Breakaway Knives

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What are Breakaway Knives?

Breakaway knives are a type of utility knife that have blades with several score lines that allow the user to snap off the dull tip and expose a fresh edge. They are also called snap-off knives or segmented knives. Breakaway knives are useful for cutting materials that can quickly dull the blade, such as cardboard, plastic, wallpaper, etc. They are also convenient because they eliminate the need to replace the whole blade when it gets dull. Breakaway knives come in different sizes and designs, depending on the blade width, number of segments, handle material, locking mechanism, etc.

What are the different types of Folding Utility Knives?

  • 9mm breakaway knives: These knives have a blade width of 9mm and usually 13 segments. They are suitable for precision cutting and light-duty tasks. They are also easy to carry and store.
  • 18mm breakaway knives: These knives have a blade width of 18mm and are usually 8 segments. They are suitable for heavy-duty cutting and thicker materials. They are also more durable and stable.
  • Multi-tool breakaway knives: These knives have a blade that can be swapped with other tools such as a saw, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, etc. They are suitable for versatile and multifunctional tasks. They are also convenient and practical.
How to use Utility Knives?

  • Slide the blade out of the handle until you see the first score line. Lock the blade in place with the safety lock.
  • Cut the material you want with the blade. Be careful not to apply too much pressure or bend the blade as it may break prematurely.
  • When the blade becomes dull, slide it out further until you see the next score line. Use a pair of pliers or a metal edge to snap off the dull tip along the score line. Dispose of the tip safely.
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you run out of blade segments. Then, you can replace the blade with a new one.