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us Offline Aloha

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Box cutter fans.
on: December 04, 2022, 10:03:49 PM
I got a Gerber EAB a little while ago but didn't do much with it.  I picked it up again and gave the blade a sharpen.  You can read here https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,90153.new.html#new.

As you also see in that post I used it today and goodness, why was I using my knives again?  I wont be going that route.  I will be carrying this at home or keeping it close by for all my box breaking down chores.  Right tool for the job!

Since I'll also be touching up the blades I don't suspect I'll be needing them often.  Late to the party but I've arrived.   

Anyone else use a dedicated box cutter?  The cutting down of this box was a simple chore my EAB was perfect for.   

Show them off if you do. 

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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 10:35:55 PM
Totally my favorite utility blade knife :salute: I have several but this is the one I keep going back to very regular box cutting and similar duties for work :tu: I do use a bit more substantial and more regular type utility blade knife if I am doing something more involved at work or that might be a little bit more dirty of a job at work though :cheers:

I bought my very first one in 2008 I think :think: maybe before that :dunno: :D

I sold it to another guy at work for $5 who was always borrowing it anyways  ::) :rofl: he actually still has and uses it :woohoo: that has been probably 9 years ago now :ahhh

I bought the one I use now back then before I sold that one to him :cheers: It has held up well and the other one is still going strong also :tu:

The only drawback to these is when you are changing blades it is a real possibility to lose the screw that holds them in :ahhh ask me how I know :facepalm: :rofl:

Gerber did me very well on this and sent me not 1 but 3 extras screws :woohoo: I don't own a lot of Gerber things but still more than some :D what I do own is great though :tu: I also have the EAB Lite version that has the cutouts in the handle and the blacked out version of the regular EAB :salute:


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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #2 on: December 19, 2022, 09:15:17 PM
I have a couple of Gil Tek RUKs, one brass and the other aluminum.  The RUK I carry daily gets more use than any other tool in my EDC.

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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #3 on: December 19, 2022, 09:21:22 PM
That looks like a nice one to have.   :tu:
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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #4 on: December 20, 2022, 04:55:15 AM
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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #5 on: December 21, 2022, 07:03:16 AM
It's my favorite as well.  I really like the black one.  I carry one at work almost every day.


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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #6 on: December 21, 2022, 04:18:22 PM
I have a few utility knives myself. It is my favourite cutting tool of all. I would post photos but I am away from my computer right now.
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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #7 on: December 21, 2022, 04:33:19 PM
 :popcorn:

I am such a fan.  Not sure why I was so slow to the party?  I've arrived which is what matters.   
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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #8 on: December 21, 2022, 05:03:10 PM
I’ve been eyeing the Milwaukee 6 in 1. I have the knife version 5 in 1 and it is actually very useful.

As an office guy it’s just really hard for me to justify the purchase. Maybe when I was working in a warehouse back in the day.

So I am forced to lurk this thread to live vicariously  :facepalm:


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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #9 on: December 21, 2022, 05:30:45 PM
Home use?  I'm sure there are things that tool could be useful for?  Could be a good gift idea for those who might want to get you something but don't know what? 

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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #10 on: December 21, 2022, 05:43:16 PM
Home use?  I'm sure there are things that tool could be useful for?  Could be a good gift idea for those who might want to get you something but don't know what?

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To cut boxes/parcels to recycle or to open clamshell packages and mail.

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Reply #11 on: December 22, 2022, 12:30:23 AM
Back home. Here are my 3 drawers full of utility knives (somewhat older photos). These are for the most part relatively cheap to buy, and there is so much variety in utility knives that it can take a while to home into your favourite type or model. I have the Gerbers in their drawers, and a few other models in other drawers as well...but here is the majority of the ones I currently have.

IMG_8902A by Chako, on Flickr

IMG_8901A by Chako, on Flickr

IMG_8900A by Chako, on Flickr
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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #12 on: December 22, 2022, 02:19:08 AM
Thanks for sharing the photos  :cheers:

I see that you having something else that I wished I had. In the first photo, you have a Craftsman utility knife/wire stripper. I have the very same tool, except it is called a Shark and was sold by Benchmark (also seen sold by a brand called Rapid). I didn't know about the Craftsman version until now.



If you are interested, the PROTOCOL Equipment K-027 Electrician’s Utility Knife with Integrated Wire Stripper is a similar product.



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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #13 on: December 22, 2022, 02:39:03 AM
I did not know about that one. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #14 on: December 22, 2022, 04:08:49 AM
Heck of a variety for sure.  Thanks for the pics.  I wasn't giving them enough interest but I'm glad I am.  I have two others that saw some use but not as much as they deserve. 
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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #15 on: December 22, 2022, 05:11:20 AM
+1

To cut boxes/parcels to recycle or to open clamshell packages and mail.

 :pok: :tu:

So true! If only I didn’t have several lying around already. Bought them after finding tape gunk on our kitchen knives from the wife. When she does use my knives she doesn’t know how to close it and gets nervous. So I find stabby stuff on my work bench.  So I learned to scatter cheapo box cutters around the house.

It’s all good, I tried teaching her but she hates folding knives. I can’t complain, I’m lucky to have her.


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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #16 on: December 22, 2022, 05:13:25 AM
Back home. Here are my 3 drawers full of utility knives (somewhat older photos). These are for the most part relatively cheap to buy, and there is so much variety in utility knives that it can take a while to home into your favourite type or model. I have the Gerbers in their drawers, and a few other models in other drawers as well...but here is the majority of the ones I currently have.

IMG_8902A by Chako, on Flickr

IMG_8901A by Chako, on Flickr

IMG_8900A by Chako, on Flickr

Now that’s a collection!


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Re: Box cutter fans.
Reply #17 on: December 22, 2022, 10:48:00 PM
 :hatsoff:
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