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Old 10-17-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
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Just ordered mine.

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Old 10-17-2016, 10:20 PM   #2
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I saw this and was excited. X-Acto's tend to loosen in my experience. But $30 for just this handle is crazy. I'll pass.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:10 PM   #3
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I mean, it looks cool and all, but "5 piece design"? I think JC forgot to KISS...

I do like the screw on blade cover, but I'm skeptical about storing blades in the handle. If I dumped the blades out into my hand like I do with bits stored in the handle of my ratcheting screwdriver, I would probably have to carry around a roll of gauze bandages at the track or in my garage. That just seems like too much of a hassle compared to going to my toolbox and grabbing a new blade out of a 100 pack...
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:52 AM   #4
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I'd be interested in how fat the handle is. I like the idea of storing blades in the handle, but wouldn't want it to feel like I'm holding a bread stick. I don't care for the large X-Acto brand knives for this same reason.
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:02 PM   #5
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Got it last week this thing is NICE. Machining is excellent and I love the size. Bigger than a standard handle but not too big. Money well spent for me.
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Old 10-30-2016, 06:40 PM   #6
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:44 PM   #7
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Sounds nice.

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I saw this and was excited. X-Acto's tend to loosen in my experience.
x2, all X-Actos tend to loosen at the worst time ime, the best have been the type with tail mounted bladed tightening screw. Problem with these was the plastic body would bulge out and crack when the rear thumbscrew was tightened enough to properly hold the blade. I fixed this by cutting proper length of brass tubing to replace the plastic housing. Made my own washer to go between tail mounted thumbscrew and brass tube body, filed flats on four sides so knife won't roll off table when I set it down. Plastic press fit blade cap is really lame and tends to fall off in my toolbox, resulting in dull blade and bloody fingers sometimes.

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I mean, it looks cool and all, but "5 piece design"? I think JC forgot to KISS...

I do like the screw on blade cover, but I'm skeptical about storing blades in the handle. If I dumped the blades out into my hand like I do with bits stored in the handle of my ratcheting screwdriver, I would probably have to carry around a roll of gauze bandages at the track or in my garage. That just seems like too much of a hassle compared to going to my toolbox and grabbing a new blade out of a 100 pack...
Looks nice to me as long as handle is not too fat and blade is actually held tight even when putting extreme pressure on the blade while rolling and cutting.

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I'd be interested in how fat the handle is. I like the idea of storing blades in the handle, but wouldn't want it to feel like I'm holding a bread stick. I don't care for the large X-Acto brand knives for this same reason.
X2

EDIT: Looking at the parts again, I dont' see how this is much different than X-Acto original setup to hold the blade.
Should have designed in o-rings to keep the blade cap from unscrewing in your toolbox.

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Old 11-05-2016, 02:57 PM   #8
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I've never had a single problem with the same (VERY well used) fat exacto handle I've been using for about 5 years. Why fix what isn't broke?
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Old 11-05-2016, 05:42 PM   #9
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Word. I found a whole hobby-knife set (made in USA) in the good-ol' Hobby Lobby for $30 - With a wooden storage case, no less... It has 3 separate handles and several blades for cutting whatever your heart desires. For $30 and made in USA, I couldn't pass it up. I've trimmed several pieces of lexan for windows, and it seems to be of good quality.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:51 PM   #10
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I like the excel exacto knife that rpp sells.
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