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Background & Information
This light-duty Staples electric pencil sharpener is meant for personal or small/home office use and is recommended to be used five times per day (staples.com). This A/C-powered sharpener features steel blades, an automatic start/stop sensor, and standard shaving receptacle.
To ensure that you are working on the correct Staples electric pencil sharpener, turn the sharpener over and look at the sticker on the bottom. If the model number is 34462, then you're working on the right device.
A common complaint, as evinced by Amazon reviewers (see Amazon link in Additional Information section), is that the sensor switch stops working. This can easily be repaired by seeing our guide on sensor wire replacement here.