Two New Utility Knives from Milwaukee

Two New Utility Knives from Milwaukee

This spring Milwaukee introduced two utility knives to kick off its new category of hand tools. Whether you are a serious DIYer with a penchant for electrical projects, or you just need a better cutter for opening straps, cutting twine and breaking down cardboard boxes in the shop, these two utility knives can help.


Milwaukee’s Fastback™ Utility Knife is folding style, similar to a pocketknife. Its thin metal body makes the knife easier to carry, and a wire clip holds it securely to a pocket or belt. Other features include tool-free blade changes at the push of a button, as well as an integrated gut hook and wire stripper that can be used without opening the blade. Milwaukee says the Fastback’s push-button release is designed to activate the blade three times faster than other folding knives that require two hands to operate. It sells for $16.99.


Or, consider the new Sliding Utility Knife($14.99). The blade activates with a switch on the side of the knife rather than the top, which Milwaukee hopes will remedy a switch configuration that some users find cumbersome. Similar to the Fastback, this knife includes tool-free blade changing and a built-in wire stripper. But, it also comes with a soft overmold to help reduce hand slippage and a lower compartment for storing spare blades.

Both knives are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. They are available from Milwaukee tool outlets as well as online.

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