Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Best Pencil Sharpener EVER

UPDATE!!! (5/23)
This pencil sharpener is still as great as it was the day I got it! We all love it! 

A few weeks ago I contacted Troy to see if he would let me review his pencil sharpener I've heard sooo much about.

 My kids seriously go through 4-5 pencil sharpeners a year and have just successfully broken my $60 electric pencil sharpener I splurged on a year ago. So, I am desperately searching...

These sharpeners are just under $20, but they have specials if you are ordering more than one. 

Last week I got a special delivery...this blue beauty! 

This is what you get. It took me a second to figure out what the other part was, but my teammate quickly informed me that it was the clamp. 
This is how it works. You squeeze the black clips and pull out the silver part, then slide your pencil in.
 You put your hand on the blue part and the other hand turns the handle. It took some getting use to for me. I'm so used to holding the actual pencil...but there's no need for that on this one! 

Check out the tip on this pencil! WOW!!
This is a picture using the clamp.
I should also mention that this pencil sharpener makes NO NOISE! Its sooo quiet! I love this thing! I've only had it a I will keep you updated, but as of now, I'm in the process of getting my principal to order more for our school!!!

Overall, this pencil sharpener gets a A+ from this teacher!
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  1. I want this pencil sharpener! I think I am going to have to buy it :)
    To The Square Inch

  2. It's amazing! I seriously want one in every corner of my room!

  3. Mine lasted a little over a year. 6th graders can be hard on equipment... I think I'll buy another for this upcoming school year because they are cool and they make such a nice point.

  4. I have 2 of these sharpeners but I find that they eat pencil length very fast and leave unsightly marks on the pencil. Other than that it's fine but I do prefer other sharpeners though, like the electric kind. Just my two cents!

  5. Hi! Found your site while searching for pencil sharpener recommendations. I'm a former teacher. The old pencil sharpener that I inherited in my classroom room was fantastic, but I have no idea what brand it was!
    I homeschool now, and it's just me and the two kids. We actually have this same pencil sharpener that you reviewed. It has lasted us 2 years. First, the clamp stopped working. It lost it's ability to grip. Not a biggie, since it holds the pencil for you, we just hold the sharpener in one hand and sharpen with the other. But now it's started to sharpen the pencils crookedly so there is a sliver of wood at the tip. At this point, the kids are using the sharpener to do most of the work and then using their little pencil kit sharpeners to get rid of the sliver. Also, it won't grip pencils made of recycled newspapers, which I've recently switched to so I can tell my pencils from the kids so they'll quit stealing them from me. To its credit, this is the longest any pencil sharpener has lasted us so far. They just don't make them like they used to. I think I'm going to pick up a vintage wall-mount Boston sharpener on eBay to replace it.

  6. A great tip from the Teeny Tiny Teacher last year!
    After having spent over $100 on sharpeners last year (the 'best' electric...not even a year!..multiple Walmart ones) I invested $20. I bought more this year! I teach K and they are great! I tried to do a bulk order...but so many teachers thought they had the 'best' electric ones that I couldn't meet the those teachers are coming to borrow mine...asking will I please order again!!! And the marks they leave are nothing compared to the kids teeth marks!! The BEST!!!

  7. I am looking for a pencil sharpener, how is yours holding up? I'm a teacher and a little skeptical on these sharpeners. Would you pick this one, still, hands down?

  8. Maybe I am just missing it... but did you tell us the Manufacturer, Brand/Model?

    Not much good without this information

  9. My School purchased one about Seven months ago as a trial. We just purchased them for every classroom. The Original seems to be working very well. The Two things I noticed about it was 1.) No instructions on installation, etc. 2.) You need a deep shelf to clamp it onto. You can't just slide the clamp on half way and tighten, it has to sit flush against the L shaped post.

    With the new ones I'm having problems with the Wing Nuts tightening the clamp to a desk/table/shelf. Once you have it fixed where you want it, as you tighten the Wing Nut if you use to much torch, the Wing Nut slips and it becomes loose.

    I don't know if they started using Aluminum Wing Nuts that can't handle the pressure, or their Threading tool is off a bit, but I couldn't use a Nut I had as their threads seemed irregular.

    That said, even if you have it free standing, which is OK since it holds the pencil for you, it does an amazing job on the Pencils.

    Head Custodian
    California Elementary School

  10. There are loads of options out there for electric pencil sharpeners. It all depends on why how you will use the sharpener. To find the best electric pencil sharpener read some reviews on The School Smart Vertical Pencil Sharpener is a definite contender.

  11. I bought this sharpener because my old one made a horrible squealing noise. I'm a librarian but we have study hall in this library, so I had to find a good sharpener.
    This one is not super quiet, but it works SO fast that it doesn't create a big disturbance.
    I even had one junior-high student (stinker!) try to put in a pencil the wrong way, and it still works!
    I would recommend this sharpener to anyone who uses standard pencils. (It does not adjust for wider, early childhood-type pencils.)Read more here

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  18. I got our principal to order these for our school too, but to my dismay they didn't make it a year! They worked great at first although the mounting is terrible. I hoped these would last, but they didn't measure up to school standards