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In this article we review, what we believe to be the best utility knife currently available on the UK marketplace. There are a few good choices, and if you are not sure exactly which one to pick, this article will help you out.
People always ask us what is the best utility knife? As you can see below, its the Stanley model that comes out number one for value though the Bessy model is by far the best quality and would be my personal choice.
We have investigated and researched these in quite a bit of depth, and hopefully that will save you the trouble. Based on the information, that we have been able to gather, a large proportion of homes in the UK, have at least 2-3 of these.
When you then think of the number of businesses in the UK, I am sure there are a few million more. They are of course a very useful tool to have, and are used for a whole range of tasks.
Those include cutting up cardboard, cutting string, opening those annoying plastic packages, and are used often in the home, garden or office. Every tradesman I know, will have a few of these rattling about in their tool kits.
Let's have a closer look though, and see which one is actually the best.
Generally speaking utility knives anywhere from £3-20, depending on which brand you decide to go for. You can also buy these in small kits as well. The kits may come with a pouch, hanging loop and spare blades so you will pay a bit more for those.
Top 5 Utility Knives
Just below you will find a table, where we have placed our choices of knives in order. The order we have used is simply the order of what we believe will be good choices for most buyers.
The ratings are ours, and we update these on a regular weekly basis.
If you click on the product name, you will be taken to Amazon UK, where you can read other buyer reviews. In this table we have included our ranking, the product name, an average UK price, our rating and our grade. The Rating is out of 100%
Stanley SM9 Snap Off Knife
Bessey Manufacturer Displays Knife
Klein Tools 44131 Folding Utility Knife
Bosch Professional Universal Folding Knife
Draper 24383 Folding Trimming Knife
These are our top 5 picks. We have based these on what we believe to be the best value for money. At the end of the day, the one you pick will come down to your available budget, and how much use it is going to get.
Utility Knife Summary Reviews
Underneath, we have completed short and concise reviews, on these top 5 products. That way you can see at a glance, which one is the best choice for you.
So there you have our round up of some of the best utility knives on the UK market.
One of the most important things with anything with a sharp blade involved is of course to stay safe. It is vitally important to keep these away from smaller children, as they could do untold damage with one of these in their hands.
Make sure it is in a tool box, or locked away in a cabinet or drawer. When carrying out your work, it is very easy to get carried away on the task, and forget that it is sitting around.
Most of the knives on our list are designed with that safety in mind. They will fold away or retract to keep the blade hidden and locked.
If you have not made your mind up then we would recommend our number one rated knife available at Amazon UK Stanley Sm9 Snap Off Blade Knife.
This model sells under £4 on most online stores.
Sharpening a Utility Knife
It is honestly not worth the bother trying to sharpen blades. You can normally buy replacement blades for these in any DIY store or online. We would recommend getting a few packets when they are available, and keeping the somewhere safe.
Don't leave them anywhere here is moisture as they will rust at the blade edge, and then they become useless. I usually have mine tucked into my Tool Belt and it's ready to go when I need it on a job.