I recently got this in my school classroom - a manually operated and vintage inspired pencil sharpener! I am so excited for many reasons because:
1. teachers are always in search of the elusive perfect pencil sharpener
2. my students broke one of my sharpeners by burning out the motor
3. it doesn't run on batteries or electricity
Introducing the pencil sharpener by Classroom Friendly Supplies.
This is a hand cranked pencil sharpener with a non slip surface on the bottom and it comes with a clamp if you want to secure it to a surface.
You pull the two black tabs together to set the sharpener to a fixed distance. The sharpener stops when the the holder gets to the end. The pencil shavings are stored in a clear drawer that is super easy to empty and it is easy to see that it's full. The sharpener has a nice heavy feel so it will withstand classroom abuse.
Having a manual sharpener that you can see the shavings is really nice. I have both electric and manual sharpeners in the classroom. The manual ones that I have were hard to empty and hard to center the point and students would drop the outside in the trash, they don't have that stabilizer on it to keep the pencil straight. They are also loud. This one is nice and quiet and students can sharpen without interrupting the class. The other electric sharpeners are super loud and disruptive in the class AND they do tend to burn out over time. Students who jam them will just keep trying to sharpen pencils even if lead gets stuck in them. It is nice to have this in the class and the students are loving it!
Thanks to Classroom Safety Supplies for providing this!