Cutter at the ready: Outdoor Edge Slidewinder and Powerfix Profi-Cutter.

 

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Cutter blades are always been a must for their thin razor sharp blades destined to be use hard without any sharpening skills involved. They use in many crafts and often misused when a good knife could do the job.

When I was a pupil, I remember using cutters for anything: from artistic projects (with the full blade extended) to sharpen pencils. It was a cheap switchblade acceptable in the classroom. Professionals need stronger tools with pre-carved adjustable sliding blade.

Those solutions are often around 5 to 10 dollars/euros and while cheap are very handy and found in any places where cutting things is mandatory.
They are Workhorses of interchangeable blades !

The Outdoor Edge Slidewinder was a gift to friend after a purchase in Blade HQ.
This is actually the cheapest solution for a Front Opening Knife.
40 years ago, back at school, they used to sell spring retractable little cutter called “La Griffe De Chat”. It was a key holder with the same principle: getting a little cutter blade on a small front opening tool. Back then it cam in many colors and the spring tension was preventing the blade to slide out of the handle.

“Snikt !”

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The Slidewinder offers the same idea but you also got the possibility to block the blade while extended.

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It also propose a bottle opener and screwdrivers. The body of the tool is stainless steel and plastic.

It is very handy and easy to carry.
It does the job actually !
To change blade you should remove the fout torx screws. But really this is not something I would mind about. This is not a professional tool. Just some blade you can have on you for quick jobs.

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If you want a “professional” folding cutter, the Powerfix Profi-Cutter is another stronger example. Bought in LIDL (hence a German tool) for less than 6 euros, this is a longuest ricasso tool I own.

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The opening stud is also a unlocking system for the blade to be changed.
The lock spring is so hard to unlock, you need two hands !

Also the clip is so high, it won’t get un-noticed.
For the price, you got a hefty and solid tool. The kind of workhorse you will use to cut material against hard things: like carpets on the concret floor.
This is inexpensive and easy to get in play.

They are many way to bring a good blade in the working site.
Some may be more pricey than others ! 

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