Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
Needed a pocket knife but with a replaceable blade this fits the bill does what it says on the tin
17 Mar 2015
You can't ask for much more...
If you look on the net you will see there is much confusion about how to get the product out of the packaging and how to insert blade.
Firstly you will need scissors to remove the bulk of the hard clear plastic.
From what I remember some of the packaging (card) is inside where the blade is - you have to press the red button at the front to release the card - then the packaging will seperate from the product.
The red button at the back allows you to open the handle to acess the blade storage area.
In order to bend the knife you have to press a sort of metal switch in the middle (makes sense when you see it but when it is straight it is fixed and in order to fold it you have to press the metal - which allows the knife to fold).
-blade storage (3 blades I think)
-it comes with some blades
-looks nice and standards out
-you can adjust how much the blade comes out
-there is a slot a quarter of the way down which allows you to use the blade to cut wire without opening the blade all the way out
-I understand it is a problem with all retractable blades - the blade itself does move a very small amount side to side as it is not screwed into place like some of the old school Stanley knives - it sits on a thing which allows it to retract - which is what causes the movement.
Overall, if you wnat a foldable knife then this is probably as good as it gets. If you need the blade to be absolute rock solid and note move at all then you may need a fixed model - I suspect the vast majority of serious DIY'ers will be fine with this.
6 Mar 2015
this is a very good knife perfect for me and fits well in my toolbox. also was tricky to work out how to insert the blades at first but is rather easy also the blade storage is a handy addition, this is a very well made robust knife
24 Feb 2015
Two handed operation
Not as good as the silverline knife I had for over 18 months. Needs two hands to open and close no good when you have plasterboard etc in your hand ready to cut. Won't buy again will go back to silverline knife.
12 Jan 2015