When working in coloured pencil, it is imperative that your pencils are sharp. Well, I disliked using the hand sharpener because, well- it took too long and my pencil leads kept breaking. When I expressed my desire for a new sharpener, my husband did some research and came back with this one. It is great :) Nice sharp pencils, no power necessary, no sore wrists. Also it has the auto stop so you can't grind the pencil down to nothing!
In fact I was so impressed with it, that I drew it ;)