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DeWALT's Folding Retractable Utility Knife

New folding retractable utility knife’s quick change button makes for swift and simple blade changes.

DEWALT® announced today the launch of its Folding Retractable Utility Knife (DWHT10035) as part of its new line of industrial hand tools. The DWHT10035 is one of the first hybrid folding retractable utility knives on the market. It combines the space savings capability of a folding utility knife with the convenience and functionality of a traditional retractable utility knife.

“Today’s utility knives tend to be either folding or retractable, but with the launch of the DWHT10035, we are offering a solution that provides the best of both worlds,” said Sara Godding, global product manager, knives and blades. “Its unique hybrid design comes as a result of comprehensive field research and talking to users about their jobsite challenges. We spent numerous hours on jobsites observing the ways contractors use utility knives to come up with products that help them be more productive and profitable. These tools are an essential part of their daily work, so an all-in-one utility knife is a critical solution to their needs.”

DEWALT’s folding retractable knife features Rapid Load™ blade change for a quick blade change action, as well as on-board blade storage for up to three blades. A metal body provides durability while its ergonomic soft grip offers comfort to help reduce fatigue. Additionally, a built-in twine cutter allows for fast and easy twine or wire cutting when the blade is in the retracted position.

Complete with a limited lifetime warranty, the DEWALT knife will include three standard size utility blades. The DEWALT Folding Retractable Utility Knife will be sold at The Home Depot and independent distributors in June 2011. The knife is expected to retail for approximately $9.99.

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