BOS10788 BOS10788 https://content.oppictures.com/master_images/master_variants/variant_500/247449.JPG Curved Quick-Change Utility Knife, Stainless Steel Retractable Blade, 3 Blades Durable, 6-1/2" InstantChange Retractable Knife delivers ultimate precision for a variety of tough cutting tasks. Cast metal housing survives tough environments while the integrated bi-material panels provide a reliable secure grip. Curved handle molds to hands for a comfortable, controlled grip during heavy-duty cutting applications. Padded thumb rest allows added precision during cutting. For convenience and speed, the knife is designed with swing-out blade storage for convenient blade access and a quick-change blade mechanism. Three-position retractable blade slide allows you to set a desired length of stainless steel blade exposure for safe cutting. For added versatility, the integrated string cutter safely cuts string with the blade fully retracted. Oversized lanyard hole offers an extra level of security when working off ladders or to easily store on pegboard. Knife uses heavy-duty utility blades. Tools#Knives & Blades Stanley 78 Stock Available

Curved Quick-Change Utility Knife, Stainless Steel Retractable Blade, 3 Blades

    BOS10788

    Stanley
    2.7 out of Five Stars  (58 Reviews)  |  Write a Review


    78 Stock Available

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    • Swing-out blade storage and push-button blade changing
    • Curved, ergonomic handle and padded thumb rest for comfortable, precision cutting
    • Strong, durable construction with a cast metal core and bi-material soft panels
    • Large lanyard hole for hanging
    • Integrated string cutter when blade is fully retracted

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Description

Durable, 6-1/2" InstantChange Retractable Knife delivers ultimate precision for a variety of tough cutting tasks. Cast metal housing survives tough environments while the integrated bi-material panels provide a reliable secure grip. Curved handle molds to hands for a comfortable, controlled grip during heavy-duty cutting applications. Padded thumb rest allows added precision during cutting. For convenience and speed, the knife is designed with swing-out blade storage for convenient blade access and a quick-change blade mechanism. Three-position retractable blade slide allows you to set a desired length of stainless steel blade exposure for safe cutting. For added versatility, the integrated string cutter safely cuts string with the blade fully retracted. Oversized lanyard hole offers an extra level of security when working off ladders or to easily store on pegboard. Knife uses heavy-duty utility blades.

Product Details
Code BOS10788
Unit Individual Items
Blade Size 60 mm
Blade Type Retractable Blade
Brand Stanley
Retractable Yes
Type Utility Knife
Country of Origin United States
Features Retractable/Durable/Heavy Duty
Manufacturer Amax Inc
Material Cast Metal
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.amaxproducts.com
Post-consumer-waste% 0%
Packaged Quantity 1 Each
Recycled Content 0%
Recycled No
Product Name InstantChange Retractable Knife
Reviews
2.7 out of Five Stars  2.7 /5 |  58 Reviews 

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1 out of Five Stars

Michelle1812
July 31, 2019

Worst knife ever!

I have wasted too much time trying to insert the blade into the knife. Waste of money and time.

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1 out of Five Stars

Maurice
July 20, 2019

Fraudulent Sale based on reviews

I have used Stanley Tool for over 60 years. I was always sure I was buying quality. It is hard to believe you would allow this product to bear your name. I am contemplating posting this review on my blog. Please send me a replacement, a simple utility knife, I will be happy to send back this piece o junk.

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1 out of Five Stars

Ihavenone
April 28, 2019

Dangerous tool

Brand new replacement of another Stanley blade tool. Had a hard time removing the cardboard from the slide. Could not load a blade. Cut myself twice trying. It would not retract fully. Returning it...unsafe.

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5 out of Five Stars

Jesse4791
April 12, 2019

Great product

Great product has out preformed many different razor blades ive tried in the past only one ive been using now for over 2 years. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Markswoodwerks
April 11, 2019

Great Knife!

