The Milwaukee sliding utility knife is part of its hand tool line of products. Built to be productive and ergonomic, the Sliding Utility Knife comes fully featured and emphasizes ease of use and durability. If you prefer a different form factor, the Milwaukee Fastback II folding utility knife is a great product and one of our favorites.
Editor’s Note: Check out our best utility knife article for our top picks in this category.
Milwaukee Sliding Utility Knife
Activated by a side sliding mechanism rather than a top button that often gets in the way or causes unintended blade retraction, the Sliding Utility Knife also features a tool-free blade change and wire stripper for increased efficiency. Complete with rubber overmold to increase comfort and reduce hand slippage, the new tool also includes onboard blade storage to avoid looking for blades on the job and is designed to fit in a tool pouch for added convenience.
Two features we really appreciated were the tool-less quick blade change and onboard storage. These are features that are increasingly becoming standard on newer utility knives and we’re glad to see Milwaukee made it a part of the new Fastback system. In particular, their blade storage makes use of the ample space underneath the rubberized handle of the tool. Retailing for less than $8, the Milwaukee Sliding Utility Knife looks like a great product.
Additional innovative tools in the saw, knife, and driver categories are sure to follow. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the new tools confirm Milwaukee’s commitment to best-in-class durability.