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
2.7 11

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Stanley ToolsStanley Instant Change Utility Knife with Retractable Blade
 
2.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

40%

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 (4)
  • Small projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8), 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

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

            (4 of 5 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

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Returning it tomorrow!

                          By Harry Monroe

                          from Columbus, Oh

                          About Me Beginner

                          Pros

                          • Sturdy case

                          Cons

                          • Not Effective

                          Best Uses

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

                            Either I'm an idiot, or the design is defective. Glad to see I'm not the only person who's having trouble just getting the blade in. I bought it because it looked easy to change the blades. Boy was I wrong. Don't waste your time purchasing this.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Returning this knife immediately

                            By Sharon the do it yourselfer

                            from Midland, TX

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Not Effective

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Repair
                              • Small Projects

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

                              Just bought this knife and I can't return it fast enough. Absolutely no instructions on how the change the blade. Being that you're dealing with a very sharp blade this is very dangerous.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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