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X-ACTO ProX Electric Pencil Sharpener with SmartStop, Gray and Black (1612)

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  • Commercial grade, metal base, heavy duty sharpener
  • Smart Stop feature indicates when pencil is sharpened to eliminate over sharpening
  • LED illumination to indicate sharpening is complete
  • Large shavings receptacle and multi-hole pencil dial
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X-ACTO electric pencil sharpeners are crafted from the highest quality materials, producing the reliability and performance you come to expect from X-ACTO. Our electric sharpeners feature carbon steel sharpened blades and sturdy construction. X-ACTO electric pencil sharpeners are crafted from the highest quality materials, producing the reliability and performance you come to expect from X-ACTO. Our electric pencil sharpeners feature carbon steel sharpened blades and sturdy construction. There are X-ACTO sharpeners to handle a variety of different pencils, including composite pencils, hard wood pencils, and there are even some made for crayons! The X-ACTO ProX is a commercial-grade electric pencil sharpener featuring a durable, all-metal base. The ProX is built with our patented Smart Stop feature that indicates when the pencil is sharpened, eliminating over-sharpening and unnecessary noise. When the pencil is sharpened, the motor automatically shuts off and the blue LED illuminates to indicate the sharpening is complete. The ProX electric sharpener is also equipped with our largest available shavings receptacle and a multi-hole pencil dial. Our electric pencil sharpeners also feature heavy duty, quiet running motors and non-skid feet, guaranteeing a precise, clean cut that won't cause a disturbance around the office or classroom. The X-ACTO line of precision instruments features electric and battery powered sharpeners, knives, trimmers, punches, clips and staplers - all to meet all your needs from a company rich in both history and tradition. 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

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.

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X-ACTO the #1 for Pencil Sharpeners For School Use

The X-ACTO ProX Electric Pencil Sharpener, with its metal construction and commercial-grade sharpener, is built to handle the heavy-duty sharpening needs of the most demanding users. Designed with the busiest classrooms and offices in mind, the X-ACTO ProX is a real work horse. The SmartStop feature indicates when the pencil is sharp, so users spend less time over-sharpening and more time getting down to work. With its fast and quiet operation, the ProX also minimizes noise and disruption.

Flexible Features Save Time and Money

The ProX is equipped with an extra-large shavings receptacle, which translates into fewer trips to the wastebasket, and precision blades that quickly sharpen the dullest pencil to the finest point. A multi-hole pencil dial accommodates a variety of pencil sizes-from fat to slim-and X-ACTO's hardened steel cutters can sharpen everything from composite to hardwood pencils: The ProX is the only sharpener you'll need to purchase to handle all your sharpening jobs.

Safety First

X-ACTO puts a premium on safety. Sharpeners are designed with a number of standard features--such as non-skid feet and auto reset-shutoff to prevent overheating-aimed at encouraging safe use and performance. SafeStart technology prevents the sharpener's cutters from operating when the shaving receptacle is removed.

Thinking Clean and Green

Because you never know where a pencil has been, anti-microbial additives are included in the ProX pencil selector and shaving receptacle to inhibit bacterial and fungal growth. Keeping your carbon footprint in mind, the ProX only draws electricity when in use.

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 Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Elmer's
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 10.5 x 5.8 x 7.5 inches
Item model number 1612
Color Gray/Black
Material Type Metal
Number of Items 1
Size 3-3/8 W x 9-3/4 D x 6-1/4 H in
Manufacturer Part Number 1612

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ASIN B001PMHZGO
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 278 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3,124 in Office Products (See top 100)
#34 in Office Products > Educational Supplies > Writing & Correction Supplies > Pencil Sharpeners
#4,051 in Office Products > Office Supplies
Shipping Weight 5.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available June 22, 2007

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I'm a teacher. I'm an English teacher, so my students do a lot of writing. I've been through so many pencil sharpeners in my 7 years it's ridiculous! I spent a good 2 weeks at the beginning of the school year researching pencil sharpeners to find a good one that would last more than a month. After reading review after review, I decided that I should get the X-Acto Pro X.

Here I am with 6 weeks left of the school year, and my pencil sharpener is working just as well as it did day 1. My next door neighbor teacher will come and sharpen her pencils in my classroom because it works so well. My students will sharpen their pencils as they walk out the door because they know I have the best one in the school.

This has really been the best pencil sharpener I've ever had. My co-worker will be getting one for her classroom as well.
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Just purchased this a couple of weeks ago.

