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X-Acto XLR 1818 Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black

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  • XLR Electric Sharpener
  • X-ACTO Hardened Steel Cutter
  • Non skid feet won't damage the desktop
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameX-Acto
Item Weight1.8 pounds
Product Dimensions7.2 x 4 x 6 inches
Item model number1818
ColorBlack
Material TypeX-ACTO(TM) Steel
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part Number1818
  
Additional Information
ASINB0006HVPW4
Best Sellers Rank #333 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableApril 18, 2006
  
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Product Description

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.

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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 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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I'm returning this product.
J Thomas
Bought two pencil sharpeners last fall (4 months ago) because of the X-Acto name, one still works, the other failed.
Gene
The pencils have a very nice sharp point.
Roger Schlotzhauer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Leonard F. Wheat on December 13, 2010
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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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93 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Ray LeCara Jr. on September 1, 2008
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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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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on November 7, 2011
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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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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By D. Anderson on August 15, 2007
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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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mark F. on June 18, 2012
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Oh, the madness we used to live in before I bought an X-Acto Electric Pencil Sharpener.

In those days, our four kids would sharpen new pencils using those handheld manual sharpeners that student stores sell for 89 cents, and would then relegate the pencils to a drawer once their graphite tips broke off. Over the years, this has led to quite an impressive collection of broken-tipped pencils.

"Oh, you need help with your math homework? Let me just get a pencil. Got one...nope. Got one...nope. Got one...nope. Got one...nope."

I finally grew frustrated enough to just order an electric sharpener. I chose the X-Acto model, based on price and reviews. We have not been disappointed. Now, this is not a top-of-the-line model because it does feel a bit flimsy, and when you insert a pencil too firmly into the sharpener the motor does slow down in protest, but it gets the job done every time.

It gets. The job. Done.

And now I have a drawer filled with sharp-tipped pencils, ready for eager young minds to use. Well, not the minds, per se, but fingers controlled by the mind. You know what I mean. And when those pencil points grow dull, my children know that our trusty X-Acto Electric Pencil Sharpener is there. That's right: TRUSTY.

The madness is gone. A calm serenity has enveloped our household. Thanks, X-Acto!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Darron Murray on May 9, 2007
This product is quite durable. I was surprised at how heavy it actually was. We've had cheaper ones before and they don't last; the motor slows the further the pencil goes in. Not the case with this little workhourse.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 23, 2007
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This sharpener gets the job done. It sharpens faster than any I have used before. It can be a tad loud, but because it is so fast you barely notice.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ge Yang on October 17, 2007
This pencil sharpener (Hunt(R) Boston(R) 1800 Series Electric Sharpener) is indeed a good deal. I read about some negative feedbacks online saying that it is not powerful enough, so I hesitated a little bit before I bought it. However, it turned out that this pencil sharpener is really powerful, and sharps my pencil really well. It is even more powerful than my suitemate's pencil sharpener bought from Staples with a higher price.
I don't know what can be a better pro for a pencil sharpener than its being powerful-- this is a great price, and great product.
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