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X-Acto XLR 1818 Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black

by X-Acto
3.6 out of 5 stars 304 customer reviews
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  • Non skid feet won't damage the desktop
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

The X-ACTO XLR home office electric sharpener sets the standard by which all sharpeners are measured. Non-skid feet won't damage desktops. For more than 65 years, Elmer's Products, Inc. has been providing creative adhesive solutions that support success and turn ideas into reality.

From the Manufacturer

X-ACTO Pencil Sharpener
For Home Office

A member of the Elmer's family of brands, X-ACTO is the most recognized brand in cutting. X-ACTO is the #1 brand of pencil sharpener. X-ACTO electric pencil sharpeners are crafted from the highest quality materials, producing the reliability and performance you come to expect from X-ACTO. These electric sharpeners feature carbon steel sharpened blades and sturdy construction. So you get industry-leading durability--and a perfect point every time.

X-ACTO XLR Series
X-ACTO XLR pencil sharpener combines afforability with reliablity. View larger

For more than 75 years, artists and graphic designers have made X-ACTO cutting blades and knives their tools of choice. Today, X-ACTO brings this same level of precision and accuracy to a completely redesigned line of products for the office and classroom. New and exciting designs of staplers, sharpeners and trimmers are all built to X-ACTO's exacting performance standards.

XLR Series

The XLR Electric Pencil Sharpener by X-ACTO combines affordability with reliability. Perfect for frequent use at home or in small offices, the XLR offers the precision you need at the price you want. More than just your basic sharpener, the XLR also features advanced capabilities that include auto shutoff and X-ACTO's Pencil Saver technology, which prevents over-sharpening.

Smart Design

You have enough on your plate; the last thing you need to worry about is your pencil sharpener. Which is why the X-ACTO XLR is designed to take care of itself. Pencil Saver technology prevents over-sharpening (translating into less waste), an auto reset/shutoff feature keeps the unit from overheating, and the XLR knows better than to draw electricity when not in use. That's one sharp sharpener.

Uncompromising Quality

The X-ACTO XLR delivers real bang for the buck, offering many of the same features as more expensive models, including sleek styling, non-skid feet for safety, and high-performance steel cutters that provide unmatched precision and durability.

Which X-ACTO Home Pencil Sharpener is Right for You?

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Model Number 1730 1800 / 1818 1900 19210 / 19215 19221 19240 1752
Performance
  • Hardened helical cutter
  • Powerful DC motor
  • Hardened helical cutter
  • Hardened helical cutter
  • Hardened helical cutter
  • Hardened helical cutter
  • Hardened helical cutter
  • Hardened helical cutter
Features
  • Vertical design for one-handed use
  • Pencil Saver technology prevents over-sharpening
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • 2 year warranty
  • Pencil Saver technology prevents over-sharpening
  • Auto reset/shutoff to prevent overheating
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • 2 year warranty
  • Pencil Saver technology presents over-sharpening
  • Auto reset/shutoff to prevent overheating
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • 2 year warranty
  • Perfect for the home or office
  • Pencil Saver technology prevents over-sharpening
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • 2 year warranty
  • Perfect for the home or office
  • Pencil Saver technology prevents over-sharpening
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • 2 year warranty
  • Perfect for the home or office
  • Pencil Saver technology prevents over-sharpening
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • 2 year warranty
  • Contemporary and space saving style
  • Trap door shavings receptacle for easy emptying
  • Pencil Saver technology prevents over-sharpening
  • 2 year warranty
Safety
  • Non-skid feet
  • SafeStart prevents cutters from operating when receptacle is removed
  • UL listed efficient electronic power adapter
    (US and Canada)
  • Non-skid feet
  • ETL listed (US and Canada)
  • Non-skid feet
  • ETL listed (US and Canada)
  • Non-skid feet
  • UL listed (US and Canada)
  • Non-skid feet
  • UL listed (US and Canada)
  • Non-skid feet
  • UL listed (US and Canada)
  • Non-skid feet
  • UL listed power adapter (US and Canada)

