Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901)

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  • Product Type: Folding Flip Open Fastback Knife
  • Knife Type: Utility
  • Handle Color Family: Red
  • Press-and-flip operation permitting one-handed opening. Tool-free blade change saving time and adding convenience. Durable all-metal body withstands jobsite abuse, gut hook allows quick cuts without opening the blade. Wire stripper cuts up to 10-gauge wire. Wire-form belt clip secures to your pants for quick access without damaging the fabric.


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4.2

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good design (11)
  • Good value (10)
  • Safe (10)
  • Cuts fast (9)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Gets stuck (3)

Best Uses

  • In the field (12)
  • In the workshop (8)
  • Home improvement (6)
  • Upgrade (5)
  • Replacement (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (20), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Knife but could be improved.

I use my knife in a warehouse, opening pallets wrapped in shrink wrap. I'm flipping open my knife about 100 times a night, and I have found that doing so has made the...Read complete review

I use my knife in a warehouse, opening pallets wrapped in shrink wrap. I'm flipping open my knife about 100 times a night, and I have found that doing so has made the screws come loose that hold the blade in, I even lost one. For me the wire stripper only gets caught on the shrink wrap, along with the extra little piece of metal that sticks out at the bottom of the blade holder. I would be happier with a smooth blade holder base. On the up side, I love the weight of the knife, and the all metal design. I don't have to worry about it breaking if I was to drop it. I have had this problem in the past with other knives.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Needs improvement

Award winning looks and style. Easy to operate with one hand for the most part. The problem I have is with the small "eyeglass" type screws that encase the blade. Ocassionally...Read complete review

Award winning looks and style. Easy to operate with one hand for the most part. The problem I have is with the small "eyeglass" type screws that encase the blade. Ocassionally the screws back out causing the blade to jam between the casing. Additionally, when the screws back out, it prevents the knife from swinging back to the fully closed position. This is one of the few Milwaukee tools that I would have a hard time recommending to anyone until there is an updated and better operating version.

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4.0

I like it

By Ccm

from toronto canada

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Strong
  • Versatile
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

    In Toronto the police said that was illegal because of switch blade action, is this true?

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Best Utility knife I''ve used to date

    By Mint

    from Hudson Valley, NY

    About Me Professional

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

          I search for quality & craftsmanship in almost all products I buy, rarely do I write reviews unless I feel a product truly deserves it. I'm a cabinet installer, I've tried most knives available and use them for altering and carving panels, shimms, stock, trim, moldings etc.. This knife fills the niche wonderfully, best precision and control I've seen, when I'm up on the step ladder setting my cabinets I can operate it w/ one hand unlike other knives. Also, I prefer this model over the Fastback2 because it's thinner, and I can wield it w/ more precision for those fine cuts.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great knife but release button faulty

          By scott

          from jackson, new jersey

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • Cuts Fast
          • Durable
          • Good Value
          • Safe
          • Smooth Cuts

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Field
            • In The Workshop

            Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

            i have had this knife for over a year now. with many times using it. i have found now that over the last 2 months the release button tends to get stuck alot. requires a bit of force to get it down. my knife is not rusty. still in great condition. this is the only flaw with this knife.
            was used in a warehouse. i like to use gold blades with it. they tend to last longer then traditional blades.

             
            5.0

            never owne da better knife,,,,Eva,,,

            By davycrocket

            from c Hiharleston sc

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Good Design
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In The Field

              Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

              Try it,you'll like it

               
              4.0

              Just what I was looking for...

              By rosiecheeks

              from vancouver bc

              About Me Professional

              Pros

              • Cuts Fast
              • Good Design
              • Good Value
              • Keeps Its Edge
              • Safe
              • Smooth Cuts

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Improvement
                • In The Field
                • In The Workshop
                • Replacement
                • Upgrade

                Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                My father in-law and his friend were dry walling the basement suite and were using a couple of sad looking utility knives. I pulled this little beauty out and started slicing up some boards. What a difference. I think they went out and each bought one after I left the next day.

                 
                5.0

                Great work knife

                By Lowe's box opener

                from Antioch, CA

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Good Design
                • Long Lasting
                • Safe
                • Strong
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Gets Stuck

                Best Uses

                • Home Improvement
                • In The Field
                • In The Workshop

                Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                I use this at work on a daily basis. I've enjoyed the ergonomic shape and easy changing of blades. I flip it open dozens of times a night at work and its been great. I think the blade change is the best feature. A lot of expensive DeWalt and Lenox knives are a pain to load a blade in, this knife takes about 3 seconds to do it safely and it locks in nicely.

