Introduction

If your pencil sharpener is failing to sharpen your pencil or unevenly sharpening your pencil, it might be time to replace the cutter. You can find replacement cutters here.

Remove the tray from the front of the pencil sharpener and empty the pencil shavings. Make sure the pencil sharpener is unplugged! Make sure the pencil sharpener is unplugged!
  • Remove the tray from the front of the pencil sharpener and empty the pencil shavings.

    • Make sure the pencil sharpener is unplugged!

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Unscrew the three screws securing the bottom of the sharpener. The screwdriver must be 6” long to reach the two screws in the front of the sharpener. The screwdriver must be 6” long to reach the two screws in the front of the sharpener.
  • Unscrew the three screws securing the bottom of the sharpener.

    • The screwdriver must be 6” long to reach the two screws in the front of the sharpener.

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Lift the motor and cutter from the top case of the sharpener. Carefully move the wires so that the case can be completely removed.
  • Lift the motor and cutter from the top case of the sharpener.

  • Carefully move the wires so that the case can be completely removed.

    • You shouldn’t have to disconnect any wires to take the case off. If so, contact the manufacturer.

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Unscrew the protective case around the cutter by locating the two screw on the front of the sharpener. Unscrew the protective case around the cutter by locating the two screw on the front of the sharpener.
  • Unscrew the protective case around the cutter by locating the two screw on the front of the sharpener.

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Use the socket wrench to remove the two bolts in the back of the sharpener. You need to remove the motor in order to reach the back of the cutter. You need to remove the motor in order to reach the back of the cutter.
  • Use the socket wrench to remove the two bolts in the back of the sharpener.

    • You need to remove the motor in order to reach the back of the cutter.

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Carefully separate the motor and the case around the motor from the cutter.
  • Carefully separate the motor and the case around the motor from the cutter.

  • Guide the wires through the holes in the casing to detach them from the cutter section of the sharpener.

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Unscrew the sharpener with a small standard screwdriver and remove the long screw to loosen the cutter. Make sure to hold the cutter to keep it from rotating.
  • Unscrew the sharpener with a small standard screwdriver and remove the long screw to loosen the cutter.

    • Make sure to hold the cutter to keep it from rotating.

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Replace the cutter.
  • Replace the cutter.

    • WD-40 would be helpful, but not necessary.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Great instructions on replacing the sharpener. My father took the model 18 apart but failed to document with pictures on the step by step breakdown. I'm left with out a crucial part of the re- installment. The question is in step 7, the piece right behind and below the screw driver is a plastic piece with two wires comming out of it. where does this piece fit? any help or redirection to a site that might have this info. direct reply at

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