There is nothing more frustrating than pencil sharpeners that jam up, break off tips, and don’t leave pencils with nice, rounded points. Before you start your online search, however, you’ll need to consider how hard the sharpener will be used, whether a vertical or horizontal design is best, and whether you want to go cordless or even manual. What about sharpeners that are antimicrobial (yes, they do exist). Sound like a lot of hard questions for a simple purchase? Don’t worry. These tips get right to the point to help you find sharpener that’s just right for your home, office, or classroom.