Okay, I am a teacher on a budget and I am so upset I spent $10 more on my School Smart electric pencil sharpener two years ago. This sharpener is AMAZING! And cheaper?! The sound is a LOT quieter and the shavings bin is a lot bigger and STURDIER!! It sharpens the pencils to a point without eating them. Im in love with this sharpener! Like others have said, this pencil sharpener is ideal for bulk sharpening pencils. I sharpen about 40 a day and it works great! I'm in love with it!