Having an electric pencil sharpener around will help get students back on task quickly when a pencil breaks. The old rotor type of sharpener takes forever and always seems to chomp up pencils and make a lot of noise. The heavy-duty motor of the Stanley Bostitch is perfect for classroom use and so is the extra large receptacle for all those shavings. Teachers like the auto stop feature so kids know when their pencil is sharp enough and won’t waste time just sharpening and sharpening. Don’t worry if it stops before a long line of sharpeners finishes; the thermal overload cutoff will employ until the motor cools. Get one for school; get one for home. Don’t let a broken pencil stop the learning, get the Bostitch and get them back on task!