MRO Magazine

Utility Knife’s Tough Blade Won’t Break

Irwin Blue Blade bi-metal utility knife blades and knives feature blades that are unbreakable under ordinary working conditions and are claimed to stay sharp three times longer than conventional carbon steel blades and utility knives designed for...


November 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Irwin Blue Blade bi-metal utility knife blades and knives feature blades that are unbreakable under ordinary working conditions and are claimed to stay sharp three times longer than conventional carbon steel blades and utility knives designed for the professional tradesperson. The bi-metal material was developed by fusing a high-speed steel cutting edge with a spring steel backing. The durable cutting edge offers fewer blade changes, greater productivity and, ultimately, cost savings over traditional utility knife blades. The utility knife blades are available in packages of five, 20, 50 or 100 blades. Also offered is a blade dispenser that holds 50 to 100 blades and dispenses single or multiple blades. Five models are available. Each of the knives features a 19-degree cutting angle and inside storage for five blades. Options include ProTouch ergonomic grip or standard metal grip designs, and fixed or retractable blade positions. The ProTouch retractable knife design includes a quick-change feature that enables fast blade changes or blade reversal without opening the tool.

Irwin Industrial Tool