The Pro-Sharp drill-mounted pencil sharpener can hone 144 pencils in just 15 minutes. Photo NotCot
C.H Hanson’s Pro-Sharp Finishing Pencil Carpenter may seem like a spoof from the pages of Mad Magazine, but it is in fact a real product. And better — as we shall see — it is a real product available to buy at Amazon.
This is no ordinary pencil sharpener. As you can see from the hexagonal shaft protruding from its rear, this sharpener is designed to be used in a power drill. If there was one thing that I wouldn’t fire up a drill for, it’s sharpening a pencil: just a few strokes with a knife or box cutter would do a better job, and probably take less time than just finding my chuck-key.
But the Amazonian reviewers disagree. Here are some testimonials. First, it appears I was wrong about this being slow:
New pencils are too long. It takes hours of chewing or whittling to get them reduced to a manageable size. This drill powered pencil sharpener cuts my pencil reduction time by at least 90%. Ever household needs one! — David Giles (Seabrook, TX)
Next up, another speed test:
This is the next best thing to sliced bread in a bag! Sharpened a gross (144) pencils in less than 15 minutes! This item paid for itself in the first use! — David L. Hobbs
144 pencils in 15 minutes! That’s an average of 9.6 pencils per minute, or just under one pencil every six seconds.
Clearly, if you are a heavy pencil user, this is a must have device, especially as it sells for just over $7 on Amazon and comes with not one, not two but four carpenter’s pencils in the box (which could all be shaved down to stumps in around 30 seconds).
Seriously: A fast-spinning blade hidden inside a tempting hole. What could possibly go wrong?
Sharpener product page [C.H. Hanson via NotCot and Neatorama]
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Fuente: Gadget Lab