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FASTBACK Compact Folding Utility Knife (3-Piece) with Utility Blade (50-Pack)

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  • Press and flip opening
  • Quick change: tool free blade change
  • Compact size
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About This Product

The Milwaukee FASTBACK Compact Folding Utility Knife features a press and flip mechanism for easy, 1-handed opening. The Milwaukee utility knife allows users to make quick, tool-free blade changes for maximum jobsite efficiency with a metal extension over the button to prevent accidental blade removal. The press and flip open utility knifes compact size allows for easy storing while a durable wire belt clip reduces pocket tearing. The small utility knife has a blade holder designed for scoring and includes a lanyard hole for convenient tethering. The Milwaukee 48-22-1950 is a 50-pack of General Purpose Utility Blades. Milwaukee General Purpose Utility Blades are designed to maximize cutting performance and durability in most common jobsite materials. Milwaukee utility blades are engineered to fit Milwaukee and most standard utility knives.

Highlights

  • Press and flip opening
  • Quick change
  • Compact size
  • Durable wire belt clip reduces pocket tearing
  • Lanyard hole
  • Blade holder designed for scoring
  • Metal extension to prevent accidental blade removal
  • Includes: (3) 48-22-1500 FASTBACK Compact Folding Utility Knife, (1) 48-22-1950 General Purpose Utility Blade (50-Pack)
  • 48-22-1950: micro carbide deposited metal delivers up to 3X longer life than standard carbon blades
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Product Information

Internet # 313185704

Model # 48-22-1500-48-22-1500-48-22-1500-48-22-1

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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)

1.27 in

Blade Width (in.)

.02

Handle Length (in.)

4.03

Product Depth (in.)

1.25 in

Product Length (in.)

6.15 in

Product Width (in.)

0.9 in

Details

Blade Edge Type

Straight Edge

Blade Material

Steel

Features

Folding Handle, Lockable Blade, Removable Blade

Hand Tool Type

Utility Knife

Handle Material

Plastic

Individual/Set

Individual

Knife Type

Utility Knife

Lock Type

Plunge Lock

Number of Pieces

4

Product Weight (lb.)

0.24 lb

Replacement Blade Type

Utility Knife Blades

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

15Questions
caret
Q:Is this good for cutting through sheet rock/drywall to access wall cavity?
by|May 1, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hi Jason! We suggest using your FASTBACK Compact Folding Knife with our drywall blades (48-22-1933) for drywall applications! - Milwaukee Tool Social Team

by|May 2, 2024
    caret
    Q:do you have to push the button to open it. Like is it possible for it to come open by itself in a tool bag, or does it lock closed?
    by|Nov 30, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  You do have to press the button for the blade to make itself available. - Milwaukee Tool, Social Team

    by|Dec 31, 2023
      2 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:How many blades come with purchase of this knife?
      by|Nov 15, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  It will come with only one. - Milwaukee Tool, Social Team

      by|Nov 21, 2023
        caret
        Q:I need to trim my carpet. Does this cut through carpet well?
        by|Aug 12, 2023
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        Customer Reviews

