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X-Acto School Pro Heavy-Duty Electric Sharpener (1670)

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  • Designed by teachers - a favorite in the classroom
  • Produces a sharp, but slightly rounded point
  • Quiet, heavy duty motor
  • 120V - North American use only
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Product Description

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Product Description

The first electric sharpener designed for classroom use. The School Pro features a quiet, heavy-duty motor which sharpens wood, composite and recycled pencils. It also includes an extra large shavings receptacle. Its multiple-diameter dial fits regular or thick children's pencils, and its automatic pencil stop prevents over sharpening. Manufacturer's 2-year warranty. Assembled in the U.S.A. Back to Menu

From the Manufacturer

The X-ACTO Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener
The ideal electric pencil sharpener for the classroom. View larger

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 the #1 for Pencil Sharpeners For School Use
Put the "SHHH" in Sharpener

X-ACTO electric pencil sharpeners are engineered for smooth, quiet operation. So they're ideal for classrooms, offices and anyplace where a noisy sharpener would cause disruption.

School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener

The SchoolPro sharpener from X-ACTO is the ideal electric pencil sharpener for the classroom. Designed by teachers searching for a product that would place an added emphasis on safety, the SchoolPro features a unique cutting blade that produces a safe, rounded pencil point. This -coupled with the sharpener's durable design and patented guard against over-sharpening- makes this an electric pencil sharpener that is perfect for younger students.

Which X-ACTO School/Commercial Pencil Sharpener is Right for You?

X-ACTO Electric Pencil Sharpeners for School/Commercial Use
Model 41 High-Volume Commercial Pencil Sharpener

ProX Electric Pencil Sharpener

Teacher Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener

School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener
Model 41 Electric ProX Electric Teacher Pro Electric School Pro Heavy-Duty Electric
Model Number 1606 1612 1675 1670
Performance
  • Ideal for high volume locations
  • Twin hardened steel cutters
  • Largest motor in the X-ACTO line of sharpeners
  • For safe, fast, quiet sharpening
  • Hardened helical cutter
  • Powerful motor for performance and reliability
  • For safe, fast, quiet sharpening
  • Hardened helical cutter for maximum precision and durability
  • Quiet operation for less classroom disruption
  • Hardened helical cutter
Features
  • Internal cooling fan prevents motor from overheating
  • Adjustable pencil guide sharpens various pencil sizes and types
  • Pencil-Saver feature prevents over-sharpening
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • Durable metal construction and large shavings receptacle
  • 10 year warranty
  • SmartStop feature indicates when the pencil is sharpened
  • Anti-microbial additives in pencil selector and receptacle
  • Extra large shavings receptacle
  • Multi-hole pencil selector
  • Auto reset/shutoff to prevent overheating
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • Commercial grade heavy duty sharpener
  • Metal construction for extreme durability
  • 10 year warranty
  • SmartStop feature indicates when the pencil is sharpened
  • Extra large shavings receptacle
  • Multi-hole pencil selector
  • Auto reset/shutoff to prevent overheating
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • Powerful motor for performance and reliability
  • 10 year warranty
  • Patented fly-away cutter stops sharpening when pencil point reaches ideal sharpness
  • Multiple size pencil selector
  • Extra-large see-through receptacle
  • No electrical draw when not in use
  • Heavy-duty motor
  • Extra-durable outer case
  • 10 year warranty
Safety
  • Non-skid feet
  • SafeStart prevents cutters from operating when receptacle is removed
  • UL listed (US and Canada)
  • Non-skid feet
  • SafeStart prevents cutters from operating when receptacle is removed
  • ETL listed (US and Canada)
  • Non-skid feet
  • SafeStart prevents cutters from operating when receptacle is removed
  • ETL listed (US and Canada)
  • Suction cup feet
  • SafeStart prevents cutters from operating when receptacle is removed
  • UL listed (US and Canada)

Product Details

Package Quantity: 1 | Style Name: Blue/Grey
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8 x 5.7 inches ; 3.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 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
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B00006IEI4
  • Item model number: 1670
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (682 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41 in Office Products (See Top 100 in Office Products)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

276 of 284 people found the following review helpful By OT on December 27, 2006
Style Name: Blue/GreyItem Package Quantity: 1
I am in the design field, using color pencils a lot. I noticed this well advertised sharpener and it seemed like a nice piece in the pictures on-line. The unit I got is made by X-Acto and has 5 pencil size options and a nice big bin for shavings.

