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Tami Walker
Tami Walker United States
8/16/2013 6:24:57 AM #

Pencils! Oh my goodness!  Who would believe that a little piece of wood could cause an uproar in a professional setting?  The sound of a pencil sharpener can make 15 children look down at the point of their pencil and decide now is the moment to make it needle sharp. I have tried sharpening a gross sticking them in a box to trade, providing personal sharpeners, "hiring" a student sharpener, providing group sharpening time, a morning routine including pencil inspection, and many more ideas.  Still the sound of one sharpener entices my students to look at their pencil tip as dull no matter how sharp it may be. It must be the call of the wild pencil sharpener!  Regardless, a pencil sharpener that works is the treasure of any teacher!

Melissa
Melissa United States
8/16/2013 6:29:24 AM #

So true, Tami!  We were pretty amazed at the passion teachers shared about finding the perfect pencil sharpener.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us here!

Ben Anderson
Ben Anderson United States
8/16/2013 6:39:20 AM #

I learned last year not to buy the cheap ones at Walmart.  I had X-Acto before, and wish I would have spent the money to get a new one.

Melissa
Melissa United States
8/16/2013 7:24:07 AM #

You're not alone, Ben.  We heard that from many teachers.  And how can you beat a 10-year warranty?  Thanks for sharing!

Vickie B Miller
Vickie B Miller United States
8/16/2013 12:19:51 PM #

Thank you so much for sending me a XACTO sharpener!  You made my day or should say year!  WOOHOO!  I needed a new one!  XACTO has been the best sharpener for my classroom for years!  

Tami H.
Tami H. United States
8/16/2013 7:07:46 PM #

OK, now I am really curious about the SchoolPro model with the 10 yr warranty! Is the cutting blade removable for cleaning off the waxy build up from the colored and the cheapies? I am going to go online and see if Lakeshore or Discount School Supply sells them. If, so I can order one through work. Thanks for the info.
P.S. Love your contests!

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