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KNIPEX CutiX
Universal Snap Knife
Reviewed by John Baumgardt III, owner of
Baumgardt's Auto Repair in Fillmore, Ind.
it open. The knife comes with two extra
blades that are stored in the removable
rear portion of the knife.
Q: How did the tool/equipment
function as far as saving you time?
A: The blades that came in the knife
seemed to be stronger and sharper than
other blades of the same type, allowing
them to last longer and require stopping
less to change.
Q: What features did you like?
A: The magnesium casing of the knife was
easy to grip with wet, dry, or oily hands.
The tether hole is nice for when you're
working up high and want to make sure
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The KNIPEX Tools CutiX Universal
Snap Knife, No. 90 10 165 BKA, features
an extendable stabilization bar
that keeps the blade from bending for
quicker cutting. The stabilization bar
can be engaged or retracted based
on application, and allows the user to
apply more pressure directly on the
blade. The CutiX also features a hardened
steel pin to secure the blade.
Constructed with a lightweight magnesium
housing, the knife has non-slip
gripping surfaces and two separate
sliders - one for the blade and one
for the stabilization bar. Suitable for
all 18mm snap-off blades, the CutiX
comes with two blades that have seven
cutting points, stored in the handle.
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you don't drop it. Blade changes are easy,
and it comes with a place to keep a couple
of extra blades onboard - this is a great
feature. I was impressed with the quality
of blades that came with it. The blade
support is an awesome feature. It serves
three purposes in my mind.
* Reduces flex in the blade making it easier
to make straighter cuts in materials
like styrofoam.
* Helps prevent unwanted blade breakage
when using the blade at an extended
length.
* Makes it possible to place added pressure
on the top of the blade for when
you're trying to squeeze that last cut
out of a section of the blade before having
to snap it off.
Q: How has using this tool impacted
your shop's profitability?
A: As usual, time is money, and anything
that saves time creates the opportunity to
be able to move on to the next job.
Q: Was there a manual included?
A: No manual included, just the features
printed on the paper insert that surrounds
the knife.
Q: How was its packaging? Did it
come with any accessories?
A: It came packaged in the typical clear
form-fitted plastic that oddly enough
makes you wish you had the knife to cut
Q: Is there any way you could think
to improve or add to this tool?
A: It's a small thing, but it would be nice if
there was a way to snap the dull portion of
the blade without having to have another
tool. I usually have something with me
anyway, though.
Q: What types of jobs did
you use this tool for?
A: I used it to break down a ton of boxes.
It slices through cardboard like a ninja
sword. I used it to trim back some damaged
portions of plastic inner fenders.
I cut a 3 " wide industrial rubber belt
that was 3/4 " thick into pieces to make
small engine mounts for a project I'm
working on.
I used it to cut up some old carpet,
sliced through a bunch of scrap 2 " styrofoam
insulation, and cut through a
lot of twine, paracord, nylon rope, and
several other types of material, including
leather. The knife worked great and
cut everything I threw at it. I even used
it to cut steak - raw and cooked. Cut like
a dream.
JOHN BAUMGARDT III is the
owner/operator of Baumgardt's
Auto Repair in Fillmore, Indiana.
He has been a professional
auto tech for about 20 years.
He attended the two-year Auto
Mechanics program at Lancaster Vocational High
School. Previously, Baumgardt worked at AAMCO
Transmissions and earned about a dozen AAMCO
certificates. He believes it's important to provide an
honest, quality service that people can depend on.
This product was given to the reviewer free of charge from the manufacturer.
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EDITOR'S NOTE
NEW PRODUCTS
DIAGNOSTIC TECH
TOOL BRIEFING
TOOL REVIEWS
PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNERS
BEST YOUNG TECH
SOCIAL INFLUENCER
INNOVATION AWARDS PROFILE
CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT
BIG-TIME BOXES
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