The best ones are the old manual ones, but let's face it, no one has that kind of time to sit there and turn that crank. However, I guess I could consider it an alternative to going to the gym…
Next up is the one I had been using until I just couldn't stand it any longer. This one is by Bostitch. In the beginning it did work well, but after about a year, it gave out. It sharpens, but it takes about a minute to sharpen a brand new pencil. I've never let the kids use it and I've only ever used number 2 pencils in it. After about a minute it finally gets to a flat dull writing nub. I don't have 20 minutes in my day to spend sharpening pencils. I keep it around as a back-up and I may let the kids use it as time goes on as a class job.
My favorite it this one by Xacto. It sharpens so quickly and quietly.
It has a sensor when to stop sharpening and a light appears when it is done.
Just look at that point. No nubby pencils with this one!
I bought mine on Amazon. I LOVE Amazon Prime!!!
Here's the BEST part. Those other sharpeners I paid well over $30 for.
This one was ONLY $29.99 on AMAZON!!!
Be sure to come back next Monday for week 3 of my Must Have Monday Teacher Tools.
You just might find a new tool you didn't know you couldn't live without.