Stanley Bostitch All Metal Antimicrobial 8-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener Review


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Most people need to have a pencil sharpener on their desk because they need it as they do their work. But, choosing the right sharpener to buy can be quite challenging. There is a wide array of models that you can choose from and we wouldn’t be surprised if you get confused. They all seem to do the same thing and look the same, but each of them claims to be better than the other and offers more unique features.

The secret to choosing the right sharpener is to know your needs and find one that can help you best. If you simply need a dependable sharpener that can work with different pencil sizes, then the Stanley Bostitch All Metal Antimicrobial 8-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener is the one we recommend for you. In this review, let us take an in-depth look at this sharpener’s features so you can decide if it is worth your money.

Design & Build

This sharpener’s appearance can only be described with two words – sleek and ergonomic. It has a body that measures 2.68”x 5.43” x 4.33” and has an all metal case that is covered in black. It is small and lightweight, so it won’t be too distracting when you place it on top of your desk. A chrome-finished Stanley Bostitch logo decorates one side of its body.

In front, a black rotating selector dial with 8 different holes of different sizes. This dial will grip the pencil no matter what size while you are sharpening it so it wouldn’t fall off. On the back portion of the sharpener, you will find the rotating arm used to put the sharpening blades in motion. Under the blades, you will find a tray which is used to hold the pencil shavings. It is quite spacious, so you don’t need to take out the tray and clear it very often. Unlike other sharpeners, this model does not provide a window to the tray, so you don’t have to deal with the unsightly pencil shavings it holds. You will need to open it to check if it is full and needs cleaning.


The Bostitch 8-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener is very easy and comfortable to use for everyone. It is a straightforward sharpener, so all you need to do is rotate the dial in front and choose the right hole for your pencil size, insert your pencil, and rotate the arm at the back. You can use clamps and screws to temporarily or permanently mount the sharpener on your desk to make sharpening easier for you.

This sharpener has been getting a lot of positive reviews for being very effective in its job. It can smoothly sharpen any pencil made of any type of wood using double cutters. These cutters are also replaceable, which means that you don’t need to buy a new sharpener when the blades get dull. The replacement parts for this sharpener can be ordered through Stanley Bostitch’s website or other online stores that sell school and office supplies.

This sharpener is definitely complete in terms of basic features, but what sets this sharpener apart from others is that it uses the Tip Saver Technology of Bostitch and has Antimicrobial covering. The Tip Saver Technology prevents over-sharpening of the pencil, so you wouldn’t end up breaking the tip during sharpening and wasting the pencil. The Antimicrobial covering protects the body of the sharpener from being contaminated with several kinds of bacteria. You don’t have to worry about picking up dirt when you use the sharpener.


You can buy the Stanley Bostitch All Metal Antimicrobial 8-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener for only $9 to $10. It has a very affordable price range. You can buy it at malls and online stores that sell school and office supplies.

This sharpener is perfect for any setting, be it in the office or in school. Men and women of every age will love looking at the sleek design and enjoy using the easy features of this sharpener. It is safe for children to use, too. It will definitely be a great gift to give or a great addition to your personal belongings.

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