X-ACTO® KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener

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

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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
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X-ACTO� by Boston� KS Vacuum-Mount Pencil Sharpener
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 4 customers

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5.0

X-ACTO Vacuum Mount Pencil Sharpener

By Shelly S.

from Yakima, WA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business

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

    This has surpassed all our battery and electric pencil sharpeners. It doesnt break the pencil tip and makes it fully sharp every time. It takes the guesswork out of it. We were so happy with the first one that we bought a second one for another department.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    No suction

    By Tara

    from Concordia, KS

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Pros

    • Doesn't break lead
    • Pencils sharpen

    Cons

    • Suction does NOT work

    Best Uses

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

      Bought these for the office. Purchased manual sharpeners, as electrical outlets are scarce. These sharpen well, but the suction feature does NOT hold the sharpener to the desktop. Quality seems good; sturdy and weighty, just doesn't perform as well as it should.

       
      3.0

      Not bad for a manual sharpener

      By Leah Stewart

      from Gastonia, NC

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

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

            We conducted testing on several models and brands of pencil sharpeners in search of the "perfect" sharpener for the elementary school classroom. Below is a review from a classroom teacher:

            Ease of use by students: Was easy to use at first, but the more we used it the harder it got to crank, even after I disassembled it, cleaned it, and made sure it was oiled.

            Amount of space: VERY little space required

            Quality of sharpen: It sharpened well for the first 30 days or so. Now (about 90 days) it really chews up the pencils.

            Shavings capacity/ease of emptying: Needs to be emptied a lot, 2-3 times per day

            Durability: Would probably last for a very long time, but the blades seem like they got dull very quickly even after taking it apart to clean

            Versatility: Sharepens lots of different sizes. The vacuum mount and small size mean I can place it almost anywhere in my classroom, and the seal once mounted is very strong - even when the students sharpened vigoriously.

            Noise impact: Not very loud considering it's a manual sharpener. About the same as an electric one.

            Time from unsharpened to sharpened: Depending on the strength of the kid, 7-20 seconds

            Other observations from the teacher: I was skeptical about the vacuum mount holding up to little kids furiously cranking the handle, but the seal never once came up when set properly. One thing that was not so great about it was that after about 25-30 days it stopped sharpening well. I took it apart and made sure all the shavings were out, oiled it up, and it worked a little better but still chewed up the pencils. I would not recommend this sharpener for lower grade students.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            5.0

            Very efficient sharpener

            By Jean the Artist

            from Upstate New York

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can use anywhere
            • Good for all pencil sizes
            • Makes a sharp point

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

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

              I use this particularly to sharpen artist's colored pencils. These leads tend to be soft and many sharpeners can break them. Also, it's hard to find a sharpener that can create a really fine point -- but this one does.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              Warranty : 2 Years Limited