Safety Knives

Safety knives are used daily, whether at home or in the workplace. There are many different types of safety cutter knives and we know them by many different names, such as safety knives, safety cutters, box cutters, utility knives, and many more. They are used widely across many industries, including retail, food industry, construction, medical, rescue teams, and general operations, to name a few. These safety knives are used as a cutting tool, with the users' safety at work of paramount importance, and as such, the most suitable safety knife should be used for the task being undertaken.


Which type of Safety Knife should I use?


Many different types of safety knife are available with different types and lengths of the blade. The safety knife handle is usually made from a type of plastic, aluminium or stainless steel and the knife blade is usually carbon steel, stainless steel or tool steel.


A utility knife or utility blade is a knife that is used for utility or general purpose and these tools include both folding and retractable knife blades, used across multiple industries and workplaces. A self-retracting knife has a spring-loaded slider that automatically retracts when released.


A folding knife or pocket knife has one or more blades that fold into the handle of the knife to keep the user safe. Snap off blades ensure the cutting of materials is easy and precise and the blade can be refreshed when needed. Hook blades are great for trimming materials such as roofing felt, carpets and sheeting materials.


The blade should be changed when the user feels the cutting could be made easier by a sharper blade. Quick and easy blade change functions are available on certain safety knives. Disposable safety cutter knives are ideal when a box cutter is needed that is safe and that can that be thrown away when finished with. Spare blades for safety knives are also available at RS Components.


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Description Price Knife Type Blade Type Retractable Length of Blade Required For Use With Height Safe Number of Blade Segments Number of Blades Supplied
RS Stock No. 813-4338
Mfr. Part No.0-10-243
BrandStanley
MYR73.64
Each
units
Utility Straight Yes - - - - -
RS Stock No. 910-3265
Mfr. Part No.640180SLS
BrandFacom
MYR226.00
Each
units
Utility Curved Yes 35.0mm - Yes - 2
RS Stock No. 172-372
Mfr. Part No.844.S9PB
BrandFacom
MYR47.06
Each
units
Utility Snap-off Yes 9.0mm - - 12 2
RS Stock No. 910-3252
Mfr. Part No.844.DSLS
BrandFacom
MYR175.68
Each
units
Automatic Straight Yes 44.0mm - Yes - 3
RS Stock No. 132-0968
Mfr. Part No.T0955
BrandCK
MYR98.96
Each
units
Folding; Utility Straight Yes - - - 1 2
RS Stock No. 776-9715
Mfr. Part No.0-10-825
BrandStanley
MYR78.20
Each
units
Folding; Utility Straight Yes 140.0mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 653-3578
Mfr. Part No.5-10-820
BrandStanley
MYR105.99
Each
units
Heavy Duty Snap-off Yes 140.0mm - - 7 4
RS Stock No. 665-8321
Mfr. Part No.0-10-095
BrandStanley
MYR36.49
Each
units
Interlock Snap-off Yes 9.0mm - - - 1
RS Stock No. 910-7245
Mfr. Part No.T0951
BrandCK
MYR14.31
Each
units
Utility Snap-off Yes 9.0mm - - 12 1
RS Stock No. 125-3801
Mfr. Part No.DBKWH-EU
BrandBessey
MYR87.18
Each
units
Folding; Utility Straight Yes 28.0mm - - 1 1
RS Stock No. 132-5286
Mfr. Part No.T0969
BrandCK
MYR45.11
Each
units
Utility Straight Yes - - - 1 1
RS Stock No. 236-1076
Mfr. Part No.844.R
BrandFacom
MYR125.79
Each
units
Utility Straight Yes - - - - 5
RS Stock No. 125-3800
Mfr. Part No.DBKPH-SET
BrandBessey
MYR154.56
Each
units
Fixed - No - - - - -
RS Stock No. 665-8324
Mfr. Part No.0-10-475
BrandStanley
MYR76.91
Each
units
Light Duty Snap-off Yes 9.0mm - - 13 -
RS Stock No. 879-3050
Mfr. Part No.10508104
BrandIrwin
MYR91.12
Each
units
Utility Straight Yes - - - - 5
RS Stock No. 784-5958
Mfr. Part No.844.SE18
BrandFacom
MYR57.71
Each
units
Utility Snap-off Yes 18.0mm - - 1 3
RS Stock No. 794-7694
Mfr. Part No.845.1
BrandFacom
MYR111.95
Each
units
Utility Straight No - - - 1 10
RS Stock No. 910-7236
Mfr. Part No.T0954
BrandCK
MYR57.50
Each
units
Folding; Utility Straight Yes 6.0mm - - 1 1
RS Stock No. 177-1379
Mfr. Part No.FMHT10361-0
MYR48.983
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Strap Cutting Straight No - - - - 1
RS Stock No. 125-2034
Mfr. Part No.STHT0-10293
BrandStanley
MYR96.52
Each
units
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