When I was a kid every classroom had a hand cranked pencil sharpener. We were not even allowed to use pens. Even the house I grew up in had one. We used pencils for everything. I recently discovered that these tools still exist and are actively manufactured. I had to have one. For the low price of $12, this is a welcomed addition to our high effort lifestyle. This sharpener doesn’t need batteries and does an excellent job with just a few cranks of the handle. You’ll get consistently sharpen pencils over and over again.