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This utility knife is one of my favorite tool purchases ever. The knife is easy to use, by opening and closing like a jack-knife. The blades change easily in three steps, and it uses standard utility blades, making it easy to keep stocked with fresh blades. The anodized aluminum body makes it very light but strong, and the knurled surface ensures a good grip even when your hands are a bit on the slippery side.
I actually purchased a second one during a rebate special, so it ended up being free. I probably use these knives once a week, for opening packages, or prying small things (not recommended), or cutting apart cardboard for recycling. I have yet to have any problems with either one, and even if I did have a problem, it's backed up by the Craftsman forever guarantee.
The only thing I think could be improved is the holster, which is nylon mesh. A leather holster would be nice as a separate item. If Sears sold the holster from the wood-handled version of this knife separately, it would be a great seller, as I've had many professionals asking if we carried them after the nylon wore out. For the average homeowner, this isn't really an issue, but for people using this knife as part of their job, it makes all the difference.
As a basic maintenance tip, give the hinge a little spray of WD-40 every now and then, and move the joint back and forth to work the WD-40 in, to protect it from dirt and moisture.
If you pick up this knife (which usually goes on sale for around $8), you will not be disappointed.
had this for 1 week and broke! very disappointed...cheap! don't buy it!
Palos Hills, IL
I keep this in a kitchen drawer and use it often. Mainly to open packages delivered by UPS and FEDex. It doesn't take much space in the drawer and the retractable blade makes it safe.
A must have for every tool box and every home. Well made and at a great price.Opens smoothly and locks in place.And it's the sharpest tool in the box with a lifetime warranty.
I have had this knife for a couple of years now. I Love this knife, has been a great knife. It came with a belt case which later tore up. The clip kept coming loose so I removed it. Other than that its been a great knife
i bought this knife for a friend at work after buying one for myself. it is made stronder than i thought it would be and if it ev er dose breake its got a life time garanty. we both have used them heavily and there still holding up great
The knife I received was actually black, not red, but as far as how it performs it's great. I love the textured finish and belt clip. I did have some trouble replacing the blade however, it's simple enough but when it comes to putting the lock down it didn't want to go down all the way on its own, I had to use a hammer to knock it back into place.
Liberty Center, OH
Round Rock, TX
This Craftsman Folding Utility Knife is an awesome utility knife. It is a very handy tool and beats using a pocket knife for opening cardboard boxes.
Flower Mound, TX