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Extend pencil life and cut down on sharpener noise with the QuietSharp Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener from Bostitch!
Equipped with a powerful QuietSharp motor for quiet, stall-free operation, the QuietSharp Glow features a tool-free, removable cutter cartridge for easy cleaning or replacement.
Perfect for school settings, this money-saving sharpener with replaceable cutters is compatible with colored pencils and features the XHC cutter for 70% faster sharpening and 10 times longer life. The shavings tray features a tamper-proof MagnaSafe safety switch that shuts down the motor when the high-capacity shavings tray is removed.
A blue SharpGlow light around the dial, and SharpStop technology that turns the sharpener off, both let you know when your pencil is sharp.
The unique curved shape, sleek brushed-metal case, and anti-microbial protection of the QuietSharp Glow offer class-leading style, durability, and safety.
Electrical 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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® Bostitch is a registered trademark.™ QuietSharp, SharpStop, SharpGlow, and MagnaSafe are trademarks.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The best electric sharpener for color pencils
from River Forest, IL
Comments about Stanley Bostitch QuietSharp Glow Pencil Sharpener:
I am giving a rating of 4 stars for this fabulous sharpener because its assemblage of its wires needs to be redesigned. This is the second one I've had in a year. You cannot find a better sharpener for color pencils with a perfect point ALWAYS and saving of the precious lead. the wires near the cutter are flimsy in their soldering. I tried to be careful when changing cutters, but to no avail. This is not cheap and I was not happy when it "died" on me and replacement parts were not available. I had no choice but to buy a second one.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Battle Creek, MI
As an art teacher I sharpen a lot of pencils! This one not only sharpens well, it is extremely quiet. The best part is that when it gets dull, you just pop in a new cartridge and I do mean "pop" it in.
Bostitch electric pencil sharpener
This is the second Bostitch pencil sharpener I have purchased. The first one lasted about a year. Keep in mind that this is with daily use of over a hundred students using pencils and colored pencils. I don't believe it works well with the colored pencils. I will use this one only for regular No. 2 pencils so that it doesn't get gummed up.
A bit overrated
By Artsy Crafter
from East Texas, USA
I use this pencil sharpener primarily for sharpening my colored pencils when I'm working. It's a nice weight, and doesn't slide around on my desk. The suction-cup feet also help. I don't know that I'd call it quiet, though. It doesn't seem any quieter than any other electric pencil sharpener I've ever had/heard. It also does not stop automatically when my pencil is sharpened. The blue light does come on, though, so I know it's done. I just go ahead and pull my pencil out when this indicator light comes on. The main (really only) reason I bought this particular sharpener is that it specifically states in the description that it handles colored pencils. This, among electric sharpeners, is apparently a rare feature. I do like it, and it works fine. I just think the quietness and shut-off feature are overrated.
This sharpener was purchased for my middle school art classroom. The kids love it! It gets nice points, is quick, and not loud. However, it lasted a little over a year. This is better than any other I've used but still feel there should be an answer out there to the art teacher pencil sharpener dilemma. The collection receptacle fills up and doesn't have an automatic shut off. It also tends to over sharpen some with inattentive students. These things tend to cause the blade to jam so I have to take off the face and unjam it. Bottom line - it's not exactly the answer I'm looking for but it is the best I've found so far and I've tried a lot of pencil sharpeners.
By Art of amelia
from Martinez, CA
It was rather large but worked really well on my colored pencils, which is why I bought it. So far so good. . .now will see how many years it will stand up. My last sharpener died after 8 years with barely any use - only used to sharpen my colored pencils. But from what I read, it's important to sharpen regular pencils after colored ones bec. they can gunk up the blades. Wish I knew that earlier.
The best sharpener
I use the sharpener for my colored pencils. It makes the sharpest ever point and does not waste my precious lead. However, constant use causes one to go through cutters faster than expected.
The electric sharpener of my art life
The sharpener is consistent in function. I use it for colored pencils and it gives me the sharpest point I have ever experienced! The throat is short so I can sharpen even stubs so don't waste pencil lead. Not only does a light glow when it is done, but if I don't remove the pencil the sharpener stops! My only question is with so many holes for pencils why one of them could not give wide short points as well as long sharp points. My pencils are mainly the same size so I rarely use most of the pencil holes. Regardless I love this product!
Just Shut Off?!
By Tech Teacher
from Oklahoma City, OK.
I got this sharpener as a gift in August. I DON'T allow students to use it (to preserve it) and I take it home over the weekend/breaks. But after taking it home at Fall Break (October) and returning...I plugged it in and it did nothing!! No motor, no light...the blades are clear, the tray is clear. No shavings inside...I took the blade out the checkit (no pencil tips). It just stopped?!! Seems pretty expensive for it to work for such a short amount of time.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that your sharpener seems to be defective. A member of our Customer Care team will be contacting you to see if we can assist you with a return or exchange.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Fayetteville, Ga
I really love this sharpener
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