utility knives snaps off
in segments to remove worn cutting
edges and expose sharp ones.
Their sliding lever moves the blade
strip into and out of the knife handle
to retract and extend the cutting edge.
A utility knife is generally
six inches long and works well
for slicing fruit, tender pieces
of meat, or sandwiches. As the
“knife of all trades,” it's a handy
go-to for the everyday chef.
“Snap-off blades have
so many advantages:
they allow for longer blade exposure;
they're convenient, safer,
versatile and always ready to use
– and you'll have quick access to
fresh, always-sharp blades.
OLFA® STAINLESS STEEL™
blades are sharper than
most other snap-off blades in
the world, and rust-proof.
This makes them perfectly suitable
when things can get a little wet or moist.
Utility knives are used
to cut and trim a variety
of building materials including:
drywall, felt paper, wallpaper,
rope & twine, plastic sheet material,
fiberglass insulation and more.
They can be divided into 3 general
categories, Retractable Blade, Fixed
Blade and Snap-off Blade.
Utility knives usually only
expose about 3/4-inch of
the blade, so you have a limited
cutting depth. Snap-offs retract
around a couple of inches if you
need to make a deeper cut in
something like foam insulation.