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Question about utility knives / box cutters

CoolSphynx

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this is an embarrassing question b/c i didn't find a "how to" answer online, so it must be intuitive to people... how do you snap off the dull segment in a knife like this? when it does come off, is the piece likely going to go flying? (i'll make sure the kitties are in a different room) :Sweat:



thanks!!!
 

PitRottMommy

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this is an embarrassing question b/c i didn't find a "how to" answer online, so it must be intuitive to people... how do you snap off the dull segment in a knife like this? when it does come off, is the piece likely going to go flying? (i'll make sure the kitties are in a different room) :Sweat:



thanks!!!
I've always used a pair of pliers. Scroll up just enough that the piece you want to come off is fully exposed. Then, bend with pliers and be cautious about your hands and eyes.

After said piece is removed, just scroll up and you should have a brand new blade ready for use!
 

havingalook

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Not an expert but could you hold the end of it in a dishcloth or something?

My husband says hold the blade in a pair of pliers and snap it off that way.


ETA; Pitrottmommy does it the same way as my husband..
 

Brooke

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this is an embarrassing question b/c i didn't find a "how to" answer online, so it must be intuitive to people... how do you snap off the dull segment in a knife like this? when it does come off, is the piece likely going to go flying? (i'll make sure the kitties are in a different room) :Sweat:



thanks!!!
I use a pair of pliers to grab the section I want to break off, usually aiming it over a trash can, and then I turn my head and close my eyes and snap it off!
 

PitRottMommy

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Sounds like we're all in agreement: Removed kittehs from room and use some pliers!
 

CoolSphynx

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I've always used a pair of pliers. Scroll up just enough that the piece you want to come off is fully exposed. Then, bend with pliers and be cautious about your hands and eyes.

After said piece is removed, just scroll up and you should have a brand new blade ready for use!
AWESOME!
I can handle that level of skill. :Laugh:
Thanks!

BTW, I got my first "big girl" power tools today = a drill and a handsaw. Look out world, here I come!...um, so ya better put on safety gear and/or stay farrrrr away :LOL:
 
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