Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade
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Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade

Retractable Utility Knife
Stanley

This instant change utility knife has a 6-1/2-inch handle and a push-button quick blade change system (no tools required). Curved, soft-grip handle for better comfort and balance. Comes standard with three razor utility blades.
 
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BRAND: Stanley Tools
Type: Utility Knife
2.4 14

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2.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

31%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Effective (3)
  • Sturdy case (3)

Cons

  • Not effective (5)

Best Uses

  • Home repair (5)
  • Small projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4), Professional (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10), Business (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dumb Instructions

Yes, the instructions are worthless! You must extend the blade lever completely out (towards the black rubber up front) and then depress the yellow button while putting the blade in, otherwise the...Read complete review

Yes, the instructions are worthless! You must extend the blade lever completely out (towards the black rubber up front) and then depress the yellow button while putting the blade in, otherwise the blade will go beside the holder that's inside and it just falls back out. Once you figure it out it works pretty good!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worthless Directions

Bought this at a big box store as a set with two retractable knives. The retractable with the screw to open was simple and well made, easy to change. The Instant Change was...Read complete review

Bought this at a big box store as a set with two retractable knives. The retractable with the screw to open was simple and well made, easy to change. The Instant Change was not so instant. The directions on the back of the package to change the Instant Change was only a pictorial. Without going on line and looking at a You Tube, I would never have known to push the yellow button (which happens to have very little give so you're not sure if you are pushing it at all). I would have been happier with 3 Interlock reractable knives than this Instant Change Model. After several attempts with my arthritic hands, it finally fit. Stanley could make better directions rather than frustrate me.

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1.0

Broke it trying to remove the label

By Disappointed

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Professional

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

      Cardboard store label is ridiculously difficult to remove, requiring customer to completely disassemble the knife in order to remove. While wasting 10 minutes of my time trying to figure out how to get it out, i ended up breaking off the handle. Very frustrating design!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      1.0

      HORRIBLE directions and function.

      By Anonymous

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

          Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

          The instructions are really terrible. That said, I did figure out the sequence in which to use them, the problem is, it's not a simple 1,2,3. There's a lot of wiggling and trial and error to get all three parts in the EXACT (very touchy) corect position so that they finally go into place correctly. Push the little yellow button too hard, or not hard enough? ...won't work. Don't have the blade assembly pushed forward in the exact micro-millimeter position? ..won't work

          I'd rather have had the old fashioned unscrew and replace the blade one. (unfortunately they didn't carry it and I was in a hurry).

          I would NOT recomend this, unless you like frustration and spending more time putting in the blade than you do on the hobby.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Nice concept, lousy product

          By Rick the Reviewer

          from Auburn, WA

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Home Repair

            Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

            To start, it's a bad sign when the packaging is as tough as the product - a great way to dislike the knife before you even begin. Next, the microscopic instructions are worthless. Did anyone review/critique the package information before it went to the printer? Was that the smallest font they could use? Now for the function: Nothing works as well as advertised. The blade extension and blade changing mechanisms feel cheaply made, as does the extra blade holder. I don't expect it to last any longer than the five utility knives already resting at the bottom of my tool box. I gave it one star only because I got it dirt-cheap on sale.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            1.0

            Piece of junk

            By davco

            from Syracuse

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Blade Mechanism
              • Blade Mechinism
              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

                Blade removal and insertion very poor. Instructions are also poor

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Solid Ergonomic Grip

                By Ally Cat

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Strong
                • Sturdy case
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Repair
                  • Small Projects

                  Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

                  Just finished up a job using this knife - cutting dry wall overhead on the ceiling. The sturdy ergonomic design was a real plus. Changing the blade was not too hard, once I got tips from the other reviews. Stand out tool.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good knife, worthless instructions.

                  By King of the Highway

                  from Davenport, Iowa

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Repair

                      Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

                      Like many of the others, at first I had a very difficult time installing the blade. The instructions are tiny and not very concise. The trick to getting the blade in or out is to extend the blade beyond the normal extended position. Then you can easily depress the yellow button to change the blade. The replacement blade compartment is also less than intuitive. other than that, the knofe works just fine.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

                      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Dumb Instructions

                      By Linda

                      from Oregon

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

                          Yes, the instructions are worthless! You must extend the blade lever completely out (towards the black rubber up front) and then depress the yellow button while putting the blade in, otherwise the blade will go beside the holder that's inside and it just falls back out. Once you figure it out it works pretty good!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Quality control?

                          By Rick the termite

                          from Green Bay Virginia

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Not Effective

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Projects

                            Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

                            It always amazes me how so many products can be made and sold with, apparently, no one checking to see how they function. Such is the case with this knife! Inserting the blade and have it actually stay in is a real challenge. The directions are worthless!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            a good dual purpose tool.

                            By Joe DIYur selfer

                            from Tarzana, CA

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Small Projects

                              Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

                              To change the blade: press the yellow button, while holding button down pull out the old blade.
                              Inserting the new blade: again press the yellow button, while holding the button down insert the new blade. Easy as 123.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Worthless Directions

                              By BB

                              from Vancouver, WA

                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                              • Strong
                              • Sturdy case
                              • Works Effectively

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Stanley Tools Stanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade:

                                  Bought this at a big box store as a set with two retractable knives. The retractable with the screw to open was simple and well made, easy to change. The Instant Change was not so instant. The directions on the back of the package to change the Instant Change was only a pictorial. Without going on line and looking at a You Tube, I would never have known to push the yellow button (which happens to have very little give so you're not sure if you are pushing it at all). I would have been happier with 3 Interlock reractable knives than this Instant Change Model. After several attempts with my arthritic hands, it finally fit. Stanley could make better directions rather than frustrate me.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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