So your sharpener is not working. Most likely you have lead stuck in the blade. This is the #1 cause of concern with the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener. Many new users often think that their sharpener is broken, when it is simply jammed with a tiny piece of lead. Luckily, there is a very easy solution:)
To remove lead from the blade, please follow the steps below.
1) Remove the blade of the sharpener. You can watch the video below to see how to do this. 2) Once you removed the internal part, look very closely inside the blades. The tiny piece of lead can be removed with a tooth pick or by tapping gently on the blade assembly. 3) Put the sharpener back together. This is also shown in the video below. Hold the blades tightly in one hand (careful, as they are sharp) and twist the handle clockwise. This will secure the handle back onto the blades.
Once you learn how to remove lead from the blades, you will be able to quickly repair your sharpener in the future.
So your sharpener is not working. Most likely you have lead stuck in the blade. This is the #1 cause of problems, yet very easy to fix! Many new users often think that their sharpener is broken, when it is simply jammed with a tiny piece of lead.
To remove lead from the blade, please follow the steps below. 1) Remove the blade of the sharpener. You can watch the video below to see how to do this. 2) Once you removed the internal part, look very closely inside the blades. The tiny piece of lead can be removed with a toothpick or by tapping gently on the blade assembly. 3) Put the sharpener back together. This is also shown in the above video. Hold the blades tightly in one hand (careful, as they are sharp) and twist the handle clockwise. This will secure the handle back onto the blades.
Once you learn how to remove lead from the blades, you will be able to quickly repair your sharpener in the future.
I'm sorry to hear that your handle has fallen off. This can happen if you turn the handle counter clockwise when sharpening a pencil. Although this may appear to be a major problem, it is actually easy to fix.
Please follow these step below. They are similar to the steps for replacing a blade.
As seen in steps 7 & 8 above: With some force, twist the handle clockwise back into the open slot. This may take a few attempts, but it will eventually fall into place.
Once it falls into place, you must tighten the handle and blades together (turning clockwise). This will secure the handle back onto the blades.
Once you learn how to reattach the handle, you will be able to quickly repair your sharpener in the future.
Watch the video below to see how to repair your handle.
Below is a video and chart showing how to take off the handle so that you can replace the blade. The step that you don't see in the video is where you would remove the circular black piece. It simply slides off, allowing you to change out the blade. There are no screws to be removed while changing out the blades. I hope these help.
I am sorry to hear that your sharpener is breaking the lead of your sharpener. Please email me at email@example.com so that I can assist you with this problem. Make sure to include your name and order number if known.
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The sharpener is actually designed to be a portable sharpener without the need of securing it to a surface. The sharpener can be mounted to a shelf using the metal clamp. Most prefer to keep their sharpener portable as the clamp does not hold it in place very well. I have included a link to a video that one of my customers has made for me. It shows how the sharpener can be mounted. Some have also used heavy duty velcro or hot glue to attach the sharpener to a table top. If you try this, make sure you use lots of glue. Another customer has suggested a product called Sugru and claims that it works wonderfully.
Here is another video showing how to use the sharpener without securing it to a surface.
The sharpener is intended to be used while on a flat horizontal surface. Here is a photo from a recent customer who came up with a clever solution. Perhaps your custodian can create something similar for you:) The other option is our permanent mounts which can be found here.
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Classroom Friendly Supplies is committed to contributing to the local and global community. For each Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener that is sold $1 will be donated to building a school in a developing country. Pencils of Promise will be receiving a minimum annual donation of $25,000 which will cover the cost of building 1 school. As of 2020 we have built 2 schools!
Also, for each Precious Pink Pencil Sharpener that you purchase, we will donate $1 to cancer research and awareness. Click here to buy your sharpeners today! Thank you for your support.
There is a 90 day money back guarantee from the date you receive your sharpener. I also offer additional troubleshooting assistance via email for the entire lifespan of your sharpener. I am usually able to help resolve most common issues with the sharpener.
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As soon as the shipping company releases the tracking number you will automatically be emailed with a link to this information. This normally does not occur until 2-3 days after you place your order due to processing and handling times. Please check your junk mail as these emails can often get caught by spam blockers.
