I don’t remember when, how, or why, but I came across the Stanley FatMax FMHT10242 safety knife. Or at least I must have – it didn’t add itself to my Amazon wishlist by itself.
We’ve talked about safety utility knives before, but this one is a bit different, in how it has a built-in shrink wrap cutter that slides out.
Compared to my basic Stanley safety utility knife, this FatMax knife looks to have a more comfortable grip, easier to use slide button, a lanyard loop, tool-free blade changing, and a swing-out blade storage compartment.
The shrink wrap cutting blade is secured within a plastic guard, and is hidden when not needed.
As with other safety knives, the blade automatically retracts when the slide button is released and the knife isn’t in contact with a cutting surface.
It’s unclear as to whether the knife is bundled with blunt-pointed blades, but I presume it is.
This looks to be a step up from Stanley’s basic safety knife, and it had better be – it costs more than twice as much.
If you use safety knives on a regular basis, what do you think of this one? Is anyone willing to take one for the team and try it out?