Okay - last year at my old school they purchased every classroom the X-ACTO School Pro sharpener. Every couple months they would have to buy replacements for the sharpeners. In addition to the sharpeners burning out, I also had problems in which we would sharpen our pencils and the lead would fall out. This would continue to happen until the pencil which was once brand new was now a little one that you could barely hold. However, I though that perhaps it was the pencils because I was using the Staples one cent pencils. This year I switched schools and had to purchased a sharpener for my room and I bought the X-ACTO Magnum 1645 Heavy Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener. I am still having the same problem with my pencils!!! We are going through 20 pencils a day!!!! Now is it the pencils or is it the sharpener?? I think it's the sharpener so my question is does anyone have a high quality pencil sharpener that you can recommend. I want one that will make a nice point with the lead. Please help - this is ridiculous.