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FASTBACK 5- in-1 Folding Knife with 3 in. Blade

$24.97
  • Press and Flip Opening
  • Stainless Steel Blade Stays Sharp
  • 5in1 Multifunctionality
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Product Details

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ 5in1 Folding Knife

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ 5in1 Folding Knife

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ 5in1 Folding Knife

Press and Flip

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ 5in1 Folding Knife

Press and Flip

Folding Pocket Knife

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ 5in1 Folding Knife

Folding Pocket Knife

Stainless Steel Blade Stays Sharp

Stays Sharp

Stainless Steel Blade Stays Sharp

5 unique features

5in1

5 unique features

Folding Screwdriver

Screwdriver

Folding Screwdriver

Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Warranty

Folding 1/4" Bit Holder

Bit Hodler

Folding 1/4" Bit Holder

Phillips #2 and Slotted 1/4"

Reversiable Bit

Phillips #2 and Slotted 1/4"

Built in Bottle Opener

Bottle Opener

Built in Bottle Opener

Secures Blade

Liner Lock

Secures Blade

Folding for Easy Storage

Low Profile

Folding for Easy Storage

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The MILWAUKEE FASTBACK 5-in-1 Folding Knife features a press and flip mechanism providing users easy, one-handed opening. The folding knife has a stainless steel blade that stays sharp. The pocket knife also features a liner lock that secures the blade while also allowing users to easily close it when done. The 5-in-1 pocket knife has a folding tanto knife that is partially serrated for versatility, enabling users to both pierce and tear through material. The folding pocket knife also includes a fold-out 1/4" bit holder along with a reversible Phillips #2 and slotted 1/4" bit. It also has a built-in bottle opener delivering users added functionality. The pocket knife has a durable belt clip that reduces pocket tearing and includes a tether-ready lanyard hole.
  • Press and Flip Opening
  • Stainless Steel Blade Stays Sharp
  • Partially Serrated Tanto Blade
  • Bottle Opener
  • Folding 1/4" Bit Holder
  • Reversible Philllips #2 and Slotted 1/4" Bit
  • Liner Lock Secures Blade
  • Durable Wire Belt Clip Reduces Pocket Tearing
  • Tether Ready Lanyard Hole
  • Includes: (1) 48-22-1540
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Questions & Answers

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Q:What is the steel type of the blade?
by|Jun 21, 2021
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A:  All I can say is that it’s carbon steel, (not stainless). Hopefully it’s higher quality tool steel. As with any tools, if you take care of it it will last. Definitely worth the price.

by|Jul 7, 2021
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Q:Why is this unavailable in NY?!? What could possibly be any more or less “weaponized” with this t...
by|Mar 23, 2021
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A:  Spring loaded knives are illegal in NYS

by|Feb 11, 2022

    A:  The best answer is New Yorks concealed weapon law. A knife is not defined as a tool, a folding knife can be defined as a weapon by a peace officer. A three inch blade frequently is at the upper limit for a utility tool.

    by|Jun 1, 2021

    A:  I think the knife is an online offer only right now

    by|Mar 23, 2021

    A:  Not sure why it isn’t can you order it on HD’s website and have it delivered to you

    by|Mar 23, 2021
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    Q:Is the blade replaceable?
    by|Mar 12, 2021
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    A:  nope

    by|May 17, 2021

      A:  It’s manufactured as though it is. But if you damage it while it’s under warranty you may be able to ship it back to Milwaukee for repair or replacement. I’d contact them.

      by|Oct 23, 2022
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      A:  Hello! Our FASTBACK 5-in-1 Folding Knife with 3 in. Blade (48-22-1540) does not have a replaceable blade.

      by|Apr 20, 2021
        1 found this answer helpful

        A:  I'm sure it is. There are 2 screws holding it together along with a spring. No problem to change.

        by|Mar 12, 2021

        A:  It doesn’t appear that it is replaceable

        by|Oct 4, 2022
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        Q:On the clip side of knife theres a cut-out with what looks like a lock icon. Whats it for?
        by|Feb 5, 2021
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        A:  That would have been pretty sweet if it were a wire stripper... but its to flip the clip as mentioned... it is so you can have the blade facing up or down when clipped in your pocket so when you pull it out, you can flip it immediately versus having to rotate it to quick flip.

