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October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


utility knife

Review9.5(out of 10)

Milwaukee Fastback II Folding Utility Knife

A couple of years ago we got to review the Milwaukee Fastback folding (or “flip” as they call it) utility knife. At the time, the concept of a folding utility knife still felt new, and the overall ergonomics and styling of this new cutting tool were just spot on. Our electrician friends loved it, and […]

Milwaukee Utility Blades Cut Longer

Following up on the success of their FASTBACK Utility Knife, the newest Milwaukee utility blades are not only an improvement on existing blades, but have specialty uses. First, their new General Purpose Utility Blade promises to deliver up to 3X longer life than standard carbon blades and are engineered with optimized blade geometries to deliver maximum cutting performance in […]

DeWalt Folding Retractable Utility Knife Review

DeWalt Folding Retractable Utility Knife Review

When folding utility knives first came out they provided the compactness of a pocket knife with the convenience of a razor blade. Up to now, most all folding utility knives have had the blade installed so that it was fully extended. While this is not a bad thing, there are situations where depth of cut is critical and when only the tip is necessary for the project at hand. With the release of their new series of hand tools, DeWalt brings us the DWHT10035 Folding Retractable Utility Knife. Built into this compact knife is the ability to have up to three spare blades in a storage compartment, a metal pocket clip, a liner lock and the nifty ability to retract the blade.

DeWalt Moving Into the Hand Tool Business

DeWalt Moving Into the Hand Tool Business

Since DeWalt’s founding they have primarily been about power tools, but expect to see many new innovations hitting the market soon in the areas of hand tools. That’s right – hand tools. So how big of a deal is this for the company? Well, just look in the job site trailer or the back of almost any contractor’s van […]

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 Irwin Tool’ new 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.

DeWalt Hand Tools Preview - Tape, Hammer, Utility Knife and More

DeWalt Hand Tools Preview – Tape, Hammer, Utility Knife and More

Who doesn’t like new hand tools? Well, today DeWalt just dropped the hammer (so to speak) and released a small line of brand new tools to market that includes over 100 new products. The list includes razor knives, adjustable pliers, wrenches, tape measures, various hammers, hand saws and even toolboxes. If you like your yellow-and-black, […]

Milwaukee Fastback Folding Utility Knife Review

Milwaukee Fastback Folding Utility Knife Review

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduced a Fastback new folding utility knife as part of its new line of hand tool products. At first we thought “nifty, but a knew razor knife is hardly newsworthy.” That all changed when we headed up to Milwaukee to preview some of their new tools. As part of that event, the company showed off their new line of hand tools and accessories – which we also got a chanceto touch and feel.

Milwaukee Sliding Utility Knife Preview

Milwaukee Sliding Utility Knife Preview

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduced a new sliding utility knife as part of its new line of hand tool products. Built to be productive and ergonomic, the Sliding Utility Knife comes fully featured and emphasizes ease-of-use and durability. 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.

Rapid Tools Rapid Warrior Utility Knife Set Review

Rapid Tools Rapid Warrior Utility Knife Set Review

The Rapid Warrior is the latest transformer-like utility knife tool from Rapid Tools. With a flick of a lever and a turn of a knob, you can go from razor knife to keyhole saw to hacksaw. With quick, no tool blade changes, DIY and homeowners will find this tool handy to keep in a toolbox or drawer.

Husky 5pk Multi Color Utility Knife Set

Husky Utility Knife Multi-Color 5pk Set

Husky, the Home Depot house brand, has come up with a very nice value-oriented knife package. At this price, their 5-pack utility knife set will give you a knife for every room in your house. Or your car. Or your shed. You can carry one around with you or store one on your boat. If you’ve got $20 burning a hole in your pocket it’s going to be hard to walk by the aisle with these staring you in the face.