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  • Heavy duty, powerful motor - a workhorse pencil sharpener
  • Sleek modern design with vertical orientation minimizes surface use
  • Flexible insert allows six different pencil sizes
  • Plug and go, no assembly required
  • Large capacity shavings receptacle
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Product Description

Product Description

Swingline's Optima Electric Pencil Sharpener is beautifully designed to minimize its footprint on the desktop and provide maximum sharpening quality and flexibility. The Optima has a powerful motor which sharpens extremely fast. Its moveable dial can accommodate six different pencil sizes, including triangular student pencils. A large capacity, translucent, spill-resistant shavings receptacle keeps things neat. There's even a storage area at the back to hold and organize pencils, so you have an all-in-one pencil area. The unit itself has a thermal cut-off to prevent overheating. 100% performance guarantee, limited lifetime guarantee. In black with attractive orange and gray trim.

From the Manufacturer

Smart design. Fast sharpening. Trusted reliability.

Swingline Pencil Sharpeners: Let's Get Right to the Point. It's a Swingline
Swingline electric sharpeners are designed for durability, speed, quietness, and ease of use

The most trusted name in staplers now brings you the newest addition to the family--Swingline electric pencil sharpeners. Featuring modern designs combined with improved user experience, Swingline electric pencil sharpeners deliver superior sharpening for each and every use.

Professionals have very high expectations for their electric pencil sharpeners ...and the newest line of Swingline electric sharpeners delivers. A quality Swingline sharpener provides a perfectly sharpened pencil every time you use it. It performs quickly and quietly--quiet enough for use in office and school environments. And all with an easy, non-messy experience when emptying the shavings receptacle.

  • Stylish design saves work space
  • Fast, quiet operation, will not disturb others
  • Easy-to-empty shavings receptacle for quick clean-up
  • Lead saver prevents over sharpening, so you will get the most out of each pencil

Available in Multiple Sizes to Fit Any Need

Swingline sharpeners come in a variety of sizes to fit your needs and frequency of use. Choose from Compact, Personal, SpeedPro, and the Optima.

Compact--Compact is a space-saving design that fits in your hand, with fast and quiet operation from battery and electric power. An auto-stop feature prevents oversharpening.

Personal--The Personal's size fits easily on your desk. Like the Compact, it has fast and quiet operation with an auto-stop feature that prevents oversharpening. Personal also features an easy-to-empty shaving receptacle and a pencil storage bin.

SpeedPro--The powerful motor of the SpeedPro provides extremely fast sharpening. It sharpens 6 different pencil sizes with an auto-stop feature to prevent oversharpening plus a thermal cutoff to prevent the motor from overheating. SpeedPro also has an easy-to-empty shaving receptacle and a pencil storage area.

Optima--Optima's spill-resistant shavings receptacle eliminates mess. Its powerful motor provides extremely fast sharpening with quiet operation. Sharpen 6 different pencil sizes with confidence thanks to auto-stop features for oversharpening and overheating. Optima excels in high-frequency usage environments such as busy offices or classrooms.

Optima SpeedPro Personal Compact
Model Optima SpeedPro Personal Compact
Item Number 29968 29967 29966 29965
Power Source Electric Electric Electric Battery and Electric
Cutter Type Steel Helical Steel Helical Steel Helical Steel Helical
Over Sharpening Prevention Lead Saver Lead Saver Lead Saver Lead Saver
Thermal Overheat Protection
Pencil Storage
Multiple Pencil Sizes 6 sizes 6 sizes
Spill Resistant Shavings Receptacle
100% Performance Guarantee
Warranty Limited Lifetime Limited 5 Year Limited 2 Year Limited 2 Year

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSwingline
Item Weight3.1 pounds
Product Dimensions8.7 x 5 x 8 inches
Item model number29968
ColorBlack
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part Number29968
  
Additional Information
ASINB002JG0VT8
Best Sellers Rank #33,186 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Date First AvailableJune 21, 2007
  
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Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Dinakar Sarma on October 28, 2011
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I tested this model alongside a regular x-acto dealie. Even though both sharpened reasonably well, I found myself repeatedly reaching for the swingline brand (this one), because of various reasons:

1) SPEED. A pencil is sharpened in 3 seconds. Not 3 - 5 seconds. 3 seconds.
2) Sturdiness. This sucker is huge bottomed, and doesn't wobble, shake, or vibrate. It's not going anywhere. The puny pencils will get eaten.
3) Sound. It's not noisy. It makes noise, but compared to every other pencil sharpener I've used (electric, that is), this one's quiet.

