Over at Home Depot, they have one of the best Milwaukee Fastback utility knife “Special Buy” bundles that I ever recall seeing.
This bundle comes with 2 knives and a blade pack.
Milwaukee Fastback utility knife. This looks to be their non-blade-storage model, which is still one of my favorites due to its size, convenience, and durability. It retails for $10 at Home Depot.
Milwaukee Compact Fastback utility knife. This version is smaller, with no cutting hook or built-in blade storage. It retails for $9 at Acme Tools and at Home Depot.
Milwaukee 50-count general purpose blades with dispenser. Our friends over at Tool Nut have this blade pack for $12. These are standard blades, made in the USA.
So that’s $31 worth of knives and blades. The bundle is on sale for $15 as a “Special Buy.”
Milwaukee runs promos on Fastback knives a couple of times each year. I’d expect to see the two utility knives bundled together for $15. Or either of the knives plus the 50-count blade pack. But all three? That makes this an extremely appealing deal.
I have too many utility knives, some of which I haven’t misplaced yet. But I’ll likely be buying this pack during my next trip to HD.
And as mentioned in my How do you dispose of dull utility knife blades post, I recently bought a 50-pack of excellent Dewalt carbide utility knife blades that’s still very full.
I think I see what’s going on here. Home Depot and Milwaukee thought they could put together a Fastback bundle so good that everyone would visit their local store or HomeDepot.com to buy one. Fastback users would buy more of their favorite knives, and non-Fastback users would give the brand a try. Well, good try, it’s going to work.
Price: $14.88, eligible for free shipping on $45+ orders, in-store pickup, and in-store purchases
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I grabbed one the other day. It looked like most of the display was gone already. I already have the full-size fast back, but wanted to try the ‘compact’ one (& can always use more blades). After trying ti, I do prefer the full size knife, but I’m sure the other will see plenty of use.
I would like to get a Fastback that has blade storage. That’s my only complaint of units I already have, but knew that when buying
I have one of the fastbacks without blade storage. Probably the best folding utility knife I have ever had.
I thought about this sale for a minute or two then decided that despite the bargain price – I do not need any more knife handles and probably have enough blades to last my lifetime. I have a utility knife, a flashlight, and a tape measure hung up or stashed away in most every conceivable place that I might use one in each of my 3 domiciles. There comes a time when adding more gets to be hoarding.
The ones I I most often grab (hanging in the garage, or in the kitchen are a self-retracting Tajimas – which can be had at Acme (11% off right now) :
I don’t grab these for construction or drywall etc. – but mostly for household chores, opening cartons etc. – and I feel they are a bit safer with grandkids around.
Thanks, I might have to try that one.
I tend to give tools away, and sometimes still find myself hunting for a utility knife or tape measure.
Scotch tape, packing tape, knives, flashlights, multi bit screwdrivers, and tape measures. No matter how many I have in the house, there are times when I can’t find a single one.
My wife doesn’t use tools most of the time. With that said I usually show her (with excitement of course) whenever I get a new toy and she remembered. Speaking of which, the order day she wanted my Dewalt folding utility knife so she can split chestnut prior to cooking.
How about buying her a Chestnut knife:
Talk about specialized tools!
Thanks fred! I’ll show it to her.
I was thinking to get a metal shop making a custom jig for her to do it. Perhaps a square knife that can slide up and down two side rail with a stopper on the rail. So it can split multiple nuts almost effortlessly via the momentum of the sliding.
I was just at HD checking out what was on display already and noticed this nice deal. I was going to post about it in the black friday comments because i have the fancier Fastback and really like it and it cost just a little less by itself than this whole bundle!
I have both these knives and may grab one of these sets to have a couple extras. They’re great knives and this is a great deal with both knives and the blades
I bought this utility knife today at my Home Depot store. When I tried it at home, I was somewhat disappointed. The blades wobble a lot inside the knife. However, changing the blades is easy and fast. And for $15 this is not a bad deal.
I have a bunch of utility knives and blades but may get this as well. From the top of my head, I bought at least three of the silver DeWalt 2-packs, probably six of the yellow DeWalt 2-packs (with the problematic blade release) and a couple of previous Fastback promos. I got the Fatmax assisted folder with 50-pack of blades a couple of days ago as well.
It’s nice having a utility knife handy when needed, and despite most of mine being packed in tool boxes I pretty much have one available in each room. The Fastback is one of the better designs I’ve seen, and the compact version has served as a carry knife in the past.
I got one today. My favorite utility knife. I’ll try the smaller one, perhaps in the glovebox.