angles is important. Until now, that means buying different sharpeners with different angles. With the Kutsuwa Stad Angle Adjustable Pencil Sharpener, you only need one sharpener to rule all your pencils.
This innovative Japanese invention features a dial that allows you to adjust the angle of the sharpener. The dial has 5 settings from 1 to 5 and also a close setting. Settings 1-2 produces short, blunt tips and are suitable for colored pencils. Settings 3-4 are more suitable for pencils with softer leads while setting number 5 is only recommended for pencils with hard lead like HB pencils.
The close setting is used for preventing the pencil shavings from falling out of the sharpener. The Kutsuwa Stad multi-sharpener also comes in multiple colors.
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