There is one minor annoyance. Sometimes, the pencil hole becomes slightly misaligned, and it makes it a little more annoying to put the pencil in, but it happens so infrequently, and so slightly that I'm willing to let that one annoyance slide by the wayside.

By the by: when you empty the shavings trap, slide the trapdoor, don't lift it. It took a little fiddling to make that obvious for me.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Tina on December 28, 2011
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I know this was not made for colored pencils but it works great. I normally used cheap ones since the colored pencils do eventually ruin them but caught this one in a lightning deal for under twenty bucks and snagged it up. It is the BEST sharpener I have ever used for my pencils. It even sharpens the verithins that my other sharpeners just chewed up.

Things I love about it:

A beautiful sharp point in seconds. You have to remember to sharpen a graphite pencil every dozen sharpens or so to keep it clean from the colored pencils.

Does not chew up the pencil, when I insert a new pencil to sharpen, it comes out the same length. It is important not to push on the pencil as this will cause it to just keep eating away and you'll be left with a stub, just hold it loosely letting it rotate in your hand. The motor does not stop running when it's completed with the sharpening but you'll notice the chewing sound stops and that is when you need to extract the pencil.

The angle of entry is so nice. It is angled upward instead of straight out so you are less likely to nick the tip on the way out.

Has a very generous bin for the shavings. It is a closed bin but some shavings do escape but not too badly.

Pencil storage - while it only holds 4 pencils, it is handy for keeping the graphite pencils needed for cleaning it now and again.

It's big and heavy so you can sharpen one handed without it running away on you.

A definate 5 stars from me!
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By M. Mitchell on September 30, 2011
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I'm a homeschooler who needs a good pencil sharpener. I had the X-Acto Powerhouse Electric Pencil Sharpener for about 5 years and when it broke I wanted to get something with a bigger shavings receptacle. I chose this for that and because it claims to be less messy and had a pencil holder on the back. It's ok. It sharpened pencils nicely (though not as much of an angle as I would have liked) and didn't take very long to do it.

1) The motor seems solid, but weak. It stalled out pretty easily with little pressure.

2) The pencil holder is a joke. It holds 4 pencils, 6 if you have them half sticking out. It's also at the back of a large unit. Most people are going to have this tucked to the back of their desk, out of the way, where it won't be convenient to grab pencils from anyway. Don't buy it for this feature.

3) The shavings receptacle is not as large as it appears. Picture a line about a third from the bottom. That's it. That whole cover pops off, but it has plastic lid thing that limits shavings to the bottom third. This is supposed to keep it from getting messy. It sort of works, mostly not. It is neater than the old X-acto, but you still have a mess toi clean up. I'm guessing that if you tap on the top to knock shavings off the blade before you take it off, it'll probaly help. Perhaps then it will contain most of the shavings.

4) That cover is *very* hard to pop off. I couldn't pull it off without clutching the whole thing in one arm and wrestling it. Good thing it had that lid thing!

Ultimately, it's good and gets the job done, but had enough little annoyances that I don't want to deal with. I sent it back.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By jackie on September 9, 2011
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I love this sharpener. I use it in my Kindergarten classroom and it sharpens about 25 pencils everyday in the morning as well as throughout the day. I received the item in a very timely manner and would order it again and again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By fnmc on August 1, 2014
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I read the reviews and the time has come for my review of this pencil sharpener. First of all, it's important to know that I'm a colored pencil artist so I sharpen more than graphite, and second that I purchased this sharpener based on an excellently written review by another colored pencil artist whom I do not know.

I've had this for awhile and I've come to the same conclusions as the previous artist...this is the BEST pencil sharpener ever! Oh, I know what all the reviews said, but I have not had ANY problems with this product. I get a perfectly sharp point every time, it's fast, heavy (solid), and larger than I expected, but that was certainly not a deal breaker, in fact, it only added to my conclusions that this is a solidly built, quality pencil sharpener. The results speak for themselves. Perfect point every time!

I have read so many reviews by teachers about electric pencil sharpeners and it just seems a little unfair to review an item getting that much use (by children) and then be irritated that you spent money out of your own pocket when it breaks. I used to be a teacher, so I know what you are asking of an electric sharpener and it's a lot.

Overall, I'm amazed at the number of negative reviews for this product. This pencil sharpener is everything I have been searching for as a colored pencil artist...
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