X-ACTO TeacherPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener Review

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Whether you are a teacher or a student, you will always be dependent on pencil sharpeners. I can still remember the time when there was no such thing as an electric sharpener. I had to sharpen my pencils manually, using the small pencil sharpeners that you can buy for under a dollar at the school supplies store.

As the name suggests, the X-ACTO TeacherPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener is specifically designed for the classroom. Teachers are recommended to have these on their tables so that if ever there is a student who needs to sharpen their pencils, then the issue will be dealt with without having to cause distraction among the students. If there are no electric sharpeners on the teacher’s table, the student who needs to sharpen their pencil will make a ruckus trying to find someone who has. They can disturb the class and end up ruining the concentration of the students in question. In order to better explain the features that this product have, here are some benefits and possible disadvantages of purchasing this product.


  • Adjustable

With six (6) pencil hole sizes, you can practically sharpen any pencil with it. By turning the wheel on the face of the product, you will be able to choose whatever size of pencil that you want to sharpen. Whatever pencil it maybe, whether it is a regular wooden pencil or a colored pencil, you will be able to use this product to sharpen it without much difficulty.

  • No Over-Heating

Because of the SmartStop technology, this electric sharpener automatically stops whenever a pencil is fully sharpened. That way, there is theoretically no chance of the product over-heating unless it is over exposed to heat. The machine turns of If not in use, giving it time to cool down.

  • No Over-sharpening

As previously mentioned, this product has the SmartStop technology that allows the machine to stop whenever the pencil is sharpened. Some electric pencil sharpeners in the market sell electric sharpeners that are not automatic. You would have to manually take the pencil out so that the machine will stop and your pencil will be sharpened to perfection.

  • Convenient Disposal

Pencil shavings are some of the most irritable trash that you are bound to clean. The pencil shavings are small and can easily break into even smaller pieces, making it even more difficult to clean. With this electric shaver, all you have to do is take out the container and throw out the shavings inside the trash can. It’s as easy as that.

  • Security

Newly-sharpened pencils can be dangerous if you are not careful. If little children are to use these sharp pencils, it’s possible for them to hurt themselves. However, with this product, the machine sharpens the pencil in a rounded point manner because of the helical steel cutter built in the product.

  • Disadvantages

In all honesty, there is nothing disadvantageous about this electric pencil sharpener, or an electric pencil sharpener in general. Technology is supposed to make life a lot easier. Why not take advantage of the opportunity? However, if you really believe that there will always be a problem with any product, then here might be some of the factors that one could call a disadvantage.

  • Noise

Most electric sharpeners are rather loud when being used. However, this particular product is equipped with a SmartStop feature which eliminates the noise. It is ideal for a classroom setting especially when there is a test going on and you don’t want to make a lot of noise that will distract the entire class.

  • Price

Although the price tag of about thirty-five bucks might not seem that expensive to you, it could be for some. If you are buying it in bulk, it will definitely cost a lot. It is easy to compare it to the traditional sharpener because of significant price difference. But if you think of it in the long run, it is much easier to maintain. Price is listed on here because not everyone has the same budget.

Whatever the disadvantage this product may cause, the benefits outweigh them tremendously. As a user-friendly gadget, sharpening has never been so high-tech and traditional at the same time. It is definitely a good item to have inside the classroom where sharpening pencils is important for the academic improvement of the students.

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