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#289470 - 06/16/18 08:16 AM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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As Russ mentioned the base steel for the Sypderco Dragonfly and Ladybug is VG-10, a much better steel than the [acceptable] AUS8 of the Kabar. The Spyderco is a bit more expensive to be sure but IMO it's worth the extra money. I like that there are several colors of scales for most of their models which is a nice touch. My personal Dragonfly is Orange which is pretty high-vis, nice for me as it makes it easier to keep track of.
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#289471 - 06/16/18 02:31 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2675
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Here's a knife that will handle all cutting tasks (except food prep) realistically encountered in an urban environment:



I can highly recommend this Olfa H-1. It's a tank, and my go-to for construction work. I have had thinner, cheaper utility knives snap off or unlock under extreme pressure (the only time I needed stitches!). The "extra heavy duty" blades are thicker and wider, and well supported by the handle.

The blades are readily available. I also resharpen the tip when working, so each section of the blade lasts a very long time.

Cost: under $15 on Amazon. Every majory hardware chain carries these as well.

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#289472 - 06/16/18 04:26 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Cauldronborn2 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 85
Loc: UK
Jeanette, have you heard of the Christy sliding knife?

http://www.christycompany.net/products/

It seems to match all your criteria;

Single hand opening
Locking blade with multiple positions
Small and slim so it should fit in even a woman's pockets.

Not trying to be mean here just saying I've noticed pockets on women's clothing seem to a lot smaller than men's.

Also the blade can either be sharpened or replaced if damaged.

Hope this helps

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#289473 - 06/16/18 10:17 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Cauldronborn2]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1787
Loc: Ocala, FL
I ordered the Husky folding utility knife yesterday.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289478 - 06/18/18 01:51 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4833
Loc: SOCAL
Good choice. Let us know what you think.

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#289487 - 06/19/18 07:45 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Ocala, FL
I intended to order the smallest unit; instead, I accidentally ordered the next size up. After using it to open a box, I put it in my pocket where it has been all afternoon. I didn't notice it even when I worked on my next project.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289508 - 06/20/18 04:57 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4833
Loc: SOCAL
I was at HomeDepot this AM and saw the folding box cutter I recommended; I think it’s the model Jeanette bought. When I made that rec I thought it was the same model I had but for some reason it looked different than my old one, so for $7.88 I bought another (complete with 10 blades). I got it home and compared side-by-side with my old one; they’re the same with some cosmetic changes. The new one is black anodized rather than silver’ish and the knurling is different - not necessarily better, just different. Anyway, now I have two very good folding box cutters, one on the counter where I open mail and boxes, with the new one clipped to my tool bag.

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#289528 - 06/21/18 01:50 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
LCranston Offline
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Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 164
Loc: Nebraska
I like that you do not need a tool to change the blade on that one. Gerber has a real pretty one, but the need for a screwdriver to change the #### blade? Seriously??

Great choice! Tell us about it in a year or so.

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#289564 - 06/22/18 06:35 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1787
Loc: Ocala, FL
I exchanged the larger folding box cutter for the small one and I like it much better.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-2-4-in-Compact-Folding-Lock-Back-Utility-Knife-97550/204757634

The one I have is in red.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289568 - 06/22/18 10:46 PM Re: Folder for Opening Boxes [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4833
Loc: SOCAL
The handle is too small for me but it’s a personal choice. I did not know they came in colors.

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