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When you’re working around high voltage, you shouldn’t be using a tool that feels awkward in your hands. In redesigning their cable knives, Knipex focused on ergonomics to make their tools more comfortable to use.

They added a “slip-proof,” soft grip material to the handle, gave it a thumb recess and finger hook, and angled the slip guard to make this 1000V rated knife fit better in your hand and easier to pull when cutting. Oil-hardened to keep it sharp, the blade also comes with a transparent cap to protect it (or maybe protect you from it).

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Seems like everybody’s trying to redesign the ubiquitous utility knife.  Not wanting to be left out, Olympia Tools gave their TurboKnife X some features like tool-less blade-changing and ergonomic design, and they threw an X in the name to make their knife stand out from the crowd.

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Christmas is coming early and often for me this this year — trying to get families together at the same time has resulted in at least four different Christmas gatherings.  At the first of these many gatherings I scored a Craftsman folding utility knife with rosewood handle.

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We’re not sure the world needs another utility knife, but this model from Nack Products piqued our interest.  Instead of taking apart your knife to flip or change the blade when it gets dull, with the Nack knife you retract the blade, rotate the end cap, and slide a fresh blade back out in one of six cutting positions.

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