Originally Posted by Emma F
Goodness! I bought a set from Michaels and about 1/3 of them had broken leads so I returned them. The guy helping me told me to sharpen them with an X-Acto knife, or hobby blade, it's not as difficult as it sounds and it's kinder to the pencils.
I've actually even used my sanding block when I just needed a sharper point on my pencil.