I recently received a number of Olfa utility knives that are definitely not your average slit knives. I will be presenting three of them in the next few weeks, and three more will come in a few weeks.
Olfa blades are more expensive than some of the others, but they are excellent in terms of durability and reliability. They are used in various brands such as Fiskars, O Alfa and TrueCut and all cost less than official blades from these companies. I am willing to pay a little more for a folding knife than for a standard blade of one of these brands, or even for a full-blown blade.
I have several, including many old-school steel knives with double-sided, interchangeable blades, and I have used OLFA’s Snap Blade knives and swear by them. My do is on my workbench – all the utility knives I use for many things unless the blade absolutely needs to be replaced. The kind of cuts and applications I usually make, I can’t always tell if a fresh blade is needed, but some materials definitely require frequent knife changes.
Sometimes it can be a little frustrating to eat a blade and have to change it, but sometimes it’s just a matter of time and no big deal.
Frustratingly, the tip of the standard blade is damaged and dull, which is hard, but the rest of the side is still good. The two main problems I mentioned above are that it is difficult to break the blade when using a trapezoidal blade and that you have to use a “snap-off blade.”
You can buy a disposable can and tear it right out of the can, or you can use pliers to crack the blade.
Just use the built-in slot – in order to get a fresh blade, just press the yellow tab and slide it back into the knife. Now carefully remove the old blade from the pin, put the new blade on the pins, push the blade through the handle again and place it on a pin. Place your thumb on each slider and press it down to push it back on the edge. Slide the tab back in, watch your fingers and resume cutting, then slide your new knives into the cutting machine and out again.
If one side is blunt, you can turn the blade around and still have use without littering it – however, we bet you will spend more money to replace your OLFA knife. Remember: Take part in our everyday testing project, where the OL FAFA snap knife, paid for by our sponsorship agreement, is integrated into the project and the tests.
Olfa offers a wide range of blades and knives, including a wide range of Fiskars cutters, as well as a range of other brands. This means that when you use a mat on the mat, the cuts reassemble and you can still get a clean cut without having to go to the same place twice. The OLFA offers an easy-to-use, easy-to-handle, easy-to-handle cutting knife with some wobble space. It may prevent the blade from turning as smoothly as other blades do, but it fits the Fiskars Olf cutter a bit better than other cutting knives.
We have given you the OLFA research, which will tell you a little more about the design of the Olf blade and its performance, as well as some tips and tricks for use.
One disadvantage of the blade is that you only use it twice before you have to throw it away. While a utility knife is expected to last long without being worn out, the reality is that it will eventually take its toll.
When it’s time for a fresh blade, it may be time to find a screwdriver, but scissors somehow bring something to an end. With a utility knife, you need a sharp blade with a lot of pressure, and the old standard works pretty well. For foam insulation, as in the example above, we want a sharper blade that cuts cleanly and does not tear the material, while a blunt blade can tear through the material faster than it can cut it.
To change the blade on an NA-1 cutter, hold the cutter with the handle turned away from you and press the blade drive. This allows you to change the knives and move in the opposite direction. In the XH – AL, simply use the thumb adjuster to pull back on the blade and pull it back again.
You may not always want or need a clean-cut, but when you do, a fresh blade can make things faster, easier and with better results. If you use a ruler, you want a precise cut, and if you walk slowly, you will ensure control of the blade and precise cuts. You may not always need or want the cleanest cut But if you walk slowly, it’s better for you.