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
2.5 13

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Stanley ToolsStanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade
 
2.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

33%

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)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10), Business (3)

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

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 2 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

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              good knife, lousy instructions

                              By ET

                              from Moline,IL

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Repair

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

                                The other two reviews are correct. I spent 10-15 minutes trying to insert the blade by following the tiny drawing on the back of the package. Went to [@] and had the blade in in a few seconds. Works pretty good with good instructions. I don't know why stanley couldn't write instructions.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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