Pros:
- Heavy Weight. Won't move around a bunch. If you put a lot of force on the pencil, you may have to hold it down with a finger (e.g. not much pressure)
- Sharpens pencils to a sharp point
- Blue light shows when a pencil is sharpened and auto shuts off. This is great for my 3 yr old who would grind a pencil to a stub.
- Motor seems to be a workhorse. I haven't had it long, but it has not even warmed up with the use I have had with it.

Cons:
- Big. This has a much larger footprint than I expected, but I didn't read the dimensions before purchasing.
- It takes a couple of inches of pencil to put into the machine. This just means you can not sharpen a pencil when it gets down to the last couple of inches.

Overall, I am happy with it. If I had to purchase again, I would either get this one or the "Teacher Pro" version. I am happy, though
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Pros:
- Sharpens multiple sized (diameter) pencils
- Very Quiet compared to X-Acto Powerhouse (Black)
- Nice long taper and sharp point. Clean.
- Huge shavings receptacle
- Heavy and doesn't move around.
- Auto-OFF (Works nice)
- LED indicator for Sharp (Works nicely)
- Reasonable price for Commercial grade sharpener

Cons:
- Reason for 4 Stars: 3 1/4" of pencil must be inserted into the sharpener. This is a LOT of pencil. So, it's not usable pretty much after you get to 4" unless you use a tool to push the pencil in further. For artists, this is disappointing. Although I use pencil extenders, some are Derwent brand that accommodate larger diameter pencils. For these, the pencil fits down into the handle yielding a barrel/handle much larger than the actual pencil. So, these types of extenders can't be inserted. Standard extenders could push the final 3 1/4" of your pencil inside if you're careful. You may have to use a larger hole setting which could lead to some sloppiness.

I returned this because of the length issue. Also, it occasionally wasn't sharpening the end properly but I imagine it's just a defective unit and would be ok with another. Aside from the length and sharpening issue, I would have been very happy with this sharpener for its other strengths. According to Xacto's website, this unit now has a 10 year warranty (the documentation indicates 8 years inside the box). However, the blades/cutting unit is only warranted for 2 years. I had an Xacto Powerhouse (Black) that lasted only 11 months.
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This isn't a little battery-powered desk accessory, but a mains-powered behemoth perfectly capable of standing up to the drawing office or school environment. It even has an auto-cutoff, to discourage that childish game of trying to grind new pencils down to nubs (we've all tried it). Once the machine has decided that the pencil is sharp enough, it turns off, and lights a discreet little blue LED to mark the occasion.

Make no mistake, this is an industrial strength device. Everything about it exudes strength and reliability; it could have been built on the Clyde, by dour-faced riveters. It weighs over five pounds, and stands nearly eight inches tall. The styling is reminiscent of Bauhaus - it would not look out of place aboard the Hindenburg (well, apart from the weight). The mechanism is quiet and free from vibration: it would fit right into an office environment.

So here's the thing: it's clearly designed as a heavy duty sharpener, for industrial use, but it's elegant enough to make an extremely cool, and slightly intimidating, addition to any office desk.

Impress your colleagues and intimidate your opponents. Buy one.

And for all you Vine reviewers who got one and found it was overkill, how about donating it to your local school. That's what I'm going to do.
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As one reviewer said, this sharpens unevenly. Also, sometimes the tip of the pencil comes out very slightly broken off. $65.00 for this?! For this price, it should work perfectly. Why wasn't this made better??
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The X-ACTO ProX is a decent pencil sharpener. But it could be better. The problem is that I've researched (and tested some) other pencil sharpeners and there really isn't a clear cut "best." It just doesn't exist at any price.

Pros:
Somewhat quiet
fast
LED sharp point indicator is a nice feature
adjustable pencil sizes
large bin

Cons:
Questionable build quality only because of plastic parts (but all manufactures do the same thing)
10 year warranty is deceiving because cutter only has 2 years, the motor and other parts are 10 years.
messy to clean up because shavings make their way behind the bin
Ugly - looks like an alien

I'll explain the questionable build quality. The cutter assembly should be all metal and it unfortunately has plastic parts holding it together. There are two screws that hold a counter weight (opposite side of the spinning cutter) as it spins (because there is only one cutter). This counter weight is held in place by these two screws that are screwed into a plastic part. On one unit I had, unfortunately the screw fell out with plastic still holding on to the screw (so the counter weight plastic screw hole broke off). So it was the plastic that failed. Well lucky it happened within my Amazon return period...but otherwise I expect that the manufacture warranty would have been honored. It is still a hassle. Other questionable build quality issue is the clip that locks the bin in place is held there by a weak rivet. On the similar Teacher Pro the clip is not riveted because it is just a plastic clip that is part of the base and looks more secure.

It would have been nice if the cutting mechanism was user replaceable and it isn't and there isn't even a replacement part available.
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