"Once I worked out how to change the blade this knife worked a treat. Its a quality knife you would expect from Stanley and comes with 10 blades. I will say the way you change the blades isn't the best way in my opinion with you slipping them in from the front. Every blade ive had in the past you just opened the knife and just dropped the blade in. That said its a good blade it feels tough and has a handy string cutter built into it."
"I already have one of these and it has been great, with easy change of blade and handy storage. Bought this second one as replacement for older simple type. Only small issue with this new one was getting the packaging off - it got stuck in blade slot. But easily fixed with good tug and it works ok."
"Worth the money, that would be just for how quickly you can change you blade. Up until purchasing these we would normally get 3-5 months use out of a knife but these still look and peform like new. 100% recommend these to anybody."
"The only issue was how to load the blades correctly: the diagram on the packaging wasn't clear so I had to resort to a YouTube video to see how it's done! You have to press the yellow blade release button as you feed the blade "straight" into the knife itself until it won't go any further, then release it to confirm it's loaded correctly. Houses 8 easier than other knives that you have to unscrew to open the body up. Grip is more comfortable than cheaper equivalents too. I think it's worth paying a little extra for a quality product so I'd buy this over cheaper knives every time."
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."