I was skeptical and offered to do a review so that I could test that claim.
You see, I know where the world's best pencil sharpener is -- it's fastened to my dad's workbench at my parents' house in Georgia. I've missed that pencil sharpener for years.
I've bought pencil sharpeners that mangle and destroy pencils more often than they sharpen them. I've had electric pencil sharpeners that are so loud we'd disturb everyone else in the house when we used it. None of them ever worked as well as the one my mom brought home when she was a teacher in the 1970s.
I don't think I have unrealistic expectations. I just want a pencil sharpener to . . . wait for it . . . sharpen pencils.
My new pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies truly is the "world's best pencil sharpener." It sharpens pencils. Every single time. And they all have nice sharp points.
I love the way that the pencils always come out sharp. I can't stand writing with a dull pencil tip, and I'm thrilled with having sharp points on all the pencils in our house. I no longer have to search through the house for a pencil with a decent tip or a mechanical pencil that hasn't run out of lead.
It might seem odd that I'd get this excited about a pencil sharpener. Sometimes it's a big deal to find something that works as well as advertised.
This pencil sharpener is far better than I expected. In a side-by-side comparison, I think it might even beat the Old Faithful pencil sharpener that's been sharpening pencils at my parents' house for as long as I can remember.
The pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies can be ordered for $24.99, with discounts for ordering in larger quantities. In addition to the Firehouse Red one we love, it also comes in Groovy Green, Cool Blue, Precious Pink, and Midnight Black.
Disclaimer: I received an awesome pencil sharpener for the purposes of writing this review, and I received no other compensation. In return, I agreed to give an honest review of the product and how it worked for our homeschool family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.