This vertical electric pencil sharpener is just the thing for smaller, compact workspaces. The vertical design allows the sharpener to take up a smaller footprint on your desk! It's even small enough to be stored away in a drawer or cabinet. Each unit is built with long-lasting durability in mind. HHC™ cutter technology gives the electric sharpener 4x longer cutter life than competing sharpeners. Additionally, Bostitch SharpStop™ detects when a pencil is sharp and automatically shuts the motor off to prevent over sharpening. Each electric pencil sharpener features a powerful motor that is stall-free under normal use. These specialty features allow the sharpener work well for extended periods. For use around children, the unit features a safety switch that prevents the sharpener from operating when the shavings tray is removed. Plus, did you know that this model is compatible with colored pencils? These reasons and more make this modern white sharpener the perfect addition to your home or office!