Using a pencil to perform your work is more appropriate than using a pen because it is easier it erase a mistake. This means that you will have to sharpen your pencil regularly.
Productivity of employees is mostly reduced in the office as they tend to spend more time sharpening their pencils manually instead of being active in their work. Approximately 5 to 10 minutes are wasted by majority of the employees sharpening their pencils manually.Time is money and the wasted time can be used to do more productive work in the office or even relaxing which rejuvenates their energy for more productivity.
To reduce the amount of time wasted by the employees of these minor tasks, you should buy them an electric sharpener which has the capability to sharpen in 5 seconds or even less. These types of products are manufactured and designed differently hence be specific when going to buy these product in the market. You should look for the best on in the market to have a fast return on your investment in terms of productivity.
The following quality checklist will help you to choose the best electric pencil sharpener for your employees:
Can be used to sharpen more than one pencils
One of the most important element of a pencil sharpener is its ability to work on different pencils at a time. If your employees use a lot of pencils for their work, the sharpener should be able to accommodate more than one pencil at a single time to ensure that the time used for sharpening is reduced.
Should have the capacity to hold a lot of shavings to avoid the need to empty often.
If the holding container for the shavings is tiny, it will cause time wastage in emptying it severally.This can only be prevented if the container for shavings is large enough to contain large amounts of pencil shavings. The container holding should also be transparent to help you see the filling up of the shavings and be easy to remove without messing your work space.
Should be Portable
The motors installed in these pencil sharpeners are powerful for their size hence causes vibrations.The parts of less sturdy brands can fall apart over time due to this vibration and if it happens to you, it will cause an extra expense to your office. There should be a balance between size and durability in the product that you buy.
Should have Heavy Duty Blades
The helical stainless steel blades should be hardy enough to give the pencils a uniform and smooth cut without difficulties for all grades of pencil including hard colored pencils, graphite pencils and standard pencils. The blades should also be adjustable to sharpen the pencil in three different points – medium, blunt and sharp point. The cutting blades should also have a replacement core.
You should look for a product with soft non-skid rubberized feet which make sure the pencil sharpener remains in place while it operates. The machine should also stop operating when the pencil is pulled out and should switch off when the collecting tray is removed. Choose a product that has integrated safety features such as auto-resetting, thermal overload protection and tamper proof designs to make sure your employees are safe from harm.
Great sharpening results
The pencil sharpener you buy should execute its purpose consistently in the office especially with the rate of use.It should sharpen the pencil without breaking the lead. The sharpener should also have an automatic idling to prevent over sharpening and eliminate pointy tips. Look for performance reviews online on the performance of the product to make sure you choose the best brand at your desired price.
Should not be noisy
The product should perform its tasks quietly without interrupting the other co-workers while they concentrate on their jobs. Look for a sharpener that is not going to sound like a small vacuum in the office.
The motor should have a long-life
An electric pencil sharpener is powered by a motor. Therefore you should buy a product that is going to last a while in the office. Look out for reviews online and check the manufacturer’s specs of the motor.