I purchased this knife to use for work in the plastering industry. I've used other knives before but this one seems to last the longest and work the best. Everytime I go to Sears I pick another one up just in case they stop making them. It's not heavy or bulky and fits right in my pocket.
I bought this knife about 3 weeks ago from my local hardware store and it probably worked fine for the first couple of days of light use and then jammed up constantly after. I liked the idea of the swivel open to access and change blades but it must make the mechanism too loose. I am going to get rid of it and buy a better one since it is so difficult to close/use.
I opened the knife up to change the blade and the slide popped out. I of course did not recall exactly how it was placed and I cannot find any sort of diagram on the internet to show the way that the slide goes into the knife. I am really fed up with this company's failure to have useful information like a diagram for their tools. How hard is it to offer self-serve customer support like that? Get a new item in the catalog, post a page of information. Home Depot does it. Why can't you? You have fewer items, Stanley. I will likely end up buying another utility knife, which really ticks me off.
Before I bought the snap off retractable blade knife this is what I carried. I find the length and slight bend of the handle is great and no tools are required to change the blade. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I bought this knife new last fall. I have been using at work, I am an Electrician, almost everyday. Its light and narrow so it's convenient. BUT, the mechanism that extends and retracts the blade does not work smoothly constantly getting hung up and is very frustrating. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I've had this knife for a number of years, changing blades is very quick and easy. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Barely used and it has already been impossible to get open so much for speed change this is the second one to jam when trying to open it and I had one for almost 5 years and never had a problem I had to buy a new one I thought it was bad so I bought a second one now I will never buy one again