How To Put A Utility Knife Back Together?

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So I’ve got my utility knife with me. This is merely a common utility knife. This is comparable to a $5 utility knife. You can get more expensive utility knives, but unless you’re a contractor or one of those guys that uses it on a daily basis, this one will suffice. This is a pretty basic device.

Now I’ll teach you how to correctly change the blade. You’ll need a number two Phillips screwdriver, and we’ll go out of my case now. OK, and now I’ll simply loosen this Phillips screw right here.

I’m going to remove that. After removing the screw, just snap the top off. This whole mechanism comes out of the utility knife like a casing, and then they give you a little packet of extra blades in the rear, usually in the back of the utility knife itself. They offer you four additional ones in this case.

So you take the blade out, as well as the mechanism into which it snaps. As a result, there are now two holes. There’s only one slot you can get it into, okay, so two spaces they see, but you can only get it into one of them, and that’s the only way it’ll fit. It should fit snugly in there; you shouldn’t get a messy, moving blade; it should simply fit neatly as I’m demonstrating.

Once you’ve got that, you can just slide this in and out, but the trick is to push this down so it can glide back and forth. When you put the top on, you’ll notice that a lot of folks have this issue. If they don’t put it in correctly, it won’t adjust for you, and then you just snap it in like a hinge.

Make sure you have rotation before you put the screw in, and that it is sliding back and forth for you while you screw it in. Replace the screw, snug it up, don’t overtighten it; I merely tightened it. I simply tightened it till it came to a halt.

It was, as you can see, completely free. Many times, people overtighten this, putting all of their muscle into it, and while this does not happen in this case, it does not function well in some utility knives.

The box cutter, often known as a utility knife, is a useful item that can be found in practically every warehouse. These knives, which have a thin blade, may easily cut cardboard boxes open and remove packaging tape and other wrappings required in freight transport. Box cutters are frequently built of extremely durable plastic or metal due to the abuse they receive.

Many warehouse workers consider utility knives to be disposable. When the blades wear out, warehouse employees usually start hunting for a replacement. Fortunately, your organization won’t have to spend money on new box cutters every week. Simply replacing the blade is an easy solution. What’s even better? Extras are usually included!

Opening The Utility Knife

When replacing a box cutter blade, the first step is to figure out how it opens. In our case, we only need to remove one screw from the side using a Phillips head screwdriver. After removing the screw, just pop the top off, causing the knife to split in half.

Identifying Components

Our multipurpose knife is made up of simply five components. The handle, the screw, the blade, the blade housing, and the replacement blade pack are all included. We may now remove the blade housing and blade from the knife once the blade has been opened.

Make sure you pay attention to how the knife sits in the housing when you get to this phase. After noting this, you can take the knife out of the housing and carefully dispose of it.

Replacing Blades

Replacement blades are usually packaged in a small package. They usually come in groups of three to five. So that you don’t injure yourself, carefully remove these blades from the knife handle. After that, unwrap the blades and take one out of the packaging. Replace the other blades in the handle after you’ve replaced the new one.

Place the new blade in the housing in the same manner that the old one was removed. This knife’s blades have a two-notch mechanism that must be properly reinstalled in the housing. This gives the blade a solid hard grip.

Putting The Box Cutter Back Together

We’ll want to start reassembling the box cutter at this time. Replace the blade and housing in the handle, make sure the extra blades are correctly installed, and then replace the top of the handle on the bottom. Then replace the screw and your utility knife will be as good as new.

*When tightening the screw back into place, be careful not to overtighten it. If you overtighten the screw, the handle will compress and the blades will stop moving in the handle. To avoid this, tighten the box cutter and then test it by opening and shutting it a few times to ensure it has a comfortable resistance to opening and closing.

What is the procedure for changing the blade on my utility knife?

One of our clients couldn’t figure out how to replace the blade. They weren’t sure if they should press it, pull it, or do anything with it because there’s a small tab here with an unlock padlock. The sole objective of this video is to demonstrate how to replace the blade.

I’m wearing one of our cut 5 safety gloves for extra protection, which means the blade won’t cut through my palm if it slips. You basically push up on the small tab on the top of the blade (you can see my thumb there) and the blade pops out.

You would re-insert it into the knife’s end if I were reversing the blade to use the other end.

Make sure the lever is secure by pressing it up with your thumb. A sharp knife is preferable to a dull one!

In a Hart utility knife, how do you put the blade in?

To remove the blade from the knife, press and hold the blue button near the tip of the knife. To access the fresh blade, squeeze near the HART logo to reveal the storage compartment and raise. While inserting a new blade, press and hold the blue button near the tip once more.

Is it true that utility blades are universal?

Although you now have a better understanding of the best utility knife blades, you may still have some questions. The following is a list of the most often asked questions about these blades, so make sure to look through it for an answer.

Q. What are utility blades used for?

“Variability” is the keyword. Utility blades are used for a variety of tasks, including slicing cardboard, opening packages, scoring walls, removing caulk, cutting carpets, sharpening pencils, marking wood, and stripping wires.

Q. Are utility knife blades universal?

The majority of utility knife blades are universal. Certain shapes, such as a hook-style blade, may not appear to be the same, yet they nevertheless fit conventional utility knives. However, keep in mind that some snap-off utility knives will not accept a regular blade.

Q. How can I change utility knife blades?

Changing the blade on a utility knife is determined by the knife. A single screw runs through the centre of the body of several utility knives. It can be unscrewed to gain access to the blade and swapped out. Other utility knives use a quick-change mechanism in the retraction button to release the blade. Simply press it down to release the blade from the knife’s front.

Q. How can I dispose of utility knife blades?

Cutting a slit in an empty disposable water bottle and dropping it in is the most frequent, old-school technique to dispose of a utility knife blade. These bottles can readily retain a large number of blades before they need to be discarded.