Irwin Utility Knives Redesigned to Better Handle Jobs
While some folks might not realize or even appreciate the different utility knifes that are available, professional tradesmen know that having the right tools for a job can make all the difference in the world. Something as simple as a knife with better features or with being designed for specific tasks can be huge. Irwin Tools just released a complete new line of ergonomic and durable utility knives and specialty knives to maximize tradesmen’s productivity in extreme and ever-changing work environments. Each of the Irwin utility knives and blades feature innovations and advantages for different tradesmen’s specific needs. All the new Irwin specialty knives and blades are available at home centers, hardware stores and industrial tool distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada.
“Visiting jobsites and talking with tradesmen has led us to reshape the entire line of Irwin knives’. Drywall installers, roofers, general contractors and flooring specialists demand that their knives fit their hands comfortably and stand up to various harsh conditions on the jobsite. These new knives deliver tangible advantages for customized applications, as well as unprecedented durability and precision.”
– Bill Craig, Director of Marketing for Irwin Tools
Irwin Utility Knives Redesigned
The Irwin General Contractor Utility Knife was designed with all-purpose job site toughness and reliability. Contractors will value the embedded push-and-slide opening mechanism for access to the five-blade storage chamber. This storage compartment will only open once the blade is retracted. No more having to pick up extra blades off the ground because the storage compartment opened when you did not want it to. The Irwin General Contractor Knife model number is 1774105 and you should be able to get one for yourself for around $8.99.
The new Irwin Drywall Fixed Utility Knife has a slim nose that allows fast-working drywall installers greater control. The trigger grip design offers better cutting-on-the-pull efficiency and ergonomics. The fixed blade affords precise scoring, and the all-steel casing features a half-turn thumbscrew for easy, tool-free access to the knife’s five-blade storage chamber inside. The Irwin Drywall Fixed Utility Knife item number is 1774103 and it should cost about $8.99.
For all the roofers out there, Irwin has you covered too with their new ProTouch Retractable Utility Knife which speeds up the job with its quick-change blade mechanism. Roofers can now instantly remove a dull blade and replace it with a new one. We all know that working with shingles and roof materials is very rough on blades so to further increasing convenience, there is a hinged blade storage that holds up to 10 blades. The ProTouch Retractable Utility Knife’s new rubberized trigger grip and custom-angled shape make it easier to cut a variety of roofing materials. The Irwin ProTouch Retractable Utility Knife item number is 1774106 and it retails for $9.99.
Carpet installers also get a new knife with Irwin’s new Carpet Knife. Some of the highlights are a steeper-angled handle which helps keep hands above the carpet for a faster and more accurate cutting stroke. A three-quarter-turn thumbscrew provides tool-free access to the knife’s five-blade storage compartment inside so that blade changes are a breeze. The Irwin Carpet Knife model number is 1774107 and it costs $9.99.
Linoleum installers will value the durability and ease of the new Irwin Linoleum Knife. Its hardwood handle stands up against accidental drops and tough jobsite conditions, and the knife’s curved hook blade ensures efficient cutting on the pull. The Irwin Linoleum Knife, model number 1774108 is the least costly of the bunch at only $3.99.
Now a utility knife is only as good as its blade so Irwin also has a 4-Point Snap Blade that is the same size and shape as standard utility knife blades. A dull utility blade on a job is not only dangerous but it also creates frustration, delays, and loss of productivity. Now with the new Irwin Tools 4-Point Snap Blade, simply snap on the score to create a new cutting point. Combining the toughness of a traditional utility blade with the versatility of a snap blade, the new Irwin 4-Point Snap Blade gives tradesmen instant access to a sharp new point without the hassle of having to constantly change blades. In addition, the four notches on the blade’s top edge allow for full blade extension, regardless of how many of the tips have been snapped off. four cutting points, doubling the number of cuts made by standard carbon blades. The suggested retail prices of the 4-Point Snap Blade 5-pack, 10-pack, 50-pack and 100-pack are $1.29, $2.25, $8.99 and $14.99, respectively.