Xacto KS 8-hole, wall-mounted manual pencil sharpener
Get to the point, Lady! Hurrhurr “point”
|pic from Amazon.com listing|
I bought mine at Office Depot, but you can get one at Amazon and a plethora of brick and mortar stores.
A couple of caveats
You have to mount this particular model on a rigid surface like a wall or table to use it. I mean, it will not work if you try to hold it in your lap, squeeze it between your knees, or duct tape it to a flat surface (yeah I tried all three things- I hate using the drill). It has to be screwed into stable wood or other equally dense material.
Depending on the brand, pastel pencils may break off in the mechanism. I was able to get excellent points on a few of my Conte pastel pencils, but not all of them. However, I have found this to be the case if I use them in any sharpener, even the little blade ones. Koh-I-Noor and Generals pastel/ charcoal pencils fared better, but I still had some breaks. I think I'll stick to the craft knife for some of those.
The KS is great for making really sharp little wooden stakes out of cake pop sticks. This may or may not be useful to you, but there you are. You're welcome.