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Superknife Ultra Shear

If there weren’t already enough ways to lose a digit, Superknife makes the UltraShear — an anvil-style cutter reminiscent of pruning shears. Unlike garden-variety pruning shears, when UltraShears dull, you can replace the blade with a standard utility blade.

These stainless steel shears cut rope, plastic, vinyl, rubber, branches, and most other materials a pruning shear will cut. The manufacturer even claims it can trim cigar tips — but we recommend using a real cigar cutter to trim your secret stash of Cubans. Weighing only 7-1/2 ounces and sporting a contoured rubber handle, UltraShears fit comfortably in your hand. When not in use, a push-button safety can lock the blade against the anvil.

Look to pay between $10 and $15 for the UltraShear.  Strangely, Amazon considers this tool cutlery and won’t ship to certain states, countries, or persons under the age of 18 — yet there are no restrictions on much more dangerous tools like reciprocating or circular saws.

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4 Responses to UltraShear From Superknife

  1. Dan says:

    I’ve got one of these — they work fine, up to a point. The problem is that the bit of metal that holds the blade in place isn’t all that strong. (the bit with the screws in it on the right in the image above).

    This means that if you put any sort of twisting load on the blade, this bit of metal can get bent, and then come loose, and the blade winds up out of position gouging holes in the anvil in the other part of the shears.

    (also, watch out — www . superknife . com is an older(?) web site for these guys, and last time I looked it has a bunch of sneaky virus-dumping code embedded in the front page because of a security hole in their shopping cart app.)

  2. ToolFreak says:

    This might be fine for cutting some rope, but I don’t think I’d be cutting plants or branches with it, it looks kind of flimsy and like Dan says, the blade isn’t that well secured. For the price, I like the Craftsman Accu-Cut more. $15 when it goes on sale, and a lifetime warranty

  3. Teacher says:

    I’ve got the Craftsman version and like it a lot. It makes square cuts in rubber tubing which is more then I can say for a knife.

  4. Richard McClellan says:

    Can I get parts for a superknife shear & if so how??? I need the two screws for the blade holder & two rubber inserts (anvil).
    Thnx

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