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Folding Locking-Back Utility Knife

08/11/10 | by theprofessor [mail] | Categories: Hand Tools, Hot Buys

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Folding Locking-Back Utility Knife
Item: Folding Locking-Back Utility Knife
Item number: 90802
Retail price: $7.99
Frequent sale price: $6.49
Target price: $4.99 (with coupon)
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This pocket-size, folding utility knife with locking blade is a great convenience around the home or shop. Its small size and pocket clip make it easy to always carry for those unexpected box openings, twine cutting, and other tasks requiring a razor sharp knife. The knife performs well and holds up to abuse even capable of tackling many heavier jobs. At our target price it costs about half as much as the same knife sold under different brand names by other big box retailers.

When opened, the knife has a solid feel with no hint that the blade will retract unexpectedly like many cheap retractable-blade box cutters whose blades tend to retract under pressure. The disposable razor blades are easy to quickly replace. Our only complaint with our test knife is that we have had trouble keeping the retaining latch properly closed; even though it hasn't released the blade while in use thus far, it's still somewhat annoying to have to keep flipping it down into position. (With only a single sample of this knife, it's unclear whether this is a common problem.) Perhaps we'll return this knife and see how readily our local Harbor Freight outlet honors their lifetime warranty.

Bottom line: A good-quality pocket utility knife for a great price. Easy to carry when folded and rock-solid and razor-sharp when opened.

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