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Auto Load Folding Utility Knife

  • Lightweight design
  • Durable and dependable
  • Suitable for a wide range of projects
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Product Details

The DEWALT auto load folding retractable knife combines the convenience of a folding knife with the functionality of a traditional utility knife. Blade changes are quick and easy as the old blade is removed with the push of a button and a new blade put into place by moving the slide forward. A new blade is always available with storage for up to 3 integrated into the knife. This tool is compatible with all standard utility blades. The comfortable grip and convenient belt clip make it easy to carry on the jobsite.
  • Folding feature for easy carry
  • Retractable blade for safety and depth adjustment
  • Automatically loads new blade with a push of the slide
  • Biomaterial handle secure, comfortable grip
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Long lasting
  • Durable construction
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  • California residents

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From the Manufacturer




Blade Length (in.)2.375 inBlade Width (in.)0.625
Handle Length (in.)4.125Product Depth (in.)0.9 in
Product Length (in.)7.3 inProduct Width (in.)3.5 in


Blade Edge TypeStraight EdgeBlade MaterialMetal
FeaturesBlade Storage, Folding Handle, Removable Blade, Retractable BladeHand Tool TypeKnife
Handle MaterialComfort GripIndividual/SetIndividual
Knife TypeUtility KnifeLock TypeSpring Lock
Number of Pieces1Product Weight (lb.).46 lb
Replacement Blade TypeUtility Knife BladesReturnable90-Day
Tools Product TypeHand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:I can't figure out how to fold the knife. Is there some latch or button to press? Thanks!
by|Mar 22, 2016
3 Answers
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A:  There is a piece of metal that pops up to lock the blade in place once you extend the arm. Press that metal down and fold the knife to close.

by|May 4, 2023
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  The DeWalt DWHT10261 features a Liner Lock. To close the knife, press the Liner Lock inwards and the knife can be safely folded shut. PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to retract the blade before closing the knife.

    by|Feb 11, 2023
      3 found this answer helpful

      A:  There is a lever on the inside of it to fold it

      by|Oct 12, 2018
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        Customer Reviews

        4.4 out of 5
        • 4.4
          out of 98 reviews
        • 65% recommend this product
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        Not For Heavy Duty
        I do tile and I've been looking for a knife that can handle the work I do. This is not terrible. It's somewhat durable as it's lasted me about 6 months with heavy use. The auto-load barely worked for a few weeks but when you try and place the 3 blades its supposed to fit, the blade you're using won't go back in. Its a simple one blade at a time otherwise you'll struggle pulling it in and out no matter if there's 1 or 3 blades inside. I wish the housing of the actual blade was more durable as I'm constantly getting it stuck when cutting up or down. When cutting down, the plastic storage that holds the blades isn't strong enough making the other fresh side of the blade cut through exactly where you hold the knife. All in all its a good idea and I put in the request for a warranty but will only be using it until I find a more suitable retractable folding utility knife. Don't fill it with blades, be careful when cutting with force.
        Response from DewaltProductExpertJun 17, 2021
        Hello Guido,
        We are sorry for any inconvenience. If you have further question or need assistance please contact us at wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case #13440445.
        Thank you
          1 found this review helpful
          Great concept
          I bought this knife today and im very disappointed i support Dewalt 100% but this knife is junk the blade wont stay in, its ridiculously hard to open there is not enough room for all three blade to fit in the storage unless i cram the 3rd one in and then i cant get it out
            It is a great idea.
            . I'm putting Live 2 weeks ago and screws are restarting Fallout. It's a great concept. They just need to find a way to keep screws in them coming loose. Put Loctite on the threads. Something
              A good quality knife
              I am very pleased with this knife it is easy to change the blades and it folds up so you can hang it on your belt. The ribs on the side help you to maintain a grip if you are cutting into to hard to cut material. You can store 3 blades right in the knife itself. You can always count on Dewalt to come up with a quality product.
              • Recommended
              6 found this review helpful
              Nice quality ..i love and i trust any thing form Dewalt produce
                      The design is pretty lacking. The fact that you have to unfold it then extend the blade makes it safe but cumbersome.
                      Response from DewaltProductExpertSep 20, 2023
                      Hello Tigerbyte. Your feedback is valuable as we take into consideration every piece of feedback that we come across. We have documented your comments and sent them to our product team for review and future consideration. It is feedback like yours that allows us to make improvements.
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