Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 186
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BobS This knife's blade does not pull out.
I currently have five Husky utility knives. I bought this one because I had temporarily lost four of them. I have a gold, a silver*, a black*, a red*, and this orange one. All but this one have the blade release toward the front of the blade hinge and you push up on it to release the blade. This one has the release near the handle and you depress a button to release the blade. When cutting thick material, the other knifes releases the blade making it somewhat unsafe to handle, this one does not. I WOULD NOT recommend the other Husky knives. I would recommend this one.
*Bought as a set.
March 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Very poorly engineered tool
There was little thought that went into the design of this knife. While it is made from good materials that fact is overshadowed by the poorly designed blade release button. The knife is not very long so when you get a good grip on the handle, it is very easy to slightly depress the blade release button resulting on the blade falling out. If the button was lower or designed to release when lifted it may help. I would not recommend this tool as there are many other knives available that do not have this kind of problem. I am a handyman so I use many tool sin many situations and this one has frustrated me to the point that I threw it in the garbage.
October 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Disappointing
Blade is not securely held in position. A useful knife MUST have a firmly fixed blade! Too bad a nice idea was poorly executed.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MIke Improvement Over Old Style
I really like this style of utility knife over the older style that had two halves held together with a screw. I always hate having to grab a screwdriver to replace a dull blade. With this knife, the blade comes out with the flip of a lever. Of course the trade-off is no internal blade storage, but I still prefer this design.
January 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mike very useful on everyday work
The knife is a must have on all my heating cooling and appliance jobs use it more times in one day than I can even count. Very durable product. Its easy to use and great folding action lasts years unless you loose them of leave them at a job site.
June 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ryan Cut Hazard
The push button model is 100 times better hard to close when dirty
December 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cromeforme Little screws fall out
I guess I can recommend this, if you do one thing when you get it home: Take out all of the little screws and apply a threadlocker such as Loctite. Otherwise you will lose the screws eventually, I guarantee it.
October 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BillfromTexas Seems sturdy, slight issue with blade release placement
Purchased this knife to cut up some drywall to fix a hole in the wall in my garage. Knife has some weight making it feel substantial. I have only used it one day so I have not experienced some of the issues others seem to be having with reliability. Only issue I have is the placement of the blade release button. I found that I sometimes hit the button accidently while cutting, allowing the blade to come loose.Easy to slide it back in place and "click" it locked. I like the folding design, similar to a pocket knife. I am keeping it despite fears of possible failure assuming, fingers crossed, that Home Depot will honor the lifetime guarantee.
January 1, 2012