Thursday, 23 May 2019

The 5 Best Electric Pencil Sharpeners for the Classroom

So you're shopping for a pencil sharpener? You're balancing the cost versus speed, quietness, and effectiveness? Well hear this... do not go for a cheaper electic sharpener. You'll end up going through three or four sharpeners during the school year! You only need one, one that lasts and sharpens well.  Some are a bit noisy and some are quiet but it's the durability, safety, and efficiency that counts. You would definitly need one that has the auto shut-off safety feature. I personally don't mind if it makes a litle noise, as long as it does the job well. 

Below are the top five electric pencil sharpeners for the classroom (click on each to see their prices on Amazon). I love to find awesome classroom hacks and tips for teachers. As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a commission for purchases using my links. Learn more. I hope to save you time by finding the best electric sharpeners for you.

X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener: This pencil sharpener is designed specifically for classrooms and is ideal for bulk sharpening pencils. It has multiple hole sizes to choose for your pencils and even has a small triangular hole that fits the ticonderoga triangular pencils. It sharpens them to a perfect point. It automatically stops sharpening once the pencil is sharp.

X-ACTO School Pro X Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener: It is super quiet! It is able to sharpen multiple thicknesses of pencils, has a large-capacity compartments for shavings, it has a blue light that comes on when the pencil is sharp and it stops sharpening so you don't over sharpen and waste the pencil.

OfficePro Electric Pencil Sharpener: This one also has an auto stop safety feature. The best things about it is that it sharpens both pencils and colored pencils, and it is portable because it uses batteries. Note that the colored pencils have to be the hard-point expensive brands. 

School Smart Vertical Pencil Sharpener, ElectricThis one works really fast, is very durable, and it has the auto stop safety mechanism. It is quite large though and a bit noisy but it sharpens nicely without breaking the point.

Electric & Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener: This one works with graphite, colored pencils and lead and is portable with batteries or can be plugged in with a regular plug or USB. It doesn't take up much space but still holds so many shavings! This is a very compact, sturdy, yet surprisingly powerful sharpener.

Most teachers prefer to have electric sharpeners because they save time and they do not strain little wrists and fingers.  If you use classroom jobs, the student that is designated for the sharpening job gets to sharpen all of the dull pencils, which is actually fun. 

I have to you let you know that if you are looking for excellent quality pencils, you can find my top recommendations for the best pencil brands here in this blog post.

1 comment:

Menachem Moscovitz said...

I think this a great idea and every school need to use an electric sharpener. It's good for students and saves time. Thanks for sharing!

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