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SKU #10558

Smart-Retracting Utility Knife

Regular price $24.99 USD
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Are you tired of putting your team in harm’s way with dangerous utility knives? Do you want a tool that works hard to protect you? Never fear, for the Slice® Smart-Retracting Utility Knife is here to prioritize your safety while cutting effectively. Designed with a finger-friendly® edge that slices everything but you, this tool sports a durable blade for reliable cuts. 

The Smart-Retracting Utility Knife boasts Smart Retract technology, meaning the blade instantly retracts when it loses contact with its cutting surface. The Ergo Pull slider reduces hand strain by allowing you to cut and slide in the same direction. Its durable nylon handle fits comfortably in your hand, giving you hours of pain-free work.

From its daily use in shipping warehouses to manufacturing plants, Slice makes people and places safer. Learn more below. 

  • Ergo Pull slider reduces strain
  • No-tool blade change
  • 100% zirconium oxide blade that never rusts
  • Blade lasts on average 11.2x longer than metal blades
  • Easy-to-use ambidextrous design
Great for:
  • Cutting shrink wrap
  • Breaking down cardboard boxes
  • Cutting zip ties, tape, banding, and box flaps

Product Specifications

Cutting Depth: 0.79 in

Material: GFN, POM, stainless steel, carbon steel, zirconium oxide

Dimensions: L 6.06 in x W1.4 in x H0.83 in

Weight: 0.22 lb

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FAQ

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.