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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?!

Contact Knife Point Today
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.

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!

Contact Knife Point Today
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.

Be a Gr8 Pro with GR8 Pro Safety Knives

GR8 Pro Safety Knives are high performance knives that have a unique moving action.  This means that as the cut becomes more challenging to perform the blade initiates a sliding action to complete the cut.  It is this sliding action which creates a clean cut so that snagging and jamming do not occur.  Due to its heavy duty metal body it is the perfect tool to use in heavy duty areas, so is ideal for materials such as cardboard, twine, multi layered cling film and for cutting bands.  The knife handle and the blade are detachable so that the blade can be changed when blunted.  The time it takes to change a blade on the GR8 Pro Knife is a short and speedy estimated 10 seconds, which prevents you from losing time and getting behind with your jobs!  This stainless steel blade and plastic handled knife make a great pairing for top performance, both at home or in the workplace.  These knives are pocket and finger safe, which means that the blade is enclosed in order to prevent accidents.  The GR8 Pro Safety Knives can be used by left and right handed users and come in a range of colours.

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Short, Sharp Summary

  • High performance knives
  • Unique moving action
  • Snagging and jamming prevention
  • Sliding action blade
  • Stainless Steel Blade
  • Plastic handle
  • Use on heavy duty areas
  • For right and left handed users
  • Pocket and finger safe
  • Blade detachable from handle
  • Replaceable blades available
  • 10 second blade change time
  • Available in multiple colours

Where can YOU buy a GR8 Pro Safety Knife from?

Knife-Point, a Sheffield based company, are a leading supplier of knives and it is our intention to become your number one choice of blade supplier.  With 30 years of experience, we stock high quality produce at competitive prices, whilst providing excellent customer service and extremely fast delivery.

Get in touch with Knife-Point today

If you would like to find out more about GR8 Pro Safety Knives or the wide range of other knives that we stock, then contact us here at Knife-Point today.  You can call us on 07737 133030 or click here to go directly to our website.  There you can also see a wide selection of other blades you may be interested in, such as Stanley Knife Blades, Planer Blades and Swann Morton Blades, to name but a few.

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