X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener

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Item # 901-1072
  Model # 1072
76% of respondents would recommend this
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X-ACTO® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener
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  • Mount Type: Vacuum Mount
  • Holes: 1
  • Type: Manual
Description
Positive-lock pencil guide sharpens 8 sizes of pencils
  • Pencil stop prevents oversharpening
  • Vacuum-mounts on most horizontal, non-porous surfaces
  • Solid steel gears and Boston speed cutters with 30 cutting edges
  • Chrome receptable, black metal stand
Specifications
Technical Information Color : Assorted Holes : 1
Mount Type : Vacuum Mount
Product Information Application/Usage : Pencil Features : Guide - Locking
Receptacles : Yes Type : Manual
Physical Characteristics Height : 5-1/2" Width : 4"
Depth : 5-1/2"
Warranty Warranty : 2 Years Limited
Miscellaneous Country of Origin : USA Brand : X-Acto
Weight Weight : 1.53 lbs. per Each

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X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener
 
3.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Stays sharp (9)
  • Well built (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Light weight (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (4)
  • Business (3)
  • Everyday  (3)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (7), Quality oriented (7), Budget shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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3.0

Good sharpner.

By Merchandise Lady

from Poughkeespie, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

        This sharpener works great. The suction pad may take more than one try to adhere to desk, but once attached it stays put.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not just any pencil sharpener

        By Nancy

        from Poinciana, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

        Had one of these eons ago. Electric and battery pencil sharpeners replaced it. Got tired of batteries wearing out or having to locate the sharpener near an electric outlet. Searched for my favorite old friend. Found it at staples with the best price. Now I have a pencil sharpener right where I want it that I know will work when I need it. And the bonus - It will also work with my oversize pencils! Can't beat that.

         
        5.0

        Great

        By Pat

        from Denver

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

        I use this for craft models, i e:sharpening wood dowels et ect.. Works great!

         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By ptofimpact

        from Coastal NC

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Light Weight
        • Stays Sharp
        • Well Built

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business
          • Classroom
          • Home
          • Office

          Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

          A wonderful sharpener that actually 'sharpens' Pencils of different sizes. The vacuum base makes it convenient to bring from place to place, such as office to computer desk, and to workshop or garage.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Sharpens great but doesn't stay put

          By A son who breaks pencil leads

          from Tulsa, OK

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to use
          • Light Weight
          • Stays Sharp
          • Well Built

          Cons

          • See Comments
          • Vacuum Seal

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

          The vacuum seal may work better depending on the surface you have the sharpener on. Ours is on an office desk. It works fine until about the 3rd or 4th pencil, then the seal comes loose. I sharpen multiple pencils at a time, so I just reattach the vacuum. I had a battery operated pencil sharpener before this for the same cost or more and it never worked this well. Best pencil sharpener by far!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Bad Product

          By The Admin

          from Catonsville, MD

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Cheaply Made

            Best Uses

              Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

              Purchased for work. This product will not stick to any surface.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              Not worth it for the money

              By Stephanie

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Environmentally Friendly
              • Sharpens quickly

              Cons

              • Sharpens unevenly

              Best Uses

              • Occasional use 

              Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

              We were really excited to find this pencil sharpener that we could mount to a table, not the wall, and that we could hand crank and not need batteries nor need to plug into an outlet. However, we are very disappointed with it. The suction on the bottom of the sharpener only lasts through one pencil sharpening at most. Sometimes it will even come off of the table while we're sharpening the first pencil after we re-suction. It's very frustrating. The other disappointment is that it sharpens unevenly. One portion/side of the pencil almost always remains unsharpened.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Sharpener

              By Mike the CPA

              from Indio CA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Stays Sharp
              • Well Built

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday 

                Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

                Needed one to replace a battery one tht did not work well. Need the exercise anyway :-)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Great Idea Bad Execution

                By Mom

                from Merrillville, IN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to use

                Cons

                • Doesnt' Sharpen Well

                Best Uses

                  Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

                  I was very happy with the weight of this product when I first opened it but it doesn't sharpen very well. I would not repurchase

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  It's a good idea, but doesn't work

                  By Katie

                  from GA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Pros

                  • Doesn't oversharpen
                  • Easy to use
                  • Looks nice
                  • Sharpens quickly
                  • Stays Sharp

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't stick to desk
                  • Falls from wall
                  • Vacuum mount doesn't work

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about X-ACTO® by Boston® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener:

                    I didn't want an electric sharpener because I didn't want to deal with batteries and I like the simple stuff. I wish I had purchased a sharpener that mounted to the wall with screws instead of this vacuum mount. I thought it would be great not to have holes in the wall, but regretting that choice. It fell off of the vertical side of my bookshelf twice and scuffed it up. I then affixed it to the horizantal surface of my desk and it stuck for about 15 minutes, then it was just sitting there not vacuum sealed. I am now vacuum mounting it to my desk surface only when I need to sharpen a pencil; it stays stuck long enough to get the job done. Then, I put it back where it is stored.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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