                The only problem I've encountered is the lint from my pocket clogs the opening bearing. Even after oiling it still has to be opened by hand now. But it lasted over a year before that cloged. The knife is still excellent.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                I like it but . . .

                By AJ

                from Washington DC

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Good Design
                • Safe

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                    Two things I think should be changed:
                    Make the belt clip stronger. My first one didn't last a year before the thin wire hook snapped
                    Eliminate the gut hook. I never use it and it snags on the material when cutting with the blade out.
                    But overall I like it and keep it on my belt

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Knife but could be improved.

                    By Kris Underwood

                    from Gainesville Georgia

                    About Me Professional

                    Pros

                    • Cuts Fast
                    • Safe

                    Cons

                    • Gets Stuck
                    • Screws Come Loose

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Field

                    Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                    I use my knife in a warehouse, opening pallets wrapped in shrink wrap. I'm flipping open my knife about 100 times a night, and I have found that doing so has made the screws come loose that hold the blade in, I even lost one. For me the wire stripper only gets caught on the shrink wrap, along with the extra little piece of metal that sticks out at the bottom of the blade holder. I would be happier with a smooth blade holder base. On the up side, I love the weight of the knife, and the all metal design. I don't have to worry about it breaking if I was to drop it. I have had this problem in the past with other knives.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best utility knife I've owned

                    By Mike

                    from Albuquerque N.M

                    About Me Professional

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Design
                    • Good Value
                    • Safe

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Improvement
                      • In The Field
                      • In The Workshop
                      • Replacement
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                      Don't change a thing!I love this knife I own 3 so ill have one whenever I forget one ill always have my back up knife. Used with Lennox gold blades it makes it a 6 star knife!

                       
                      5.0

                      best utility knife. period.

                      By Joe the Cable Guy

                      from Nashville, TN

                      About Me Professional

                      Pros

                      • Cuts Fast
                      • Good Design
                      • Good Value
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Field

                        Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                        I have used many different folding utility knives and this is by far the best. I have had this one and used it every day, all day and have had no problems with it. Fits in hand very nicely, really is one hand open, built really well. Easy to change the blade and it's not a flimsy mechanism like others. I am rough on this thing every day and it never gives up. Get one!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Well Built Knife, one thing though..

                        By NWElectrician

                        from Oklahoma

                        About Me Professional

                        Pros

                        • Cuts Fast
                        • Durable
                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                            I've moved to folding knives to save room in my tool pouch, and this has been my favorite knife! However, one thing I would change is adding a guard to the blade release button. As an electrician, I commonly hold the knife in my right hand, thumbs up sign sideways, with the knife towards and above my thumb to strip down the side of large cables. But my index finger almost always releases the blade in the process, causing the blade to pop out while I'm stripping the cable. I love the quick opening ability of this knife, and feel while it's in use. Good knife, but would love a raised guard around that release button!

                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Needs Better Blade Retention Design

                            By Demo Man

                            from Chandler AZ

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Blade Slides Out
                              • Poor Design

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                Works great for about 2 months then the blade retention spring no longer holds blade in. Handle is a good design very comfortable to grip and hold

                                 
                                4.0

                                Fair Tool

                                By Sparque

                                from KS

                                About Me Professional

                                Pros

                                • Easy Blade Change
                                • Flick Blade
                                • Good Value

                                Cons

                                • Blade Tends To Come Out
                                • Needs Better Blade Grip
                                • Needs Gps
                                • String Cutter Is Useless

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                  Blade pops out under much stress, but all in all, a good tool.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Greatest knife ever!!!!

                                  By Me Myself and I

                                  from Pottstown, PA

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Pros

                                  • Cuts Fast
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Design
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Smooth Cuts

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • In The Field
                                    • In The Workshop
                                    • Upgrade

                                    Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                    I am a tile contracter and use it a lot for cleaning joints, opening bags of cement,etc...
                                    This thing just won't break down. if you buy it you won't regret it. I wish there were a sixth star!!!

