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Stanley Knife Care & Maintenance

If you want to keep your Stanley Knife blades in tip-top condition, then proper care and maintenance is a must.

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It’s important to remember to clean your knife after use, no matter how laborious this might seem. Even high-quality knives like the Stanley Fat Max, or the 1992 won’t last forever, so being sure to take the time and effort required to maintain your blades is crucial if you want to make the most out of your investment.

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to keep your Stanley Knife blades in great working condition. You can simply use a little soap and warm water to remove any debris, or build-up of oils and grime that your blades may have accumulated after use.

Before cleaning your knife, however, it may be best to detach the blade and clean them separately as different handles may require a different type of care and maintenance. This is also important when drying your knives, as it is easier to ensure no water or moisture has collected where the blade is inserted.

A word of caution, however – when using water to clean your knife blades, be sure to thoroughly dry your blades after cleaning them. This is because water can cause corrosion if left in contact with the blade for too long. You must also ensure that the blade is rinsed properly after using soap to clean your knife, as soap suds can cause the metal to tarnish.

Pro tip: If possible, use a lint-free cloth when drying your blades. Lint-free cloth is specially designed not to give off fluff when used, and therefore means there won’t be any build-up of fabric particles when drying off your knives. This means your blades will stay fluff-free and completely clean as you dry them.

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THE Pen Knife

stanley-knife-knife-pointThis month, the top five pen knives have been published.  This list has been compiled in order to show you which the best pen knife or utility knife is for you, depending on what you need it for and how heavy duty a knife you need.  Penknives are indispensable, are small enough to fit in your pocket and you can quite literally take them anywhere.  So have a look and see what the top five knives are, though be aware they are in no particular order:

  • DeWalt 10035
  • Stanley 199E
  • Milwaukee Fastback II
  • Stanley Fat Max
  • Irwin FK150

Oh look!  There are two knives from Stanley in this line up – they must be doing something right and are obviously loved and trusted by so many people – tradesmen, craftsmen and DIY-ers alike!

The Stanley 199E

This is the smaller of the two Stanley knives in this line up.  It may be called the Stanley 199E but this 6 inch long knife is also known as the indestructible classic.  It has a certain 1960s look about it, aesthetically and is now reinforced at the nose now (though it never originally had this!)  The blades needed for this are lock-in blades so you will need a screwdriver in order to change the blade if it becomes blunt.

Stanley Fat Max

The Stanley Fat Max is a much bigger knife than the Stanley 199E – in fact, it’s a whole 1.5 inches bigger.  Due to the extra length, this makes the knife much easier for you to hold and work with, especially if you are wearing thick gloves for protection and safety reasons.  It has a big spare blade compartment which is built in which is great because you rarely have to restock when it comes down to blades.  This knife in the top five pen knives has won the Editors choice.

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The Musical Penknife

stanley-knife-knife-pointDuring a recent episode of The Antiques Roadshow, Mr Hopkins from Berkshire took a musical penknife to be examined by the antiques experts.  This particular episode of The Antiques Roadshow was filmed at Broughton Castle – a beautiful stately setting near to Banbury.  It was antiques expert, Jon Baddeley who had the pleasure of meeting Clive Hopkins who had taken his daughter-in-laws musical penknife for a special day out.  Baddeley was amazed by the utility knife, not only because of its incredibly good condition but because neither him nor his colleagues had ever seen one before.  Due to these factors and the fact that this knife, similar to that of a Stanley Knife, is currently so popular and desirable, Mr Baddeley gave it the fantastic estimate of £80,000.  He stated that if no one has ever seen one before then people want it more and buyers are happy to pay more for a one off item as they want to be unique.

Swiss Stanley Knife

It was discovered that this magical, musical penknife was at least 200 years old having been made in Switzerland between 1810 and 1820.  It has two blades, one of which is silver gilt with inlaid sea pearls.  The musical element comes from a wind up key arm, which unfortunately was not working during its appearance one The Antiques Roadshow.  However, Mr Hopkins has promised that he will get the key fixed and return to the show in order for the antiques experts to see the penknife in its full splendour.  The family owning the penknife must make up their minds as to whether they wish to sell this unique item to a private buyer or to display it in a museum.

