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Boston Vacuum-Mount KS Pencil Sharpener

Boston® Vacuum-Mount KS Pencil Sharpener

Item: 522334    Model: 1072

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  • Pencil sharpener mount type: Table
  • Pencil sharpener selector dial: 8 holes
  • Pencil sharpener power type: Manual sharpener
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Pencil sharpener mount type: TablePencil sharpener selector dial: 8 holesPencil sharpener power type: Manual sharpenerEachVacuum-Mount KS Pencil SharpenerPencil sharpener mount type: TablePencil sharpener selector dial: 8 holesPencil sharpener power type: Manual sharpenerBoston® Vacuum-Mount KS Pencil Sharpener24.74USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0035768_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0035768_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0035768/Boston-Vacuum-Mount-KS-Pencil-Sharpener/product_522334
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Boston® Vacuum-Mount KS Pencil Sharpener
 
3.7

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Stays sharp (9)
  • Well built (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Light weight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (4)
    • Business (3)
    • Classroom (3)
    • Everyday  (3)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (9), Midrange shopper (7), Budget shopper (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4), Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    Math Teachers - best sharpener!!!

    I am a high school math teacher and my students were always complaining that they couldn't get a sharp point on their pencil. Now, all I hear about is how this is the best...Read complete review

    I am a high school math teacher and my students were always complaining that they couldn't get a sharp point on their pencil. Now, all I hear about is how this is the best pencil sharpener ever! The only downside, is that it can get annoying when the vacuum suction breaks and you have to reattach to the desktop...but then again, the advantage is that you can detach and lock away safely so it doesn't diappear from your classroom when you are not there!

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    Most Helpful Negative Review

     

    Not bad for a manual sharpener

    We conducted testing on several models and brands of pencil sharpeners in search of the "perfect" sharpener for the elementary school classroom. Below is a review from a classroom...Read complete review

    We conducted testing on several models and brands of pencil sharpeners in search of the "perfect" sharpener for the elementary school classroom. Below is a review from a classroom teacher:

    Ease of use by students: Was easy to use at first, but the more we used it the harder it got to crank, even after I disassembled it, cleaned it, and made sure it was oiled.

    Amount of space: VERY little space required

    Quality of sharpen: It sharpened well for the first 30 days or so. Now (about 90 days) it really chews up the pencils.

    Shavings capacity/ease of emptying: Needs to be emptied a lot, 2-3 times per day

    Durability: Would probably last for a very long time, but the blades seem like they got dull very quickly even after taking it apart to clean

    Versatility: Sharepens lots of different sizes. The vacuum mount and small size mean I can place it almost anywhere in my classroom, and the seal once mounted is very strong - even when the students sharpened vigoriously.

    Noise impact: Not very loud considering it's a manual sharpener. About the same as an electric one.

    Time from unsharpened to sharpened: Depending on the strength of the kid, 7-20 seconds

    Other observations from the teacher: I was skeptical about the vacuum mount holding up to little kids furiously cranking the handle, but the seal never once came up when set properly. One thing that was not so great about it was that after about 25-30 days it stopped sharpening well. I took it apart and made sure all the shavings were out, oiled it up, and it worked a little better but still chewed up the pencils. I would not recommend this sharpener for lower grade students.

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    5.0

    Not just any pencil sharpener

    By Nancy

    from Poinciana, FL

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    This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Comments about Boston® Vacuum-Mount KS Pencil Sharpener:

    Had one of these eons ago. Electric and battery pencil sharpeners replaced it. Got tired of batteries wearing out or having to locate the sharpener near an electric outlet. Searched for my favorite old friend. Found it at staples with the best price. Now I have a pencil sharpener right where I want it that I know will work when I need it. And the bonus - It will also work with my oversize pencils! Can't beat that.

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    5.0

    Love it.

    By Sherrie

    from Winnipeg

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Boston® Vacuum-Mount KS Pencil Sharpener:

    It is great. I have had no troubles sharpening pencils for my classroom. It sunctions to the desk and is easy to remove if I want to move it around.

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    5.0

    Great

    By Pat

    from Denver

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    This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Comments about Boston® Vacuum-Mount KS Pencil Sharpener:

    I use this for craft models, i e:sharpening wood dowels et ect.. Works great!

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    5.0

    My new Toy

    By Randy

    from Toronto

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Boston® Vacuum-Mount KS Pencil Sharpener:

    Sturdy and reliable does the job , cant depart with it now.

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    4.0

    X-Acto Manual Vacuum pencil sharpener

    By Tina Marano

    from Burlington ON

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Boston® Vacuum-Mount KS Pencil Sharpener:

    It is funny, I bought this for my classroom because my husband has one that his dad bought him over 45 years ago, it is a solid piece Boston Vacuum Mount that has endured the test of time. And I have had nothing but problems at school with the cheap pencil sharpeners. I have bought so many and they all break, the mechanics inside are very cheap and can't with stand the wear and tear of kids using it, so that is why I decided to purchase this one. I am going to see if it can with stand the test of time and kids. Like I said I have a Boston Vacuum Mount for over 45 years and it is still one of the best, so let's see if this one is just as good. You know that saying, "they don't make them like they use to" well we will see. Ask me again in a few months and I will tell you how it really stands up to the test of time with kids using it.

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