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Scuba_Dave 03-17-2010 12:30 PM

There is a reason the tool is less $$
 
I figured...but its only a retractable (razor) knife right ?
I've bought quite a few...plastic ones do not last
The Stanley one I bought the part that you press with your thumb to move the blade broke
That part seems to break no matter what brand I buy
A rigid one the case broke...forget how
I keep the parts...might be able to make one right ? Wrong
Each one is a little different

So I bought the $1 knife this time
and.....unlike every other knife...spare blades do not fit in the handle :laughing:
Its just a little shorter....just enough so they don't fit

cellophane 03-17-2010 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 415986)
I figured...but its only a retractable (razor) knife right ?
I've bought quite a few...plastic ones do not last
The Stanley one I bought the part that you press with your thumb to move the blade broke
That part seems to break no matter what brand I buy
A rigid one the case broke...forget how
I keep the parts...might be able to make one right ? Wrong
Each one is a little different

So I bought the $1 knife this time
and.....unlike every other knife...spare blades do not fit in the handle :laughing:
Its just a little shorter....just neough so they don't fit

if you are like me you will lose them faster than you can replace them. buying more than a $1 knife is dumb :whistling2:

operagost 04-08-2010 04:50 PM

Now don't get me wrong: the plastic ones suck. But the metal ones are made out of this pot metal (my dad calls it "white metal") that is so brittle, pieces snap off if you drop them. They're all terrible.

DangerMouse 04-08-2010 05:02 PM

I use an old folding buck knife that I just ground the tip to a 45. IF and when it get too worn from keeping it razor sharp, I'll just do the same to another of the 20 or so GOOD quality steel knives I have. I wouldn't buy one of those crap things they try to sell now if you paid me. Downright dangerous, if you ask me....

DM

tpolk 04-08-2010 07:47 PM

i like the plastic ones with the snap off tips, for anything i do they stay razor sharp and if i want i can extend the blade out which flexes without breaking for shaving material if i need, almost like a flexible dowel saw

jlhaslip 04-08-2010 08:36 PM

Olfa knifes with the snap off blades come in at least three sizes.

tpolk 04-08-2010 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jlhaslip (Post 426002)
Olfa knifes with the snap off blades come in at least three sizes.

i use the small and one about 3"

jlhaslip 04-08-2010 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by tpolk (Post 426007)
i use the small and one about 3"

I have all 3 sizes. Love them.

Scuba_Dave 04-08-2010 11:13 PM

I bought a 100 pak of the razor blades a few years ago
So I keep buying knifes to use with the blades...still plenty left

http://content.etilize.com/Large/1010043278.jpg

nap 04-08-2010 11:58 PM

I use one of these

http://images.orgill.com/200x200/6130843.jpg

It is better than all the other similar knives I have used. To remove the blade, you have to fold the blade holder to a 45 angle and then press the little release button. The blade holder locks very well in the open position as well.
Plus it folds completely closed like a pocket knife.

DangerMouse 04-09-2010 05:00 AM

I looked at those, are they any good at ALL?
I'm leery of any razor knife since the pot steel crap started coming out.
I was using one and it broke on a stroke and barely missed my wrist.
Could have been real messy....

DM

tpolk 04-09-2010 10:33 AM

irwin blade takes two hands to open/close?

nap 04-09-2010 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 426106)
I looked at those, are they any good at ALL?
I'm leery of any razor knife since the pot steel crap started coming out.
I was using one and it broke on a stroke and barely missed my wrist.
Could have been real messy....

DM

well, I use one in my work and have yet to have one give me any problems. Used it for stripping wire, cutting drywall, whittling toothpicks, anything that comes along.

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Originally Posted by tpolk (Post 426174)
irwin blade takes two hands to open/close?

I can do it one handed. When new, they are stiff like any other knife. To close one handed I have to flip it around in my hand so I can press the lock release on the back but I can do it completely one handed.

cellophane 04-09-2010 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 426079)
To remove the blade, you have to fold the blade holder to a 45 angle and then press the little release button.

that's a nice feature! i find my thumb tends to sit on the release button of the knives i have... i've thrown a few blades across a room while working because of that :censored:

nap 04-09-2010 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by cellophane (Post 426278)
that's a nice feature! i find my thumb tends to sit on the release button of the knives i have... i've thrown a few blades across a room while working because of that :censored:

the original design of this type of with the little flip over piece on the top of the blade holder always PO'd me. It would open up at the most inopportune times. It seemed especially when cutting a cardboard box, I would get to the end and realize the blade came out somewhere along the cut.

this design has been really quite dependable. As with anything, you can over burden a tool but so far, and I am generally quite abusive to my tools, it's the best $10 razor knife I have ever had.

and the reason I use a razor knife: there is no knife that will stay sharp enough for me. This allows me to have a very sharp blade nearly instantly anytime.

and I can usually nab the blades from the carpenters at work,:whistling2:


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