So I bought one to replace my cheap 20 year old sharpener, which cost $18- twenty years ago.

The large bin is nice. But I do have major problems with this unit.

1) Stub results. The angle of sharpening is not sharp enough. A large cutting angle means you have to sharpen more often and have less freedom with drawing with your pencil (sideways). Anybody that claims that a fatter sharpening angle is less dangerous for kids is really not telling the truth, a sharpened pencil is a sharpened pencil. There is no excuse to have such a poor angle, perhaps the mechanism isn't that good a quality. Anyway, trying to draw expressively with stubs is annoying and interrupts the creative process.

2) The pencils never seem to hit right on center, leaving this annoying off-centered wedge down the exposed sharpened graphite point. I have to shove the pencil in at a some angle to try and get it to sharpen on center. Never works right. The wood wedge down the graphite also means more frequent sharpening and interferes with the creative process.

3) My inexpensive 20 year old sharpener is more powerful than this X-Acto sharpener. It sharpens faster and has a narrower sharpening angle.

Conclusion? I don't recommend this piece, it is well below mediocre, in fact I would call it substandard. I'm giving my unit to the kids as I can't return a dirty used piece.
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140 of 145 people found the following review helpful By R. Rickly on October 15, 2004
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Only buy this pencil sharpener if you want to replace it each year. The sharpener worked very well until the end of the school year and then the blades became dull and would not sharpen the pencils. Hunt Company replaced the blades under warranty. Now that the warranty has expired, they refuse to replace the blades and won't sell the blade replacements. What a shame that electric pencil sharpeners are supposed to be disposable!
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95 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Grade 1 Teacher on August 26, 2006
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I have gone through three School-Pro Sharpeners in four years. When it works, this sharpener is wonderful. It accomodates several different pencil sizes, has a huge shavings receptacle and runs quietly. My first sharpener lasted through two school years. The second one lasted about a year and a half. The company replaced it for free after I complained. The replacement lasted only a few months. They all had the same problem. When a pencil was inserted the the blades would spin, but they didn't sharpen. I think there was a problem with the automatic pencil stop feature. If the company would address this design flaw, I would consider buying another School-Pro.
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69 of 72 people found the following review helpful By N. Osborne on January 3, 2010
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Despite being advertised as being heavy duty, reliable, and good for classrooms, this sharperner is definitely not any of those things. I've tried this product twice in the last several years and both times have been disappointed. Xacto sharpeners are the worst. I've tried other models in my classroom since they seem to have cornered the market with their cheapness. Their sharpeners grind down the pencils without sharpening them, wasting time and money. They're noisy, slow, and ineffective. The blades aren't sharp enough and the motors are too weak.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Sam Crutchfield on February 6, 2008
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Every teacher at our school got one of these at the beginning of the year. NONE of them made it through March. The internal gears are made of cheap plastic that quickly wear out. While the cutters no longer turn, the units do squeal quite nicely! One star becuase it's the minimum available!
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Teacher on February 18, 2007
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I ordered this sharpener after reviewing several others. I am a second grade school teacher and needed something that would hold up under fairly heavy use. This sounded like the ideal sharpener...but I was wrong. This sharpener started out pretty good. It sharpened quickly, smoothly and with nice points. In just a couple of months, it has become noisy, vibrates as it sharpens, often sharpens off center (as described by the previous review), and pencil points are much less sharp when it does sharpen correctly. It has a warranty. I'm going to call for a replacement. I'll let you know what customer service is like.
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Joseph C. Dines on April 22, 2005
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I'm a middle school teacher and bought two of these on the advice of a colleague. Both broke down before the end of the year. So did the two my colleague bought. It turned out she hadn't used one before but was taken by the imposing hero shot of the sharpener.

The company was completely unresponsive to the several phone messages I left.

A hand sharpener works better in the long run. Don't waste your money.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By D. Chester on November 15, 2007
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My second School Pro just burned out. That's two in 16 months. They won't get anymore of my money. Yes, it is a great sharpener when you get it, sharpens quickly and quietly. One day it just doesn't work. Typical quality, sadly; in this day and age. My search continues for a good, quiet, strong, RELIABLE sharpener. My Panasonic has been going for four years, but when it's tired, it just quits. It gets tired after about four student pencils. If you know students, you know this can be 15 minutes of what they call "sharpening". I need a sharpener that's smarter than a fifth-grader!
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