Innovation is the name of the game in today’s culture, and that includes everything from cars to electronics to box cutters and utility knives. Box cutters? Utility knives? Yes, you heard me correctly. These handy utility tools have come a long way in recent years, and if you don’t have an updated version, you may want to make the switch. Why? Because not only are the new box cutters handier and able to do more jobs, but they’ll also help keep you safer.
So, if you’re still using a box cutter utility knife from the stone ages, here are 3 reasons why you should update your equipment now.
It’s easy to forget to retract your blade and lock it into place—especially after a long tiring project. But many of the new box cutters, such as the Cutter Master Maxx feature a stainless steel rachet auto-lock slider. This handy box cutter automatically locks your blade into place and keeps it that way until the next time you use the knife. This one feature alone will help prevent countless injuries across the nation because many people mindlessly reach for a blade only to discover that it wasn’t locked, which almost always results in an injury.
Snap Off Blades
Ask any safety expert, and they’ll tell you that many of the box cutter related injuries today happen when people attempt to change out the blades in their tool. But innovation has solved that problem and many of today’s superior box cutters feature snap off blades. These blades are scored at just the right places to enable users to simply snap off an old worn blade and reset the blade to the next sharp section.
Some cheaper versions of box cutters use slim handles that make it easy for users to lose their grip and cut themselves. But today’s models feature ergonomic handles that are wider and help them keep a sure grip. When you have a firm grasp on a utility knife while using it to cut, you’ll reduce your chances of cutting yourself in the process.
These are just three of the new and innovative changes that have come to box cutters in the past few years. Remember, a box cutter is a serious tool, and you can reduce your chances of injury by using the most updated models you can find.
Why not look into one of the newer models like the Cutter Master Maxx featured in the photo above? Believe me, once you use a newer version box cutter, you will never want to use an outdated model again.