I have owned this knife for several years and have used it for drywall, insulation, cutting boxes open and many more things. I bought it when I was drywalling my garage and was suffering from a cheap knife. Blade changes and quick and easy. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Bwbdub
April 11, 2019

My go to

I this one lives in my tool belt. I have tried many other brands and this one wins. Love it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Crowman1978
April 11, 2019

Easy to use

I found that it was easy to use. Blade changes were easy and had a multi purpose usage. I would use it on sheetrock then use it on carpet (thin) by using the notch were the blade sits. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Vince94
April 10, 2019

Just what you need

I have used my stanley box cutter for years now. This thing is as tough as the job your tackling. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

yankee44
April 10, 2019

instantchange knife

I boiught this in Feb and have used it numerous times, I like the features and the easy grip on the handle. It is also very easy to change the blades [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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4 out of Five Stars

sharon51
April 10, 2019

easy to use

I bought this knife a few weeks ago and am very happy with how easy it is to use . Changing the blades is quick . Great helper [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Midcoastcarpentrymaine
April 9, 2019

Quality

I've had two of these knives for years. I've dropped them from roof and over all worked them hard. They have yet to let me down. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

wgafford55
April 9, 2019

GREAT TOOL TO OWN

THIS PRODUCTS HAS BEEN USED FOR MANY JOBS AND IT HAS NOT FAILED TO IMPRESS WITH IT'S RUGGEDNESS AND EASE OF USE. I HAVE MANY CUTTING TOOLS AND I ALWAYS LOOK FOR THIS PRODUCT TO COMPLETE MY WORK. WHATEVER I NEED TO, IT WORKS WITH OUT PROBLEM OR FAILURE [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Rog7han
April 9, 2019

The best of utility knives

I have owned a lot of utility knives over the last 50 years, and this one tops the list. It is steady in hand , makes a straight cut, and the blade change feature works well. I use it with the Stanley carbide blades for best service [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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4 out of Five Stars

T bone
April 9, 2019

Slim feature

I. Ought thus last year. It’s no as easy as I thought it would be to switch out blades. Less expensive one are easier. I do like the way it fits in my hand. More accurate cutting. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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1 out of Five Stars

GTR1
April 9, 2019

One star is too much

Yellow "instant" change button does not work. Did I destroy it trying to get the knife out of the packaging? After 30 minutes of unsuccessfully trying to get it to hold a blade I threw the knife out.

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2 out of Five Stars

Herman88
April 9, 2019

Plastic parts fail easily

I’ve broken this tool simply by tossing it into my tool bag. Bring back the all metal Stanley blade. I have no problem getting out a screwdriver to get out a new blade and install it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Dolly86
April 9, 2019

Awesome tool!

I just recently purchased this tool and I love it because it is so handy around my house from cutting cardboard and carpet. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Russell11
April 9, 2019

I’ve had this knife over ten years!

One of the first tools I ever purchased when I started out in the trades. This knife has been in my belt or bag everyday since. It’s simple and I have never had a single problem with it. I love it. I also feel like I should mention Stanley blades are the only blades I ever use they stay sharp longer and can cut through anything. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Kbeach
April 7, 2019

Great product

I’ve had this utitly knife for over a year, the grip design and easy blade change makes it the best knife for any job, sheer rock, electrical, you name it [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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1 out of Five Stars

Dan1
April 7, 2019

One problem?

My only Stanley tool that I have had trouble with. Brought it to cut leather and haven’t been able to change the blade since day one. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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4 out of Five Stars

Jude716
April 7, 2019

Easy to use

Bought this to use knife for a home DIY project using vinyl tiles. The grip was was a winner, use of knife was easy and the blade stayed locked in place unlike other brands. It’s a winner.u [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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4 out of Five Stars

BobbyB
April 7, 2019

Extra blade storage

I have a few of these and like how I always have a few spare blades inside it as needed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Doug2268
April 7, 2019

Great features

I bought this a year ago and still razor sharp and Love when I use it [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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2 out of Five Stars

Splash4200
April 6, 2019

Great knife

I bought this to use around the house as I always have several projects going in. I use a lot of utility knives, but this one was very hard to figure out the quick change blade. Not easy! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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2 out of Five Stars

JWR1
April 6, 2019

Solid, heavy construction - but...

Loading the blade takes a bit of effort - not what you want while inserting a new sharp blade! Once installed, it works great. Love the variable locks for setting the blade depth - the lowest setting is perfect for opening boxes and not cutting too deep. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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4 out of Five Stars

Postal10s
April 6, 2019

Easy to change blades

Had one for years,best knife I own.Would recommend this knife [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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4 out of Five Stars

warno
April 6, 2019

carry always

My Stanley knife goes everywhere with me; I find it useful for lots of tasks, and its very easy to change out the blades. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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1 out of Five Stars

Scottyk
April 6, 2019

Cant use on hard materials.

