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Retractable Folding Knife

Retractable Folding Knife
Average Customer Rating:
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32 of 34(94%)reviewers would recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
Review 1 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Great knife
9 Jan 2016
By
, Thetford, Norfolk
" Brilliant bit of kit this, as you would expect from Stanleys FatMax range.
Good locking mechanism, quick change blades - even comes with 3 blades to get you going.
Feels comfortable in hand, and not to heavy in your pocket.
The only thing i am not overly keen on is the belt clip - un-necessary in my opinion, but thats just me.
Recommended
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Good strong comfortable
16 Dec 2015
By
, Manchester
" Best knife I've bought.
Strong build
Comfortable to use
Easy blade change
Worth every penny
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Review 3 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Recommended knife
26 Oct 2015
By
, West Wales
" I only got this because they were out of stock of the forge steel folding knives. It is a good knife with a few more features than the forged steel one like a blade storage compartment however I do prefer the forged steel one due to its simplicity and all metal construction. "
Review 4 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Versatile Retractable Knife
19 Oct 2015
By
, Nottingham
" Excellent quality retractable folding knife. The Stanley Fatmax feels comfortable and easy to use. Very quick to change the blade. The convenient parking for a few spare blades means no more time wasted looking for one when you need to replace the used one. I would highly recommend this product to friends and family. "
Review 5 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Good knife
19 Oct 2015
By
, London
" Really well made and handy as I can put in my pocket without worrying about cutting myself "
Review 6 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Amazing knife!
3 Oct 2015
By
, Soutampton
" Such a great buy. Don't have to worry about cutting or stabbing myself whilst searching for it in my tool bag or while carrying it in my pocket. Nice and light, strong and reliable. Definitely would recommend! "
Review 7 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Good knife
1 Oct 2015
By
, Bath
" I get fed up with searching for my Stanley knife so this was a great options for me. It's great that u can clip it on to my belt or into my pocket. The fold down action makes it great to store in your pocket without the worry of stabbing yourself in the leg "
Review 8 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Greatest utility knife
31 Jul 2015
By
, Manchester
" superb knife.. I have had a few of these now and would recommend them to anybody.. Strong, tough, hard wearing and safe to use.. Great value for money.. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Great product
17 Mar 2015
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, Nottinghamshire
" Needed a pocket knife but with a replaceable blade this fits the bill does what it says on the tin "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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You can't ask for much more...
6 Mar 2015
By
, Hampshire
" If you look on the net you will see there is much confusion about how to get the product out of the packaging and how to insert blade.
Firstly you will need scissors to remove the bulk of the hard clear plastic.
From what I remember some of the packaging (card) is inside where the blade is - you have to press the red button at the front to release the card - then the packaging will seperate from the product.
The red button at the back allows you to open the handle to acess the blade storage area.
In order to bend the knife you have to press a sort of metal switch in the middle (makes sense when you see it but when it is straight it is fixed and in order to fold it you have to press the metal - which allows the knife to fold).
The good
-it folds
-lightweight
-blade storage (3 blades I think)
-it comes with some blades
-looks nice and standards out
-you can adjust how much the blade comes out
-there is a slot a quarter of the way down which allows you to use the blade to cut wire without opening the blade all the way out
The bad
-I understand it is a problem with all retractable blades - the blade itself does move a very small amount side to side as it is not screwed into place like some of the old school Stanley knives - it sits on a thing which allows it to retract - which is what causes the movement.
Overall, if you wnat a foldable knife then this is probably as good as it gets. If you need the blade to be absolute rock solid and note move at all then you may need a fixed model - I suspect the vast majority of serious DIY'ers will be fine with this. "
13 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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excellent knife
24 Feb 2015
By
, leyland
" this is a very good knife perfect for me and fits well in my toolbox. also was tricky to work out how to insert the blades at first but is rather easy also the blade storage is a handy addition, this is a very well made robust knife "
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Stanley fatmax
9 Jan 2015
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, Ipswich
" being a groundworker you need a knife more often than not and having this little beast in your pocket is a must! Sturdy, compact and well made also carries 3 spare blades in the handle for quick change there and then when you need it "
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Excellent knife
3 Nov 2014
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, Northampton
" It took me a while to work out how to insert the blade properly, then again it took me a while to get it out of its packaging. Good storage of blades, and now I know how, very easy to change blades, and folds up very neatly. Also locks very well when open.
Highly recommended
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Very Good
10 Sep 2014
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, Canary Wharf
" This Knife is a very good and safe one. Light can use on site as the blade is not fixed, reduces down rather small and compact, reat for not taking up much room in your kit. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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knife
8 Aug 2014
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, bicester
" the best knife I ever had. very good.......................................................................................thx "
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Great Knife
25 Apr 2014
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, Carrickfergus
" After using cheaper alternatives I visited your store in Newtownabbey (hooray at long last we have Screwfix in Northern Ireland) and purchased the Stanley Fatmax Folding Knife. Only fault with the purchase was removing the packaging. Delighted with the knife, does exactly what it says on the tin!!
Also purchased 2 x 10 litres of Crown White Emulsion at an excellent knock down price of £25. "
Review 17 for Stanley FatMax Retractable Folding Knife
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Great knife
1 Jun 2013
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, porthcawl bridgend
" I always buy Stanley when it comes to knives my previous was the double blade Stanley which lasted ages but gave up so replaced it with this and it's good ,really good chunky in the hand great products from Stanley fat max as usual "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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STANLEY FATMAX KNIFE
3 Jan 2013
By
, Exmouth,Devon
" The knife was marvellous just what I needed to give as a present to a family member. The only thing against it was that there was no instructions with it informing the buyer on how to close the knife up properly and how to remove it without damaging the blade or cutting hands. The casing was not normal cardboard, maybe a prompt into how to remove it. "
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BEST KNIFE ON MARKET
6 May 2012
By
, SWADLINCOTE
" IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A GREAT KNIFE GO FOR THIS ONE WITHOUT DOUBT. ITS SOLID AND UNLIKE A PREVIOUS REVIEW THE BLADE IS VERY EASY TO CHANGE WITH JUST ONE PUSH OF THE RED BUTTON AND PULL BLADE OUT AND REPLACE, CAN ALSO BE FOLDED IN HALF WITH ONE HAND WHILST WEARING GLOVES. "
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Good knife
27 Apr 2012
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, Bradford
" Great knife folds away and fits in pocket not the lightest out there but a reliable one "
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