Stanley FatMax Xtreme Retractable Knife
Forget the rest.....
Quite the best Stanley/Utility knife I've ever had.
Particularly like the way the blade retract is locked with the side knob.
Comes with 10 blades. Blade change easy
Reasonable value at Â£12.99.
21 Nov 2014
Stanley fat max knife
First class tool with first class ease of use. Easy to change blades, nice fit in the hand with plenty of leverage for the hardest of cutting jobs
Recommend this to anyone who uses a Stanley knife
3 Oct 2014
In short, tried to use it once and am sending it back.
This knife doesn't seem to know whether it's a fixed blade or retractable. The large brass dial needs to be unscrewed to open the body - I have no problem with that.
Unfortunately, when the dial is screwed down to close the body and the blade is extended, the blade is then clamped in position. If the body is screwed together when the blade is retracted, the blade can't be extended.
Having to release the body every time you want to extend or retract the blade completely defeats the purpose of an extending blade knife - it's no longer quick and convenient.
Waste of money.
30 Aug 2014
Purchased this on the basis of good reviews
Blistered my thumb with the mechanism which jammed after replacing once blade
Could be a faulty individual product given the other reviews
+ Sharp blades and good design
- Mechanism seemed to jam very quickly
21 Aug 2014