QuietSharp Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener features a striking vertical design that refines any desktop and conveniently saves desk space. Strong QuietSharp motor is built for maximum power, reduced noise, and is thermally protected for durability. Keeping you up to speed, the motor is accompanied with the HHC cutter technology for 65 percent faster sharpening speed and up to six times in cutter life improvement. Tip Saver Technology prevents oversharpening and produces a precision point every time. The pencil shavings are simply captured by the translucent shavings tray that is not only easy, but safe, to clean. A cleverly installed safety switch prevents operation when the tray is removed.