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Heavy Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener

Updated on February 5, 2013

Not All Pencil Sharpeners are the Same

You have your pencil sharpeners and then you have your heavy duty pencil sharpeners! If you have high volume use, a variety of pencil sizes, or you simply want something a bit more sturdy and powerful, then a high volume model might be the way to go.

We'll discuss the advantages of a heavy duty electric pencil sharpener briefly and show you a few popular models from which to choose.

About Heavy Duty Electric Pencil Sharpeners

Whether you have a class room full of kids, an office full of employees, or you're a work-at-home writer, you may have a lot of pencils to sharpen each day. The average electric pencil sharpener isn't really built for high volume. Their motors give out, often because of over heating.

It may be time to explore the possibility of a heavy duty electric pencil sharpener if you really want the job done. A good one will offer a sturdy construction, with rubber feet for stability, dual steel construction cutters for the best sharpening, as well as a more powerful and fan cooled motor. These sharpeners are built to handle the volume necessary in a commercial or educational setting. Many also offer safety features to shut down if they overheat. They'll store more shavings so that you don't have to empty them out every few hours and they often accommodate several different sizes of pencils.

Below are some of the better known brands of heavy duty electric pencil sharpeners.

Caring For and Repairing Your Pencil Sharpener

For those of you searching for ideas on how to repair an existing pencil sharpener you can visit this page at FixItClub which provides some details about common problems with electric sharpeners and how to deal with them. An article from How Stuff Works

covers repairs to a variety of small appliances. Many tips regarding repairs to "Motor Appliances" are applicable.

Common questions abour clearing jams and cleaning the cutters on an X-Acto model are answered on the X-Acto site.

Stanley Bostitch Heavy Duty Electric Pencil Sharpeners

Photo Credits

Introduction: Irayo.

About Heavy Duty Electric Pencil Sharpeners: Buechertiger.

Repair: mpclemens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oftentimes a pencil is the only writing tool still functioning. I know, having been an adjunct professor for 38 years or so. Thanks for detailing the commercial unit-now I know what to buy!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @KarenCookieJar: artists and their students

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Not the sharpeners i was looking for

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      Mosoma 6 years ago

      Very good lens.

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      fashionistadiva 6 years ago

      Nice lens! I might think about buying one.

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      who still uses pencils that need sharpening? I haven't in at least 10 years!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What about x-acto proX? I would like info on it!

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      rosytaylor 6 years ago

      nice lens....

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      HELP!!!!!!!!! I am looking for an electric pencil sharener that works on Colored Pencils. I teach 5th grade science and social studies in a VERY hands on way so I need one. Time is so valuable in a classroom and the time the students have to spend sharpening their own colored pencils with the hand held type sharpeners eats up time. The regular electric pencils sharpeners wear out fast if colored pencils are placed in them. I really at this point am not worried about price - I just want one that WORKS and will WORK for a LONG time. ANYONE have any suggestions, please?


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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You are so right about standard electric pencil sharpeners not holding up to volume. My sister volunteered at a school a couple years ago and one of her tasks at the end of the day was to sharpen all the pencils for the classroom. The pencil sharpeners would overhead and stop until they cooled down and after a while they didn't sharpen as well and would quit working completely.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      its nice to know this exists, though i might not be needing it at the moment! cheers

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Another awesome lens! I really need a new sharpener. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 4/1/2011. Have a great day!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      I wouldn't have any pencils left, I'd be feeding them into the gadget all day!

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I'm not sure what brand I have, but a good electric pencil sharpener is a must for artists. I still have the same one and it's served me well.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Good lens. Thumbs up and FB like.

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      freaknoodles1 6 years ago

      Great lens! I didn't know a good electric pencil sharpener was so affordable.

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      howdoyouspellst 6 years ago

      Good information! I'm an art student... maybe I need one of these!

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      Darla Dixon 7 years ago

      I need a heavy duty pencil sharpener. I am a pencil artist and I have killed several ordinary electric pencil sharpeners!

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      I always enjoy sharpening my pencils with one of these: Much better than the manual variety

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I need a new heavy duty sharpener at school. The kids really tear them up.

      Thanks for sharing.


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      rebeccahiatt 8 years ago

      What I hate about pencil sharpeners is; they always break my pencil. Just when it gets sharp it breaks it off.