Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 28
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pudge Lacks instructions
There are no instructions, aside from a meaningless drawing, on the package. Don't attempt to use this knife before watching a U-tube video on how to use it. For instance, don't unscrew the the device as you would the old Stanley knives; you won't be able to assemble the parts again. The yellow release button that should enable you to insert a blade is stuck, so I can't load in a blade. So back to the store I go, hoping that another knife works.
June 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lan dangerous
This knife comes with NO instructions on how to put it together....VERY hard to assemble....went to You Tube and watched video several times....could not see the parts in the woman's hands....terrible product.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DocRR Best of all worlds.
The only reason this tool is not the highest ranked knife available is that some people didn't figure out how to use the quick release (round yellow button) for changing the blade. Yes there is a screw to open up the knife as per the original Stanley, but it is only there for ease of maintenance if anything goes wrong inside.
The top thumb slider allows one handed selection of 5 different positions:
-blade fully retracted (also exposes blade in the 1/2" slit for tip-less cuts)
-blade deployed just the tip for scoring/cutting paper
-blade deployed half way for shallower cuts (or to better stabilize blade)
-blade deployed fully
-pushed into an unlocked fully extended position for blade exchange
The bottom grip opens easily for extra blade storage and it has never taken me more than 15 seconds to exchange one.
When performing multiple cuts without retracting the blade sometimes the position of the thumb slider on top is also where I want to push down with my thumb when varying my grip, but the alternative would be a slider on the side that is harder to reach with one's thumb when extending/retracting the blade between each cut.
Finally the construction and feel of the knife is that of a cheap and reliable workhorse assembled from parts. It rattles a bit, doesn't look too pretty, but if it breaks you can fix it and it certainly gets the job done.
May 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Henry Knife
Way too difficult to change the blade. If pieces come out you can't get everything put back together easily
August 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Wow. That's Sharp!
I bought the Stanley Quick-Change Retractable Knife because I temporarily misplaced my last one. When I got the new one home, I found the one that I thought I had lost. Oh well. A utility knife is just like a drill, you can never have too many of them! It's very easy to swap the blade and it's made in America too. Buy one. Better yet, buy two, in case you misplace one!
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by roxie Been using this knife for years
It's fast to change blades and holds about 5 new blades, They also grow legs and disapair .
March 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew Ok
A little tedious, there are too many parts to try and hold in place until you get the screw tightened down all the way.
February 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LIHenry Hard to put blades in
This product, while inexpensive, is difficult to place the blades in. The parts on the inside fallout easily and without a good bit of dexterity you will spends some time getting a blade in and set to cut.
July 3, 2014