The Stanley Knife

The Stanley Knife – a small but heavy duty, extremely effective piece of kit which no one – home DIYer or professional craftsman – should ever be without.  There are many varieties to choose from, though some more popular than others, you will have heard of Stanley.  Stanley, for example, make many different types of snap off blade utility knives, including the Stanley Fat Max and the Stanley Interlock Knife.

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If you are interested in purchasing Stanley products today, then why not contact Knife Point. Based in Sheffield, Steel City, we have over 30 years of experience enabling us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, through excellent service and communication, all within a rapid delivery time.  So give us a call on 07737 133 030, email sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website to find out more about our range of different available knives.

What should every DIYer have in their Toolkit?

Toolkit-knife-knives-blade-knife-pointIn February, a survey was undertaken, asking members of the general public what their top 10 favourite (and by that it meant useful) workbench tools were.  Home DIYers were asked to participate in this questionnaire, in order to obtain what the most essential tools were in the British home.  Here, avid reader, are the results…

10th Spanner

9th Screwdriver

8th Hammer

7th Tape Measure

6th Socket Set

5th Pliers

4th Cordless Drill

3rd Saw

2nd Spirit Level

But can you guess what beat all other tools in to the number one top spot?  A rather generic term but it helpfully encompasses many types…the utility knife!  To define a utility knife, this is a short bladed knife which is able to cut through many different surface types – anything from wood to cardboard.  A modern utility knife has a blade which snaps off so that it is easily replaceable when it is getting a little blunt so as not to damage the item being cut through snagging or tearing.

Stanley Knife is Number One

The Stanley Knife – a small but heavy duty, extremely effective piece of kit which no one – home DIYer or professional craftsman – should ever be without.  There are many varieties to choose from, though some more popular than others, you will hard heard of StanleyStanley, for example, make many different types of snap off blade utility knives, including the Stanley Fat Max and the Stanley Interlock Knife.

Stanley Fat Max

The Stanley Fax Max has a blade wiper which helps to elongate the life of the knife and the blades individually, making it more economical as it lasts longer when you remove the excess debris.  Its handle is soft and padded enabling you to have maximum comfort and control, both at the same time.

Stanley Interlock Knife

The Stanley Interlock Knife is an extra heavy duty knife with snap off blades or the option of non segmented blades.  Despite it being a heavy duty and very sturdy knife, it is a very light knife because it is made out of diecast metal.  The interlocking mechanism is easily operated by being twisted and the wedge lock keeps the blades securely in position.

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If you are interested in purchasing Stanley products today, then why not contact Knife Point. Based in Sheffield, Steel City, we have over 30 years of experience enabling us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, through excellent service and communication, all within a rapid delivery time.  So give us a call on 07737 133 030, email sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website to find out more about our range of different available knives.

Stanley Knife Versus Cable Cutters

stanley-knife-blade-knife-pointApparently, this has been a longstanding debate between tradesmen, especially, it seems, with Electricians.  So, we have decided to have a little investigation and see if we can come to some form of conclusion to help our tradesmen customers make the right decision for them, their customers and with their safety in mind.  Obviously, it depends on what type of cables and their thickness, but we hope to find an answer for general use on data and communication, domestic twin and skin cables.  Though industrial SWA cables will most probably be a different matter altogether.

The Pros of the Cable Cutters and the Stanley Knife

Firstly, it sounds as if most tradesmen feel that cable cutters and Stanley Knives are not an interchangeable commodity – it’s an either or solution.

Cable cutters are more bulky, more expensive and tend to be used when Stanley Knives have been exhausted.  They are used on much thicker wires but aren’t always able to solve the problem.  There are also queries as to the safety of the user, should fingers (for example) get in the way!

