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Smart-Retracting Utility Knife

     
  • The Slice 10558 Smart-Retracting Utility Knife with Ergo Pull and Smart Retract
  • Smart-Retracting Utility Knife - Features
  • Smart-Retracting Utility Knife
  • Smart-Retracting Utility Knife
  • Smart-Retracting Utility Knife
  • Smart-Retracting Utility Knife
  • Smart-Retracting Utility Knife - compatible blades
  • Slice 10558 Smart-Retracting Utility Knife
  • Smart-Retracting Utility Knife
 SKU #10558
Price Quantity
AU$38.72
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Description  

The Slice 10558 Smart-Retracting Utility Knife features our two newest innovations: Smart Retract technology and the Ergo Pull™ slider. This is our most advanced safety utility knife with multiple precautions to keep you injury-free. Smart Retract pulls the blade back into its housing as soon as it loses contact with the cutting material, even if you still have your finger on the slider. Ergo Pull™ reduces strain allowing you to slide and cut in the same direction.

  • Handle type: smart-retracting
  • Ergo Pull™ slider reduces strain
  • Compatible blades: 10526, 10528
  • Finger-friendly edge stays sharp 11x longer
  • Reduces injuries, lowers costs
  • Non-sparking, non-conductive blade
  • Includes 1 dbl-sided rounded-tip safety blade
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Chemically inert blade never rusts
  • No-tool blade change
  • Fewer blade changes = fewer injuries
  • SKU #10558

Product Specifications  

Cutting Depth
18.0 mm
Weight
66.6 g
Dimensions
L 154.0 x W 35.7 x H 22.0 mm
Materials
GFN, POM, stainless steel, carbon steel, zirconium oxide

Reviews 

4 / 5
8 reviews
  •  
    Trusted Customer
    Aug 13, 2018
    Not made for left handed people.
    1 reply
    • Hi Kristine! Thank you again for your order off our website! The 10558 is ambidextrous-- you would need to flip the blade over to make it left hand friendly. :) You can see how to do this here: Slice 10558 Smart-Retractable Utility Knife
      Thank you! //SLICE TEAM//
      Cindy Romero
      from Slice, Inc.
      Aug 14, 2018
  •  
    Trusted Customer
    Apr 12, 2018
    Did not work for our operation.
    1 reply
    • Hello:
      Thank you for taking the time to review our tools. 
      We wanted to follow up on a few things:
      Handle style: It looks like you’ve tried the Smart-Retracting Utility Knife. Automatic retraction is preferred by many safety managers, but we also make a Manual Utility Knife, with four preset cutting positions. We’d be happy to send you a complimentary Manual Utility Knife to try out.
      Cutting ability: Our blades cut most of the same materials as traditional blades, and are successfully installed in thousands of manufacturing facilities around the globe—they’re used by more than half the Fortune 1000. While our main motive is safety, we don’t sacrifice efficiency or quality in our design.
      We find that most issues can be addressed with better training on how to use the tools and what to expect from the blades. With traditional blades—which are dangerously oversharpened—many people have come to expect a blade that is far sharper than necessary. More information on that here: Why Are Slice Ceramic Blades Initially Less Sharp Than Metal Blades?
      If we can learn a little more about your application, we’re confident we can get you cutting safely and efficiently. Sometimes a different blade tip is needed; sometimes the user is inadvertently holding the handle incorrectly. If you could provide a detailed account of the material you’re cutting, or, even better, a photo or video of the cutting, we can help you pinpoint the issue and find a solution. Thank you!
      Cindy Romero
      from Slice, Inc.
      Apr 12, 2018
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    Daniel Cloutier
    Apr 06, 2018
    Un peu mieux, mais encore une fois, moins coupant qu'un couteau OLFA
    1 reply
    • Cher Daniel, 
      Thank you for taking the time to review our tools. We wanted to follow up on a few things: 
      Handle style: It looks like you’ve tried the Smart-Retracting Utility Knife. Automatic retraction is preferred by many safety managers, but we also make a Manual Utility Knife, with four preset cutting positions. We’d be happy to send you a complimentary Manual Utility Knife to try out.
      Cutting ability: Our blades cut most of the same materials as traditional blades, and are successfully installed in thousands of manufacturing facilities around the globe—they’re used by more than half the Fortune 1000. While our main motive is safety, we don’t sacrifice efficiency or quality in our design.
      We find that most issues can be addressed with better training on how to use the tools and what to expect from the blades. With traditional blades—which are dangerously oversharpened—many people have come to expect a blade that is far sharper than necessary. More information on that here: Why Are Slice Ceramic Blades Initially Less Sharp Than Metal Blades? 
      If we can learn a little more about your application, we’re confident we can get you cutting safely and efficiently. Sometimes a different blade tip is needed; sometimes the user is inadvertently holding the handle incorrectly. If you could provide a detailed account of the material you’re cutting, or, even better, a photo or video of the cutting, we can help you pinpoint the issue and find a solution. Thank you!
      +++Nous nous excusons pour les erreurs de traduction:
      Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous écrire. Nous voulions répondre sur quelques points:
      Style de poignée: Il semble que vous ayez essayé le couteau utilitaire avec retrait intelligent. La rétraction automatique est préférée par de nombreux qui cherchent un couteau de sécurité, mais nous fabriquons également un couteau utilitaire manuel, avec quatre positions de coupe prédéfinies. Nous serions heureux de vous envoyer un couteau utilitaire manuel gratuit à essayer.
      Coupures: Nos lames coupent la plupart des mêmes matériaux que les lames traditionnelles, et sont installées avec succès dans des milliers d'usines dans le monde entier - elles sont utilisées par plus de la moitié des entreprises Fortune 1000. Notre objectif principal est la sécurité, mais nous assurons que nous ne sacrifions pas l'efficacité ou la qualité de nos outils.
      Nous constatons que la plupart des problèmes peuvent être résolus avec plus d’information au sujet de la façon d'utiliser les outils et à quoi s'attendre des lames. Avec des lames traditionnelles - qui sont dangereusement affûtées - beaucoup de gens s'attendent à une lame beaucoup plus fine que nécessaire. Plus d'informations à ce sujet ici: Why Are Slice Ceramic Blades Initially Less Sharp Than Metal Blades?
      Si nous pouvons en apprendre un peu plus sur votre application, nous sommes confiants que nous pouvons vous aider à couper efficacement et en toute sécurité. Parfois, une pointe de lame différente est nécessaire; parfois, l'utilisateur tient la poignée de manière incorrecte. Si vous pouviez fournir un compte rendu détaillé du matériel que vous coupez ou, mieux encore, une photo ou une vidéo de la coupe, nous pouvons vous aider à cerner le problème et à trouver une solution. Nous vous remercions!
      Cindy Romero
      from Slice, Inc.
      Apr 09, 2018
  •  
    H Wilson
    Oct 16, 2017
    It does what it claims. It would be very difficult to cut skin with this knife, yet it makes a workable cut in cardboard. I expect our minor injuries to go down dramatically. Learning about this product made the trip to NSC expo worthwhile.
  •  
    Thomas Marshall
    May 01, 2017
    good looking knife, we'll test it out and probably purchase a few more
  •  
    Trusted Customer
    Feb 10, 2017
    It works great with thicker boxes and also cuts wrap well. Self-retract function avoids issues with carelessness.
  •  
    Trusted Customer
    Jan 03, 2017
    Just what we needed. Great addition.
  •  
    Richard Conner
    Dec 27, 2016
    Works like it supposed to, we have high hopes for the blades

