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FASTBACK Compact Folding Utility Knife with General Purpose Blade

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

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Compact Folding Utility Knife

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Compact Folding Utility Knife

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Compact Folding Utility Knife

Press and Flip

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Compact Folding Utility Knife

Press and Flip

Compact Folding Utility Knife

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Compact Folding Utility Knife

Compact Folding Utility Knife

Compact for pocketed carry

Compact Utility Knife

Compact for pocketed carry

Quick Change: Tool Free Blade Change

Quick Change

Quick Change: Tool Free Blade Change

Durable Wire Belt Clip

Wire Belt Clip

Durable Wire Belt Clip

Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Warranty

Lanyard Hole - Tether Ready

Lanyard Hole

Lanyard Hole - Tether Ready

Metal Extension to Prevent Accidental Blade Removal

Metal Extension

Metal Extension to Prevent Accidental Blade Removal

Folding Utility Knife

Two Handed Close

Folding Utility Knife

Available as a kit with FASTBACK™ Utility Knife with Storage

Available as a kit

Available as a kit with FASTBACK™ Utility Knife with Storage

Fits MILWAUKEE™ and most other Utility Blades

Fits Most Utility Blades

Fits MILWAUKEE™ and most other Utility Blades

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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.
  • 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
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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
1
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

3Questions9Answers

Does it have a belt clip?

Asked by Arnold January 12, 2021
1
Answer

Yes, Arnold, they both have pocket or belt clips.

Does the larger knife of this set lock into 45 degree open position?

Asked by Bobert June 24, 2020
5
Answers

Not to my knowledge.

has anyone had issues with ur blade holder being loose

Asked by happyhunter January 8, 2020
3
Answers

These are a little flimsy compared to the older style Fastbacks. Still feels high quality, but seems like economy of scale might be digging into the quality control a bit.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 690 reviews
  • 88% recommend this product
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Very pleased with them.
Very pleased with them.
by Farzad
As razor knives go, best I've ever had. I make...
As razor knives go, best I've ever had. I make gifts out of them, loan them out routinely to co-workers, accomplish a variety of inventive tasks with them, and I have yet to feel let down by the performance. Finest box cutter I know. I waer one clipped to my mining helmet every day.
by HomeDepotCustomer
2 people found this helpful
Fastback Flip Utility Knife
This little utility knife is super comfortable for scoring and cutting drywall. I also like that this opens singled handedly which means I can hold my tape measure, edge guide, etc and not have to let go to open this up. This cuts sheetrock well - used this for sheetorkcing a Master Bedroom reno, En Suite Addition, and Guest Bath Reno. It was very comfortable to cut with in a variety of positions and made the job that much easier as my previous knife took both hands to open. This stays in my toolbelt now no matter what I'm working on. Super easy to remove/flip the blade, takes a second to swap them out. Seems pretty durable so far - been beating on it with this Reno and it is holding strong. The body of the knife feels very sturdy, as does the blade housing
by KandEWoodwork
2 people found this helpful
It handles very well for a folding knife couldn't ask for a easier to use utility knife for any t...
It handles very well for a folding knife couldn't ask for a easier to use utility knife for any type of purpose needed
by Andrew
1 person found this helpful
Very nice two pack of utility knives. One is a simple basic flip up that easily locks into place ...
Very nice two pack of utility knives. One is a simple basic flip up that easily locks into place and unlocks to retract with push of a button. The second utility knife is a little larger and has a fold away arm that can store extra blades. The larger utility knife also is able to be snapped open with the flick of a wrist once it is unlocked. This is convenient if you have a situation where you have one hand to use. The casings are made from heavy gauge metal and both come with a clip to clip onto your belt or pocket for easy storage. It would be nice if they gave him more than the standard to 2 blades but it doesn't diminish my opinion that these are high-quality utility knives that will last a very long time.
by PF68
1 person found this helpful
Another prove that Milwaukee is a brand of highest standards. Light, durable, comfortable to hold...
Another prove that Milwaukee is a brand of highest standards. Light, durable, comfortable to hold and to operate. I like a lot an idea of a folding utility knife. It makes the product is more compact and easy to carry around. Bough knives fit easily in a pocket of almost an any size. They have strong clips and solid stripe holes, but I, personally, prefer keep utility knives in the pants pockets. Also a larger knife has magnetic blade holder which can hold up to 5 replacement blades; and it has special places to cut a wire in folding and unfolding positions. I'm extremely happy with this instruments and I certainly recommend them.
by Nadejda
1 person found this helpful
These are the handiest utility knives to have around! I am so glad they came in a 2 pack, 1 with extra blade storage and 1 without. I open a lot of packages and packing slips at work and am so glad I got these. Push button release to swing the blade arm open and closed makes for easy 1 hand use. The pocket clip is a nice feature and there is a place to attach a lanyard as well. There is also a string cutter/wire stripper when the knife is closed. The blades are very secure and do not move around at all when using it. Changing the blade out is super easy via a small release button on the blade arm and that button is nicely protected from being accidentally bumped. Extra blade storage is secure as well, I haven't dropped any yet. When closing the extra blade storage just be mindful that it is in it's proper track. I must have not pushed it straight down once and it got crossed over into the blade arm's side preventing the knife from closing. Not a major flaw by any means, only took a second to figure out and correct. I highly recommend these and will be getting a couple more for my tool bag and garage.
by Linds007
1 person found this helpful
The original utility knife was known as a "Stanley Knife" invented by an famous 19th Century Brit...
The original utility knife was known as a "Stanley Knife" invented by an famous 19th Century British inventor called Stanley in his company. I have had several versions of Stanley Knives for the last 50 years or more, some with fixed blade and some with retractable blade, and they have been a tool that is a must in every tool box. The redesigned Milwaukee knife while utilizing the same blade as the historical knife has several improvements to its safety and utility. The ergonomically designed handle is a metal casting that is perfect in weight, fit and color for visibility. The blade opening is by activating a latch that provides added safety. The replacement is by releasing a latch holding the blade, as seen in the pictures The main knife has storage for 5 blades while the second one does not, in my case which given to my wife. The attached pictures shows the details and the comparison to a current Utility knife.
by KA
2 people found this helpful
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.
by Mike
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
6 people found this 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.
by DonK
2 people found this helpful
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