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FASTBACK Folding Utility Knife with General Purpose Blade

$12.97
  • One-handed press and flip opening
  • Quick tool free blade change
  • Fits most standard size utility blades
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MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Folding Utility Knife

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Folding Utility Knife

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Folding Utility Knife

Press and Flip

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Folding Utility Knife

Press and Flip

Folding Utility Knife

MILWAUKEE® FASTBACK™ Compact Folding Utility Knife

Folding Utility Knife

Quick Change: Tool Free Blade Change

Quick Change

Quick Change: Tool Free Blade Change

Metal Body for Longer Life

Metal Body

Metal Body for Longer Life

Durable Wire Belt Clip

Wire Belt Clip

Durable Wire Belt Clip

Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Warranty

Cuts up to 10 gauage wire

Wire Stripper

Cuts up to 10 gauage wire

Allows Quick Cuts Without Opening the Blade

Gut Hook

Allows Quick Cuts Without Opening the Blade

Lanyard Hole - Tether Ready

Lanyard Hole

Lanyard Hole - Tether Ready

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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About This Product

The Milwaukee FASTBACK Folding Utility Knife features a press and flip mechanism for easy, 1-handed opening. The Milwaukee FASTBACK Folding Utility Knife allows users to make quick, tool-free blade changes for maximum jobsite efficiency. The utility knife has an all metal body, an integrated gut hook and wire stripper for increased versatility. The folding utility knife is equipped with a durable wire belt clip to reduce pocket tearing and a blade holder designed for scoring. The knife has a lanyard hole for safe convenient tethering.

Highlights

  • All metal body
  • Gut hook
  • Wire stripper
  • Durable wire belt clip reduces pocket tearing
  • Lanyard hole
  • Blade holder designed for scoring
  • Metal extension to prevent accidental blade removal
  • Includes: (1) 48-22-1501 FASTBACK Folding Utility Knife and (1) General Purpose Blade
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 309350820

Model # 48-22-1501

Store SKU # 596122

Store SO SKU #1004288416

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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)

1.27 in

Blade Width (in.)

.02

Handle Length (in.)

4.59

Product Depth (in.)

6.87 in

Product Length (in.)

6.87 in

Product Width (in.)

0.93 in

Details

Blade Edge Type

Straight Edge

Blade Material

Steel

Features

Folding Handle, Lockable Blade, Removable Blade

Hand Tool Type

Utility Knife

Handle Material

Metal

Individual/Set

Individual

Knife Type

Folding Knife

Lock Type

Plunge Lock

Number of Pieces

1

Product Weight (lb.)

0.28 lb

Replacement Blade Type

Utility Knife Blades

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

4Questions
caret
Q:My knife broke how can I use the limited lifetime warranty?
by|Feb 16, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello, can you please message us at social.media@milwaukeetool.com, so we can assist? - Milwaukee Tool Social Team

by|Feb 21, 2024
    caret
    Q:Where is this knife manufactured?
    by|Dec 19, 2021
    2 Answers
    Answer This Question

    A:  Taiwan.

    by|Jul 23, 2022
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  The country of origin is Taiwan.

    by|Jan 5, 2022
      caret
      Q:Is there a wobble in the blade? Does the blade locking mechanism hold the blade tight with no play?
      by|Jan 1, 2021
      2 Answers
      Answer This Question

      A:  Holds it tight no wobble

      by|Feb 17, 2021

        A:  I have had mine for years and the blade stays tight.

        by|Jan 1, 2021
        caret
        Q:Do y’all give free replacement clips when the belt clip breaks off?
        by|Aug 9, 2020
        2 Answers
        Answer This Question

        A:  You’ll need to review the Milwaukee HAND TOOL–LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY that is posted on the Home Depot web site for the FASTBACK Folding Utility Knife with General Purpose Blade.

        by|Aug 9, 2020

        A:  They don't "give" anything but Milwaukee has a lifetime warranty so you've got that going for you. Perhaps try contacting Milwaukee on their website (probably printed on the instructions and packaging that came with the tool). Otherwise don't drive angry AND don't fall off the hay wagon - again!

