Almost everyone owns a knife or two… or twelve. Whether it’s stored in your drawer, carried in your pocket, or tucked in your tool bag–it’s always nice to have one around. But which knife is the right one for you? Which works best for what applications? If you don’t know, Ohio Power Tool is here to help you! Let’s dive in to some of our favorites from Milwaukee’s extensive collection.
We’ll start off with one of their most affordable options–the Fastback Folding Knife ($15). This knife features a drop point, stainless steel blade, liner lock to secure the blade, and a button to release it. It also features a lanyard hole for tool tethering and a durable belt clip. They also have a compact version ($10) of this knife that is virtually the same, aside from not having a button release.
For a more advanced option, there’s the 5-in-1 Fastback Folding Knife ($25). This knife features a partially serrated, stainless steel tanto blade, liner lock for security, wire belt clip, and lanyard hole. In addition to those features, the blade also has a bottle opener and a screwdriver built into it. The screwdriver holds a reversible phillips/flathead bit and acts as a quarter inch nut driver as well.
Another great option is the Spring Assisted Fastback Folding Knife ($30). Like the name suggests, it’s “spring assisted” and features a flipper for easy opening, and it has a slide lock for security. In other words, it’s an upgraded Fastback. It also has a black partially serrated tanto blade. You can get either Fastback in Classic Milwaukee Red or Camo.
Last but not least in the “pocket knife” line is the Milwaukee Hardline Collection ($40+). These knives are made of D2 Steel for extreme wear resistance, so they will stay sharp through your toughest cuts. They also feature a flipper with a bearing system for easy opening and a steel frame lock for a strong secure hold. These knives get the job done and they feel great in your hand. You can get these in 2 inch, 3 inch, or 3.5 inch smooth drop point blade, or you can get the 3 inch in a partially serrated tanto blade. These knives are all black, with a sturdy steel belt clip, and are super slim for a good pocket fit.
There are a wide variety of Milwaukee Utility Knives you can choose from–Fastback, fixed blade, self retracting, side sliding, and folding. We’ll take a look below at some of the folding knives they offer.
First, the Compact Folding Fastback Utility Knife ($9). It features a familiar button release and a quick change for blades. If you like the feel of Fastback Utility but want a compact, easy to carry design, this is it. Pretty simple, affordable, and again…compact.
Now let’s take a step up with the Fastback Folding Utility Knife with Blade Storage ($15). This utility knife is a little bigger and features a metal body, so it’s somewhat heavier and thicker. This also means, however, that it is more durable and has room for blade storage for 5 extra blades. It also features a gut hook on the handle for wire stripping or cutting.
Finally for folding utility knives, we have the 6-in-1 Fastback Folding Utility Knife ($20). This knife has all of the features–quick change blades, a wire stripper, button release, bottle opener, lanyard hole, belt clip, blade storage, phillips/flathead bits, and a quarter inch nut driver. If that isn’t enough for your utility knife, we don’t know what is!
Milwaukee offers a wide array of knives for any use you can think of–these are only a few of their many great options. They also have snap off knives, tubing cutters, hawkbill knives and fixed blades. It’s easy to use multiple different types in your everyday life. For instance, the 3 inch Hardline for compact carrying and on-the-go needs, the Folding Utility Knife for jobs and around the house, and the Hardline 5 inch Fixed Blade when you need to take care of really tough cuts.
If you like what you’ve seen, check out Milwaukee’s full lineup or stop in to pick up a knife or three! Ohio Power Tool carries a plethora of different knives and sharpeners so that you’re sure to find the right tool for the job. If you have any questions or need help choosing which knife is right for you, the Ohio Power Tool team is here to help! Give us a call at 800-242-4424, email us at email@example.com, or leave a comment below for assistance. To be the first to know about new products and deals, subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media!