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Old 06-24-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Utility Knife Frustration

I'm sure I am not the only one with this problem (see pics) When you pay 15.00 for a utility knife you would expect it to hold up. Not so. I really wish I knew where to get the replacement screw assembly for these knives.(these are just a couple) I already went and bought a new Milwaukee knife and took it apart and used some thread locker on it. I will let you know how it goes. I am also going to send the utility knives back to the companies as well and make a few suggestions.

Anyone else have this problem?




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Old 06-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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I really like the Milwaukee brand knife. I own that Dewalt one as well. Somewhat small but I like it for a compact knife. It has not fallen apart "yet"
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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I just get the Stanleys that retract and store spare blades in the handle.

I get the kind that use a single screw to hold the whole handle together.
Every one I've tried that had a button blade release or a "flip-out" blade storage area has broken within days.

Sometimes cheapest and simplest is the most solid.

But... I also have my Cold Steel folder in my pocket 24/7.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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Fixed blade is the way to go, thats all ill use when im roofing. I use that milwaukee knife thos and im suprised how well it has held up for that style knife
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:48 PM   #7
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I own another Lennox knife that is built like a tank. Hell of a knife but bulky.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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I just get the Stanleys that retract and store spare blades in the handle.

I get the kind that use a single screw to hold the whole handle together.
Every one I've tried that had a button blade release or a "flip-out" blade storage area has broken within days.

Sometimes cheapest and simplest is the most solid.

But... I also have my Cold Steel folder in my pocket 24/7.
X2.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:03 PM   #9
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best knife for me to date is my leatherman skeletool. Got it for christmas here on the Christmas Exchange, and it hasnt failed me yet.
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I think I may have a problem. Thats my problem. Guess 1st step is admitting it.



I'm sure I have more.......................
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:10 PM   #11
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best knife for me to date is my leatherman skeletool. Got it for christmas here on the Christmas Exchange, and it hasnt failed me yet.
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I wish I had a pic of my work knife, the things a joke. Plastic casing, auto retracting blade, rounded tips, -_-

I can say the Kobalt utility knives are of so/so quality, for the money I'd avoid them.
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This is the only utility knife I have found that is worth a damn. Most of them are super cheap and way too bulky. Before this I carried a Kershaw Ken Onion asst open. Before that was a little Gerber asst open, which both of those, the springs broke. I should send them in and get them fixed... I have been carrying this for about 2 years now I think. Not one loose or lost screw, and no issues.

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This is the only utility knife I have found that is worth a damn. Most of them are super cheap and way too bulky. Before this I carried a Kershaw Ken Onion asst open. Before that was a little Gerber asst open, which both of those, the springs broke. I should send them in and get them fixed... I have been carrying this for about 2 years now I think. Not one loose or lost screw, and no issues.

http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-22-4183...+utility+knife
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Yup I got this one also and will never go back. I got lucky and got it for 45.00 shipped
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I need a utility knife at my work (paper maker) and the best one is the grey stanly non adjustable, you can fit at least 2 packs of blades in them and it's lasted me awhile so far
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I just get the Stanleys that retract and store spare blades in the handle.

I get the kind that use a single screw to hold the whole handle together.
Every one I've tried that had a button blade release or a "flip-out" blade storage area has broken within days.

Sometimes cheapest and simplest is the most solid.

But... I also have my Cold Steel folder in my pocket 24/7.
x2. For any task that puts a lot of stress on the blade, the fixed blades are the only way to go. I use the fold out ones for simple tasks like wiring but they won't hold up to say cutting roof shingles.
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I am a big fan of Milwaukee's drills but that utility knife unfortunately is a bad design. It's blade holding capability failed on me after about a year and I didn't use it very much. I am back to using the old Stanley knives.
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I need a utility knife at my work (paper maker) and the best one is the grey stanly non adjustable, you can fit at least 2 packs of blades in them and it's lasted me awhile so far


I buy my blades in packs of 100!!!!!
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