After reading your original message I went to EBay and looked over this
vendors products. Bought the Lawson knife with side-loading blades and just
got it a few minutes ago. It's everything he advertised and more. It's
already become my favorite instrument for maiming and hacking up myself.
Can't wait to see how much blood I will lose.
Seems to be heavier built than a Stanley Knife, has some rubber coating for
grip, little door pops open on the side to side-load a pack of blades (comes
with 6, 1 in the carrier and 5 in the storage drawer.) Wording on storage
door indicates 5 blades in storage is max.
Removing a dull blade is easy, just press a button in the front and the old
blade pulls right out. Slide the blade carrier back and fwd again and it
loads a new fresh blade (total time to load a new blade is 3-5 seconds,
including removing the old one). Can turn the old blade front-to-back and
pop it back in to use the sharp end.
Also bought a box of 10 packs of 3-blade (30 total) off same seller as knife
(Cripe Distributing). Has Lenox edge, shatter-resistant, bi-metal, suppose
to last 3x longer, for $7. Haven't used them yet, but they look like
All-in-all very well satisfied with utility knife and very highly recommend
it. Always hated having to use a screwdriver to open the Stanley Knife and
put new blades in.
Here's the vendor's EBay store, seems to carry all kinds of utility knives
and other tools:
Thanks for sharing your find.
You're welcome. A large part of my posting was my dissatisfaction with
Stanley's marketing and product line. They are currently running ads
about their old knife which has a push button near the front to change
blades - they're promoting it as "automatic" and "new". It is neither.
Stanley is the 900 pound gorilla (you have a problem with that?!) and
does pretty much what it pleases. There is no reason for them to
update their product line in the "more boring" categories if there is
no market demand for them to do so. Hopefully, by making people aware
that there are alternatives to Stanley, I have helped in some small
PS I'm not a Stanley basher. I have a large collection of antique
Stanley tools, some of which are daily users, and it would still be a
chore to wrest them from my cold, dead hands.
Shipping was $4.50 for one, + $1 for each additional. Don't know what your
sales tax is, but ours is 6%. Local would sell it for retail, then add 6% so
I'm still ahead. Haven't seen them local, but I would check at Lowe's and
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