Top positive review
The automatic blade retraction is a SAFETY FEATURE, people.
January 27, 2018
I have been using this for a few years now. I just recently bought a replacement for the one I misplaced. I order a lot of things from Amazon, which is super convenient and saves me money. The only downside is dealing with the boxes. I used a box-cutter previously, but it always made me nervous since I have a young child. Then I found an item at walmart made by this same company that has a magnetic backing which sticks to the fridge. The only problem is that it would break open every time I dropped it. So, when I found this, it was the perfect compromise. I don't have to really worry about it sitting in the utility drawer, since even if my 6 year old got a hold of it, it couldn't do that much damage. The main safety feature is the fact that you have to keep the slider pushed down in order to use the small blade tip. If you fumble, the blade automatically retracts back into the casing, reducing the chance of accidentally cutting yourself. I've seen many complaints about this, but it's not that hard to hold down while using it for the 2 seconds you need to help you open a box. It's a minor inconvenience for having a product that is infinitely safer than a box-cutter.