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  1. gazdkw82
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    Can anyone reccomend a good knife to have in my tool box. Iv searched for electricians knife but that brings up a lot of results. I'm aware some blades go blunt really quickly so wondered if there was a particular type that is longer lasting
     
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    Rpa07 1000 posts only 44653 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I use the knipex electricians knife and sharpen it with an oil stone every couple of weeks. I love it. The only recommendation is to keep the cap safe as once it's lost it's lost. I keep my lid on a string on my pouch and put it back on when the knife goes back. £11 odd at electrafix at the moment


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  3. Andy78
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    Check out the Hultafors GK heavy duty.

    I use them for work and camping. Cheap, sharp, bombproof.
     
  4. Richard Burns
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    I use a folding utility knife mostly, it has stanley knife blades so you just change them when they get blunt.
    I do like the hultafors electricians knife (ELK) but it does get blunt too quickly.
    However the choice of knife does depend on what you need to do with it.
    I do have a ceramic knife (not VDE rated) just in case I might be cutting into a live cable!
     
  5. Brightspark2
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    Knipex here too, good knife.

    I've lost the cap though :-(

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  6. gazdkw82
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    Rpa07 1000 posts only 44653 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Yes


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  8. sparkdog
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    Plastic bodied Stanley with slightly blunt blade.
     
  9. HandySparks
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  11. amlu
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    a good heavy duty folding or retractable knife with irvin bi-metal blades. they last for much much longer.
     
  12. spinlondon
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    I use a Victorinox Swiss Army knife.
     
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  13. gazdkw82
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  15. Rob
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    Yes, used to have one clipped to my belt for a number of years. I found myself having to sharpen it fairly often, still much prefer using a stanley knife for making off SWA.
     
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