My warehouse will use UPS, FedEx or USPS based on an automatic selection process. Unfortunately you are not able to select the option while checking out through my online store. Items usually arrive in 7 to 9 days from the time your order is placed.
We have free shipping on all USA orders. Canadian orders must pay a shipping fee that is calculated at checkout. Unfortunately we do not ship internationally through www.classroomfriendlysupplies.com. You may visit our eBay store as we provide international shipping on that platform.
If you would like to host a giveaway contest on your social media site I will gladly donate a free sharpener as a prize. If you have previously been selected to do a product review then you will automatically qualify to host a giveaway contest after the review has been posted. (If you choose to accept). If you simply would like to host a giveaway contest without first doing a product review then email me at email@example.com. Please include your name, email address and url. If you meet the minimum requirement of 250 followers and your target audience are teachers, homeschoolers, artists, or pencil lovers then you will qualify. I ask that you email me the url of the giveaway once it is posted. I will share this url with my Facebook followers so you should see a large increase in your traffic. Once the giveaway is finished, you simply provide me with the winner's name, email address, mailing address and color choice. I will mail the sharpener directly to them. (I can only ship within the US.) Please read my giveaway requirements here.
I host frequent giveaways on my website here. I also post giveaways exclusively on my Facebook page. You must "like" our page in order to participate in these giveaway contests. These contests are hosted by guest bloggers and influencers. Click here to see how you can host a giveaway.
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Obviously the blade life is dependent on overall usage and care. The range is from 10 months to several years. I have some customers who purchase new blades every school year. I have other customers who have had the same blade in their sharpener for 3 plus years. The replacement blades are sold here and are a very affordable option at only $11.50 per blade.
Yes, you asked for it. We made it. We finally sell a permanent mount! -Screws securely into any flat surface such as a table, ledge or shelf. -Locks your sharpener securely in place -No more wobbly sharpeners -Easy to assemble (4 screws holds mount on surface) -Bolt slides through sharpener to hold it firmly in place -Sharpener can still be removed from the mount to be used as a portable unit. Simply remove the center bolt. Click here to see assembly instructions This mount is not included when you buy a Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener. The mount must be installed in a horizontal position. It cannot be mounted in a vertical position on a wall. Click here to view a single mount. $14.99 each Click here to view the 3 packs. Only $9.99 each Click here to view case of 36. Only $7.99 each
I am usually able to help troubleshoot most customer problems. The majority of problems are caused by broken lead stuck within the blade.
Click here: How do I remove lead from the sharpener blade? If this does not correct your problem, please email me at email@example.com so I can further assist you. If I am not able to troubleshoot or if you are still not satisfied, I have a 90 day money back guarantee. Please email me back to arrange for the return and refund. Once the items have been returned a refund will be issued via check or PayPal.
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No, the replacement blades only fit in the Groovy Green, Cool Blue, Precious Pink, Hello Yellow, Popular Purple, Midnight Black and Firehouse Red sharpeners. We do not sell replacement blades for the Car Sharpener.
I have a sharpener in my online store that handles larger pencils such as My First Ticonderoga. This new sharpener will accommodate most larger primary pencils. Click here to view this sharpener. The Groovy Green, Cool Blue, Precious Pink, Midnight Black, Popular Purple, Hello Yellow and Firehouse Red sharpeners only handle standard sized pencils. They will also work with golf pencils and can sharpen them down to 1.5 inches.
Colored pencils are the kryptonite of most sharpeners! This sharpener works best with standard lead pencils. It does work on colored pencils but they do break off much easier and jamming can be an issue, as with most other sharpeners. It is best to only sharpen colored pencils partially. This means only turning the crank 2-3 times. This allows for a sharpened tip and less jamming issues. This sharpener creates a very pointy tip and by only turning the crank 2-3 times will be sufficient. Here is a link to a video showing how to easily remove lead from the blades.
You will receive an invoice via email shortly after completing your online order. It is sent from firstname.lastname@example.org and the subject heading will be "Invoice from Classroom Friendly Supplies". If you cannot locate your invoice please email me at email@example.com and I'll gladly send you another copy. Make sure you include your name and order number within the email message. ***If you ordered using a school purchase order you will receive an email invoice directly from firstname.lastname@example.org and not from email@example.com.