Would you believe that it has been more than five years since I first professed my affinity for Stanley’s QuickSlide utility knife!? Not the “Sport” version with fold-out serrated blade, but the basic pocketable model.
More than five years later, and my Stanley QuickSlide 10-810 still remains one of my favorite utility knives of all time.
Stanley has recently come out with a new QuickSlide utility knife, model STHT10828, which features a spring-action carabiner clip at the non-working end. It also features a built-in bottle opener.
If you ask me, the new QuickSlide knife looks a little cheapened compared to the older version, but that might not be a bad thing. The original QuickSlide is a little weighty, and it is possible the new version was engineered to be more compact and lighter without being flimsy.
You can order the new knife for ~$11 via Amazon. As for me, I am ordering another original QuickSlide knife for $9. The original doesn’t have a carabiner clip or bottle opener, and it’s not quite as compact, but it’s a rock-solid design.
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Buy Now(New Version via Amazon)
If you’re looking for a new pocketable utility knife, the newish Stanley FatMax folding knife is reasonably decent for about $10. The blade recently fell out of the knife while I was using it, but I couldn’t replicate the issue a second time.
I have the new version, I think I got it at walmart for 5-6 bucks. I love the design in principle. I have a folding utility knife that tends to get knocked off my belt when I kneel, so the clip feature is great. It is very sturdy with fairly easy blade change. The big problem, at least on mine, was the fit of the slide was way to tight. Combined with a tiny stud to slide it open, there are times I can’t even get it open.
lovin the carabiner feature especially for those that work at heights
Love the older one. Have used it every day for five years. Broke a couple of clips though. I’ll probably stick with it as long as I can find one..
me want both
I bought one on these on Amazon a while ago. Love the bottle opener. Did not think I would like the carbiner but that works great. I keep in on my belt loop and never need to worry about it falling off. The one I bought says it’s made in the USA beleive it or not which I thought was nice for a change.
Likely since this is modern day Stanley this was made in USA and global and imported goods though. Nothing or at least almost nothing Stanley branded is 100% American made anymore. This has been the case for a while though.
I like the new one
How do you change the blade
Amazon now lists at $9.22
I guess I’m hopeless. watched several videos of how to change the blade and I still can”t do it. I’m going to my favorite hardware store tomorrow and taking their class Open Stanley 101. The MIT owner asked me to call first so he can make sure he has an employee on tomorrow who knows how to change blade.
Everything I’m seeing shows a person pushing down somewhere near the blade and then simply pull out the blade and push in a new one. Simple huh? my thumb is sore from trying to push that area down.
the Stanley quick slide is still the best value box cutter out there
I had to cut off the bottle cap remover ,as it catches as it cuts .