I tried to use multiples of this knife for a long time, sure it's nice to be able to change blades quick and easy, but, not at the cost of almost slicing yourself any time you cut hard materials with the blade fully extended due to the blade automatically releasing it self under pressure. The blade release mechanism needs a severe redesign for the sake of safety. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5 out of Five Stars

Anonymous
April 6, 2019

Best utility knife I ever bought

First utility knife I ever bought and have had another ones thru time but this one just so fast and easy to change blades and have extras. I get mad when I forget to bring to work and have to use the other one [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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4 out of Five Stars

Tlafond831
April 5, 2019

Quality Product

I use this knife all the time. It holds up well and is very sturdy. The quality is top of the line. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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1 out of Five Stars

Matt67
March 25, 2019

not a very freindly use knife

Just purchased this knife can not open it it,s useless. It said made in the USA with global materials? what is causing the problem the assembly or the materials.

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1 out of Five Stars

Rob9
February 14, 2019

I never got past removing the packaging

Worst knife ever, I can't get the cardboard packaging out of the slot where the blade should be inserted. Why put unextractable stuff in an inaccessible slot?

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1 out of Five Stars

MIKE4200
January 23, 2019

VERY DISAPPOINTED

CAN NOT GET THE BLADE TO LOCK IN FINALLY TOOK IT APART TO GET THE BLADE. THEN YOU CAN TAKE THE BLADE OUT BUT STILL WIULL NOT GO BACK IN HAD TO TAKE IT APART AGAIN I HAVE HAD DOZENS OF THE GOOD OLD STYLE YOU TOOK THE SCREW OUT TO CHANGE BLADES THEY WORK GREAT THIS MODEL IS NOT ON PAR WITH THE QUALITY I WAS USED TO FROM STANLEY TOOLS

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5 out of Five Stars

Syncro
December 31, 2018

Even with no Instructions, no problems

It came as part of a Stanley / Black+Decker "Project Kit" and there were no instructions for the knife. I pressed the black button at back of the top and the lower black part of the handle dropped down revealing the blade storage. Hint: Hold the sides at the silver part when you do this. I came here looking for instructions, found the reviews, and gathered that you: "1. Press down and slide holder (silver knob) forward. 2. Push yellow button. 3. insert blade." I did so, making sure the flat top of the blade went all the way in. At first I couldn't slide the adjuster back until I pressed the silver knob firmly, then slid my thumb off until it popped up. Now I could press the silver knob and slide it back to retract the blade.

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5 out of Five Stars

Monroe
December 30, 2018

Best utility knife available.

I have so many of these and they all work great. I fail to understand how someone would need instructions for this. Super simple to use. High quality product. I can't believe all of the one star reviewers can't figure out how to use it.

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1 out of Five Stars

Rich K
November 23, 2018

Good feel to it. Does’nt Work

Looked like a nice knife. Great sale price. I bought four of them. Took forever to get cardboard packaging out of knife. After an hour I gave up trying to get the blade installed. I have several 10-499’s that work well changing blades. This one is a looser. I will return them to ACE where I bought the. Stick with model 10-499.

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1 out of Five Stars

Jerry F
November 21, 2018

It REQUIRES Instructions

I too was one of those who got stung with this marvel of bad engineering. While it isn't as difficult to use as most reviewers say it is, this is only true once you know its secrets. One shouldn't have to go on line and watch a video to figure out how to use a utility knife. Whoever came up with this abomination should be ashamed of themselves. They took a simple device and made changing the blade so difficult and unnecessarily complicated that it is no longer useful.

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1 out of Five Stars

Lee01
November 10, 2018

Bad design

I tried for 15 minutes to insert blade into knife and gave up. The yellow button cant be pushed in so that blade will lock in place. Instructions poor. Throwing it out. A waste of money

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1 out of Five Stars

StanleyCrap
November 4, 2018

This Instant Change Knife is awful

Not sure what Stanley's definition of instant is, but it has been one hour since I tried to use this piece of junk. Could not even remove the cardboard that came with this piece of junk...you would not allow me to say the word(s) I really wanted to use.

