How to Choose the Best Pencil Sharpener for You

How to Choose the Best Pencil Sharpener for You

Whether you’re a teacher trying to outfit their classroom or an office admin looking to purchase essential office supplies, the more information you have to make your decisions, the better. And while a pencil sharpener may seem like a basic product, there are many factors that you need to consider: heavy vs. light usage, the type of pencil you need sharpened,  whether you need a heavy-duty model for classrooms or if a portable manual sharpener will get you through the day, and the list goes on.

To help you find and choose the best pencil sharpener for your needs, we’ve created this handy buying guide for shopping for the Bostitch Office collection. You can browse by type of usage (light, moderate, and heavy) and where you'll be using your pencil sharpener the most (home, office, and classroom):

Don’t always require a pencil sharpener? No worries, we have some light use models that will fit your needs and your budget. These sharpeners are ideal for use for your home office or craft room and most are portable to go with your child wherever they feel most comfortable doing their homework.

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Multi-Mount Manual Pencil Sharpeners in 5 Colors

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Portable Battery Pencil Sharpener in Black
The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Battery Pencil Sharpeners w/ Replaceable Cutter in 5 Colors

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener in Blue and Black

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Small Electric Pencil Sharpener in Black
The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Vertical Battery Pencil Sharpener in 5 Colors

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Vertical Electric Pencil Sharpener in 8 Colors

Perfect for artists and those who prefer to work with a pencil, these sharpeners are designed for moderate use. Featuring bright colors and compact sizes, these sit nicely on any desk, work table, and some are even small enough to throw in your backpack or purse.

Twist-n-Sharp™ Kids Pencil Sharpener for Moderate UseTwist-n-Sharp™ Kids Pencil Sharpener for Moderate Use
Twist-n-Sharp™ Kids Pencil Sharpener in 3 Assorted Colors
The Best Pencil Sharpener for Moderate UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Moderate Use
Twist-n-Sharp™ Duo Pencil Sharpeners in 3 Assorted Colors

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Moderate UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Moderate Use
QuietSharp™ Vertical Electric Pencil Sharpener
QuietSharp™ Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener for Moderate UseQuietSharp™ Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener for Moderate Use
QuietSharp™ Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener in Gray and Black

Featuring a variety of essential features for nearly constant usage, these heavy-duty pencil sharpeners are up for the job. Whether it’s a quiet motor, replaceable cutters, versatile placement, or safety switches, these models can withstand frequent sharpening without sacrificing looks or safety.

Antimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseAntimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
Antimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener for Wall or Desk Placement
QuietSharp™ 6 Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseQuietSharp™ 6 Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
QuietSharp™ 6 Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener
QuietSharp™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseQuietSharp™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
QuietSharp™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener

SuperPro™ 6 Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseSuperPro™ 6 Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
SuperPro™ 6 Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener

SuperPro™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseSuperPro™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
SuperPro™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener

These compact pencil sharpeners were made with a single person in mind: you! Select your type of power (electric, battery-operated, or manual), the perfect color to match your desk décor, and voila! – you have the right one for you within reach the next time your pencil goes dull.

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Battery Pencil Sharpeners with Replaceable Cutter in 5 Colors

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Vertical Battery Pencil Sharpener in 5 Colors
Twist-n-Sharp™ Kids Pencil Sharpener for Moderate UseTwist-n-Sharp™ Kids Pencil Sharpener for Moderate Use
Twist-n-Sharp™ Kids Pencil Sharpener in 3 Assorted Colors

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Small Electric Pencil Sharpener in Black
QuietSharp™ 6 Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseQuietSharp™ 6 Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
QuietSharp™ 6 Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener

Antimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseAntimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
Antimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener for Wall or Desk Placement

Designed for either communal workplace use or for sharpening at your desk, these office pencil sharpeners are executive in looks and function. These models help keep the company running with distraction-free QuietSharp™ motors, easy-to-clean shavings tray, and powerful cutters.

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener in Blue and Black

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Portable Battery Pencil Sharpener in Black
QuietSharp™ Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener for Moderate UseQuietSharp™ Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener for Moderate Use
QuietSharp™ Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener in Gray and Black

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Vertical Electric Pencil Sharpener in 8 Colors

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Moderate UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Moderate Use
QuietSharp™ Vertical Electric Pencil Sharpener
SuperPro™ 6 Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseSuperPro™ 6 Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
SuperPro™ 6 Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener

SuperPro™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseSuperPro™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
SuperPro™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener

Ask any teacher and they’ll confirm what you might remember from your own days in school: the classroom pencil sharpener is almost always in use. Not many can withstand this kind of heavy rotation, but we have a few models that are up for the challenge.

The Best Pencil Sharpener for Light UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Light Use
Multi-Mount Manual Pencil Sharpeners in 5 Colors
The Best Pencil Sharpener for Moderate UseThe Best Pencil Sharpener for Moderate Use
Twist-n-Sharp™ Duo Pencil Sharpeners in 3 Assorted Colors
QuietSharp™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseQuietSharp™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
QuietSharp™ Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener

Twist-n-Sharp™ Kids Pencil Sharpener for Moderate UseTwist-n-Sharp™ Kids Pencil Sharpener for Moderate Use
Twist-n-Sharp™ Kids Pencil Sharpener in 3 Assorted Colors

Antimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener for Heavy UseAntimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener for Heavy Use
Antimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener for Wall or Desk Placement

Who knew so many variations of pencil sharpeners existed? We hope we made the process of elimination easier for you and helped you find the best pencil sharpener for your needs!

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