I am more than pleased with this sharpener and I will tell you why. I have recently purchased a much larger sharpener which claimed to be very good and at first I thought it was until I got this one. I got this one because it is very small and fits in my drawer instead of taking up cupboard space. This one is very easy to use and employs a two stage sharpenig method. I sharpened an old pair of scissors and was amazed by how sharp they got! I have tried with 2 other sharpeners and they did not make them very sharp so I am extremely please with this one. I recommend it.