No toolbox is complete without a handy and practical utility knife. Featuring a thin, retractable blade and simple ergonomic design, this little knife is a very versatile tool. Opening a package? Reach for a utility knife. Scoring vinyl flooring? Pass the utility knife. Trimming wallpaper? Hello, utility knife. Also referred to as a box cutter or exacto knife, these multipurpose knives come equipped with a variety of safety and performance features.
The blade of a utility knife is so sharp and thin that it tends to dull quickly with use. That’s where replacement blades come in. Some utility knives are designed to easily slide and lock new blades into place as needed. Others feature longer blades that you can extend and snap off to maintain a sharp edge. While the blade gets most of the glory, the handle is important too. Some box cutters have contoured or folding handles, some are self-retracting, some have storage space for extra blades, and some feature interlocking noses for added safety.