Over at Home Depot, there’s a new Milwaukee FastBack knife deal for the 2016 holiday shopping season.
You might have spotted this deal in my Home Depot holiday tool deals center haul post. I had bought it on the spot, because I had accidentally thought that the included FastBack was Milwaukee’s newest “III” model, which has greater built-in blade storage than the FastBack II.
I’m not too impressed with Milwaukee’s FastBack pocket knife, but it’s decent. Decently usable? Well, decent enough where I was willing to buy this bundle.
No, the FastBack folding pocket knife is nowhere near as good as Milwaukee’s new Hardline EDC knives, but it’s good enough for the money.
I wasn’t too broken up after realizing I was mistaken, and that the included FastBack is the basic no-blade-storage model.
The FastBack is a
good great utility knife, in general, and perhaps the best folding utility knife I’ve come across. I’ve found that I am not too fond of retractable folding utility knives, at least compared to non-folding retractable knives and not-retractable folding knives.
I suppose that retractable folding knives have their place, and I do have a few around here somewhere, but for regular use I prefer the one-step deployment of other knives.
Okay, so you get a great utility knife and a “beater” folding knife that won’t draw any tears if it chips, breaks, or is lost.
You probably won’t want to do any outdoors work with the camo-handled FastBack folder. Can you imagine if it fell into a leaf pile?!
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The deal sounded better when I thought I was getting the FastBack 3, and when I saw the $15 price tag for the folding knife on the shelf. Looking online, each retails for $10, although that’s for the red-handled version of each.
Would I buy it again? Absolutely. I might even pick up a second set.