        by|Jan 13, 2023
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          A:  I believe what you're referring to is the symbol just beneath the pocket clip screw down. If so it's a symbol of a person's head wearing safety glasses. So wear safety glasses when using the knife The lighting bolt is to warn that you can't use on live circuits or for electrical. The 3rd symbol is an open bottle.

          by|Jan 13, 2023
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            A:  I believe it’s a wire stripper. Notice how the tip of the blade is showing inside the hole?

            by|Feb 7, 2021

            A:  It allows to flip the clip in that spot.

            by|May 4, 2022
            2 found this answer helpful

            A:  To flip the clip to that side of the knife

            by|May 4, 2022
            1 found this answer helpful
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            Customer Reviews

            4.5 out of 5
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            Great quality
            Sharp out of the packaging and very useful.
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            Broken screwdriver function
            I was excited to give these a shot and loved the idea of it being an easy carry multi tool of sorts. Unfortunately the screwdriver part did not hold up long. About 5 months of a daily carry with normal use. The section where the bit goes in is a two piece design which left a fatale flaw as you can see in the pictures attached. If this was redesigned as a one piece it would increase it's strength a lot.
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              Keeping the bit
              I have several different Milwaukee knives and all have been sharp. Some reviews for this knife listed that they lost the OEM bit. I am including a photo of how I keep my bit in. You have to have the flat blade out and set so it is 90 degrees to the knife side.
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                Awesome work knife
                Great work knife, wish it would hold it’s edge a little longer though.. keep having to sharpen it every other day
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                Solid Everyday Necessity!
                I have used this took daily for over a year now in the field and the shop. Knife is very sharp and sturdy. The bit driver is such a handy tool. My only complaint is after a year of daily use I finally lost the bit. I cannot find a replacement that fits in there as well as the original. I don’t see a Milwaukee replacement part. Other than that you will love this tool!
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                  Cannot open one-hand
                  For what it's worth, I'm a huge Milwaukee fan-boy. I have literally dozens and dozens of their hand and power tools and rarely buy anything other than Milwaukee. This knife is fine, great even, but one for critical flaw: it has a thumb-side button lock that holds the knife locked in the closed position and requires the button to be depressed (by the thumb in right-handed operation) while opening. With no finger-lever, the knife cannot be opened with the other fingers on the right-hand nor with a sharp wrist-flick, meaning that it requires the operator to use the left hand to pull open the blade. This is a major drawback for many use cases. Other than that, it is typically wonderful Milwaukee quality and feel. It is thinner than I expected (in a good way) and both sharp and tight (not loose) in, again, good ways.
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                    I had the knife for exactly 5 minutes. I removed the screw on the belt clip to adjust it...and wh...
                    I had the knife for exactly 5 minutes. I removed the screw on the belt clip to adjust it...and when I reinstalled the screw it stripped almost immediately. Talk about junk. The screw is super short as expected but it should be able to handle more than a couple pounds of torque. I took a longshot and decided I'd try a knife made by Milwaukee since I like most of their products and have never had any issues with them. They're my "go to" when I purchase power tools, never again on a knife though.
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                    Response from Milwaukee ToolMay 25, 2021
                    Hello, this is Will with Milwaukee Tool. HDshopperTX, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your frustrations with your Milwaukee FASTBACK 5-in-1 Folding Knife with 3 in. Blade. We'd value the opportunity to learn more about your frustrations with your Milwaukee Tool, and to provide you with support. Please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com. It will be our pleasure to provide support once we have received your correspondence. Thank You
                      Okay Knife with A Few Flaws
