The modern age is currently witnessing a dramatic shift in homes, schools and offices. By means of smart technology, we are now switching to virtual platforms altogether, which may one day get rid of the need for having stationary. But for now and for the foreseeable future, stationery will remain relevant in our lives pretty much, no matter where we go.

Speaking of which, in this article, we would like to talk about pencils, or more specifically, pencil sharpeners… ok, electric pencil sharpeners which are intended to be a faster and altogether more efficient alternative to their manually operated counterparts. As pencil sharpeners still are a mandatory part of any stationary kit, who’s to say they could not do well with an upgrade? That is exactly why you should consider buying an electric pencil sharpener.

But which one? As it turns out, manufacturers have already taken the hint and released a vast multitude of devices, each claiming to be the best for your table. But of course, they are not all on equal standing. Some are ridiculously expensive. Some contain faulty functions. Some are too bulky to live with. And some are downright unsafe. However, after much research and reviewing, we have managed to come up with a list featuring nine electric pencil sharpeners that we believe are the best of what is currently available in the market.

X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Why we like it:Highly capable and durable for much longer than probably needed, and we simply cannot oversell this one.

Here is a pencil sharpener designed specifically for the classroom. The X-ACTO SchoolPro Classroom electric pencil sharpener uses smart technology in its durable construction to perform reliably and safely. It even comes with an astonishing 10-year warranty. If that does not put your doubts to rest, we cannot think of anything else that will. Although it is quite unlikely that you will be using the same device for such a long time, it does serve as further proof of its rugged build quality and overall efficiency.

At the business end of this pencil sharpener, there is a flyaway helical cutter that will sharpen a pencil to a rounded tip and not as sharp as a needle. Power comes from an electric motor that is quite vigorous, but crucially, very quiet. We all know how handy that can be in a classroom. Meanwhile, the Auto-reset mechanism prohibits any chance of overheating or other such damages. It is also adjustable to at least 6 different pencil sizes, making it that much more of an attractive purchase.

LINKYO Heavy Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Why we like it:Sharpens up a blunt pencil in just a few seconds and does away with many problems that come with manual pencil sharpeners.

How long would it take you to manually sharpen a dull pencil? Half a minute? Perhaps even a full minute or longer if the tip breaks at the end? But what if we told you that you can now sharpen it up in just 3 seconds? Is that even possible? Only if you buy the LINKYO heavy-duty electric pencil sharpener, which has functions that are simply…electric. After all, it is not as though pencil sharpening is a particularly pleasing activity. Seeing it through quick and easy is what is most desirable in a hectic workplace or classroom.

In addition to sharpening up your blunt pencils in next to no time, the LINKYO also takes care of other problems you might encounter with a less competent pencil sharpener. For starters, it features an anti-skid silicon base that keeps it stuck to the surface while you are using it. Also, it will not be sustaining any jammed up pencil bits thanks to a patented Auto-Jam release function. Its helical blade is supremely durable and guarantees a safe and rounded tip for your pencil in just a few seconds.

TripWorthy Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Why we like it: A pencil sharpener that is as efficient as pencil sharpeners get but crucially, is quite versatile and user-friendly.

There is little use in buying an effective electric pencil sharpener if its designers have paid no attention to the ergonomic side of things. It needs to be compact and user-friendly if it is going to gain any popularity in the market. One look at the TripWorthy electric pencil sharpener lets you know that its designers were concerned with this and created it to be suited for everyday use. It has a compact, lightweight profile with functions that are easy to use.

What we really like about this pencil sharpener though is that it was not designed merely to appeal to a mass market. Its designers also spared some thought for the minority community users, aspiring artists for instance who travel light and could really use a compact, lightweight, user-friendly pencil sharpener on their travels. To that end, this pencil sharpener also runs on battery power which gives it so much more range regarding where it can be used. No sockets equal no limits.

OfficeGoods V-7 Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Why we like it:An excellent all-around pencil sharpener combining the benefits of safety, efficiency and convenience, in one eco-friendly package.

The OfficeGoods V-7 uses a powerful motor and strong helical blade to sharpen your pencil to its finest point in a matter of seconds. It even allows you to select between a sharp, medium, or blunt point for your pencil. And thankfully, it does so without producing a whole lot of noise like most other electric pencil sharpeners do. So sharpening your pencil in the classroom will no longer be an awkward moment for you. You can also count on it to be a safe device to operate, even for children.

It will not work without having its shaving cover sealed. The overall build quality is pretty solid and there are a few key configurations for convenience. For instance, it is not limited merely to one source of power. You can run it on battery power or connect it to your computer via a USB cable. It also features non-slip rubber feet which keep it in place on a slippery office desk. And it has been made entirely out of environmentally friendly materials.

Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Hole Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Why we like it: For teachers of all age ranges, this is the ideal pencil sharpener to have in your classroom. It offers dependability, long lasting power, and quiet operation.

