Internet #100174137

Model #10-189C

Store SKU #353418

Store SO SKU #1000726990

Self-Retracting Utility Knife

  • Spring-loaded blade ensures secure operation
  • Steel handle for exceptional durability
  • Designed for opening cartons, boxes and other packaging
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Classic and durable, the Stanley Self-Retracting Utility Knife is designed for opening cartons. It features a spring-loaded blade that retracts into the knife automatically when pressure on the slide button is released. An interlocking nose secures the blade safely between the knife halves, ensuring that the blade is only exposed when the knife is in use.
  • Spring-loaded blade ensures secure operation
  • Steel handle for exceptional durability
  • Designed for opening cartons, boxes and other packaging
  • Interlocking nose secures blade safely between knife halves
  • Blade retracts automatically when pressure on slide button is released
  • Includes 1 blade



  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)
2.5 in
Blade Width (in.)
0.625
Handle Length (in.)
5.625
Product Depth (in.)
0.75
Product Length (in.)
8
Product Width (in.)
3

Details

Blade Edge Type
Straight Edge
Blade Material
Metal
Features
Removable Blade,Retractable Blade
Hand Tool Type
Utility Knife
Handle Material
Steel
Individual/Set
Individual
Knife Type
Utility Knife
Lock Type
Spring Lock
Number of Pieces
1
Product Weight (lb.)
0.35
Replacement Blade Type
Utility Knife Blades
Returnable
180-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime

Questions & Answers

7Questions24Answers

Do Personna Round Corner Slotted Blades work with this knife?

Asked by D918 November 29, 2020
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Answer

Hello D98, The 10-189C has not been tested with other types of blades. The part number recommended for a blade replacement is BOS11987.

The blade does not seem to stay out. You have to hold it until the cut.

Asked by 234 November 22, 2019
4
Answers

right. not a good design in my opinion.

Rounded tip utility replacement blade availability?

Asked by Ryobivirgin October 19, 2019
3
Answers

round tip blades are indicated that they will fit in this tool.

does this knife have a spring inside so it will self retract?

Asked by Cris April 29, 2017
5
Answers

No there is a tiny, nuclear powered hydraulic piston that is attached to the blade that extends and retracts the blade.

How to assemble with new blade?

Asked by Millet49 May 7, 2016
3
Answers

get out your medium size phillikps head screwdriver. open it. obvious.

How far does the blade extend?

Asked by jnhaugh January 28, 2016
4
Answers

Far enough out to slice your wrists or throat. Good for suicide or human sacrifices. Go for it!

Is this item currently in stock at the 25th Street, Easton, PA. location?

Asked by Preston November 17, 2015
4
Answers

Why do you not just go online and see?

Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
    out of 164 reviews
  • 82% recommend this product
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Incredibly sturdy construction!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This utility knife is fantastic. It is so well built. I bought this knife after my old Stanley box cutter disappeared in my garage. I’d had it for at least a decade and I’m 100% certain that it will last for years, too. There’s a little space to store new blades inside the body of this knife, and how that I have kids, the fact that the blade automatically retracts is good for peace of mind. I wish that it came with something other than a rounded edge blade because I really don’t find them too useful, but I’m guessing that they had safety in mind. Not a big deal for such an awesome knife.
by Corey90027
Easy to find color
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] For safety, this knife has a self-retracting blade, which has a rounded point. I love the bright red color because it makes for easy finding when I place it down next to other tools. The hole at the end of the handle is convenient for placing a carabiner through and attaching it to your belt loop to keep it handy. Nice job Standly!
by Joefire
Very user friendly
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’m pretty impressed with this knife! I’ve been just using it to cut open boxes at work, but I never have to worry about the blade sticking me when I put back in my pocket. The spring is strong and the button to push the blade out is grippy and feels pretty natural to push out. The knife is also durable and easy to spot with the orange coating. Great overall product
by Wyatt
Versatile safety knife with a robust body
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have been using this knife for over 2 months now and I have felt it’s integral to my day to day work. It’s body is solid and has a great grip, the safety feature auto-retracts the blade making it practical leaving it on the counter top while working with kids around. I have used this knife to cut packaging, cardboard and balsa wood for my projects and the two notch settings inside allow for extending or retracting the blade height accordingly. The only thing I miss is a clip for storing it in the tool belt.
by jplay
No Blood!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This knife is handy beyond compare, usually I’m using a knife I’m bleeding from some place. Not with this, you simply extend the blade and while pulling on the knife the blade stays out as soon as there is no pressure (done cutting, slip off project or run past the end of the cut) the blade retracts in the blink of an eye, no contact with any skin. If you are one of those people that never accidentally cuts there self buy this just in case but if you nick yourself all the time buy this to stop the madness!
by Redds Builds
I like the auto-retract blade
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Received a Stanley Safety knife as part of their program for an honest review. Giving this high marks was easy. It is solid metal, has a place to store extra blades (the blades are the standard ones used with all cutters), and has a great safety mechanism. You opened the blade like any other, but hold it to cut, when/if you let it go it auto retracts. I am finding I really like this how this works. It is another great tool by Stanley.
by DonJ
Excellent safety utility blade
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This knife is great especially for home use with the safety feature ( I have small children). It could be a plus or a minus depending on your particular desire. The only way the knife stays engaged is by holding the mechanism up with your thumb. The knife has a great grip feel in your hand as well. Appears to be quite durable. Would recommend!
by AFISH57
Safety is the feature
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The blade automatically retracts when you don’t have the button pushed down. For some jobs, that’s not desired, but that’s why you use a different knife. The orange color lets you know that it’s different from your other knives. The rounded tip blades are an extra level of safety, you might even trust an older child to be able to use it with supervision. I haven’t searched the availability of the rounded tip blades, so I won’t speak to that. If you have a job, especially something like receiving, where you open a lot of boxes and plastic wrap, this knife will do the job, with the reduced chance you’ll cut yourself.
by Garrett
Safety First
Received a Stanley Safety knife as part of their program for an honest review. Giving this high marks was easy. It is solid metal, has a place to store extra blades (the blades are the standard ones used with all cutters), and has a great safety mechanism. You opened the blade like any other, but hold it to cut, when/if you let it go it auto retracts. I am finding I really like this how this works. It is another great tool by Stanley.
by DonJ
Love that this Utility Knife self retracts!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is a nice quality utility knife that would be great for using around the home or for when working around children because of its self retracting safety feature, however, I probably wouldn't use it on the job site. The rounded blade is great safety wise, but not ideal for someone who works with drywall on a daily basis. We used the knife over the weekend cutting vinyl around a french door we installed. Definitely a great addition to have in my home owners tool box!
by LindaC
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