May 9, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Irwin ProFlip Folding Utility Knives

Folding Utility Knives Designed for One-Hand Use

When you’ve got things to cut, but only have one free hand, well, that’s when the perks of the Irwin ProFlip Utility Knives really make a difference. With Irwin’s ProFlip mechanism, you can quickly open and close these knives with one hand. The Irwin ProFlip line includes both a compact model and a premium version with 5-blade storage.

Irwin ProFlip Compact Folding Utility Knife

The Irwin ProFlip Compact knife seems ideal for users who prefer a smaller knife and who don’t need to change blades super frequently. It has onboard storage for an extra blade.

Editor’s Note: Check out our best utility knife reviews article for even more options.

We like the flip mechanism that seems easy to access with your thumb while holding the tool in one hand. It reminds us a lot of the Milwaukee Fastback utility knife. Irwin also included convenient plastic swing-out storage for a single blade.

Irwin ProFlip Premium Folding Utility Knife

The full-sized Premium ProFlip Utility Knife is perfect for heavy users who will tear through blade changes. That’s because Irwin designed this model with onboard storage for up to 5 extra blades.

Irwin ProFlip Premium folding utility knife

Both models feature a protected blade change that prevents accidental blade release. They both also have an aluminum handle that should stand up to plenty of typical jobsite abuse. Both utility knives also come with Irwin’s shatterproof bi-metal blades.


You can find both of the Irwin ProFlip Folding Utility Knives at Lowe’s. The Compact model will run you $10.98 while the full-size model retails for $13.98. You can also pick up a 5-Pack of replacement blades for $1.98.

Irwin ProFlip Compact Folding Utility Knife Specs

  • Model: Irwin IWHT10577
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Handle Length: 4.5 in.
  • Blade Length: 1 in.
  • Folding: Yes
  • Snap-Off Blade: No
  • Retractable: No
  • Onboard Storage: 1 blade
  • Price: $10.98

Irwin ProFlip Premium Utility Knife Specs

  • Model: Irwin IWHT10578
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Handle Length: 4.875 in.
  • Blade Length: 1 in.
  • Folding: Yes
  • Snap-Off Blade: No
  • Retractable: No
  • Onboard Storage: 5 blades
  • Price: $13.98

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