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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
  • Comes with a variety of blade types including straight edge, general purpose, fine point, and scoring blades
  • Housed in a handsome wooden chest, Made in China
  • 6.5-by-5.5-by-1.5-inches ; 10.1-ounces
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Technical Details
Part Number X5282
Item Weight2.7 ounces
Product Dimensions6.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
OriginUSA
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Item model numberX5282
Item Package Quantity1
  
Additional Information
ASINB00004Z2UB
Best Sellers Rank #553 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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The X-ACTO precision knife is the original cutting tool for any application requiring a precise, accurate cut. This cutting and trimming tool has been used for years by graphics artists, designers, hobbyists and others for making careful cuts and trims consistently and with confidence. Now you can purchase the original X-ACTO knife (numbers 1, 2, and 5) along with a full set of X-ACTO precision knife blades, all in one convenient set.

The original X-ACTO knife has been praised for more than 50 years as the standard for precision. Attaining this level of precision, accuracy and reliability starts with supreme quality craftsmanship. The X-ACTO precision knives are built with carbon and steel sharpened blades for a reliable cut every time. Add a full set of X-ACTO precision knife blades, you will have a knife to make the precision cut you need - every material, every time.

Set contains: No. 1 knife for precision cutting and trimming of lightweight materials, No. 2 knife for precision and trimming of medium to heavy weight materials, No. 5 knife for precision cutting of heavy weight materials; and numbers 2, 7, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 precision knife blades.

From the Manufacturer

The X5282 is a basic knife set for lightweight precision cutting. Includes: No. 1 knife w/No. 11 blade; No. 2 knife w/No. 2 blade; No 5 knife w/No. 19 blade; 1 each No. 7, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 blades; 2 each No. 11 blades. Will cut wood, cardboard, paper, plastic, cloth and foam board. Comes with a wooden chest.

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These are very sharp and well made.
Julie M. Hale
This set comes with a nice wooden box that holds all the knives in place.
Kitchen Ninja
I received the product that was exactly like in the photo.
MoonLWeaver

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By N. Porter on April 30, 2010
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This is a good set, with nice quality cutting edges, but was a little disappointed with the box (MDF with a veneer rather than what appears to be a solid wood box in the pictures as of 4/29).

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)
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128 of 147 people found the following review helpful By W. J. Zerbe on September 11, 2011
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I used to have one of these knife sets years ago but lost it in a move. It was made with pride in the USA. Beautiful craftsmanship. The item I got now is a sad, made in China (ofcourse) piece of garbage. The box is made if some unidentifable sort of plastic made to look somewhat like of wood. The hinge pin is way too small allowing lots of slop in the lid as though the hinge screws were loose. The lock ring is so rough it is very difficule to secure the blades. This was addressed at the factory by applying light oil to the threads. That cure didn't work. The plastic inserts that hold the pieces are a joke. Distorted out of shape gripping the tools way too tightly. The only good thing I can say is the blades are sharp. Come on Elmer's, you can do better. I would gladly pay twice the price for the original quality,
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By -paulo- on December 7, 2007
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My cousin has this same knife set that he got years 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.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on April 11, 2014
Extremely dissapointed by the xacto handle, specifically the red handled fellow here, and would highly recommend handles from other manufacturers.

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.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By El Catorce on January 28, 2011
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This basic knife set is ok, the blades are sharp but they keep comming loose from the handles, i guess this is what you canexpect from an inexpensive set of knifes.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Plain Servant on August 2, 2013
I had an X-acto knife set in 1976. The blades were made of high alloy steel. There are no more American made X-acto knives. After the free trade agreement, the company went broke. It has sold several times, but I am told it is a sister company now owned by Elmer's Products Inc.

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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bo Bipidty on December 22, 2013
Everything about this product is cheap. Very disappointed! I looked at the # of stars on this product and unfortunately did not read the many, many bad reviews...the cheap box, cheap handles. I dont understand why this has 4 stars. Even though it was a hassle, I returned it. I suggest everyone that is disappointed with this product do the same.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Caleb on May 4, 2011
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I got these mostly for cutting leather projects because I liked a set that my mom had like this--only hers was 40 years old. These seem to have the same good quality and work great for what I've needed them for so far.
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