|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.8 x 0.7 x 8.7 inches|
|Item model number||1075449|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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OLFA 1075449 XA-1 9mm Fiberglass Rubber Grip Utility Knife
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But what I really like most about this snap knife is compared to other brands (Dewalt, Hyde, Craftsman etc) how much safety features were put in this snap knife. Not only is there a thumb guard with a anti-slip comfort grip, but there is also blade channel (made out of entirely stainless steel metal) when the knife protrudes. In addition, when the lever is pushed to make the knife come out, this knife automatically locks in to place. In addition, there is absolutely no delay in the locking mechanism either, providing maximum safety.
But the safety doesn't end there, no not in the very least. In the event one wants to snap off a portion of the blade off, there is a removable pocket clip that functions both as a pocket clip, but also a blade snapper. Instead using another tool (or in the event no tools are presently around) your hands, this is much safer, quicker and will leave you with a perfectly even blade.
I don't mean to make safety sound so vital, but truth be told, safety really should be a top priority in using any tool of any kind. In a era where work is needed to be done at a much quicker pace, having products that can provide additional levels of safety is really a plus.Read more ›
* 500/1580 (Old School)
* XA-1 (this one)
* ES-1/P 1115501
All knives feature a narrow slot in their removable end cap/pocket clip to snap off the blade ends, and use the 9mm blade refill, Silver (standard) or Black (extra-sharp).
I cut standard brown corrugated cardboard and also some finer white cardboard. I also used some plastic from those horrible anti-theft retail packages. Surprisingly to me, this was not a difficult test for any knife.
The brown corrugated cardboard cut in half fully through in two passes. One pass is possible with much more pressure but it's a safer with two passes.
Old school style
My wife has a decades-old knife of this style from school days. The old knife with a new blade cuts cardboard easily with the grain and against it.
New knife (this model) and thus new blade, cuts just the same as the old one. Of course the ratcheting or clicking slide action is somewhat stiffer than the decades-old knife.
Both knives cut through the plastic difficult-to-open plastic packaging with no problem and I felt safe doing it. I never felt the blade was going to move within the knife handle.
Says it has a Comfort Grip. Mine arrived with a Black blade, the super sharp one. The differences between the Silver and Black are not obvious to me, but after cutting more brown corrugated cardboard with different force and direction (with or against the grain) the Black blades are noticeably sharper, just not a lot. Black refill 10-pack is $11.19, Silver 10-pack $6.83.
Is the handle more comfortable than other models?Read more ›
It of course helps that the blade is razor sharp, but the ease of use is really due to your ability to grip this knife in a way that automatically puts more power into the somewhat smaller cutting surface. No more repeating the cut to make sure that you get through the cardboard, no more bending of the blade as you try to make a straight cut. And it's also useful on plastic, rope, rubber and a host of other items. GREAT TOOL!!!!!
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Works like a charm, comfortable in the hand and feels sturdy. I use it mostly for opening packages, boxes, but have never felt it slip out of my hand.Published 29 days ago by CAtransguy
Why would anyone buy any other knife? This one is perfect - great design, comfortable, ergonomic, fair price. Read morePublished 1 month ago by rdk
Where has this been all my life!?! I love the concept and I'm surprised I was just now stumbling across it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Edward G.