In use the blade would retract when pressure was applied!
When It came the time to change the blade, I could not get it to release the blade.
Had to open it, and the bits fall out to change the blade.
Checked the moulding, very poor, it relies on flexing the blade carrier to carry it over the blade lock, as the first part is plastic, it just bends and does not do its function.
I adjusted the mould slightly and can remove the old blade now with considerable pressure; but its such a pain, I bought another unit which changes the blade in the normal fashion and its much quicker.
Given it 5 stars, because otherwise a 3 star is hidden from the review page !"
"The hardest job was getting the plastic display card out - you just have to use brute force and tear it. After that it was easy. I use a lot of blades and was getting by with one of the really old screw together Stanley knives and this is just so much better. It's also very comfortable to use."
"A quality knife from a reputable brand that is simple and comfortable to use, with a good blade locking/holding mechanism and quick change blades with integrated quick release storage mean no messing with screwdrivers to change blades which means more time getting the job done."
"This is my second one, bought for my employee, he better not loose this one!!! I have had my one for two years and is still going strong. The most difficult thing about it is you need a knife (bit ironic) and a screwdriver three pairs of hands to get it out of the packet LOL It will do the job nicely"
"As my job as a sparky i use the knife for strippping a lot of armoured cables. I had the Irwin one before and after a lot of use the blade kept comming out. No complaints about this one yet but its early days. Overall very impressed though."
"great knife, very stylish but also quite sharpe. managed to cut myself 4 times using this knife so use it carefully. Wasn't great at cutting tin or sheet steel but cardboard was a breeze. Buy it!! I LIKE TURTLES"
"Simply the best all round knife for the trades. I loved the Bahco knife until I tried to cut plasterboard... this knife does the lot. You can spend twice as much on a knife and not really get the benefit... just buy 2 of these!"
"Was not impressed with this knife initially, took me about 15 minutes to get the packaging off and another five minutes to figure out how to load the blade. Would I buy another, no because there are other knives available that are cheaper and more user friendly"
"I bought one of these thinking that the price might guarantee a good product. However, after only a short period of use the knife would not hold the blade. When I opened it, I could see that the yellow holding mechanism had broken. I will go back to the cheaper and, for me, the more reliable option."