Pencils are one of the essential tools in schools and in offices. It is used for writing, drawing, etc. and to be able to use it at its best, one must keep his or her pencils sharpened at all times. However, since pencil sharpeners are in the industry since in memorial time, numerous brands and types have been flooding the market and this makes it more difficult to choose the right and perfect sharpener that would cater your needs.
This article will discuss which sharpeners are best used for your pencils and to start it off, it is said that electric pencil sharpeners are the trend nowadays, useful, efficient and recommended. With that said, below are the best electric pencil sharpeners:
1. X-ACTO SchoolPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener
The X-ACTO has a sturdy, durable and heavy duty electric motor which allows large number of pencils to be sharpened. Its motor is is quiet and is ideal in classrooms which would not disrupt any class. This sharpener has six slots for different sizes and has huge storing area for the residue of the sharpened pencil. It also has a helical steel cutter which leaves your pencil well sharpened and refined.
* Heavy duty
* Has six different slots for different sizes
* Flyaway Cutter System which prevents finger damage
2. School Smart Vertical Pencil Sharpener, 6 x 4 inches
This electric sharpener comes with high quality steel blades and is famous for producing sharp pointed pencils. It has auto stop feature and through this feature, you don’t need to check your pencil if it is sharpened enough or worse, over sharpened it. Also, with this feature, you prolong your pencil’s lifespan and avoid wasting the lead of your pencil.
The School Smart Vertical Pencil Sharpener was designed in medium size and does not need cleaning every use as it has a tray for residues. The only downside of this sharpener is that it does not have a safety precaution option. With that said, this sharpener is recommended for adults or for office usage.
* Auto Stop Feature
* Helical Steel Blades
* Medium Sized
3. X-ACTO TeacherPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, SmartStop
As like other products of X-ACTO, this model is another classroom use friendly. It comes with a smart stop technology which ensures safety for children use. It stops automatically once the pencil has reached a certain level of sharpness. Through this feature, it ensures your pencil longer life span at the same time saves time.
As for its electric motor, this model has a powerful one and could sharpen numerous pencils in a short time. It also has the helical steel cutter which comes in handy for different variations of pencils.
This model is recommended for both teachers and students.
* SmartStop Feature
* Heavy duty electric motor
4. Artist Choice Battery Powered Duty Helical Blade Pencil Sharpener
A portable and cordless sharpener, this model works on batteries. It also has helix stainless steel cutter which sharpens your pencils smoothly. It is compact and weighs about 8 ounces. It also comes with a shaving tray which you could remove to throw pencil residues.
As for the price, this model is one of the most affordable electric sharpeners and is highly recommended for budget conscious and for artists.
– has the helix stainless steel cutter
– compact and portable
– cordless and runs on batteries
5. X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener
This model comes in silver and black and is famous in the cutting tools industry. Its target market are schools and it is created ideally for children. It is safe, fast and sturdy. The ProX has a SmartStop feature which is also a smart saver in terms of time and money as this device would
automatically stop once your pencil reaches at a certain level of sharpness and this saves the life span of the pencil.
As this electric pencil sharpener is designed for children, the amazing thing this device has is its anti-microbial shield which stops bacteria from entering its pencil slots.
The ProX also has an auto-reset feature in case you overworked the device. This feature avoids any overheating which could lead to damage and lastly, if SafeStop is included in this device, it also surely has a SafeStart feature which allows the device to start only if the waste recipient isn’t in place.
* Has dual helical cutters
* Ideal for heavy use
* Has StartStop Features
* Has Auto- reset feature
6. Trip Worthy Electric Pencil Sharpener
The Trip Worthy Electric Pencil Sharpener was created ideally for No. 2 and colored pencils and it is highly recommended to be used by students, teachers, artists and office workers. It is battery operated. It also could handle different sizes and has an Auto-Stop feature for safety. It would also not start if there is something missing in the device. With this, this makes the device safe to be used by children.
* Has Auto Stop feature
* Safe for children
* Cordless, battery operated
* Fast, sturdy and compact
7. Laneco Electric Pencil Sharpener
The Laneco electric sharpener was created for heavy duty use with its stainless steel blade. This sharpener is ideal for school and office. Its shaving tray is removable and would not work if the shaving tray is not put back to its place. It is also battery operated.
The only downside of this device is that it does not come with an auto stop mechanism which could lead you to over sharpen your pencils.
* Has a life time guarantee
* Made of stainless steel blades
* Has a removable shaving tray
8. OfficeGoods Electric Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener
Though most sharpeners offer sharpening your pencils to sharp tip, OfficeGoods offer unique feature wherein you could sharpen your pencils to a blunt, medium or sharp tips. This device is battery operated at the same time you could also plug it or use a USB cord to charge it. This device like other sharpeners would not work without its shaving tray tucked in its body.
This sharpener is recommended for colored pencils and could accommodate pencils in different shapes.
* Three ways to charge
* Safe for children
* Offer three types of points
* Easy to clean