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Old 03-04-2014, 10:42 PM
 
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Had to laugh. One of the teachers at my school just heard about the "best pencil sharpener in the world" and had my P order some. All most all staff members got one today, and have been posting pencils pics of super duper sharpened pencils on fb all evening.
I heard about it here first....and ordered mine over two years ago! Love PT. (should be a 4 leaf clover)


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Brand name please....
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what brand.....we need some at our school!
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This is the BEST EVER
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I have virtually ZERO pencils breaking anymore even when students use them. I have the kids do the sharpening. No jamming at all. This sharpener is worth its weight in gold!!!
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What is it called???
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I need a good sharpener. Please help those of us who don't do facebook
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And the name of it is......


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The name is in the title of the post.

http://www.classroomfriendlysupplies.com/

Great sharpener btw.
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And when it starts to sharpen unevenly (and you know it's not the pencils) it needs the blade changed. Mine lasted 3 yrs. Those with a larger classes might need it every year or 2. ??? Blades are relatively inexpensive. It can be messy, so I place mine in an old 6" cake pan.
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That sounds like my school. I've had one for over 3 years, and got a second one last year. For teacher appreciation day, one of my team mates from last year suggested the classroom friendly sharpener when the PTO asked about what to give teachers. We all got one this year. My principal walked in and said "Sorry, I know you already have one of these but the others teachers liked yours so much we bought one for everyone." Boy was he surprised when he found out I already had 2, this one made the 3!
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I have used electric sharpeners for about ten years. I am on my second one. Is this sharpener better than and electric one?
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I have loved mine. I had to replace the blade after a year. Now I have 3, and they all have stopped working. I don't remember when I last replaced the blade on one of them, but it seems strange that all 3 are not working. I do use them a lot. I have 3 classes of ELA, so we do a great amount of writing.

I think my helpers this year have been rough with the sharpeners. I don't think they are holding the sharpener down hard enough when sharpening. I refuse to pay for the new mount to keep the sharpeners in place. I am going to order new pencil sharpeners and have my husband come up with a way to keep the sharpeners from moving while sharpening.

Does anyone else have trouble with the sharpeners not lasting very long before needing to be replaced? When they work they are worth their weight in gold! The replacements get expensive, though.

Also, do you use this pencil sharpener for decorative pencils? I was told I could, and I do. So many kids have decorative pencils, and I won't let them use my electric sharpener for them. Maybe these pencils are ruining these sharpeners, but using them on decorative pencils was one reason I bought these wonderful pencil sharpeners.

What do you do? How long are yours lasting?


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Old 03-05-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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Mommy9298 ... Wow! What brand is your electric sharpener? I replace my electric one every year and sometimes twice a year.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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We love 'em, the new large size works well for those big pencils..my friend uses the sharpeners in her art classes.
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Csb 5th, I use the school specialty electric sharpener. My students only sharpen pencils in the morning. They are to have two or three sharpened pencils in their desk at all times. This cuts down on pencil sharpening. I actually have a new one in my closet because this one is four years old. My previous one lasted six years. I am looking into this sharpener.
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Did you take your sharpers apart to see if lead broke off in them? One of my co-workers just got hers this week, and thought hers was broken also, but it was actually just lead that had broke off. Also, I changed out the blades at the end of my second year with them...last week.
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Did you take your sharpers apart to see if lead broke off in them?
Ditto. This happens pretty regularly in my classroom. It's an easy fix.
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