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I would not recommend
from Pelham, NH
Comments about X-ACTO� Powerhouse� Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener; Blue:
I am on my 3rd warrenty replacement and am not shopping for a different brand.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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X-ACTO Powerhouse Waste of Money
from Kansas City, MO
About Me Midrange Shopper
Our PTA purchased about eight of these for teachers throughout our elementary school. They did not last the school year before one by one they started to die. After the first three I called the company, because the sharpeners were past Staples 30 day return policy. The company told me I could send them in for repair/replacement. I explained that our PTA budget did not have a line item to pay for packaging and shipping to return these items to the company. I asked if they would provide me with the materials and pre-paid shipping, I was told they would not. So PTA paid to mail back three sharpeners (about $15) and the company (Elmers) sent us back three new sharpeners, along with a bill for the return shipping! End result, all of these sharpeners died within the school year. I told the teachers to just throw them away after we had replaced three of them...and, yes, those died too. The company was so rude to me via e-mail that I actually printed off the correspondence and kept it in my purchase binder. I tried to call to see if there was someone with more civility and compassion, but I went to a voice mail...it was the person I was corresponding with via e-mail. EPIC FAIL! Now we only buy Staples brand sharpeners.
Not worth it!
This is cheaply made, and I'm going back to the old fashioned crank sharpeners.
Best Sharpener ever
from Cleveland, Ohio
About Me Budget Shopper
Works great for pencils made from recycled materials which are hard for normal sharpeners to do. Auto stop doesn't always work, but just listen for the sound to change.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Hartford CT
Bought 2 of these units; they both worked amazingly well for about 3 months.. after that they both started to sharpen only on one side of the pencil, and twirling the pencil didn't help. Now to decide whether it's worth it to return under warranty, or just buy another brand and hope for the best.
I won't buy this product again.
from San Marcos, Texas
Our school has tried this sharpener a few times over the past year, and most have failed to work properly for more than a few months.
I need a high quality sharpener a few times a year when I'm given 100+ pencils to sharpen...while I haven't had that many to sharpen since my purchace, this works great so far!
I would buy this again.
from Rochester, NY
About Me Value Oriented
Very sturdy. It's used in a school so gets lots of use.
Good product so far.
About Me Quality Oriented
It seems very sturdy and well built.
Don't waste your money!
from Warren, Mi
I bought this sharpener for my 4th graders to use in the classroom. The description said it was recommended for classroom use. We have used it for over a month now and it just eats the kids' pencils. Very disappointing!
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