A Stanley Knife is slimmer, but sturdy.  They are cheaper and new blades can be acquired economically and changed oneself extremely easily.  They have a screw locking safety system to avoid losing your fingers, too.  Yes, okay, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to cut through an industrial SWA cable with a Stanley Knife, but it’s not easy or always possible with cable cutters.

Regarding safety, it is debated as to whether wearing gloves is helpful or not.  It seems apparent that although gloves can protect your fingers from getting cut, or worst case scenario, cut off, gloves can often be more of a hindrance than a help.  Why?  The feeling in your hands and fingers is lost so you are very likely to misjudge your actions, leading to injury.  Especially if the blade used is a blunt one!  No, this is not a mistake, it does say blunt!  Why is a blunt knife more dangerous than a sharp one?  Because the user applies much more pressure to the knife for it to cut through the wire and when it slips it does much greater damage, causing much worse of an injury.

Stanley Knife or Cable Cutters

In our opinion, we would always choose a Stanley Knife.  Why?  Because it easier to use, cheaper, has replaceable blades so you can always keep them sharp, has a safety locking device, it’s sturdy, it’s slim and available in multiple sizes and lengths.  It may not be able to cut through industrial SWA wires very easily but…nothing is perfect…and realistically, how often are you going to be cutting through those anyway?!

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February’s Famous Four

heart-knife-february-famous-four-knives-knife-pointFebruary is the month of love, so we thought why not share with you the four blades we love the most, here at Knife Point, and the reasons why.  So here goes…

Swann Morton Scalpel Blades

These can be sterile or non sterile but either way, they are made out of carbon steel.  The non sterile blades come in blister packs of 5, packs of 100 and the sterile blades also come in packs of 100 but are individually sealed, hence their sterility!  For use with either, you may also wish to consider purchasing a Swann Morton blade remover unit which are available in packs of two, five or ten and hold up to 100 blades each.  Both of these items are commonly used in the medical or dental industry as they are highly reliable scalpels which make very fine incisions, perfect for detailed surgery or oral work.

Stanley Knife Fat Max

An extra heavy duty straight blade which fit all types of Stanley, Stanley Fat Max, Dolphin, Allegro, Shark and other hand tool types.  We love this blade type due to its versatility.  It’s incredibly sharp so can cut easily through a large variety of materials with the blade lasting a much longer time than an average knife.  This means that there is less down time so it earns you more money, especially as it is snap resistant.  The Stanley Fat Max is a good value knife which is highly valued by all tradesmen and is of course made by the world famous company, Stanley, whose reputation precedes them.

Planer Blades

Planer blades have made our top list because they will fit AEG, Black & Decker, Bosch, Festo, Haffner, Holzher, Kress, Mafell, Metabo and Scheer & Skil planers – what we mean is, you can buy one set of planer blades and they will work with any of these makes of planer!  This saves you money, rather than having to buy lots of different blades for lots of different tools!  They are made out of fine grain tungsten carbide and have an incredibly high quality, shiny finish, which is often described as a ‘mirror’ giving these blades the sharpest and keenest edge around!

Snap-Off Knives

Another innovative design from Stanley, where practicality meets safety!  These knives have blades which are created out of die-cast metal making them incredibly strong yet still light. Stanley have created this knife with a retractable handle so that the blades snap-off if there is an issue so as not to damage the knife or indeed the user!  These knives are easy to use, making DIY open to anyone, with their finger screwing operative locking mechanism and strong wedge type lock which holds the blade securely in its wanted position.  With Snap-Off Knives, it’s definitely safety first!

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If you are interested in purchasing any of the ‘famous four’, then why not contact Knife Point. Based in Sheffield, Steel City, we have over 30 years of experience enabling us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, through excellent service and communication, all within a rapid delivery time.  So give us a call on 07737 133 030, email sales@knife-point.co.uk or click here to be taken directly to our website to find out more about our range of different available knives.

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