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The Optima is fast, quiet, and reliable, with a carbon steel blade that gives pencils a smooth, sharp point. It accommodates six different pencil sizes, including triangular student pencils.
A lead saver feature prevents over-sharpening, while a thermal cutoff prevents overheating. The large, translucent shavings receptable is spill-resistant. There's even an area to store pencils!
The Optima includes a limited lifetime warranty.
Requires a 120V AC outlet.
Warning — All electrical products have U.S. standard plugs and voltage. Due to damage that can occur when using incompatible plugs, sockets, or converters, Blick does not ship electrical items or accessories outside of North America or to freight forwarders.
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(based on 4 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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from Kyle, Texas
Comments about Swingline Optima Electric Pencil Sharpener:
Most sharpeners I have bought have not even lasted the entire year in my classroom, this one is still working year 2 and usually works pretty well. To date this is the only sharpener I have had that I would buy again.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Would not honor lifetime guarantee.
Horrendous Junk; Snarky Customer Service.After a year in my classroom, this stopped working. I called CS as instructed, and got some snarky southern mush mouth who announced with glee that they do not have to replace it, since I do not have the receipt.Would not honor lifetime guarantee.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
chews up pencils
from Sparta, TN
I purchased this product based on its description and the four star review. The description states the sharpener prevents oversharpening, but the directions say the motor does not stop. So you must quickly push the pencil in and out quickly then suddenly the whole tip of pencil is chewed off. I practiced with several different kinds of pencils including grafwood and it chewed all of them. The pencil size feature is also useless because it only marks two of the holes so you have to put the sharpener up to the light to see the size of a hole. Very disappointed.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this product did not meet your expectations. You are entitled to a full refund or exhange within 30 days of purchase. Please contact our Customer Service team for assistance at 1-800-723-2787.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
surprisingly long lasting
By arts 4 life
from st. louis, mo
I oversee programming in a busy museum, and this has been the first sharpener to last through an entire school year's worth of programs. We see thousands of kids for programs that require pencils, and this sharpener does the trick. As with any mechanism used so often, you would expect wear and tear, but this is still functioning and holding up well. We're going to purchase some for all of our classrooms.The only down-side is that the shavings receptacle is a bit small.
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