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Westcott iPoint Heavy Duty Electric School Sharpener (16681)


Westcott pencil sharpeners are necessary for any school or office that uses pencils regularly. A good pencil sharpener will keep your writing instrument sharp and ready to use for a long time. Westcott offers a wide variety of pencil sharpeners to meet your every need. This electric pencil sharpener quickly sharpens the tip of your pencil. The sharpener does all the work, and the container neatly captures all the shavings until its time to empty it. The heavy duty construction ensures long lasting performance.

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Westcott iPoint Heavy Duty Electric School Sharpener (16681) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22.
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Westcott iPoint Heavy Duty Electric School Sharpener (16681)
  • Learning® Magazine 2020 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award

    Learning Magazine 2020 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award honor products of exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom and at home! Learning magazine's panel of teacher evaluators use each product in their classrooms and homes to find the best products for teachers and parents.

  • 10 Year Warranty

    This product is warranted to be free of all defects in workmanship for the period stated on the package. Certain limitations apply. Visit or call 1-800-835-2263 for more information.

  • Titanium Bonded

    The high performance patented Titanium Bonded blades provides three times the strength of classic stainless steel blades and they stay sharp and effective even after long use. The redesigned ergonomic handle provides maximum comfort during use. The most popular around the globe, winning the title of "The World's Favorite ScissorsTM."

  • Heavy Duty Sharpeners

    Perfect for high volume use in the home, office or classroom

  • Winner of the 2017 Teachers' Choice Award
  • Designed for high volume school and office use
  • Multi-hole dial accommodates all popular pencil sizes
  • Low noise rating
  • Super-fast sharpening using helical 12-blade technology
  • Large, EZ-view shavings reservoir
  • Auto stop technology
  • Safety cutoff if the shavings reservoir is removed
  • Manufacturer's limited ten year warranty
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick & to the Point! I really like that this pencil sharpener is relatively quiet. II allow my students to use the pencil sharpener and I like that it has an auto-stop which prevents the children from over-sharpening their pencils. I definitely need that in my 1st grade classroom! There are 6 holes for different sizes of pencils. I almost wish there weren't! My kiddos are always messing them them. It appears to be a heavy duty pencil sharpener and my students are loving to sharpen their own pencils right now. There is a 10 year warranty on this pencil sharpener... According to the packaging, certain limitations apply... I can't imagine any pencil sharpener lasting more than a year in my classroom. :-)
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Westcott iPoint Heavy Duty Sharpener great product Solid sharpener, absolutley works well on all pencils that I tried, from normal #2's to colored pencils. The thickness doesn't matter. What I noticed is that the pencils sharpened with a minimum of effort, in that I didn't need to push the pencil hard into the back of the sharpener. Merely holding the pencil lightly in the slot was all that was necessary, and the sharpener therefore only removed the minimum necesary to sharpen the pencil. The pencil lasts far longer this way. The receptacle for the pencil shaving is certainly large, after sharpening 10 pencils, i barely covered the floor of the pencil shaving receptacle. The Westcott iPoint Heavy Duty School Sharpener is certainly worth it, and lives up to its name.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pencil Sharpener I have ever used! I have bought so many pencil sharpeners in the past and none of them have stayed sharp for more than a few pencil sharpenings. This Westcott iPoint electric pencil sharpener is fantastic. It sharpens pencils very quickly and evenly and seems to be staying sharp. I also like the easily adjustable size guide. It is very heavy, which keeps it from moving around during use. All in all a great purchase.
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best! This has to be the best pencil sharpener. It sharpens any type of pencil with precision. I even used it on my colored pencils and did great. I love the automatic stop feature! I also loved that it has the different sizes. My son had primary pencils and it was hard to find a sharpener. I had to send a box to school for the teacher to sharpen!
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sharpener!! This sharpener is perfect for our Kindergarten class. It fits many size pencils, which is great for the larger Kindergarten sized pencils. It is quiet, not like the old noisy ones. The best part is that it automatically stops when the pencil is sharp! Gone are the days of students grinding their pencils into stubs in a single sharpening!
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful and sturdy iPoint heavy duty electric sharpener is a step above the rest. It is of heavy construction and is not flimsy. I have used numerous sharpeners for class instruction over the years. This sharpener can accommodate many sizes of pencils and automatically stops when the pencil is sharpened. This is a wonderful product!
Date published: 2020-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This is a great addition to my classroom. I am able to trim pencils and have them ready for the students to use in a timely manner. I love the feature of being able to use different pencil sizes. I teach Preschool and we use the larger pencils. It makes my job as a teacher easier and that is a big plus.
Date published: 2020-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pencil sharpener! This is a very well made pencil sharpener that can handle any pencil shape or size. This is great for my kids and is durable enough to handle a classroom of kids. The sharpener is quiet and makes a great tip for pencils. Easy to use and clean out when full. Great product.
Date published: 2020-11-03
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Once I emptied the shavings, it no longer works. What could be the issue?

Asked by: Granpunkin
It could be possible that some leftover shavings are preventing the door from closing properly which would prevent the machine from activating. If you need further assistance, please feel free to send an email to [email protected]
Answered by: Tracy
Date published: 2023-02-12

Can you get replacement blades? I just bought mine at the beginning of the school year. I k=notice my pencils were no longer sharpening and then blades look worn. I hate to buy another new sharpener.

Asked by: HeatherP
Thank you for taking the time to write to us. As this Westcott product is imported from overseas, unfortunately we do not have replacement parts for this product. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Answered by: Tracy
Date published: 2023-02-12

Can it be used in Europe or do I need a transformer for 230V?

Asked by: Anna
The adapter is rated to be used for an input range of 100-240V.
Answered by: Tracy
Date published: 2018-11-29

Can colored pencils be used in this sharpener, like prismacolor (wax) and polychromos(oil)?

Asked by: cmhawk
Unfortunately this sharpener cannot be used for colored pencils, please see the below link to our Ipoint Halo which can sharpen colored pencils :
Answered by: Tracy
Date published: 2018-10-24

I sharpened crayons. How can I clean the blade barrel? I can't locate my owners manuel.

Asked by: Jenni
This product is not intended for use with crayons.
Answered by: Tracy
Date published: 2018-10-25

What kind of safety mechanism is used to keep the blades from turning on when the shavings bin is removed? My last sharpener had a piece of plastic sticking out of the back of the bin and it snapped off.

Asked by: Mr T
To assure the blades remain off while emptying the shavings bin, please unplug the sharpener.
Answered by: Tracy
Date published: 2017-06-01

How can I un-jam the pencil sharpener? I only used mine a handful of times and a tip got broken inside and now it won’t sharpen any pencils.

Asked by: jpage
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