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My pencil sharpener is only a few months old and it seems the sharpener is dull

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Sharpen chainsaw chain


I have four options when my chain saw blade gets dull. 1) replace it with a new one. 2) take it to a repair shop and pay half the price of a new blade. 3) Use my hand sharpening file kit from Lowe's, or 4) Use my electric chain saw blade sharpener form Harbor Freight. I recently purchased one for about $30 on sale. In one setting I earned the price of the sharpener by sharpening my old blades that were just hanging on a peg waiting to take to the repair shop. Really, the sharpener takes a small amount of skill, but the few minutes it takes to learn can save a lot of time and moo-lah.

Sep 26, 2014 | Garden

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How to sharpen a pencil so the tip doesn't break


When I was in school it would always frustrate me that the tips of the pencil were always breaking in the sharpener. It took many tries of turning the pencil and turning the sharpener, different amounts of pressure and I finally found the secret.

Sharpening a pencil is a very easy thing to do. When you are using a hand sharpener, either a small plastic one with a cartridge to catch the shavings or the really small ones that don't catch the shaving, your put the utencile end of the pencil into the sharpener keeping it has straight as possible.

Applying a little pressure turn the pencil in the clockwise motion (you can turn either the pencil or the sharpener both will work). The shavings will begin to fall off and you keep turning until either you are satisfied with the sharpness of the tip or the shavings stop coming off. Make sure that you don't put more pressure on the pencil to make the shaving keep coming off because that will make the tip break and get stuck in the sharpener.

Pull the pencil out and clean the sharpener, it should be good to go. What I discovered was that if I had dropped a pencil a few times then the lead inside the pencil would be broken and this would cause the tip to break after sharpening. Treating your pencils nicely will keep them from breaking tips when you sharpen.

on Jan 30, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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What kinds of pencil sharpners are there?


There are many kinds of pencil sharpeners that have been developed through the years.

The most common ones, the manual sharpners, can be of the following kinds:

Mechanical sharpeners: a portable variety, usually small and in the shape of a rectangular prism. The blade inside rotates around the pencil, sharpening it. The shavings emerge through a slot.

Blade sharpeners: small and portable, hold replaceable shaving razor blades or permanently fitted blades. They work similarly to knives, but in a more convenient and safe way.

Cylindrical cutters: larger variety, stationary, powered by a crank. One hand holds the pencil, the other turns the crank.

Another common pencil sharpener found often in offices is the electric sharpener. It works on the same principle as the manual sharpener, but the blade rotates quickly thanks to an electric motor, either powered by batteries or plugged into the electrical system.

There are still people, mainly artists, that sharpen their pencils with a knife.

Oct 06, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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When was the pencil sharpener invented?


Before the pencil sharpener was invented, pencils were sharpened by shaving away the wood with a knife. The first pencil sharpener was invented by Therry des Estwaux in 1847.

Oct 06, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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What is a pencil sharpener?


A pencil sharpener is "a device for sharpening a pencil's writing point by shaving away its worn surface. Pencil sharpeners may be operated manually or by an electric motor." (wikipedia)

Oct 06, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Help with my Royal p70 electric pencil sharpener and I can't seem to get anywhere... A lead is broken in the sharpening gears and I don't know how to take apart the sharpener to remove it.. Ca


Turn sharpener upside down. On the bottom, you will see 6 black dots. Four of them are Legs while the middle two are covers to two screws. Peel the stickey cover off the middle two, exposing two phillips head screws. Once the two very long screws are out, the entire unit will fall out of the casing. You may have to push in the small plastic locking devise at the bottom. Good Luck!

Jan 27, 2013 | Royal Pencilsharpener P70

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Is there a pencil sharpener that I can sharpen several pencils at once?


I don't think there is, but there's a sharpener with different size holes for different types of pencils: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/744792/Stanley-Bostitch-Classroom-Electric-Pencil-Sharpener/?cm_cat=2000000361

Jan 24, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Hi, my 16" Ryobi seems to have suddenly gone


When you are cutting you want to keep the chain out of the dirt...dirt will dull a chain so fast it will make your head spin. sound like you need to have the chain sharpened..there are mini grinders available for about 20 bucks that will allow you to sharpen your own chain...if you don't want to go that route then you can take the chain to your local hardware store or possibly a tree cutting service to get it sharpened

Dec 16, 2010 | Ryobi 18-inch Electric Chainsaw Chain Saws

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My electric chain saw makita 5014 is not cutting seems to burn the wood. Can it need sharpening or a new chain. I am a mere woman and don't know too much.:o)


A dull chain can cause this so can installing it backwards. Find a local chainsaw seller/mechanic about 5 - 10$ to sharpen. Ask for their help to relinstall it. Stihl is the best dealer in my area.
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Oct 26, 2009 | Makita 5012B 12'' Electric Chain Saw

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