It's that time of year again! The leaves are changing color, the air is crisp and cool, and students are heading back to school. For teachers, that means it's time to dust off the old textbooks, prepare the lesson plans, and stock up on supplies—including pencils sharpened with a brand-new blade. But wait—how do you sharpen a pencil sharpener blade?
If you've ever been in the middle of a lesson and had your pencil sharpener blade go dull on you, you know how frustrating it can be. Don't worry, though—there's an easy way to fix it!
Why Sharpen the Blade?
We've all been there. You're in the middle of taking a test or writing an essay and your pencil breaks. Mid-sentence. Ugh. Not only is it frustrating, but it can also be a real pain to try and find a pencil sharpener that actually works. And even when you do find one, the blade is usually dull, so it takes forever to get your pencil sharpened.
But did you know that using a dull blade to sharpen your pencil can actually make the problem worse? That's right—a dull blade is more likely to break your lead, which means more broken pencils and more frustration.
So what's the solution? Keep your pencil sharpener blade fresh and sharp! A sharp blade will produce clean, precise lines that are easier for students to read—and that look neater on the page.
Now that we know why it's important to sharpen the blade, let's talk about how to do it.
How to get a blade out of a pencil sharpener
1. Unplug the electric pencil sharpener from the socket. You don't want to accidentally cut yourself, now do you?
2. Remove the screws that hold the blade cover in place. These are usually located on the side of the sharpener.
3. Carefully remove the old blade from the housing and dispose of it properly.
4. Insert the new blade into the housing, making sure that it is secured in place.
5. Replace the cover and screw it back into place.
6. Plug the sharpener back into the socket and give it a test run!
7. If everything is working properly, you're all done! Congratulations, you've successfully replaced the blade on your electric pencil sharpener.
Now you know how to sharpen a pencil sharpener blade. Just remember to always use caution when handling blades and always dispose of used blades properly.
Advantages of an electric pencil sharpener
If you're tired of sharpening your pencils by hand, an electric pencil sharpener is a great solution. With an electric sharpener, you can get a precise, even point in seconds.
Plus, electric sharpeners are much faster than manual sharpeners, so you can save time when you're working on a big project. And if you're worried about making a mess, most electric sharpeners have built-in shavings containers that make cleanup quick and easy.
So why not give an electric pencil sharpener a try? For the best results, be sure to read our article "The Best Electric Pencil Sharpener For Quick And Easy Sharpening."