Whether you are a teacher or are looking for a great pencil sharpener for your home office, the Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Hole Electric Pencil Sharpener allows you to quickly sharpen your pencils for that you spend less time worrying about getting a sharp tip and more time actually getting work done. If you are a teacher, then this is one of the best pencil sharpeners to invest in because it offers quick sharpening capabilities. The electric motor allows you to sharpen pencils up to 70% faster than traditional methods. In fact, it only takes at most four seconds to get a sharp tip. 

Unlike other pencil sharpeners, the Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Hole Electric Pencil Sharpener the last you an extended period of time thanks to its durable construction that allows it to sharpen pencils without getting dull.  Another neat feature that extends its lifetime is the Tip Saver Technology. When your pencil sharpener registers that the tip of the pencil is nice and sharp, the cutter will pull back so that it is not used without purpose. This technology works even if a pencil is still being pushed into the sharpener.

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Perhaps one of the greatest features of the Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Hole Electric Pencil Sharpener is the fact that you can continue teaching or stay focused on the task at hand without worrying about a loud motor running in the background. This is because this is one of the quietest motors you will find. Speaking of the motor, it features a super durable construction that offers thermal overload protection. This is all to say that you can keep your pencil sharpener plugged in and sharpening pencils back to back without having to worry about it overheating or stalling. 

Also, when the bin of the pencil sharpener gets too full, there is a safety switch that will shut down the motor until the pain is empty. Lastly, the Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Hole Electric Pencil Sharpener can accommodate a wide range of pencils as there are six different sizes you can choose from. So whether you teach kindergarten with large diameter pencils or operate with strictly Number 2 pencils, you can easily find the right size with the turn of a dial. Bostitch is sure that you are going to love the Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Hole Electric Pencil Sharpener so much that it offers a 7-year warranty that protects you if your sharpener does fail. 

School Smart Vertical Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Why We Like It: A pencil sharpener that will fit right in with a modern home or office.

Are you over the traditional method of sharpening a pencil and are searching for a new look? The School Smart Vertical electric pencil sharper is a hoot and a half in that regard. There is nothing traditional about the way it looks or the way it works. It is 100% a product of the current day and age. It has a single hole with a large, transparent shavings receptacle which will automatically stall the operation of the sharpener when removed.

At the business end is a helical steel blade powered by a heavy-duty motor, and an auto pencil stop to help you achieve a perfect tip each time. Non-skid rubber pads further increase stability. It comes in black and gray to make it look elegant. The ideal environments to use it would at home or at the office. The only real inconvenience with it is that it is not entirely silent when in use but of course, the noise will only last a few moments.

MROCO Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Why we like it: A high-quality electric pencil sharpener for an exquisitely low rate.

The MROCO electric pencil sharpener trumps those odds easily and has therefore earned a spot on our list. Sometimes, in the debate between time and money, there is an ever-nagging temptation to prioritize money, since there can be so many other ways by which to make up for lost time. But, the fact is time can be a deceptively cruel mistress.

More often than not, it is those little delays that add up together and take you longer to prepare yourself. With the MROCO you get all the bells and whistles that you would find in any other high-quality product but for much greater value for money. Plus, it is safe and easy to use for both children and adults.

Laneco Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Why we like it: Equally safe for both children and adults, and built to be everything you could expect from a good-quality electric pencil sharpener.

The Laneco electric pencil sharpener was designed primarily for use in the classroom and workplace. It features full 360-degree rotation which is ideal for generating evenly sharpened pencils. In addition to keeping it compact, lightweight and portable, the materials used to build it are also deemed to be environmentally friendly. It has a lightweight and durable plastic body and a helical stainless steel blade made from premium quality stainless steel, so good that it will not be needing a replacement.

This pencil sharpener has also been designed to be cord-free. It draws its power solely from 4 AA batteries (not included in the package). It is most suitable for pencils between 6 and 8mm and is easy to use for both adults and children. As a safety measure, the sharpener automatically ceases to function once the shaving tray has been removed. This eliminates any risk of injury to your fingers, particularly in the classroom where you kids may operate it unsupervised.

Tools and Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Why we like it: Ergonomically designed and retains some innovative functions to make it more competent and user-friendly than ever.

The whole point of an electric pencil sharpener is to make pencil sharpening quicker, safer, and more convenient. We are delighted to report that speed is a very strong asset of the Toolsand electric pencil sharpener. It will return sharpness to your blunt pencil in just 5 seconds, way shorter than you could manage with a manual sharpener. That said, it does not completely get rid of the manual method of sharpening. It retains both manual operation and battery powered operation thanks to its patented dual-mode function.

So even if it is down on power and you need to sharpen your pencil in a hurry, you can still power it with your bare hands. After all, this sharpener does not include a power cord. Its sole power source is a couple of AA batteries. The design is compact, lightweight and easily portable. It even has an automatic start system. All you have to do is slide your pencil in, then press down to sharpen and release it to stop.