The Caran d’Ache Sharpening Machine isn’t your grade school’s pencil sharpener. It can be used to sharpen any round, hexagonal or triangular pencil or pastel from 4mm to 10mm in diameter. Its long-lasting helical blade is housed in an almost entirely metal casing, which ensures it will last for many years to come.
Pinch the butterfly clamps to accept your writing utensil. Then release the claps and the machine holds the pencil or pastel firmly in position. Use the button at the center of the crank to make the point of your writing utensil sharper or more blunt. A metal drawer below the blade housing collects all of your shavings for easy cleanup. Use the supplied clamp to mount the sharpening machine to a desk, table, bookcase or counter.