What are the best pencil sharpeners?

Believe it or not, the pencil sharpener you use has a significant impact on the quality of your pencil drawings and writing. Great pencil sharpeners will shave the pencil's wood homogeneously, cleanly revealing the graphite heart.  Check out the best ones here!

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    #1X-ACTO School Pro Classroom

    X-ACTO School Pro Classroom

    The X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Sharpener has a feature that automatically stops from sharpening once the pencil is done. It's front port can alternate to six different pencil sizes and it also has a fairly heavy base with suctioned feet.

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    Donna Turner
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "This is absolutely the best pencil sharpener for me! ๐Ÿ˜„ I just love how it can switch to six different sizes for your pencils. As an artist myself, it truly helps me in making sure that my drawing pencils are sharp to the tip and don't break too easily. Really really worth the buy! ๐Ÿ‘"
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    #2X-ACTO Helix

    X-ACTO Helix

    The X-ACTO Helix Electric Pencil Sharpener has a traditional design and can be plugged onto any flat surface. It features proprietary PencilShaver technology that prevents over-sharpening and also has a large container for pencil shavings.

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    Harold Little
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "In my opinion, this is the best XACTO pencil sharpener. I personally use it in the office and I've yet to break a pencil from sharpening it too much. It's fast and efficient, a real time-saver. ๐Ÿ‘Œ"
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    #3SMARTRO Electric Pencil Sharpener

    SMARTRO Electric Pencil Sharpener

    The SMARTRO Electric Pencil Sharpener can be powered by a standard USB, four AA batteries, or an adapter. It has enough power to sharpen any pencil in three to five seconds. The compact and portable design is suitable for office and artist use.

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    Frank Jordan
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "While I was browsing through pencil sharpeners in Walmart, I stumbled upon this particular brand. What really caught my attention was that you can charge it via USB connection. Now, whenever I'm in the office, I just plug it right into my computer without having to worry about the batteries running out which is pretty neat. ๐Ÿ˜"
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    #4JARLINK Electric Pencil Sharpener

    JARLINK Electric Pencil Sharpener

    The JARLINK Electric Pencil Sharpener has a helical blade that can sharpen pencils within five to ten seconds as well as an auto-stop feature. It can be powered by multiple sources and has a pencil shaving entrance that measures 8mm in diameter.

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    Carol Wheeler
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "Easily the best electric pencil sharpener for home-use especially if you have kids. because of its small opening, you can be sure that they won't get cut if they're ever caught playing around with it."
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    #5TripWorthy Electric Pencil Sharpener

    TripWorthy Electric Pencil Sharpener

    The TripWorthy Electric Pencil Sharpener is a fully battery-operated pencil sharpener with no extension cord that comes in a simple and compact design. It offers an adult-friendly and kid-friendly auto-stop safety feature that can prevent injuries.

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    Catherine Guerrero
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "I bought this pencil sharpener at Target for my son, so he wouldn't have a hard time using a manual pencil sharpener at school. He uses it every day and has no trouble with it. The manufacturers really live up to their claim of it being kid-friendly. ๐Ÿ˜Š"
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    #6Artistique Electric Pencil Sharpener

    Artistique Electric Pencil Sharpener

    The Artistique Electric Pencil Sharpener can work for both lead and colored pencils as well as for art, office, and school use. It allows the user to switch to three different sharpness settings: blunt, medium, sharp and is also user-friendly.

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    Ryan Burns
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "I ordered a whole bunch of pencil sharpeners in bulk, and among those that I purchased, this sharpener stood out. It's really unique cause you can actually manipulate the sharpness of the pencil. I really find it useful whenever I use coloring pencils for my drawings cause sometimes having overly sharp tips can mess with the shading. "
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    #7OfficeGoods Electric & Battery-operated Sharpener

    OfficeGoods Electric & Battery-operated Sharpener

    The OfficeGoods Electric & Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener can be powered through either an AC adapter, USB cord or with batteries. It works for colored, graphite, and standard #2 pencils and ensures that thereโ€™s no leftover deadwood.

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    Heather Ramos
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "One of the many pencil sharpeners that work best for standard #2s. works best as a battery operated electric sharpener, I can literally take it anywhere, it's just so compact and portable. I just wish that it was a little more available in the market. its kind of hard to come by."
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    #8PowerMe Electric Pencil Sharpener

    PowerMe Electric Pencil Sharpener

    The PowerMe Electric Pencil Sharpener has a Table Mount Vertical space saving design and can sharpen up to 3,000 times without wearing out. It consists of a stainless steel helical blade that only takes a person 3 seconds to sharpen a pencil.

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    Benjamin Williams
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "A real space saver! It's really great for office use. I've been using it for quite some time now and it still works pretty well. ๐Ÿ‘"

Summary

Best What are the best pencil sharpeners
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1X-ACTO School Pro ClassroomElectronics 19 Paid
2X-ACTO HelixElectronics 11 Paid
3SMARTRO Electric Pencil SharpenerElectronics 6 Paid
4JARLINK Electric Pencil SharpenerElectronics 3 Paid
5TripWorthy Electric Pencil SharpenerElectronics 3 Paid
6Artistique Electric Pencil SharpenerElectronics 3 Paid
7OfficeGoods Electric & Battery-operated SharpenerElectronics 2 Paid
8PowerMe Electric Pencil SharpenerElectronics 1 Paid
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