Product Information

Color:Black

Technical Details

Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 7.2 x 4 x 6 inches
Origin Made in USA or Imported
Item model number 1818
Assembled Length 7.25 inches
Weight 2.8 Pounds

Additional Information

ASIN B0006HVPW4
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 304 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #281 in Home and Garden (See top 100)
#12 in Office Products > Educational Supplies > Writing & Correction Supplies > Pencil Sharpeners
#399 in Office Products > Office Supplies
Shipping Weight 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First Available April 18, 2006

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Color: Black Verified Purchase
This "sharpener" won't sharpen. When you try to use it, the pencil tip comes out slightly lopsided, with the lead covered with wood on one side all the way to the tip -- wood beyond the farthest reach of the lead. Result: the wood-tipped pencil won't write, won't even deposit a mark on the paper. And it isn't the pencil's fault. I tested three different lead pencils and four colored pencils. I even gave each pencil a second sharpening, a second chance. Same result each time: tip covered with wood.

The cause of the problem seems to be that this sharpener has only one roller-cutter. Manual sharpeners have two roller sharpeners and work perfectly (but have to be screwed in place -- no desktop use, block venetian blinds on window sills -- and can't be placed in certain locations where the hand crank becomes inaccessible). The X-Acto 1818, with its single cutter, doesn't seem to hold the pencil at the correct angle. The pencil isn't gripped between two cutters. That seems to account for the lopsided cutting.

I suspect that this model requires precision assembly, so that the cutter is installed at the perfect angle. Since other reviews suggest that this model sometimes works, my conclusion is that buying this model is a gamble. In my case it was a complete waste of money: the "sharpener" simply didn't work. So if you buy one, you are gambling. You may get a properly assembled one that works, and you may get one that doesn't.
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Before purchasing the X-Acto Electric Pencil Sharpener, I paid half the price for an electric sharpener from Wal-Mart that lasted over five years. This product has lasted a mere five months. Rarely used, it often sticks, overheats after only a few uses, and then ceases to work at all.

I had hoped a sharpener of better quality would last longer, especially considering it isn't even used very often. It would seem I was mistaken.
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By Aida on October 7, 2013
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I ordered one , anticipated it's arrival once I opened it it barely made a move , thinking it was defective sent it back and reworded it, when I finally received the next one it didn't work either ... I was extremely disappointed and WILL not order again from this company ...
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Coming from a family of educators, we tend to be very picky about our pencil sharpeners. We like them solid and efficient; quickly driving the #2 down to a fine and sharp point without wasting much of the pencil length. Poorly designed sharpeners are horrible, and often require you to constantly grind the pencil down before achieving an adequate point. You will not have that problem with this pencil sharpener. The X-Acto Electric Pencil Sharpener is well built, durable, and finely-tuned to meet your lead sharpening requirements. The pencil is quickly sharpened to a fine, exact point, without being wasted. Disposal of the grind is easy with the removable trap. We've owned many of these sharpeners over the years, and this one is the best so far. Highly recommended!
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I had a Boston electric sharpener that worked superbly for years, ever since med school. It finally sharpened it's last pencil about a month ago, so had to order another Boston. Even tho it says it is a Boston, the front label is X-Acto, likely bought out by Boston. In any event, the sharpener is superb, sharpening to a symmetric, sharp point, with no rough edges. HOWEVER.....it DOES NOT have a pencil saver as described, it will sharpen a brand new pencil to the point where it cannot be fed into the machine anymore if you let it. So, if you are looking for an auto shut off, do not buy this one. I am extremely pleased with the purchase otherwise. It was delivered in great shape, and exactly on the date it was supposed to.
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I like the brand and construction, this pencil sharpener is heavy duty, office grade, sturdy and easy to empty it.
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I had bought a different sharpner before this one and it would not sharpen to a good point. I looked for the boston name and bought this one. It is so much better. When I use it, my pencils are sharpened well the way they should be
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Color: Black
Agree with the previous reviewer. Office Depot is currently selling the made-in-china X-acto brand sharpener. Bought one and returned it after three pencils. Didn't seem to have much power, stalled the motor on the first pencil. Created nice sharp points though, just not always centered on the pencil. I'm looking for another sharpener.
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