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FASTBACK 6-in-1 Folding Utility Knife with General Purpose Blade

  • Press and Flip Opening
  • Quick Change: Tool Free Blade Change
  • 6in1 Multi-functionality
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Product Overview

The MILWAUKEE FASTBACK 6-in-1 Folding Utility Knife features a press and flip mechanism providing users with an easy, one-handed opening. The 6-in-1 knife has a wire stripper, folding screwdriver, and a fold-out 1/4 in. bit holder. The bit holder includes a reversible Phillips #2 and slotted 1/4 in. bit. This folding utility knife is equipped with a built-in bottle opener providing users with added functionality. Tool free blade change allows the user to quickly and easily insert a new blade. This multifunction pocket knife has an all metal design for a longer life with a durable wire belt clip to reduce pocket tearing with a blade holder designed for scoring. The folding utility knife has a metal extension that prevents accidental blade removal and a lanyard hole for convenient tethering.
  • Metal Body
  • Folding 1/4" Bit Holder
  • Reversible Phillips #2 and Slotted 1/4" Bit
  • Bottle Opener
  • Wire Stripper
  • Durable Wire Belt Clip Reduces Pocket Tearing
  • Blade Storage Stores One Extra Blade
  • Blade Holder Designed for Scoring
  • Metal Extension to Prevent Accidental Blade Removal
  • Lanyard Hole
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Blade Length (in.)
3 in
Blade Width (in.)
Handle Length (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
8.75 in
Product Length (in.)
8.75 in
Product Width (in.)
2 in


Blade Edge Type
Straight Edge
Blade Material
Removable Blade,Retractable Blade
Hand Tool Type
Utility Knife
Handle Material
Knife Type
Folding Knife
Lock Type
Spring Lock
Number of Pieces
Product Weight (lb.)
1 lb
Replacement Blade Type
Utility Knife Blades
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime

Questions & Answers


What is the dimensions and the weight of the package if we buy one of this.

Asked by Bimo May 8, 2021

Dimensions of packaging is about 10inch long and 5inch wide. Weights about 3 lbs

Does the bit holder hold standard 1/4" bits securely?

Asked by dm February 8, 2021

Yes, its a nice snug fit, does not fall out

Is there a wobble in the blade? Does the blade locking mechanism hold the blade tight with no play?

Asked by Javier January 1, 2021

No. It is very tight with no play.

how can I order this knife

Asked by jerry December 15, 2020

It is remarkably hard to find. That's the only Con.

When will this be in stores?

Asked by dfur1016 December 5, 2020

I just ordered mine delivered. Since Covid that seems the way of the world these days.

Does this knife lock at a 45-degree angle like the older model solid metal one did?

Asked by dh405 November 30, 2020

It’s not right angle, it’s 180 degrees.

Can i use DeWalt blades in it? I remember hearing that i had to use Milwaukee blades with their FastBack series. I don't know if it's true.

Asked by Sneaky November 18, 2020

I Prefer Irwin blades and they work fine in this tool.

How many blades can you store in the knife?

