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A dull pencil leads to messy handwriting and inaccurate lines. Make sure every pencil in a classroom, office or other busy space stays sharp and ready to create exact marks with an electric pencil sharpener or battery-operated pencil sharpener, which come in both vertical and horizontal models to suit your specific configuration. Whether you need pencil sharpeners to work only with standard pencils or to sharpen a diverse variety of pencil sizes, there are plenty of options to accommodate any need.
Depending on what type of space you have, an electric pencil sharpener or a battery-operated pencil sharpener might be a better selection. If you plan on installing a pencil sharpener in a semi-permanent location that multiple students or employees can access, choose an electric pencil sharpener, which plugs into a wall outlet and is better for shared environments. For placement on a personal desk, choose a battery-operated pencil sharpener, which eliminates the need for cords to create a clutter-free work surface.
The advantage of choosing an electric pencil sharpener over a manual pencil sharpener is that motorized pencil sharpeners are easier to use and offer reduced operational noise. When dealing with sharp blades moving at high speeds, it's important to make sure a pencil sharpener has the necessary safety features built in.
Choose pencil sharpeners with auto reset and thermal overload protection to prevent motor burnout and keep the motor operating efficiently. A tamper-proof switch shuts the motor down when the receptacle is removed to prevent injuries.
It's easy to see where a pencil needs to be inserted with a battery-operated pencil sharpener that has an illuminated dial. Select an electric pencil sharpener that accommodates both regular-size and children's-size pencils for versatility and make sure pencil sharpeners have nonskid feet to prevent movement during operation.