OLFA vs. Other Utility Knives
What’s great about this OLFA utility knife? There’s a lot to like because it’s one of the toughest knives out there. The anti-slip rubber grip will help assure you that it won’t fly out of your hand.
OLFA’s Ratchet Lock
There’s a ratchet lock so you can pick your depth and not worry about the blade retreating.
OLFA’s Utility Knife Blade Snaps Off
The OLFA utility knife also features a snap-off blade so you can finish the job without have to take the time to insert a new blade.
How Much is the OLFA Utility Knife?
The knife is around $10 and a pack of replacement blades runs around $13.
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