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10 Best Pencil Sharpeners That’ll Save Your Teacher Sanity


10 Best Pencil Sharpeners That'll Save Your Teacher Sanity

Have you ever had a day where you left your coffee on the kitchen counter, got stuck behind a train, barely made it to the day’s lesson, and were finally interrupted mid-“good morning” by a student cranking that ancient pencil sharpener by the door? You don’t need that kind of drama in your life. Put in a work order for one of these awesome pencil sharpeners, and you could shave off one more stressor from your day.

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1. X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener

Xacto School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Designed especially for schools, enjoy quiet sharpens and large shavings capacity with this pencil sharpener! This highly-rated option is also Earth-friendly, as it doesn’t use electricity when not in use.

2. X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, With Six Size Dial, XL Shavings Bin

Xacto School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, XL Bin

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This powerful sharpener is the previous option’s big brother. Colored pencil compatibility, adjustable pencil holes, low pencil breakage, and an extra large shavings collector all make this one of the most popular pencil sharpeners on the market.

3. Heavy Duty Industrial Pencil Sharpener with Stronger Helical Blade

Heavy Duty Industrial Pencil Sharpener

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Want a pencil sharpener that will outlive your teaching career? This one may not outlive you, but it will be your best buddy in the classroom for many years to come. Unbelievably durable, get twice as many sharpen from this gadget as you would from the average sharpener. Additionally, its ability to handle any No. 2 pencil, whether lead or Crayola, as well as its quick sharpening rate, make this one a real keeper.

4. Electric Pencil Sharpener, Fast Sharpen with Dual Holes for No.2 and Colored Pencils

Dual Hole for Colored Pencils

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Tired of telling kids not to put colored pencils in the electric sharpener? Now, all you need is a couple of labels! This dual-holed sharper keeps it simple: one spot for lead pencils, the other for art pencils. Quiet and efficient, it’s also battery-powered, making it easy to pass around the room without the distraction of noise and students getting up from their seats.

5. Electric Pencil Sharpener, Eraser and Vacuum Set

Pencil Sharpener Tool Set

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If you like to know how your tools work, this sharpener set is perfect for you. With four extra blades and a couple bonus tools thrown in, you won’t have to replace your pencil sharpener every time the blade gets dull. Reduce supply waste with this long-lasting option!

6. AFMAT Pencil Sharpener for Colored Pencils

Afmat Pencil Sharpener for Colored Pencils

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Whether you teach Art or just appreciate a precise pencil cut, you will love this adjustable pencil sharpener! Highly efficient, portable, and settable for blunt, medium, and sharp pencil tips, the extra pencil storage is just icing on the cake of sharpening greatness.

7. AFMAT Pencil Sharpener Electric, Heavy Duty

Afmat Heavy Duty Electric

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If you like the previous option but feel a little protective about your supplies, this one is guaranteed to stay right where you left it. Designed with a suctioned bottom, enjoy the same adjustable blade without the hassle of finding it wherever your students last left it. No more dislocated pencil sharpeners! Additionally, this sharpener is not a pencil eater, conserving pencil length so supplies last longer. *commence universal teacher applause*

8. Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener with Pencil Holder

Pencil Sharpener with Pencil Holder

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Be honest: Do some of your students dilly dally by the pencil sharpener, allowing their whole pencil to disintegrate in the process? Say goodbye to over-sharpening with this clever sharpener. Its auto-stop function shuts itself off whenever a pencil is done being sharpened, or when the extra large shaving bin has been removed.

9. OfficeGoods Electric & Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener

OfficeGoods Electric and Battery Operated

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Known for an extra fast, perfect sharpen, this battery-powered, adjustable sharpener conserves pencil length—and learning time!

10. POWERME Electric Pencil Sharpener

PowerMe Sharpener

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Is your desk more cluttered than a laundry hamper? Save space with this tall pencil sharpener. Designed to save room on your desk while maintaining shaving capacity, the cool aesthetic of this sharpener will make it a feature rather than an obstacle wherever you put it.

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Iris Planchet

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Iris Planchet is a middle school Language Arts teacher. She loves teaching about her favorite books, including House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer and Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. Outside of reading and writing, you can find her baking, playing guitar, or playing board games with her family.
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