Safety Knives

Safety knives are used daily, whether at home or in the workplace. There are many different types of safety cutter knives and we know them by many different names, such as safety knives, safety cutters, box cutters, utility knives, and many more. They are used widely across many industries, including retail, food industry, construction, medical, rescue teams, and general operations, to name a few. These safety knives are used as a cutting tool, with the users' safety at work of paramount importance, and as such, the most suitable safety knife should be used for the task being undertaken.


Which type of Safety Knife should I use?


Many different types of safety knife are available with different types and lengths of the blade. The safety knife handle is usually made from a type of plastic, aluminium or stainless steel and the knife blade is usually carbon steel, stainless steel or tool steel.


A utility knife or utility blade is a knife that is used for utility or general purpose and these tools include both folding and retractable knife blades, used across multiple industries and workplaces. A self-retracting knife has a spring-loaded slider that automatically retracts when released.


A folding knife or pocket knife has one or more blades that fold into the handle of the knife to keep the user safe. Snap off blades ensure the cutting of materials is easy and precise and the blade can be refreshed when needed. Hook blades are great for trimming materials such as roofing felt, carpets and sheeting materials.


The blade should be changed when the user feels the cutting could be made easier by a sharper blade. Quick and easy blade change functions are available on certain safety knives. Disposable safety cutter knives are ideal when a box cutter is needed that is safe and that can that be thrown away when finished with. Spare blades for safety knives are also available at RS Components.


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Description Price Knife Type Blade Type Retractable Length of Blade Required Height Safe Number of Blade Segments Number of Blades Supplied
RS Stock No. 546-742
BrandRS PRO
£7.70
Each
Units
Heavy Duty Straight Yes - - - 5
RS Stock No. 615-9164
BrandRS PRO
£11.66
Each
Units
Automatic Straight Yes - - - 1
RS Stock No. 789-4596
BrandRS PRO
£11.89
Each
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Lock Back Straight Yes - - 1 -
RS Stock No. 789-4607
BrandRS PRO
£5.92
Each
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Heavy Duty Straight Yes - - 1 -
RS Stock No. 541-6630
BrandRS PRO
£10.69
Each
Units
Strap Cutting Straight No - - - 1
RS Stock No. 613-448
BrandRS PRO
£4.18
Each
Units
Heavy Duty Straight Yes - - - 5
RS Stock No. 911-1165
BrandRS PRO
£39.99
Each
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Insulation Straight No 90.0mm - - -
RS Stock No. 789-4590
BrandRS PRO
£2.29
Each
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Heavy Duty Snap-off Yes 9.0mm - 12 -
RS Stock No. 789-4600
BrandRS PRO
£3.00
Each
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Heavy Duty Snap-off Yes 18.0mm - 7 -
RS Stock No. 541-6618
BrandRS PRO
£13.11
Each
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Utility Straight Yes - - - 1
RS Stock No. 789-4619
BrandRS PRO
£12.30
Each
Units
Heavy Duty Straight Yes - - 1 -
RS Stock No. 194-4701
BrandRS PRO
£1.96
Each
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Light Duty Snap-off Yes 105.0mm - 12 1
RS Stock No. 192-3667
BrandRS PRO
£3.77
Each
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Utility Snap-off Yes - - 1 -
RS Stock No. 176-3425
BrandRS PRO
£7.13
Each
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Utility Straight Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 203-5143
Mfr. Part No.2-10-099
BrandStanley
£7.89
Each
Units
Utility Straight Yes - - - 3
RS Stock No. 125-2034
Mfr. Part No.STHT0-10293
BrandStanley
£14.47
Each
Units
- - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 776-9719
Mfr. Part No.FMHT0-10827
BrandStanley
£14.72
Each
Units
Folding Pocket Straight Yes 170.0mm - - -
RS Stock No. 232-2065
Mfr. Part No.0-10-189
BrandStanley
£9.40
Each
Units
Utility Straight Yes - - - 1
RS Stock No. 232-1977
Mfr. Part No.0-10-598
BrandStanley
£9.50
Each
Units
Folding Pocket Straight Yes - - - 2
RS Stock No. 776-9715
Mfr. Part No.0-10-825
BrandStanley
£15.77
Each
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Folding; Utility Straight Yes 140.0mm - - -
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