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The Best Pencil Sharpeners for School & Home

Although it’s not very glamorous, everyone needs a reliable pencil sharpener in their home. Whether your kids write with pencils every day or you turn to your colored pencils and your calming coloring books in your rare free time, all of those pencils have get sharpened somehow. Think about it — if you don’t have a pencil sharpener and your kid is doing math problems with a pencil that’s broken or unsharpened, what do you do without a sharpener? We don’t want you to answer that question, which is why we found the best pencil sharpeners on Amazon for you.

Gone are the days where you stand at an electric pencil sharpener for 30 seconds waiting for the pencil to come to a point. The electric pencil sharpeners out right now are super quick, safe and mess-free. Those are basically all of the qualities a parent requires in an object that their kids will be using.

And if you’re looking for some portable, mechanical options that your kids can bring to school in their backpacks, we found two for you. These sharpeners both promise to create a pencil shavings disaster in your kids’ backpack — because wiping those shavings up is never fun.

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1. Bostitch Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener

This powerful sharpener will be around for quite a long time. It has an extended sharpening life, thanks to the hardened helical. When the cuttings tray is open, an automatic safety is switched on, so you don’t have to worry about your kids playing with the sharpener. Although you won’t have to empty the shavings tray very often, as it’s large. It comes in multiple colors.

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2. Jelly Comb Battery Operated Automatic Pencil Sharpener

Don’t worry about finding an available outlet with this pencil and colored pencil sharpener. Your kids will only need to sharpen their pencils for 3-5 seconds before they’re sharp again, unlike slower sharpeners. The pencil sharpener has a large basin for shavings, which doesn’t need to be emptied that often. The sharpener requires four AA batteries, which are not included.

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3. STAEDTLER pencil sharpener

This compact sharpener keeps the shavings inside. It’s perfect for having around the house if you just need a pencil sharpener once in a while. It won’t take up valuable space in your office or on your child’s desk. Just note that even though the picture shows four, a one-pack is the automatically selected option. You’ll get sent a surprise color.

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4. Aipker Pencil Sharpener

This pencil sharpener is perfect for taking to school or using on-the-fly at home. The pencil sharpener has two different sized holes for different pencil sizes. The sharpener is designed to never spill, so your little one won’t find pencil shavings all over their backpacks. You’ll get a pink, blue, orange and green sharpener in the set.

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