        by|Jan 26, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.8 out of 5

          • 4.8 out of 320 reviews
          • 87% recommend this product
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          Best knife
          Still going after 2 years of heavy use, can t believe I haven’t lost/broke it, no other knife has lasted over 3 months
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            Fastback knife 48-22-1501
            I have many trapezoidal knives. Other companies can only learn from you when it comes to quality. This is my first product from Milwaukee. But considering the workmanship, it won't be the last one. I would highly recommend.
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              • Recommended
              I Bought it and Always buy Milwaukee but….
              Knife cuts great but has become such an issue when it comes to swapping blades, the tiny tiny screws have become impossible to take out because of their size.
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                Excellent tool
                I use this knife everyday for concrete construction to farming ski patrol and sandblasting it’s held up extremely well
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                  The blade is dangling. How is this possible? 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
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                  Response from Customer CareFeb 7, 2023
                  We are sorry to hear you are experiencing some issues with your FASTBACK™ Folding Utility Knife! Our team will send you a follow up email to assist. Thank you! -Social Team
                    Blade hits back of the housing.
                    Pretty nice little tool, but the blade hits the back of the housing when flicked shut, I can look down inside and see the paint is being scraped off from the blade impacting it. Also, you really have to push the release button all the way down which is annoyingly hard, if not the blade will not open or shut all the way, and quite often the blade bounces back open when flinging shut. This obviously isn’t a very big problem, but I could see in a time-dependant construction site, it would be an annoying and maybe even a time consuming problem.
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                    Response from Milwaukee ToolNov 1, 2021
                    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your honest feedback and we will pass this information 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. -Cayla
                      4 found this review helpful
                      Another good option for utility knives, there are a lot out there. Notes: -It is a little big to ...
                      Another good option for utility knives, there are a lot out there. Notes: -It is a little big to carry around inside your pocket. It really needs to be clipped on the outside of your pocket. -I didn't find the wire stripper very easy to use compared to actual wire strippers. -The gut hook is good for cutting twine but not a lot else due to the width. -Flipping the knife open is comparable to slightly more difficult than operating a traditional utility knife. I received this MILWAUKEE FASTBACK FOLDING UTILITY KNIFE for free to write this review.
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                      • Recommended
                      I was very excited to get this Milwaukee Fastback utility knife because I purchased the original ...
                      I was very excited to get this Milwaukee Fastback utility knife because I purchased the original Fastback at least five years ago, maybe longer, and absolutely love it. I've used my old one every day at work in residential and commercial construction environments and it has been the best utility knife I've ever owned. This new version is everything I love about my old knife but slightly updated. It comes with an extremely smooth fast opening/closing blade, a quick change button to quickly change the blade, a gut hook and wire stripper feature, a sturdy metal body and belt clip (better than the original) a smooth integrated lanyard hole for tethering when required, and is designed with a safe and comfortable feeling grip that fits perfectly in my average-sized hand. Also comes in the classic Milwaukee red color for easy identification. Even though my old knife is still as functional as the day I purchased it, I am quite excited to put this new one through its paces. Highly recommended.
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                      • Recommended
                      The Milwaukee FASTBACK is one of those “by popular demand” alternatives to their already tried an...
                      The Milwaukee FASTBACK is one of those “by popular demand” alternatives to their already tried and true standard bright red “box cutter”, a tool that without it or this alternative, renders your tool box incomplete if there isn't one or the other of them in there. The FASTBACK incorporates some refinements and for users with specific preferences, and “improvements” if that word even fits for such a perfectly evolved instrument as the traditional Milwaukee Box Cutter, like a much smaller, more pocket friendly profile, and even a metal spring clip on the back so you can carry it like a traditional belt clip pocketknife. Instead of the top or side fingertip slide the box cutter uses to extend the blade, this one has a push button on the side that allows you to fold out the blade holder manually and then safely lock it in place for use. If there was a single concern with the standard Box Cutter, it was the fact that it was possible to accidentally extend that razer sharp blade while reaching into a tight pocket to grab it out. This design also means the knife when folded is only 4 ½ inches long, instead of the 7 inches of pocket or tool box space the Box Cutter needs. It is also just half an inch thick, rather than the full one inch of the Box Cutter. The beefy blade holder when extended has a flat top surface, so you can lay your thump on it to safely exert substantial force down on the blade when cutting tough material. A safe, recessed push-in blade release button is used to change out a dull blade or swap it end for end. Like the Box Cutter, this one also has a handy and safe to use recessed wire insulation and boxing cord cutter that does not require extending the blade to use. This knife is impressive, quite a chunk of metal, and it is very nice looking, with the white "Milwaukee" logo done in script on a red background. The only trade-off, and well worth it for the much easier portability and familiar pocketknife feel of it, is the lack of internal spare blade storage. Milwaukee sells a safe and secure spare blade kit for both the Box Cutter and FASTBACK, they use the same replacement blades, that will sit on a peg board and safely ride in your tool box. I like the Fastback very much.
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                      • Recommended
                      2 found this review helpful
                      This is a great tool to keep with you everywhere you go. Super easy to use and open boxes or cut ...
                      This is a great tool to keep with you everywhere you go. Super easy to use and open boxes or cut open boxing tape. Super sharp. Handel is easy to hold on to. Easy to change blades. Just a all around good tool for everyday use. Milwaukee brand is and alway is a great tool brand. When you buy a Milwaukee you know you are buying quality and quality parts. Easy to clip on clothing to keep in place
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