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Xacto X5282 Basic Knife Set
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- Xacto basic knife set for lightweight precision cutting
- Ideal for cutting wood, cardboard, paper, plastic, cloth and foam board
- Housed in a handsome wooden chest, Made in China
- This is an aftermarket of generic part
- Comes with a variety of blade types including straight edge, general purpose, fine point, and scoring blades
- 6.5-by-5.5-by-1.5-inches ; 10.1-ounces
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The other thing that really surprised me was the poor finish to the non-cutting portion of the blade. Many of mine have chips or worn indentations (possibly from finishing the actual blades?) and what appears to be a bad finish on the 'backs' of the blades. Putting your finger gently on this to help guide a cut really makes it seem like you're knicking your finger on solid sandpaper. I improved it somewhat by grinding the backs a little with a file, but definitely surprised about the lack of quality finish from a name like X-Acto.
Still, it does the job of cutting well and the box does hold everything together, although I think the fragile plastic inserts will be useless before too long. In the top of the box the spare blades are held in place by a magnetic strip, and I anticipate pulling this from the insert and gluing it directly to the inside to of the box.
(PS - don't forget to give the blades a good clean before using them. There was a substantial oil/sheen on mine that would have marked e.g. a paper project)
It's going back.
I bought a knife set for myself recently and I find that the quality is less than that of the older makes.
The handles feel cheap and the box is not as fine as the older one.
Still an overall good knife set.
5/7/2014: And I finally found a decent replacement: the Warren Cutlery line of handles and blades. For $25 I received a decent wood handle with a brass collet, and a variety of useful sharp blades. The xacto blades shown above will not fit, but some of the others do. Perfect as a gift, or an upgrade to ones own hobby knife.
I bought this set to use in detailed woodwork, thinking it was the same as my old set. While masking off a project for painting, I grabbed the red handled knife to trim the masking tape. It would not cut the paper masking tape. After using a razor blade to finish the job, I inspected the X-acto knife blades. Each blade was a different angle. It looked like my five year old tried to sharpen them with a file. The blades are now made out of soft metal, much like a $1.00 pairing knife from the Dollar Store.
This situation is not going to get any better. Now, all wood cutting tools have to be redesigned by the buyer, including very expensive wood planes, so here is what I did to make these knives usable. I used my Lansky knife sharpener set to resharpen each blade. I first changed the blade bevels to seventeen degrees with a course stone. Then, I sharpened each blade razor sharp. It doesn't take long because the blades are soft metal. Now that the blades are at the correct angle, it won't take long to touch them up when they dull. Sorry, this is as good as it gets in America. If I find I am using these daily, I will order a better set from Germany, or Switzerland. Both countries have much pride and quality in the tools they sell. Hope this helps others. This set is usable, it just needs to be corrected.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Decent little kit of cutting blades. The chuck on the large red handle jammed up and now I have a hard time changing the blade on that one, but the other handles work perfectly.Published 1 day ago by Alexander
Excellent, had one years ago and my son's made off with it, actually I gave it to them,Published 12 days ago by Andy
Super case and blade selection, but the replacement blades are
A bit hard to find for the unique ones.
This was exactly what I was looking for. I created a charging station for all of our electronics and was needing a way to cut clean circles in the shoe box. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Tashia Lindvall
Very nice knife set, very good quality. This set has everything I need, and then some. The various blades mean that I should have the perfect fit and cut for just about any... Read morePublished 13 days ago by C. Fetner