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Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pc

Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pc
Average Customer Rating:
3.167 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 12 reviews
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7 of 12(58%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
Review 1 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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A must in your tool box
10 Jan 2015
By Brewster
, Nottingham
" The sharpener makes sharpening carpenters pencils so easy. "
Review 2 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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Super Invention - Long Overdue
25 Dec 2014
By OldBear
, Derby
" At Last! A pencil sharpener for "square" profile pencils.
No more messing around with knives, no more broken leads, no more hassle.
This sharpener ingeniously puts a superbly sharp and uniform point on these good quality and long lasting pencils.
Great product. It really has put the lead back in my pencil!!!!!!
"
Review 3 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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pencils.......................
29 Jul 2014
By blbeemer
, penzance
" pencils ok sharpener not good cuts to much of the pencil "
Review 4 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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It's a Pencil!
5 Jan 2015
By Falcone
, near Glasgow
" Quite why Screwfix asked me to review a pencil I'm not sure, but it is as described and works as well as you'd expect a pencil to work! "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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lasts well
21 Dec 2014
By English20maker
, Chester
" sharpener as poor as it looks but it is not compulsory to use it! A pack will last you a lifetime. "
Review 6 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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Good procuct
23 Oct 2014
By Sherif
, London
" I find this product very practical and good quality that last, also a cheap price. "
Review 7 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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Wanted a sharpener for ages
27 Jun 2014
By Krissy
, Bath
" Yes a knife can sharpen these, but this sharpener does a decent job and the 'lead' is tough enough. Think the price is a little high though. "
Review 8 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Just a pencil really
2 Jun 2014
By GizmoStu
, Abingdon
" These are sold as carpenters pencils but when you sharpen them, the graphite it is only half the expected size, no where near as wide as a proper carpenters pencil.
If you use the included sharpener (which I don't recommend) you end up with a sharp point like a normal pencil.
£4 for four pencils does not represent good value but at least the lead is reasonable quality.
"
Review 9 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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Sharpener is not suitable
26 May 2014
By Cardiffdiyer
, Cardiff
" Pencils may be OK but the first I used the sharpener on had the lead mangled by the effort needed to turn the pencil in the sharpener and to sharpen it. There is too much wood for the blade. Much better to use the trusty Swiss Army knife. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Pencil sharpener doesn't work
23 May 2014
By GoldenRhino
, Southern England
" The Carpenters pencils are fine, - once sharpened with a chisel. However, this kit comes with a sharpener which I thought would save a bit of time, it doesn't. It does remove a lot of wood from the pencil but without ever achieving a sharp lead point. I would advise buying the pencils ONLY & using any left over cash to buy a knife blade or a chisel to sharpen them. "
Review 11 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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Pencils
2 Dec 2013
By Boatboy
, West Cornwall
" Bought these as I needed some new pencils. What a waste of money. Leads so soft that when sharpening break very easily. Bought a bespoke sharpener, still useless. Waste of money. Would have taken back but it's a 20 mile return journey for me. Straight in the dustbin. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Forge Steel Carpenters Pencil & Sharpener Set 5Pcs
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waste of money
30 Nov 2013
By huntershall
, essex
" Your paying extra money for a sharpener that does not work.
I was wondering how a sharpener could sharpen pencils that were not round & then found out the answer, it doesn't.
Better to buy just the pencils & sharpen with a knife as I have to with these.
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.