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Internet # 308178455

Model # 240071

$11.97
  • Auto-retracting blade for safety or lock out for prolonged use
  • Quick and easy blade changes with simple push-button swap
  • Comfortable in hand with an aluminum body and TPR rubber grip
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About This Product

Work faster and safer with the CAT safety utility knife. This box cutter is designed and built for the harshest work environments. Cutting edge comfort and performance make it the right tool anywhere cutting safety and speed matter. Use it in safety mode by squeezing the trigger bar to expose the blade. Then release the trigger bar to retract the blade for safe storage between uses. Repetitive cutting tasks are easy too. Just lock the blade open, make your cuts then unlock the blade to close it again. No need to slow down to change a blade. Just 1 button unlocks the blade for easy change out and on-board storage keeps fresh blades close at hand. The CAT Safety Utility knife comes complete with 3 round point safety blades and accepts all standard size replacement blades. CAT knives are top quality products with leading-edge technology that meets the highest professional standards.

Highlights

  • Squeeze the trigger bar to extend the blade for cutting, then release the trigger bar to automatically close the blade again
  • Includes blade lock switch to lock blade in open position for extended cutting tasks
  • Tool-free blade removal and replacement
  • On-board blade storage for quick and convenient blade changes
  • Includes 3 round point safety blades
  • Accepts all brands of standard utility knife blades
  • Premium materials and construction for durability
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Product Information

Internet # 308178455

Model # 240071

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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)

1 in

Blade Width (in.)

0.75

Handle Length (in.)

4.5

Product Depth (in.)

0.75 in

Product Length (in.)

6.5 in

Product Width (in.)

2.25 in

Details

Blade Edge Type

Straight Edge

Blade Material

Steel

Features

No Additional Features

Hand Tool Type

Utility Knife

Handle Material

Comfort Grip

Individual/Set

Individual

Knife Type

Utility Knife

Lock Type

Side Lock

Number of Pieces

1

Product Weight (lb.)

0.29 lb

Replacement Blade Type

Utility Knife Blades

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

100% satisfaction guarantee

Questions & Answers

2Questions
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Q:Why is there a California prop 65 warning?
by|Sep 19, 2023
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Q:Will this work well for cutting/scoring vinyl plank flooring?
by|Nov 30, 2020
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A:  I like this utility knife a lot, but doubt it would be good at vinyl plank flooring. It has some nice features but in the end it is just carton knife/box cutter.

