|Item Weight||1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.5 x 1 x 8.6 inches|
|Item model number||5019|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||guaranteed forever|
OLFA 5019 SVR-2 9mm Stainless Steel Auto-Lock Utility Knife
|You Save:||$1.90 (18%)|
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Stainless steel cutter. For use in most environments. Perfect for wall papering, window tinting, etc., or where rust is a concern. Side lock and pocket clip/blade snapper. Features automatic blade lock, built in pocket clip/blade snapper and a stainless steel blade. Easy, tool-free blade change with high quality snap-off blades. Used in moist environments where rust is a concern.
From the Manufacturer
Stainless Steel Features An Auto-lock For Extra Control And Safety
Top Customer Reviews
For years I used cheap plastic snap-off knives, but I always wanted a nicer, more durable version. Those plastic housings can break fairly easily, and the locking mechanism is flimsy. And now I have found it.
As others have pointed out, the knife is quite slender, though it is slightly heavier than it might appear, being made of stainless steel. It fits nicely in a shirt pocket. The clip is springy and appears sturdy, and pops off to act as a blade snapper. Nifty!
This particular model is auto-locking, meaning that the blade will not move when pressure is applied until you actually move the slider forward or back. It is very easy and fluid to use. Unlike another reviewer, I haven't had a problem with moving the slider unintentionally, but that could possibly be a problem when a blade is nearly used up and the slider is out near the tip of the knife. In any case, I hold it with my index finger extended along the top of the knife, so the tip of the blade is almost under my fingertip. It cuts where I point, in other words. This gives me a lot of control and accuracy, and feels very natural, and no part of my hand touches the slider.
Olfa makes a few other knives that are hard to tell apart, even from the descriptions on their web page. The slightly cheaper SVR-1 does not lock automatically. To lock the blade you move the slider backwards just a bit (those cheap plastic ones work the same way.) To me that is a somewhat less safe option. The SAC-1 is very similar, but its blades come to a sharper point, making it more suitable for cutting stencils and other exacting work. It could probably replace those ubiquitous Exacto #11 blades, actually.
Lastly, there are three different types of replacement blades: stainless steel, carbon steel, and "Ultrasharp". I recommend the carbon steel unless you work in a wet environment. They are cheaper, stronger and stay sharp longer. Just wipe it with mineral oil or tool sealant like Top-cote.
My only complaint is that the breakaway blades are so small that it is actually difficult to break the dull ones off, but that isn't a problem with a pair of pliers.
This sits very nicely in a small art box without taking up a lot of room, and gets the job done just as well as the larger OLFA knives.