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1 out of Five Stars

DIY Dan
November 4, 2018

Literally the worst tool I have ever bought!

On first glance this knife looks excellent; clever, comfortable, functional. In reality, the blade takes a PhD to change. The video here must use camera trickery or magic because I have given up trying to change a blade after 20 minutes. It's now been put in the scrap metal bin and I've ordered a competitor brand.

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1 out of Five Stars

ToddS
October 21, 2018

Horrible tool - never able to use

I bought this because it had a comfortable grip, but I agree with other reviewers that it is pretty much impossible to move the blade slider to the full front position. I messed with it for 15 minutes, then went online to watch the video (really, it requires a video to make a utility knife work?!?). Even then, I could never get it to open or extend a blade. Returned it to the store and bought a competing product.

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1 out of Five Stars

buzz
October 7, 2018

This must not have been customer tested

NOT user friendly. Instructions useless so I am taking it back.

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1 out of Five Stars

ERLYRISR
September 30, 2018

Stanley, U kidding me? Make it EZ to change blades

Couldn't figure out how to get first blade in, looked at reviews...returning, don't need the hassle...Stanley, it COULD HAVE been a great product, but I wouldn't have in my toolbox if you gave it to me!!!

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1 out of Five Stars

Johann
September 30, 2018

10-788 Stanley Knife

I have nothing but problems with this knife. Trying to remove but the insertion is really bad. Should have bought the cheaper HD one!!!

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1 out of Five Stars

automated retailing solut
August 29, 2018

push button blade release does not work

Stanley sent me 7 to replace 1 that did not work. ALL SEVEN DID NOT WORK!. 9 utility knives in total, failure rate 100%

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1 out of Five Stars

Motk
August 24, 2018

Not for the Average Person

Bought this knife to use at my part time job where I break down 150 - 170 cardboard boxes in a couple of hours. I need a knife to operate like a well oiled machine. I had one from one of your competitors but had to give it up because they don't make blades for it any longer. No one makes blades to fit it so had to try new knife. This model is the second I've tried. The first was not a Stanley. 1. The button on top of the knife, while depressed, does not slide easily to move the blade in and out of the casing for use. It keeps hanging up on the position notches as I try to slide the blade in or out. In my job, the blade must go in and out many times easily, without hanging up. 2. I have fairly strong hands for a woman, but when trying to insert a new blade, I had difficulty getting the small yellow button depressed deeply enough so the new blade could be inserted properly. I'm disappointed to take this knife back because it fits my hand. I thought a Stanley product would be better machined to fit together so the parts would work more smoothly together not jerk, tug and yank at my hand while trying to use it. This may seem like a small issue to you but my job is important to me. How your tool operates in my hand makes a lot of difference in how much time it takes me to do my job. A rough operatingId knife like this one can double the time it takes to do my job. I cannot afford that. Purchasing this knife was a mistake.

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1 out of Five Stars

kbshappy
August 16, 2018

Good luck figuring this thing out!

I have tried and tried the "simple" and "improved" directions on this knife but to no avail. Don't buy this!

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1 out of Five Stars

godrwings
August 7, 2018

Bad instructions

I know this is just a utility knife and should be easy to use, but the instructions are just a picture and only how to push knife forward to use. It doesn't tell you where the blades are located but once I figured that where the were hidden, it didn't tell me how to get them out of the storage area. When I finally got one out by watching the video on this site - and even then didn't show the knife I had but got the gist of it) I then tried to put it into the slot according to a few videos I watched (can't believe I had to watch more videos for something that should have been simple), even then I couldn't get the blade to seat into the slot. I would never recommend this knife - it's too much trouble to just get it to work the 1st time!

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1 out of Five Stars

Madison
July 14, 2018

The worst

Wish I read the reviews before buying! Single mom and can’t take it back tonight, when I need it the most! Wish I had bought literally anything else

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1 out of Five Stars

Frustrated
June 13, 2018

Horrible and frustratingId

I bought this thinking it would be sturdy and ergonomic. I can not get a blade to advance. I can hear the blades in the knife, but have no idea how to reach them. And once you use the blades, how do you put more in? I can not open it and instructions on the piece of cardboard with it amount to just a few words with no real explanations. So frustrated. Do not buy.

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