|Item Weight||7.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||11.4 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||S011|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||1 yr|
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This knife was based on a great idea. The blade comes out quickly and easily, and retracts automatically. Unfortunately, it suffers from a fatal, but common flaw, namely cheap construction. It's made primarily of plastic with a bit of aluminum and steel worked in. The plastic is durable enough, but the steel catch for the door where spare blades are stored in the handle is flimsy. In regular use, the catch sometimes opens when you don't want it to. This jams up the knife, so that it won't open or close. It's easy to un-jam it, but it will happen again.
Bottom line: There are better utility knives for less money.
The overall feel and weight of the knife is very pleasant and solid. I have found it to be very durable.
A thumbwheel on the upper back allows you to adjust how far the blade extends but it doesn't actually offer a very wide range of positions so I don't find this very useful. I pretty much keep the blade at the maximum extension all the time.
Changing blades is not difficult but could be improved. The blade holder is well located in the handle but as a previous reviewer mentions, the clasp and door into the blade chamber is cheaply and oddly built. Releasing the blade door is awkward and clumsy. Getting the blades in and out is pretty easy. The button to release the actual cutting blade doesn't have a very positive action so you press and tug on the blade and then move a bit and press again and so forth until you get it just right. Guiding the new blade in is also a bit awkward. Several "incorrect" angles are possible so you have to fuss with it for awhile to get it in just the right position. Again this could all use improvement.
The unlock button toggles nicely with a positive action on the rear of the knife. When locked it is impossible to squeeze the handle and extend the blade. Very good.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only utility knife I want to use. Love the fact that the blade retracts automatically.Published 12 months ago by MARY JANE RAINS
Great product. Pity I can't get them in Australia anymore.Published 13 months ago by Princess Salhoff
Seems to be built nice, works well, great for cutting up cardboard boxes.Published 16 months ago by Toolman54
Love the squeeze blade, and knife works wonderfully until the button to change the blade pops off. Then it is unusable.Published on September 23, 2013 by Donna