Success Stories  

Learn how our customers reduce injuries and lower costs with Slice Smart-Retracting Utility Knife.

More About The Slice Smart-Retracting Utility Knife

What Is a Utility Knife Used For?

Utility knife uses include cutting and piercing a variety of materials, such as carpet, clamshell packaging, triple-walled corrugated and vinyl. The materials a utility knife can cut will depend on its exposed blade length and general durability.

Keep in mind, there are different utility knife blade types suited to different kinds of cuts. Any material that requires a piercing action to initiate the cut is best suited to a pointed-tip blade, such as the Slice 10528 blade. Rounded-tip blades, like Slice’s 10526 blade, offer added protection against accidental injuries. 

Although Slice knives are much safer than typical steel blades, any knife is potentially dangerous. Make sure that you learn how to use a utility knife safely by following common sense precautions: cut at an angle away from the body, reduce distractions, and cut in one smooth motion where possible.

Why Choose a Slice Ceramic Utility Knife?

A Slice knife is a safety utility knife by design. Most companies consider only the handle when they try to make a safer knife. Their best option, the auto-retracting utility knife, still doesn’t address the part of the knife that actually cuts you: the blade. 

Why are typical blades so dangerous? Steel is a relatively soft material, so to extend a steel blade’s working life, manufacturers sharpen it to an unsafe level. This workaround sacrifices user safety. Slice uses 100 percent zirconium oxide, an extremely hard material that holds its edge, so we don’t need to over-sharpen our blades in order to make them effective. Our proprietary grind cuts materials effectively but resists cutting skin. So a Slice knife has a smarter handle and a safer blade.

What is Smart Retract Technology?

Slice’s Smart Retract feature adds another layer of safety to an auto-retracting utility knife. Where most auto-retracting knives pull the blade into the housing once the user lets go of the button, Smart Retract engages as soon as the blade loses contact with the cutting material. This safeguards against accidental slips while the blade is engaged. This new level of utility knife safety raises the bar, promising to redefine the question of, “what is a utility knife?”

How Does the Ergo Pull™ System Reduce Strain?

Most slider buttons require the user to push with the thumb while pulling the knife in the direction of the cut. These opposing forces cause a certain amount of strain that can be avoided with a design like Ergo Pull™, where the user pulls both the slider and the knife in the same direction.

This may seem like a small adjustment, but the results are impressive, especially when considering cutting tasks repeated over long shifts where there is a potential for cumulative strain injuries. In testing done by United States Ergonomics (an independent third-party testing agent), Ergo Pull™ technology resulted in less forearm effort, upper arm effort, and hand muscle strain than the standard push-blade lever utility knife.

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