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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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Stanley Knives: Choosing the Right Blade for the Job

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No toolkit would be complete without at least one Stanley Knife. It’s no secret that Stanley are renowned for their production of knives around the world (although sometimes referred to as box-cutters or utility knives), and that they are a staple feature of any tradesmen’s toolkit!

Stanley have a reputation for being the best of the best when it comes to knife blades. Manufactured in the ‘Steel City’ of Sheffield – a sure indication that the steel used to manufacture said blades is going to be a cut above the rest – Stanley have built up an impressive product portfolio since their inception in 1843. But with so many different varieties on the market, it can be difficult to pick the correct Stanley Knife for the job.

Let’s take a look at the most popular Stanley Knife blades and their applications.

Carbide Knife Blades

First up we have Carbide knife blades. These blades are made using Tungsten carbide, in a process where Tungsten Carbide powder is applied directly onto the blade itself. This then strengthens the already sturdy blade, providing additional durability and increasing the lifespan of the blade by several years.

For people looking to cut stronger and harder materials, a Carbide knife blade may be the way to go. Just remember however, that it is only the cutting edge of the blade that has been coated, so the rest of the blade will flex as usual.

Hooked Knife Blades

Next up we have hooked knife blades. These are perhaps one of the more unique styles of Stanley Knife blades, and are designed with distinctive hooked edges; for a very good reason. Whereas standard Stanley utility blades could perhaps cut through more layers of material than you would have wanted, hooked knife blades are designed to allow the user to hook the blade edge over whichever end of the sheet you are looking to cut, and then quickly draw it backwards.

This allows you to make a cut only in the one layer you are wanting to cut. For sheet material cutting such as plastic sheeting or floor coverings, hooked knife blades are the way to go!

FatMax Knife Blades

This knife blade is the real deal, as it is considered by the manufacturers to be the sharpest, the longest lasting, and the strongest Stanley knife blade currently on the market.

FatMax blades can resist snapping against very heavy weights. Specifically, against weights of up to 35kg! These blades are generally more expensive, but, as they say ‘you get what you pay for’. The extra cost reflects the overall quality, and these blades really are in a league of their own.

FatMax blades are perfect for anybody who uses a Stanley knife on a regular basis, and if you can afford to spend that little bit more on your blade, the extra investment will be well worth it.

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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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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.

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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If you are interested in purchasing a Stanley Knife 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.

Famous Five and the Stanley Knife

5-stanley-knife-knives-knife-pointApparently, every man has a toolkit and apparently in this toolkit there are certain items.  But it seems that there just needs to be the essential five to keep your man fully equipped for sorting out any DIY issues in your home.  What are the famous five I hear you ask?  Well, for under £50 your toolkit can and should have…

5th – A Spirit Level

No one likes a wonky shelf or picture hanging at an odd angle, and a spirit level can fix this so easily, quickly and efficiently.  Hold it so and move it until the bubble is perfectly in the middle of the two markers and then you know that you have created a perfectly straight line.

4th – A Tape Measure

Hand or arm lengths may stay the say but they are not particularly accurate, so if you are not wanting a guestimate and need to be rather specific with your measurements, then purchase a tape measure.  For specific things, such as lengths of furniture, amount of wallpaper and numbers of tiles need, buying a tape measure and making exact measurement can, not only save you time from having to take excess back or buy more but will also mean that you don’t over spend, too. So, be economical and buy a tape measure.

3rd – Screwdrivers

There are hundreds of different options available when it comes down to Screwdrivers, but really all you need to decide is whether or not you want interchangeable tips – A great idea if you are short on space.

2nd – Hammer

Yes, yes, we know, you can hammer a nail in with any old, hard object but it’s going to be a botch job.  Buy a Hammer.  It has two purposes – hammering nails in with one end and pulling nails out with the other end.

1stStanley Knife

Stanley knives are extremely sharp, retractable, multifunctional blades which can cut through almost anything.  Be careful of your fingers and it would be advisable to buy a cutting mat so that you do not ruin your home work surfaces or remove your fingers.

More About Stanley Knives

There are multiple different types of Stanley Knife.  They are extremely popular because they are lightweight, durable, long-lasting and the blades can be replaced as often as you like for a very low price.  They come in different duty sizes, blade sizes and some Stanley Knives, such as the Stanley Interlock Knife have a locking mechanism.  Stanley is one of the worlds most trusted brand names in the knife world and are used by all serious tradesmen.  So, if you are a DIY fanatic or are also a tradesman yourself, then why not order yourself a Stanley Knife – We promise you won’t regret it!

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If you are interested in purchasing a Stanley Knife 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.

The Versatility of the Stanley Knife

cupcakes-knife-stanley-knife-blades-knife-pointDads are special people – they look after, care for and provide for you.  So why not show them just how much they mean to you and how grateful you are during 2016?  All you need is a Stanley Knife, some of our crafty ideas and the rest of the artistic flare is completely up to you.

Cut out Banners and Cards with a Stanley Knife

A great alternative for the standard shop bought Birthday, Fathers Day, Valetines, or thank you cards for any man in your life – why not make your own personalised card or even banner!  They are simple, quick and cheap to make and you can have loads of fun getting the kids involved, too.  Just find some colour card or pictures, stencil the letter shapes you need, like “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!” and cut them out using a Stanley Knife on an appropriate protective mat and be careful of your fingers.  Then either attach them on to a card with glue or on to a piece of string, ribbon or paper bunting depending on whether you want to make a card or banner and the job is done!

Printable “Love Dad” Labels for Stanley Knives

Create label lookalike vouchers on the computer which are unique coupons entitling Dad, Husband, Grandad, Boyfriend etc to things which are special or sacred to them.  Great for the children on a rainy day, they can create their own vouchers, print them on to card and then cut them out using Stanley Knives or scissors under supervision.  Examples of vouchers can be “ You are entitled to: 1 nap in peace”, “A concert by your Grandchildren”, “Help in the Garden on Sunday”, “You are solely in charge of the remote control on Saturday night”.

Sun-ny Day Cut Out Stanley Knife Project

All you need for this is a sunny day, thick cardboard big enough to make a sign and the trusty Stanley Knife…oh and a camera and probably someone extra to help you take a photo.  Cut out your short message with your Stanley Knife out of the thick cardboard eg “I LOVE JOHN”, make sure you are holding the sign upside down and stand in a sunny, flat spot.  The sun will shine through your message on your cardboard and your shadows will make it obvious it’s you, without all of your features being apparent in detail.  Get someone to take a picture of your shadows and your message.  This is not only lovely but also a great memory of how little (and sweet) your children were at certain ages, or special places – memories and moments are captured in these cut out photos.

Stanley Knives and Baking

Does the man in your life love a good slice of cake or a bun with his cup of tea?  Why not make some buns and make some flags with unique messages written on them?  They can be nice, they can be funny, they can be flirty, they can be…anything!  Cut the card out in a double flag shape with your Stanley Knife, wrap it around a cocktail stick with a bit of glue, leave them to dry and then write your message.  Then having made your little cupcakes, chocolate chip muffins or blueberry buns (whatever their favourite is) you can add an appropriately messaged flag and give it to your favourite man with his cup of time.  This is the perfect way of always getting what you want…!

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If you are interested in purchasing a Stanley Knife, whether it’s for making cards, banners, labels, messages, flags or baking projects then why not contact Knife Point. Based in the City of Steel (Sheffield), we have over 30 years of experience which enables us to find the perfect tools for you. Here at Knife-Point, we are devoted to selling high quality products at competitive prices, via excellent service and communication and all with 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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