                      There are several things that I like about this knife, and several things that I do not like. What I like: 1) The pocket clip can be repositioned to the tail of the knife handle. I LOVE this configuration, and this is the first time I have seen it outside of a really expensive (Spyderco) knife. 2) The knife feels good in the hand. The grip is comfortable and the knife seems to have a good balance between the lightweight handle and the blade/bit holder/etc. What I do not like: 1) The bottle opener. At best, bottle openers added to most items/tools are useless, unnecessary gimmicks, and at worst, they compromise the functionality and integrity of the item/tool. This knife is no exception. The bottle opener does two things. First, it reduces the amount of metal on the blade where it pivots in the handle, right where the most stress and (depending on the use) torque are going to be applied to the knife. I have added a close-up shot of the blade where it meets the handle in an attempt to show this. The other thing the bottle opener does is get hung on the inside of one's pocket when drawing it out (when oriented tail up). This is a pocket knife, Milwaukee (added features notwithstanding). Lose the bottle opener. If I need a bottle opener, I'll get a bottle opener. 2) The orientation of the liner lock for the bit holder. To disengage the liner lock for the knife, the lock must be pushed to the left, but when disengaging the lock for the bit holder, the lock must be pushed to the right. Not only is pushing a liner lock to the right a less natural and less comfortable motion, I find the inconsistency to be annoying. Both liner locks should be disengaged by pushing them to same direction. 3) The weight of the blade when opening the knife. As many have noted, Milwaukee has no business calling this knife a "Fastback." That is blatant false advertising, as this knife is NOT easily (or safely) opened with one hand the way all of the other Fastback knives are. I was able to flick the knife open with one hand, but only by flicking it so hard that I thought I was going to lose my grip and throw the knife across the room. And when I do manage to flick it open, in addition to nearly straining my wrist, the blade opens with such force against the handle that it feels as though something will surely break if I open it that way on a regular basis. I think that losing the bottle opener and leaving that steel in the blade might help add enough weight to the blade to help it open easier. All in all, it seems like a decent, well made (if not so well designed) knife that will be useful. I am curious to see how useful the bit holder/screwdriver feather proves to be over time, and how durable. I would have liked it better if the bit holder were magnetic as well, but we'll see how it does. Also, I would like to see a couple of extra bit options included with the knife (a philips/square or a square/flat). I so rarely use flat-head screwdrivers that it seems a bit of a waste and a bit old fashioned to have only included a philips/flat bit). As for the price point, if the aforementioned improvements are made, I think that then and only then will it be a $25 knife. As it is now, I think that $20 would be more reasonable, especially since its usefulness is potentially severely limited do the the difficulty of one-handed opening.
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                        I am a big fan of Milwaukee tools, I've had them in my toolbox since 1980 and they are very high ...
                        I am a big fan of Milwaukee tools, I've had them in my toolbox since 1980 and they are very high quality. This Fastback folding knife is another great quality tool from Big Red. It is very well made and has multiple functions in addition to having a super sharp blade that holds its edge very well. It locks in the closed position and there's a release button to allow the blade to open. It also locks in the open position and easily releases when you want to close the blade. It has a fold out holder for driver bits so that you can tighten or loosen screws in tight spaces. You can open a bottle of beer with it too and that is nice at the end of the day.
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                        The Milwaukee Fastback 5-in-1 folding knife is a great multi tool for keeping in your tool belt o...
                        The Milwaukee Fastback 5-in-1 folding knife is a great multi tool for keeping in your tool belt or glove box. This knife features a 3 inch blade that is half blade and half serrated edge. The blade automatically locks when opened with a thumb sliding lock, preventing the blade from closing on your hand. At the other end of the handle, this knife features a 1/4" nut driver with a reversible 1/4" slotted screwdriver & #2 Phillips screwdriver insert bit. The final feature, when closed, the back of the blade acts as a bottle opener. Perfect for cracking open tasty beverages when the day is done. The only reason I'm dropping this down to 4 stars is the "Press and Flip" opening that is supposed to allow for 1-handed opening does not work on my knife. I need to use 2 hands to open my knife, as the blade is way too tight in the handle. Other than that, this is a very nice, solid knife!
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                        Knife TypeFolding KnifeUtility KnifeFolding KnifeFolding Knife
                        Blade Length (in.)3 in2.95 in3 in3 in
                        FeaturesCan Be Sharpened,Folding Handle,Lockable BladeCan Be Sharpened,Folding Handle,Lockable BladeCan Be Sharpened,Folding Handle,Lockable BladeCan Be Sharpened,Folding Handle,Lockable Blade
                        Blade Edge TypeStraight EdgeStraight EdgeStraight EdgeStraight Edge
                        Blade MaterialStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
                        Blade StyleTantoTantoTantoTanto
                        Blade Width (in.)0.120.120.120.12
                        Lock TypeLiner LockLiner LockLiner LockLiner Lock
                        Handle MaterialPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
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