        4.7 out of 5

        • 4.7 out of 542 reviews
        • 81% recommend this product
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        • Verified Purchase
        I’ve used a ton of different utility knives. This one is really nice. I like the design and functionality. If you’re buying a folding utility knife definitely get this one.
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        • Verified Purchase
        This knife might out live you
        I’ve owned this knife for at least 4 years at this time. This knife was my edc for when I was in construction and even as I’ve left and changed careers it still remains in my pocket. This knife has proven its durability to me time and time again. It’s been with me through rain and snow I’ve dropped it off ladders. This knife will not die no matter what I throw at it.
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          • Recommended
          Disappointing compared to previous models
          I've owned every generation of the fast back knives, still have the original in my main tool bag for a back up. This new model feels cheap, they use plastic instead of metal where you load the blade and it the spare blade holder in mine doesn't fit right so it just flops around and rattles. Used the knife for half a day and went out to my truck and grabbed my Fastback 2 instead. I have a new loaner knife if someone else needs to use one now, but I will not be using it. Poor build quality and materials, the fastback knives have been my favorite since they came out. I hope they get it together for the next one because this one is junk.
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          Response from Milwaukee ToolMar 12, 2020
          Thank you for your review. We appreciate your honest feedback and we will pass your suggestions along to our team. Please feel free to contact us at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com if you would like further investigation into this matter. Thank you. -Jacob
            13 found this review helpful
            Combining the robust construction of a conventional, fixed blade, utility knife with the convenie...
            Combining the robust construction of a conventional, fixed blade, utility knife with the convenience of a folding utility knife, Milwaukee has done their homework and produced a tool that one can confidently carry in one’s pocket or on their belt without fear of inadvertent opening; and use without concern that the blade will fold up during use. Although, due to its compact form factor, there is no room for spare blade storage (as with some full size, fixed blade knives), a standard two-edged blade is used which can be reversed (or changed for a new blade) quickly, without the use of tools. A spring-loaded latch releases the blade for removal and retains the replacement blade. A guard “ridge” is provided to avoid inadvertent depressing of the blade latch. The latch secures the blade in the open or closed position. The left side of the blade holder is provided with a notch to cooperate with the hook on a tape measure to allow for accurate scoring of material. Operation of the latch release is easily accomplished with one’s thumb allowing for one handed opening and use. Once the release button is depressed, a flick of the wrist will open the blade to the full-open position. While this is convenient (when the other hand is busy holding the material to be cut) it may result in the knife being considered a “gravity” knife, in some jurisdictions. A formed wire belt-clip is provided that should stand up to the rigors of on-the-job use. It actually may be a little too robust if one is in the habit of clipping their knife to their pocket rather than their belt. With an overall (opened) length of 6 ¼ inches and a folded length of 4 inches it does not take up too much space in one’s pocket, yet, due to the comfortably configured handle, allows for a solid grip when cutting or scoring. A metal loop is provided for attaching a lanyard, especially convenient if working aloft. A welcome addition to the tool bag.
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            • Recommended
            3 found this review helpful
            The easy open cardboard and plastic pack reveals a well-made folding utility knife that comfortab...
            The easy open cardboard and plastic pack reveals a well-made folding utility knife that comfortably sits in the hand. The plastic and metal construction is well put together and soon creates confidence in the user. With a tough wire belt/pocket clip as standard and a lanyard safety tether point at the back this knife is not so easy to lose. Blade changes are quick and easy and the blade release switch is protected preventing accidental activation. Having recently moved house I am using this knife all the time opening up scores of boxes in an attempt to recreate my workshop. With use the flip mechanism does ease up a little - without becoming loose - and flipping the blade open and closed has become second nature. This is a very safe knife.
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            • Recommended
            1 found this review helpful
            This Milwaukee fastback compact folding utility knife is interesting. It is like the other fastba...
            This Milwaukee fastback compact folding utility knife is interesting. It is like the other fastback utility knives except it is compact and lightweight. It has a metal frame but with plastic grips for durability and light weight, a clip for your belt or pocket, and flips open and closed easily and has a quick change blade feature as well as a lanyard hole in case you require one. The fir and finish and material quality seems decent. The only issue I have with it is that, being compact, the handle is small. I have an average-sized hand, but certainly not a large hand like many guys who might use this knife. When opened, I can only hold the handle with my first three fingers (index, middle and ring finger) and it feels awkward. I can "choke up" on the handle and hold my index finger near the blade, but it feels wildly unsafe to hold it that way and there is no pronounced recessed finger groove to keep my finger away from the very sharp blade. For that reason I consider this a light duty utility knife for non-continuous use.
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            • Recommended
            This new Milwaukee FASTBACK compact utility knife has quickly become my favorite utility knife. I...
            This new Milwaukee FASTBACK compact utility knife has quickly become my favorite utility knife. I absolutely love the fact that you can fold it in half for storing in a pocket or clipping it on your hip with no discomfort. With the press of the button, you can quickly flip the knife open for cutting up cardboard or whatever use you might have for it. They contoured the knife perfectly in all the right spots to make it fit comfortably in your hand. The little button you have to push in to change out the razor blade works perfectly for fast blade swaps. I do not anticipate using it but they even added a spot on the back of knife to place a tether through it so you do not have to worry about losing it should you set it down or drop it somewhere. The wire belt clip is nice and thin and does not poke you however you choose to wear it. I showed my wife the utility knife and she loved the fact that is was so compact that she could throw it in her purse. She has to break down a lot of boxes at her job and I have had to more than once go steal my knife back for myself. If you have any kind of a job where you use a utility knife, I would definitely give this one a try. You will be happy you did.
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            • Recommended
            2 found this review helpful
            I have a lot utility knives in the shop. Sometimes you want one that is hefty and fills your han...
            I have a lot utility knives in the shop. Sometimes you want one that is hefty and fills your hand, but sometimes a small utility is exactly what you want. The Milwaukee FASTBACK Compact Folding Utility Knife is small at just under four inches. To allow it to be that short the blade folds back into the handle. Holding the release button in allows you to "flip" the blade into the open position. There is no spring assist. It's all done with the hand. There is a blade release button on the right side of the blade holder. It's a little small but even fat fingers like mine can release the blade for changing. There is no onboard blade storage. It is set up to flip open with the right hand based on the location of the release button. The pocket clip feature is especially handy. It can be easily clipped on my jeans pocket as shown in one of the pictures below. That makes it accessible even while wearing my Firm Grip Utility gloves.
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            • Recommended
            2 found this review helpful
            VERY HANDY KNIFE - THIS "Milwaukee Tool" FASTBACK COMPACT FOLDING UTILITY KNIFE IS A MUST FOR PRO...
            VERY HANDY KNIFE - THIS "Milwaukee Tool" FASTBACK COMPACT FOLDING UTILITY KNIFE IS A MUST FOR PROFESSIONALS OR DYI'ers - THIS KNIFE OPENS WITH ONE HAND WITH THE "PRESS & FLIP" BUTTON - EASY TO CHANGE BLADES WITH THE "TOOL FREE BLADE CHANGER" - USES STANDARD UTILITY KNIFE BLADE - CAN BE CARRIED IN YOUR POCKET OR USE THE LANYARD HOLE - SIZE IS NICE ALSO 6" LONG OPEN & 4" CLOSED - MODEL # 48-22-1500 - MADE IN CHINA.
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            • Recommended
            2 found this review helpful
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