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Ohuhu Electric Pencil Sharpener Review

Ohuhu Electric Pencil Sharpener Review

Ever since my daughter started doing homeschool preschool, I have been searching in vain for an electric pencil sharpener that works well and consistently. I have some inexpensive manual sharpeners that work great, but I honestly would prefer to save my hands with an electric sharpener. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review the Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.

Price

The Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener currently retails for $17.99 on Amazon. Most other electric pencil sharpeners that I have tried cost around $5, so the Ohuhu sharpener is much more expensive than my usual tastes. Additionally, while this sharpener does sharpen pencil nicely when functioning, I have run into a few issues. Therefore, I personally would not pay the current price. On the other hand, if I have not encountered any of the problems that I have experienced, I would consider the price reasonable.

Design

The Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener uses multiple power sources, either the included USB plug or four AA batteries (not included). A sharp durable SK5 steel blade and large easy-clean shavings tray provide faster and stable cutting performance. The replaceable sharpener core greatly extends the service life of the sharpener, and one replacement core is included. You never need to worry about over-sharpening your pencils because this sharpener features automatic idling once the pencil tip has been shaved within 0.3 and 0.5 millimeters. The Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener is also 100% kid safe, featuring an automatic safety lock function that stops the operation of the blade once the shaving tray is removed. Nonskid feet hold the sharpener in place during use, and a translucent shavings tray allows you to more easily see when you need to empty the pencil shavings. The sharpener comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and a full 12-month warranty.

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Performance                                  

As promised, the Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener sharpens pencils to a fine tip without over-sharpening. While I had hoped to be able to use my new sharpener on my colored pencils, the instruction manual does state to sharpen only regular pencils. With my daughter working on her school work almost every day and writing for fun all the time, I have plenty of regular pencils to sharpener. To use the sharpener, connect a power source and place the pencil in the hole in the top. The blade spins until the pencil tip has been shaved within 0.3 and 0.5 millimeters. The sharpener then idles to prevent over-sharpening the tip and wasting the pencil.

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Unfortunately, I have run into a few issues with the Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener. When working properly, the sharpener does a wonderful job. Sadly, the blade usually jams after I have sharpened a few pencils. The blade stops spinning and will not sharpen anymore. Additionally, sometimes when I pull the pencil out of the jammed blade, the pencil hole pulls up through the body of the sharpener while the sharpener core continues spinning. To fix both problems, I have to remove the power source, remove the shavings tray, dump out the shavings, remove the sharpener core, reinsert the sharpener core, replace the shavings tray, and reattach the power source. Sometimes I have to adjust the sharpener core multiple times before the sharpener starts working properly again. So far I have always been able to get the Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener working again, but having the blade jam so frequently is quite annoying.

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I do, however, appreciate that the automatic safety lock function of the Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener has always worked properly. When I remove the shavings tray, the sharpener core automatically stops spinning. Even when the blade jams and continues spinning without a pencil inserted, the automatic safety lock turns the spinning off as soon as a remove the tray. The safety lock makes me feel better about allowing my daughter to use the sharpener supervised. Knowing that the blade will stop spinning once the tray is removed even when the sharpener core jams also makes me feel a little better about the problems that I have experienced with this pencil sharpener.

Final Verdict

While I was initially excited about the Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener, I must admit that I am quite disappointed. When functioning properly, the sharpener does a great job sharpening pencils to a fine point without over-sharpening. The pencil sharper is easy to use, and I love that I can power the sharpener through the USB port on my computer. However, the blade usually jams after I sharpen a few pencils. Sometimes when I pull the pencil out of the jammed blade, the pencil hole also pulls up through the body of the sharpener and the blade starts spinning again. The problem is fairly easy to fix by removing and reinserting the sharpener core, but doing so is an unnecessary annoyance. I personally do not recommend the Ohuhu electric pencil sharpener.

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Ohuhu Electric Pencil Sharpener Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
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Ohuhu Electric Pencil Sharpener 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Ohuhu Electric Pencil Sharpener 3 © 2016 Heather Johnson
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