Asked by Logan November 18, 2020

I don't see anywhere that the knife could store blades other than the one used for cutting. Since it folds, the handle is slotted, so there is no storage.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 344 reviews
  • 87% recommend this product
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Great tool, I used constantly all of its features. the knife is quite sharp. I cut my finger on...
Great tool, I used constantly all of its features. the knife is quite sharp. I cut my finger once I think it may need a guard to prevent cuts. keep it high and away from children highly dangerous around the home and kids. it's been about 2 months I have dropped this tool constantly and I worked with it constantly. It's still working like like new and no signs of damage.
by Ruger60
Not the quality I expected.
I have had an older Milwaukee Fastback for years. It has a metal body and no other frills. It is a beast, have literally used it to hammer on things. It feels great in hand and is 2x the quality of this new unit. This new knife has better features but it has a plastic body, rattles, and is not as solid feeling as I hoped. It is 100% functional, but maybe I have come to expect too much of Milwaukee. I would pay 2x the cost to get this knife with an all metal body. Hopefully they don't start cheaping out on other things and go the way that Craftsman did. Milwaukee are you listening?!
by Scott
Response from Milwaukee ToolMay 20, 2021
Hello, this is Will with Milwaukee Tool. Scott, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I'm sorry to hear that your Milwaukee FASTBACK 6-in-1 Folding Utility Knife with General Purpose Blade does not quite match your expectations. We would value the opportunity to further investigate your feedback and provide you with support, so please feel free to reach out to us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com. Thank You
3 people found this helpful
Reverseable Pocket Clip Needed
To make the "FASTBACK™ 6 in 1 Folding Utility Knife" a perfect design-- I suggest adding a Reverseable Pocket Clip option similar to your FASTBACK™ Folding Knife. Then it will be perfect. FASTBACK™ Folding Knife https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Hand-Tools/Cutting/Knives-and-Blades/48-22-1520
Response from Social MediaApr 23, 2021
Hello, we appreciate your review regarding our FASTBACK™ 6 in 1 Folding Utility Knife. We will share your feedback with our team, as we are always trying to improve. If you have further feedback, questions, or concerns please feel free to contact us at: social.media@milwaukeetool.com. Thanks- Will with Milwaukee Tool
Nice, but the belt clip is in the wrong place
All in all, it's a nice tool with one flaw, which is that the belt clip is on the wrong end of the knife. When I pull it out of my pocket, I'm holding it upside down and have to flip it around. This is unlike any of my pocket knives. The clip should be on the lanyard side (to the right in the photo). Also, this review form kinda sucks. Focusing on fields causes the page to slide up and down. And on Chrome/macOS I get and error about "Device FP is a Mandatory attribute" so I have to use Safari.
by PMcD
I would buy again and again,!
I work in a warehouse. The one hand flips is awesome. The clip love it because the knive gets cought in between product and bend the clip. Other knives wouldn't be able to fix them. The slot for the extra blade is kind hard to get out but other than that awesome knive
by Lakerman
It was probably the FOURTH time I got to use the swing out philips bit and it fell apart off the knife. It was still brand new. I got lucky the parts didnt fall down the drain. I tried contacting Milwuakee on their main website and they NEVER till this day, responded to my email. I finally took it back to Home Depot but couldnt get a new one since they didnt have any in stock at that store so they gave me store credit.
by Isaak
Response from Milwaukee ToolMar 10, 2021
Hello, this is Natalie with Milwaukee Tool. Isaak, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're sorry to hear that your FASTBACK 6-in-1 Folding Knife with 3 in. Blade was not of the standard you expected, and we apologize for any delay in communication. We value your input and invite you to reach out to us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com with any additional feedback, or if you would like further investigation into this matter. Thank You
1 person found this helpful
Even better than original
I tried to post a review before but for some reason it just would not so this product is so good I’m going to try to post this review a second time. It does everything you really need a multi tool to do that is centered around a blade. Some of the features are hit and miss on the packaging and the website but it does have a slotted and Phillips head driver bit as well as locking into place. It has wire stripper and bottle opener and lanyard hole. It will carry one extra blade in the handle but the instructions on The packaging don’t really mention that. I have the original compact fast back. That’s for my work every day use. This new and improved six in one tool is my personal every day carry. I would definitely recommend this product.
by snn5
This Milwaukee 6-in-1 folding knife is very well made. It’s sturdy and works well. I think the 6...
This Milwaukee 6-in-1 folding knife is very well made. It’s sturdy and works well. I think the 6-in-1 feature is a bit gimmicky, with the bottle opener, two style screw driver(slot and Phillips head), the 1/4” nut driver, which is the holder for the screwdriver bit, the wire stripper and of course the knife. I guess these features add some versatility to the knife, but I only see myself maybe using the screwdriver feature. The screw driver bit holder has a strong spring like mechanism that clicks in place for use as a right angle screwdriver and it does lock in place when straight so it’s not going to fold back in on you. I find that to be a good and safe feature. Unlocking the screw driver to fold it up is a bit tricky, but I’ve included a photo to show where to unlock it. I haved primarily used this knife so far for opening boxes, cutting up cardboard and scoring some drywall. It has done great and is easy to handle. I’m not a person who will be carrying this with me all the time, for someone who does, the added features may come in handy. Especially the belt clip. It’s definitely designed with right handed use in mind. Left handed users will find unlocking and folding out the blade a bit cumbersome. The knife does have room for blade storage and a photo of that is included in this review. Overall, it’s a a good knife and should provide quality service. I’m giving it five stars, it’s well made and all the features do work well.
by owensJ
Very handy and nice for the price. Milwaukee’s done it again with providing a nice tool to have f...
Very handy and nice for the price. Milwaukee’s done it again with providing a nice tool to have for those small jobs. The handle is really nice for control and it has just enough beef in the tool for scoring and cutting. There’s a notch in the handle for finger and handle control which is really a nice feature to have for safety purposes. I don’t see much use in the bottle opener in the wire stripper but it could be a nice feature to have when needed. The drive a bit is pretty cool as you can put standard quarter inch socket bits into the handle and it has a good metal socket to receive any bit you choose. It comes with a belt clip and it’s strong and will attach to any belt as a solid fastener and will not go anywhere. Changing blades -you’ll have to press hard on the outer portion of the black area where there’s a protrusion and that’s really nice to have for a quick change. Even though it’s made in China and Taiwan, it still has the nice American quality that Milwaukee delivers.
by jwl1433
love it
Absolutely love this fastback. I have the one before this one with the reg knife blade and said they need to make a razor one and that exactly what milwaukee did not only did they make the blade better they made the entire handle as well even better.. Love the lil screwdriver always comes in handy on a pinch. And the hidden extra blade storage genuis just excellent crasftmansship all together
by poolguy
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