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Electric pencil sharpeners from X-Acto are designed for demanding office, studio, and classroom environments. They are quality tools that will last for many years.
Designed for steady, all-day use, X-Acto's Heavy-Duty 41 sharpener is a great investment for years of maintenance-free service. It has an extra heavy-duty AC induction motor with a thermal overload function that automatically shuts the motor off should overheating occur.
It has two solid steel cutters with 30 cutting edges. The cutting action stops when the point is made. A pencil guide permits sharpening of all sizes of pencils. This model features an extra large shavings receptacle.
Requires a 110V AC outlet. Beige finish.
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 15 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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from dayton, ohio
Comments about X-Acto Heavy-Duty 41 Pencil Sharpener:
This sharpener is good for pencils and great for pastel pencils. The pastel pencil is soft but if you feed it slowly with little quick pressure it is the only sharpener that I trust with my pastel pencils.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Michelle Queen of Mud
from Taylor , TX
I teach middle school art. We got this sharpener because it has a powerful motor and replaceable parts. Even though we have only used it a few weeks, I can tell that it is a good purchase. I consulted with many art teachers and this is their preferred sharpener as well.
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Art teacher recommends X-Acto Heavy-Duty 41 Pencil Sharpener
By Art teacher Ann
from Crawfordsville, IN
The X-acto 41 Heavy Duty pencil sharpener is the best sharpener out there. I sharpen dozens of pencils a day. The last one I had lasted 8-10 years and I expect this one to last as long. It makes this art teacher so very happy...and perhaps a little selfish. These last few weeks since it arrived I have not wanted to share with my 400 art students...it makes me too happy and I'm not ready to share yet. They asked if I would share if the principal wanted to use it...hmmm...maybe...not... Seriously, it sharpens quick and straight with the better brand pencils AND with all the cheap no-name brands too. If I sharpen 10-12 colored pencils I follow with sharpening a few regular pencils it seems to keep it sharp and not gummed up in any way. Art teacher for 24 years...I highly recommend the investment in this product.
I love my new sharpener!
from Charleston, SC
I have to sharpen hundreds of pencils each week and, so far, this sharpener has been up to the task-fast and efficient.
Not for Charcoal pencils
By Bill Harrison
from Naperville IL
I bought this to sharpen charcoal pencils and Wolff carbon pencils. I've tried almost every brand and model out there, and generally found that they all give out after a few weeks of constant use. I was hoping this one was constructed better. It seems like it's built better, but the grinding motion had so much vibration that it consistently broke my leads. This might work well for regular #2 pencils, but it doesn't cut it for charcoal pencils.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry that this product did not work out. Currently, we do not offer any electric sharpener that is appropriate for use with charcoal pencils. If you would like help selecting an alternative sharpener, please give our Experts a call at 1-800-933-2542. Our Experts are here to help you M-F from 8:00am to 5:30pmCST.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good Investment for the Art Room
from Middle TN
I'm surprised at the other bad reviews. I have had my sharpener for several years and it's still going strong. It sharpens quickly... and thank goodness, because I have a lot to sharpen! I do not allow it to be used for colored pencils and I empty it frequently. It has far outlasted any other sharpener that I have had in my art room. I highly recommend this product!
key internal gear is plastic
from mendocino, CA
Lasted a year and a half in my art classroom, and now won't sharpen at all. The main gear the surrounding the blades at the back of the sharpener is made of plastic and is now so badly worn that the blades no longer spin while rotating around the pencil (the sharpener sounds like its sharpening-- the blades rotate around the pencil, but they don't spin on their individual axes in order to grind into the wood). Kids must have pushed too hard too many times when inserting pencils (easy to do with, say, colored pencils when the "lead" breaks off). Regardless, I'm shocked that a sharpener this expensive wouldn't use hardened steel for such a critical part. I've tried many cheaper sharpeners before-- they all last about the same length (but are much more cost effective). This time, I'm going with an "all metal construction" manual sharpener (but wish the shavings reservoir was bigger....).
Disappointed in quality
from Stanwood, WA
I have bought this expensive pencil sharpener 3 times for use in my high school art class! Why do I continue to expect it to work for more than a few months? It's heavy construction and price really fooled me. My students are not unneccesarity rough with their sharpening. It jams, tears up pencil wood, breaks the lead, and finally, won't sharpen to a fine point.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Love this sharpener
from Houston, TX
This sharperner has never let me down. Solid, well-built, expensive but worth it. Not for colored expensive pencils.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Eastern Iowa
I teach math to 100 seventh graders a day. I have had this sharpener in my classroom for going on four years. It is only now showing signs of wear and not sharpening as well as it used to. I let my kids sharpen pencil and colored pencils. Before this sharpener, I purchased, with my own money, three cheaper electric sharpeners that died after about three months. I am surprised that people are having issues with this sharpener.
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