by|Dec 2, 2020

A:  Idk

by|Jul 6, 2022
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

  • 4.8 out of 25 reviews
  • 89% recommend this product
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I love how this is so easy to retract and that it can be locked and placed safely in your pocket....
I love how this is so easy to retract and that it can be locked and placed safely in your pocket. The only real issue I had was when using it to cut away at some PVC pipe, I noticed that the lock button tended to get bumped a lot by my thumb and then it would close up. This could just be something I need to get used to or it may be a bad location for the lock button. Overall the it's really nice to use and provides safety, while being readily accessible when I need it.
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This is a great lightweight utility knife. I like that it stores additional blades in the handle....
This is a great lightweight utility knife. I like that it stores additional blades in the handle. What i find most useful about this knife is that the blade will retract automatically when the handle is released. It can be locked if needed but mostly i only need to use it briefly so i find this a good safety feature. The only issue i have with the knife is that the overall size is a bit to small for my hand (i am a big guy) and would prefer a slightly longer handle for a full hand grip.
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This is a very handy little razor knife. Kind of a combination of a standard utility knife and a ...
This is a very handy little razor knife. Kind of a combination of a standard utility knife and a snap blade razor knife. Fits perfectly in your hand left or right. A little better for a right handed person as the locking mechanism is easily activated with your thumb. Holds a few extra blades in the handle. Overall just a great redesign of one of my most used tools.
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I just got my CAT Safety Utility Knife. This is actually the first time that I have purchased a ...
I just got my CAT Safety Utility Knife. This is actually the first time that I have purchased a utility knife that isn’t just your regular run of the mill open and close manual slide blade cutter that you have to dismantle in order to change the blades. This new CAT knife is activated by a spring loaded handle grip, comes with a safety switch for locking it in either the closed or open position and has a quick release tab for swapping out the blades without having to take the knife apart. I don’t like leaving tools out, especially sharp ones, but I’m a little more confident with the safety locking feature on this knife and the less likelihood of it getting mishandled. The wife does a lot of crafts and continually gets shipments of supplies and materials. This is a great little utility knife to have on hand for opening boxes.
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An excellent utility knife! Have used many utility knives over the years from retractable to fold...
An excellent utility knife! Have used many utility knives over the years from retractable to folding to snap blade. Probably have ten or fifteen around the house in various places. But, as of late, they've been frustrating me when I go to cut up cardboard boxes for the recycle bin from our online orders. The quickly dull and then get stuck in the cardboard and either snap off or pull out of the handle. I was shopping for a new, stronger utility knife that also would fold or retract in a way that was safe. I found this CAT and boy, it's the best. It's at the upper end of utility knives price wise. But well worth it in my opinion. It is strong and hefty. It fits my hand well making it easy to control. The blade locks in our extended. Very firmly. It carries a couple of extra blades in the handle. It is small enough to drop in my pocket or tool belt pouch. It's just everything I have wanted in a utility knife and better than any I have.
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Innovative utility knife -- with some design issues. First the pros: This is a compact, ergonomic...
Innovative utility knife -- with some design issues. First the pros: This is a compact, ergonomic utility knife with a large trigger bar that you squeeze to deploy the blade. Fits nicely in your hand and the part that holds the blade seems solid. It includes a locking switch to hold the blade in the closed or open position -- and that is my primary complaint with the design. The switch is quite small (much too small to be operated with gloves on) and the action isn't smooth enough to lock or unlock one-handed. A flip-open storage compartment on the handle spine holds replacement blades, but doesn't have a latch or lever for opening it, and has to be pried open. Bottom line, the idea is good but some design issues undermine performance. I believe there are better options available.
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Nice little package with good features and safe to use. Simple but complete instructions. Comes...
Nice little package with good features and safe to use. Simple but complete instructions. Comes with one blade installed and two blades in the on-board storage compartment. (holds 3 blades) Compact size but fits into your hand nicely. Comes with a small blade protector that is not shown in the instructions. In UNLOCKED position (RED switch up), you can squeeze knife which extends blade for use. Releasing handle automatically retracts blade for added safety. For continuous use you can squeeze handle to extend blade and then push down on the RED switch to lock the blade in the extended position. Blades are easily changed by pushing the GOLD switch and pulling out the old blade.
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Innovative "automatic" utility knife with some useful safety features -- but some issues in execu...
Innovative "automatic" utility knife with some useful safety features -- but some issues in execution. The idea here is fantastic -- a utility knife with a robust trigger bar that pops out the blade holder, which than retracts when you release your grip. The grip feels substantial and is contoured to fit your hand, and a lock switch secures the blade in the open or closed position. As an added convenience, a little compartment in the handle spine flips open to store an extra three blades. All great ideas and convenient features, but the safety lock is hard to operate (on mine, virtually impossible to do it one-handed, which makes it a bit of a safety issue in its own right) and the compartment for the extra blades takes some prying to open. So, bottom line, a great idea, but at this price point, I would have liked a bit more refinement.
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CAT (Caterpillar "Built For It" brand) Utility Knife I can’t keep enough utility knives around my...
CAT (Caterpillar "Built For It" brand) Utility Knife I can’t keep enough utility knives around my workshop, out in the shed, the yard and in the house. Whether to cut open a box, a bag of bird seed, fertilizer, cut off some rope or whatever I am always reaching for one. What I liked about this knife from CAT is how compact and fast and easy to use it is. At only 4" long retracted, I can keep it in my jacket pocket while out in the yard and quickly cut anything I need and return to my pocket in an instant. It’s has a comfortable grip with a rubber top and bottom surface and fits the hand. Blade change is easy with the push of a button and there is onboard storage for extra blades.
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1 found this review helpful
Just when you think there is no way to improve a utility knife along comes the CAT Safety Utility...
Just when you think there is no way to improve a utility knife along comes the CAT Safety Utility Knife that is truly a gem. First, it is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand or just about any pocket I have. The second cool feature the how the blade is exposed. After moving the safety slider just squeezing the handle launches the blade. Then the blade retracts as soon as you stop squeezing. I like that feature a lot. A button on the left side of the blade holder makes removal safe and easy. There is also onboard storage in the handle for up to three spare blades. Removing the blades is safe in that the cutting edge is facing away from your hand. This tool is slick and cost about the same as other cutters. It is a good value I would recommend to my friends.
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