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Old 11-01-2017, 10:20 AM   #1
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Best Utility Knife?


On the hunt for a knife with replacement blades that doesn't go to crap every week. We currently use AJC retractables.

Does anyone else have a favorite?
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:56 PM   #2
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Cheap and effective.

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I like the MW folding. The IRWIN screws come out and jack up the functioning of the knife. It sucks to have to keep tightening it or put locktite on them. For bags I like to use the Stanley quick change knife with storage.

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The Milwaukee Fastback is awesome. I like the first version that doesn't have blade storage in the handle. Wear one on my pants every day.
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Another Milwaukee Fastback user, but I am fond of the II version as I want a couple spare blades on the knife. Being able to flick it open and closed in an instant with one hand is a requirement for me. Favorite knife I have used so far.
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I settled on the Irwin FK250 over the Milwaukee Fastback II. The knife is shorter in the folded state. It's a bit beefier so it's more comfortable to hold (for me) and it has the screwdriver built in. I use the screwdriver enough, especially to adjust Euro Hinges on cabinet doors.

I like the clip on the Milwaukee better.
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Been using the same Stanley for 20 years, so I dunno.
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Mine seem to grow legs so I buy the cheapest one with easy storage and quick change blades. Usually in the Stanley line. I did get a Stanley double blade for $5 that I really like. I’m going to guard that one like a hawk. Otherwise I’ve always used what tnt linked.


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The Milwaukee Fastback is on special at HD right now. One regular fastback, a mini, and 50 blades for $15. I still have two and I bought another pack anyway.
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The Milwaukee Fastback is on special at HD right now. One regular fastback, a mini, and 50 blades for $15. I still have two and I bought another pack anyway.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...901J/302283894
Hust the other day, i had a fastback2 in my hand. While heading to the checkout I saw that deal and put the 2 down.

No blade storage but I'm ok with that. I carry the mini and have the other in the truck console as a spare

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I enjoy the Milwaukee Fastback. It has been my fav so far

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OLFA for me, simple and effective.
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I like the stanley quick change knife. I like to have sharp blades all the time...
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I like the stanley quick change knife. I like to have sharp blades all the time...
This would be a great deal if all three were the quick change models. The other 2 are worthless.


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I like the Stanley quick change, too. Here's a two pack.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-...0274/205074559
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I like the Stanley quick change, too. Here's a two pack.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-...0274/205074559
That's the deal I grab.
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The weak part is the metal tab above the blade on these stanley quick change knifes. Mine usually break off after after some improper use of my hammer tapping on the back of my knife...
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OLFA for me, simple and effective.
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Have had dozens of different brands. Milwaukee fastback wins hands down! I have them everywhere now, pocket, tool belt, truck, trailer, hell I even found one in the couch cushion the other day

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