Also question is, how do you fix a broken sharpener?
Moreover, how do you fix a pencil?
How do you open an electric pencil sharpener?
Use caution when trying the methods below as it is quite easy to strip the screw head or cause the tool to slip.
- The tip of a knife. Insert the tip of a pointed knife into the head of the screw. …
- Metal nail file. …
- Small scissors. …
Flip the sharpener upside down to pop the blade out.
With the screws gone, the blade should come out easily. Simply turn the sharpener upside down so the blade falls out. You may have to give it a little shake. Hold the sharpener close to the table so the blade doesn’t bounce when it comes out.
The most common problem with electric pencil sharpeners is clogs from wood and lead shavings. In addition, the electric cord can fail, the blade can become dull, and the motor can malfunction. Preventive maintenance (cleaning and lubricating) can dramatically extend the life of an electric pencil sharpener.
To resolve this, unplug the sharpener, remove the shavings receptacle and use your hand to tap the sharpener while holding it over a garbage can. If this still does not solve the problem then unplug the sharpener, turn it over, and use a paper clip or other small tool to clean around the cutter.