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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Am I crazy, or are utility razor blades about dull anymore?

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May 16th, 2019 09:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've noticed this with the trapezoid Stanley blades, and the break off box cutter type.

They are not "razor" sharp anymore.

My pocket knives are way sharper than razor blades.

For what edge they have, they dull very quickly and are unusable.



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May 16th, 2019 09:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Haven't noticed that.

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May 17th, 2019 01:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hum. Maybe we'll see what others think.

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May 17th, 2019 03:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

I haven’t bought razor blades recently but on a slightly related note; yesterday I purchased a stanley brand car battery charger and the first time I pressed the “charge” button, the solder board beneath the button broke in half rendering the device useless. Literally the worst piece of equipment I’ve ever used.

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May 17th, 2019 05:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

I havent noticed that myself. I usually use a Kobalt or similar knife that uses the insertable razor blade for box cutting or heavier jobs . My pocket knife does most of the ither stuff. I also know Gerber makes some good inexpensive knives that might work for you.

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May 17th, 2019 07:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve noticed they certainly do get dull faster! Drives me nuts to keep putting in a new blade.

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May 17th, 2019 07:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

You are not crazy; the original steel was US-made with high carbon content. Harder and more durable.

The problem is due to crap-quality Chinese steel, made from recycled metals with who-knows-what in them. Probably stale donuts and old underwear.



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May 17th, 2019 07:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

I still manage to cut myself with them. I buy them in the 100 pack dispenser and keep it screwed to the wall in the shop. I just flip it or change it when it gets dull.

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May 17th, 2019 03:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the feedback.

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May 17th, 2019 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

A quick search produced the blades made in the USA. But thanks for the heads up, I’ll just resharpen the old ones.

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May 17th, 2019 04:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Utility knives were inwented to make repeated cuts in materials that damage mo'spensive blades.

Cardboard is especially damaging to a razor-sharp blade because the recycling process throws in all kinds of abrasive non-cellulose material into the cardboard, such as glass fiber (from strapping tape), silica, and metal powders.

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May 17th, 2019 05:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

Speaking of Chinese crap steel, I really hate Chinese Phillips head screws.

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May 19th, 2019 08:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Utility blades were never that sharp compared to the blades I used for carpet work, but the carpet blades dulled much faster.

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May 19th, 2019 09:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

inwented?


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