Considered one of the most important tools for students, artists, and professionals who work with graphite, colored pencils, charcoal pencils, pastel pencils, or any other media that require continual sharpening, a pencil sharpener can be large or small, stationary or portable, feature-rich, or simple and compact.
Whether battery-powered, electric, or hand-powered, sharpeners have unique features to suit the environment where they’ll be put to work. Some have an auto shut-off feature to prevent over-sharpening; others have safety features or antimicrobial protection for classroom use. Some sharpen multiple sizes of pencils, while others sharpen only one or two sizes, which may be all you need!
Be sure to consider the type of blades when making your choice. Non-stick blades are a better choice for colored pencils, and some pencil sharpeners have replaceable cutter cartridges, a space-saving design, or an extremely quiet motor. Shop Blick to choose the best pencil sharpener for your studio, office, classroom, or studio-on-the-go.