The blade is easily put in by pressing a red button on the side, if you don't lock it propperly in place it will fall out, but if you have half a brain you can figure out how to use the knife in 5 minutes
I bought the knife about 1 month or 2 ago and without instructions I could not work out how to install the blade. The most stupid design idea ever! Seriously, you guys need to take this unit off the market and rethink your marketing strategy. I am so peeved off that I will NEVER buy one of you u-knives again.
I have 2 of these and it is difficult to load the blades and Stanley does not have any instructions on line.
Blade falls out. Plastic parts break. Blade will not retract or deploy without fiddling of broken plastic bits. Trash.
Bought and delivered today jammed with an annoying piece of Stanley's plastic stopping the slide moving forwards, had to delicately remove hex screws and adjust carriage to function normally. Looks and feels like a great knife. Shame about the bad packaging.
Lousy directions on packaging, not even bothering to create a how to video, and I just couldn’t figure out how to SAFELY load blade into the 10-778 FatMax knife.
The question is, "Why go with a more elaborate utility knife?" From the standpoint of functionality, a utility knife's purpose in life is to cut, plain and simple. But frequent use results in gravitating towards a tool that fits comfortably in one's hand, changes blades with ease, and (being a bright yellow) attracts the eye [in low light conditions] when given a choice among mere metal, mere pragmatic, mere utilitarian utility knives. It's a tool meant to be in my handy tool box and to be used (and will probably remain with me until my son latches his hand upon it during one of his visits.) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]