Different Utility Knife Features to Look For

Posted by Safecutters on Apr 16th 2019

A utility knife is simply a utility knife, right? While utility knives generally serve the same purpose and can be used for a multitude of things, there are several different features that these knives can have that make them unique and better for different jobs or tasks.


When you are shopping for a new utility knife, you may want to keep an eye out for some of these features so that you can enjoy a knife that is perfect for its use. At Safecutters, we offer a ton of different knives that include different features. Some of these features may be beneficial for what you need in a utility knife while others may not be a necessary addition.

There are many features that we think you should be aware of, so that you can choose the right knife option with the best features for you. Read on to learn more about some of the best utility knife features!

Guarded Blades

Utility knives with guarded blades are a great option if safety is your main priority but you and your employees are constantly using these knives. Guarded blades allow for your utility knife to be ready to use when you need it. With many of the knives with this feature, you do not have to push out the blade or open the knife. The guarded blade is ready to use and helps keep you and your employees safe.

Spring Back Blades

The utility knives with the spring back blade feature a retractable blade. This is an excellent feature to look for in your utility knife, especially if you are constantly putting you knife in your pocket or carrying it around. You don’t want the blade to be out and creating an unsafe situation. With retractable blades, you and your employees can carry your knives around without worrying that they may cause a problem. When you need to use the blade, it is simple to use the trigger to open the blade and put it into use. The main purpose for this feature is safety, which should always be a priority, especially if you are constantly using knives in your job.

Tape Splitter

If you are always opening taped up boxes in your current job, a tape splitter feature will be extremely beneficial. Tape splitters make it super simple to cup tape on boxes without having to use an actual blade. This is a safer option that can come in handy for a variety of tasks. If you only need the tape splitter feature, you can find a variety of products from Safecutter that are perfect for you. However, we also offer multi-purpose utility knives that include a tape splitter. This gives you the option of cutting tape, shrink wrap, cardboard, and more, without the need to use the blade. When you do need the blade, you will have one handy! Utility knives with tape splitters can help keep you and your employees safe and allow you to get the job done easily.

These are only a few of the features that you can find when you shop for utility knives from Safecutters! Be sure to check out our categories and contact us with any questions you may have.