|Item Weight||8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.6 x 3.9 x 1 inches|
|Item model number||2089100|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Lifetime Warranty|
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IRWIN Tools Folding Utility Knife (2089100)
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- Utility knife features a 45° quick-change button for easy blade changes
- Wire stripper notch for built-in convenience
- Box cutter comes with an anchored belt clip for convenient access
- Utility knife has an extended thumb ledge for comfort
- Folding utility knife comes with 1 IRWIN blue blade bi-metal utility blade
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From the manufacturer
For over a century, innovation has been the hallmark of IRWIN TOOLS. Beginning in 1885, with the development of the first IRWIN Auger Bit, and progressing with the introduction of VISE-GRIP Locking Tools, SPEEDBOR Flat Bits, MARATHON Saw Blades, QUICK-GRIP Bar Clamps, and UNIBIT Step Drill Bits, IRWIN has been at the forefront of the industry, creating superior tools for the professional tradesman.
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Fast Cutting, Safer Blade Changes
The IRWIN Folding Utility Knife cuts quickly and smoothly and makes switching out dull blades safer. The quick change button allows you to simply slide the blade out easily, yet it engages only when the folding action is at a 45° angle to prevent blades from slipping out during use. With a wire stripper notch and belt clip to take this knife anywhere, this is the one tool you should never be without.
- Includes 3 blades (blades shipped inside the handle for safety)
- Thumb ledge increases cutting control
- Locking mechanism keeps the blade from snapping shut during use
Faster Changes, Faster Work
Ordinary box cutters and utility knives usually make you take the entire case apart to pull out a dull blade. This takes time away from getting the job done. But one push of the quick-change button on the IRWIN Folding Utility knife lets the blade slide smoothly forward and allows you to pop in a replacement in seconds.
This mechanism only engages when the folding action is at a 45° angle which makes changes easy yet prevents injuries and gets you get back to work quickly.
The IRWIN Folding Utility Knife features a quick-change button that allows faster blade changes only when the knife is open at 45° for safety. The folding style and anchored belt clip means this handy box cutter and utility knife goes anywhere it is needed easily while an extended thumb ledge increases control and a wire stripper notch creates more versatility.
From the Manufacturer
Irwin Industrial Tools 2089100 Folding Utility Knife Counter Display. The Irwin Folding Utility Knife is the ultimate professional-grade knife because of its rugged durability and innovative features.
Top customer reviews
This is a fantastic knife for the following reasons:
It is the most ergonomically comfortable design of a box knife I've ever owned.
It is incredibly sturdy and built to last.
It comes with three blades and the blades are fantastic. We use this knife several times a week and after a year and a half we are still on our first of the three enclosed blades - now to me, that's an indication of an excellent quality blade!
Simply summarized, this is an outstanding box cutter/utility knife that I believe you can buy with a great deal of confidence and one that you will love, and once you own it will wonder how, prior to owning it, you ever lived without it.
But a week ago one of these excellent knives slipped from my hand and fell point down, like a javelin, onto (actually into) the top of my left foot. Needless to say I bled copiously. So, it seemed reasonable to replace these knives with Irwin's retractable version. Good idea, very poor implementation.
A pair of Irwin retractable knives arrived yesterday, and I immediately tried to put them to use. Nothing went well. First, the internal spring clip that secures the extra blades in the body of the knife is so stiff and hard to bend that I had difficulty removing the blade that came with the knife, and even greater difficulty flexing the spring clip back enough to add two more spare blades.
After I had inserted the blade in the slide portion of the knife, and closed and secured the two sides, I immediately noticed that this knife is very uncomfortable to hold. It is about 1/2-inch shorter that the non-retractable version and does not fit well in my hand (I do not have large hands).
When I tested blade extension with my right thumb, the blade extended and retracted as expected, and all seemed well. But when I tried to actually use the knife to take down a large corrugated box, I found the slider button was too small, too smooth, and poorly shaped. When trying to keep the blade extended using that small, smooth button, I found that I had to concentrate on keeping pressure on the slider just to keep the blade extended, and not on cutting the corrugated box I was taking down.
Remember that there is NO DETENT to keep the blade extended, because this is a self-retracting knife. One must keep a constant pressure against that slider button, or the blade will retract in the middle of a cut. But the slider button is too smooth, and badly shaped. The corrugated box was reasonably heavy stock, and I could not even shift my grip on the knife without having the blade snap back unexpectedly. I do understand hat there must be a trade-off between convenience and safety, but a better-shaped extension button would go a long way toward making these knives more usable, without compromising safety.
IMO there is no reason why that knob cannot be shaped with a higher, slightly curved and knurled back surface, against which one's thumb could press when using the knife. As it is, I consider these knives dangerous because the user's concentration is divided between trying to keep the blade properly extended, and the job at hand.
Please understand that my comments apply only to the self-retracting Irwin utility knife. The non-retractable Irwin utility knives are excellent.
Good decision. Very good quality. Included blades are very sharp and will hopefully last a long time.
Edit: Decided to pick up another one so will have one for in-house (mostly Amazon packages) and one in the garage for projects. Buying an additional one is probably the best recommendation of all.