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ToughBuilt's utility knife flips into a scraper at the push of a button

ToughBuilt's utility knife fli...
ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife flips between functions with a press of a button
ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife flips between functions with a press of a button
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ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife features a paint can opener at the tail end
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ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife features a paint can opener at the tail end
ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife in scraper mode
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ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife in scraper mode
ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife flips between functions with a press of a button
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ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife flips between functions with a press of a button
ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife is priced at US$18
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ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife is priced at US$18
ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife in action as a cutting tool
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ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife in action as a cutting tool
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The tried and true form factor of a utility knife is one many will be familiar with, but toolmaker ToughBuilt has just introduced one with a very handy trick up its sleeve. The handtool carries a switchblade-like design but rather than concealing the sharp edge, a push of a button sees it flip 90 degrees to instantaneously turn into a scraper.

On the face of it, ToughBuilt's new Scraper Utility Knife appears much like a typical utility knife you'd pick up at your local hardware store. It's got a retractible steel blade that slides in and out of its rugged, six-inch (15-cm) handle, and it's got a simple changeover system for when that blade becomes blunt or snaps and needs replacing.

ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife in action as a cutting tool
ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife in action as a cutting tool

What it has that a typical utility knife does not, however, is a small button embedded in the sliding mechanism of the handle that changes the orientation of the blade so that it faces forward. This instantly turns the tool into a scraper for tackling stubborn adhesives, old paint or other undesirable bits and bobs.

ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife in scraper mode
ToughBuilt's Scraper Utility Knife in scraper mode

In addition, the tool features a paint can opener at the tail end of the handle, along with a carry loop should you fancy it as an everyday-carry-style item. Priced at US$18, the ToughBuilt comes with five spare blades and is available now. You can check out the short promo video below.

ToughBuilt Scraper Utility Knife Just Click It

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2 comments
2 comments
Bob Stuart
For me, the snap-off blades are much more useful, but I wish there was a holder to use their wasted butt ends as scrapers. It could just be a slot in the regular handle.
McDesign
I like it - got on Lowe's site just now; they want $90 delivery for two at $17.98 each. Huh.