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Item # 901-1730
  Model # 1730
28% of respondents would recommend this
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Vortex™ Electric Pencil Sharpener
$31.99 /Each
 
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  • Type: Electric
  • Holes: 1
  • Mount Type: Desktop
Description
Unique stand-up design offers one-handed sharpening and takes up less space
  • Designed for moderate use
  • Improved precision cutters for increased cutting and longer life
  • Auto-reset eliminates motor burnout
  • Pencil Saver™ prevents over sharpening
  • Easy-to-empty shavings receptacle
  • Overall size: 5-3/4Hx3-1/4Wx5-1/2"D
  • Black
  • Manufacturer’s 2-year limited warranty
Specifications
Technical Information Color : Black Holes : 1
Auto Shut off : Yes Overload Protection : Yes
Batteries Required : No
Product Information Features : Auto-reset Type : Electric
Certifications & Standards : UL/CSA Certified Receptacles : Yes
Mount Type : Desktop
Physical Characteristics Cord Length : 5 ft.
Power Description Power Source : AC Adapter
Warranty Warranty : 2 Years Limited
Miscellaneous Country of Origin : CHN Brand : X-Acto
Weight Weight : 2.05 lbs. per Each

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X-ACTOVortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener
 
2.0

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

28%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sleek design (9)
  • Durable (4)
  • Time-saver (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (8)
  • Flimsy (6)
  • Dulls easily (3)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (7)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (16), Budget shopper (6), Midrange shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13), Business (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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1.0

Waste of $$$

By Admin Asst to Pastor

from Chicago, IL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

    Cons

    • Does Not Sharpen - Ever
    • Dulls easily

    Best Uses

    • Paperweight

    Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

    Worst pencil sharpener EVER. Used it rarely and never sharpened to a good point, even new. Very loud. Will be replacing it with a manual sharpener from another company. Expected better quality from this brand.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Electric sharpener

    By Dord

    from Turlock, CA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sleek Design

    Cons

    • Heavy/Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Business

    Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

    Needed a replacement sharpener to put in a tight office environment.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Received it Today, Returning it Today

    By CACS

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Looks Good

    Cons

    • Does not sharpen pencil

    Best Uses

      Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

      I sure wish I had read the reviews first. I would have never purchased this for my boss. It just didn't sharpen his pencils. He tried three of them. Then I tried one. It really was ridiculous. All he wanted was a pencil with a point. And, on top of all of that, it is so noisy. No one wants to hear all that noise in an office setting.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Second one we bought.

      By Mary Ann

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Takes Up Little Space

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

      We are very happy with this purchase. It works great. We now have two of these sharpeners in the office. Thank you for making such a solid pencil sharpener.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Stopped working

      By FrontdeskKate

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

        Cons

        • Didn't Last Long

        Best Uses

          Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

          The sharpener stopped working around the 1 year mark give or take. What gets me is I wasn't sharpening pencils very often..

          Had our technician try to look into fixing it, but came up empty. Time to shop again.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          1.0

          Do not waste your money

          By unhappy

          from Henderson,NV.

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction
          • Inefficient
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

            20 pencils done and won't shave to the lead. Only good for a paper weight.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Awful Pencil Sharpener

            By chance

            from chatham, new jersey

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Cheaply Made
            • Dulls easily
            • Messy

            Best Uses

              Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

              Staples needs to stop carrying the product. The motor is very weak and loud. I typically spend about 2 minutes trying to sharpen one pencil. Results are uneven and jagged. Sad that it can't perform the only thing it's built for...sharpening pencils!!!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              horrible, especially for the price

              By pigeon feet

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

                Cons

                • Cheaply Made
                • Dulls easily

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

                I had to twist the pencil around, maneuver it around, so that it could get a decent edge (when the sharpener was new). Now, after about 25 pencils, the motor is still running, but it does not sharpen- meaning I have been trying to sharpen just one pencil, so far it's been 5 minutes of doing this, and its about half way sharpened. This sharpener disappoints me.

                 
                1.0

                Would not recommend

                By Cat

                from Breese, IL

                About Me Value Oriented

                Pros

                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                • Difficult To Sharpen
                • Too loud

                Best Uses

                  Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

                  This sharpener lasted us about 1 week. Might be ok for personal use but definitely not durable enough for a construction company. Even as a personal sharpener, I would not buy again. Too loud.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  stinks

                  By Jen

                  from Bridgeport, CT

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Pros

                  • It's black

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Home use

                  Comments about X-ACTO Vortex® Electric Pencil Sharpener:

                  I hate this pencil sharpener. I've had it for about 8 months and it stinks. The motor runs, the pencil fits in and everything, but the results are very unsatisfactory: the pencil point breaks 60% of the time; you end up with just a wood (no lead) point 20% of the time; the pencil looks sharpened, but the lead ends up falling right out when you try to write with it 10% of the time; the pencil comes out with a dull point 7% of the time; and you get a decent point 3% of the time. Not what I expected when spending over $30 on a pencil sharpener. Dissapointing, frustrating junk.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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