PutnamEco Posted June 8, 2012 Report Share Posted June 8, 2012 In my tool bag I carry a Lenox gold quick change retractable knife. I like the solid nose piece, and how easy it is to change blades, and how well it fits in my hand. For my back up knife I have one of Stanelys ubiquitous 10788 curved knives, it is a good knife it just doesn't feel as comfortable in my hand as the Lenox does. I do a lot of cardboard recycling, at my recycling area I have one of the no longer available Fat Max Extreme retractables, as this knife is really big and doesn't fit in my bags easily and this size make it more comfortable to cut with when I let to much cardboard pile up and have to spend a lot of time cutting it up. When I'm up on the roof, I have one of Bostitchs dual blade knives in my pouch. with a hook blade in one side and a straight blade in the other. It is a pretty good knife, but it can be hard to clean. For drywall I don't think that the venerable Stanley 199 can be beat, I don't use retractable knives for drywall because it annoys me no end how quickly the get gummed up with dust. As for snap blade knives, I use a Fat Max extreme for working with insulation. I have a medium sized Tajima that I keep around for opening shrink wrapped packages and a small pen sized stainless steel Olfa that sits in my desk.I have way to many knives, these are the ones I choose to use on an daily basis.What I could use is a recommendation for a safety knife. One that auto retracts would be good. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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