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Best Utility Knife

                                    By Chris

                                    from Massachusetts

                                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Design
                                    • Good Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                        The best utility knife out there. Not much more to say. It swings open with one hand and it's solid yet light. One tradeoff is that it doesn't store blades but that's no big deal.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        GREAT TOOL

                                        By lindiasaso

                                        from DFW, TX

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Pros

                                        • Cuts Fast
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Design
                                        • Good Value
                                        • Keeps Its Edge
                                        • Safe
                                        • Smooth Cuts

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Improvement
                                          • In The Field
                                          • In The Workshop
                                          • Replacement
                                          • Upgrade

                                          Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                          ALMOST IN EVERYTHING I DO, FROM OPENING BOXES, PLASTIC BAG OF PRODUCTS, OPENING APLIANCES, FRIDGES, ALL KINDS OF THEM, TO OPEN AIR CONDITIONING UNITS OUT OF THE BOX, WHEN RETILING FLOORS, WHEN CUTTING SHEET ROCK, WHEN REATTACHING NET TO WINDOW AND DOOR SCREENS. IT WORKS PERFECT WHEN CUTTING EDGES, I EVEN USE IT TO ADJUST DOOR STRIKERS, SO FAR ALL THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH AFTER PURCHASING AND EXCHANGING THEIR KNIVES FOR A FEW TIMES HAVE DECIDED TO GET A MILWAUKEE. GREAT LOOK FOR A PRO.

                                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          not so impressed

                                          By Russ the Remodeler

                                          from Akron , OH

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • BLADE FALLS OUT
                                            • Poor Design
                                            • Poor Value

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Paper weight

                                            Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                            After a short time the blade retaining pin DOESN'T!! AND THE BLADE BEGINS TO SLIDE OUT WHILE TRYING TO CUT. I have tried to blow it out with air hose just in case it is dirty, nope just worn out. I am on my 3rd replacement in 1 year. That cant be profitable 4 Milwaukee.

                                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            2.0

                                            Needs improvement

                                            By Armand

                                            from Charlotte, NC

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Pros

                                            • Cuts Fast
                                            • Good Looking
                                            • Smooth Cuts
                                            • Versitale

                                            Cons

                                            • Gets Stuck
                                            • Poor Value

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home Improvement
                                            • In The Field

                                            Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                            Award winning looks and style. Easy to operate with one hand for the most part. The problem I have is with the small "eyeglass" type screws that encase the blade. Ocassionally the screws back out causing the blade to jam between the casing. Additionally, when the screws back out, it prevents the knife from swinging back to the fully closed position. This is one of the few Milwaukee tools that I would have a hard time recommending to anyone until there is an updated and better operating version.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great For Electricias

                                            By Volfan74

                                            from Cosby, Tennessee

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Pros

                                            • Cuts Fast
                                            • Good Design
                                            • Good Value
                                            • Indestructable
                                            • Keeps Its Edge
                                            • Long Lasting
                                            • Safe
                                            • Smooth Cuts

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home Improvement
                                              • In The Field
                                              • In The Workshop
                                              • Replacement
                                              • Upgrade

                                              Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                              I walked right into my local wholesaler and bought 3 of them, they all still keep going. Just need more blades, maybe Milwaukee could sell an item that will hold be a 100 milwaukee utility blade dispensor that is magnetic like the bit holder.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Really nice! but

                                              By Gene

                                              from Ranson, WV

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Pros

                                              • Good Design
                                              • Safe

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • In The Field
                                                • In The Workshop

                                                Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                                Love the knife! very handy to use, opens with one hand! I use it every day, but the one thing that really bothers me is that the main hinge screw has come out and of other people that I know that have this knife. and the rest of the screws come loose and then the knife wont close. But I like it so I have but some Loc Tight Blue on them and that has helped!! now the belt hanger is starting to break!! I guess that I need to get me another one!! I gave one to my brother in law for Christmas!

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Its awesome

                                                By Matty W

                                                from Morganville, NJ

                                                About Me Professional

                                                Pros

                                                • Works Effectively

                                                Cons

                                                • Nothing bad about it

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Opening packages

                                                Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                                works great one the best utility knives Ive ever owned.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Awesome sauce!

                                                By Skip

                                                from Virginia

                                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                Pros

                                                • Strong
                                                • Sturdy case
                                                • Works Effectively

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home Repair
                                                  • Large Projects
                                                  • Small Projects

                                                  Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                                  This knife is solid and simple. It feels great in the hand and is easy to open and close. The bright red helps with safety too. The open/close lock is a big plus. I really like knowing it won't open by mistake.
                                                  I use this knife at work where I am employeed by a major building supplier.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

                                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Knife

                                                  By hardwareman

                                                  from Greencastle, Indiana

                                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Handy
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Strong
                                                  • Sturdy case
                                                  • Versatile
                                                  • Works Effectively

                                                  Cons

                                                  • None

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Gifts
                                                  • Home Repair
                                                  • Large Projects
                                                  • Small Projects

                                                  Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                                  I work in a hardware store. This knife gets a real workout every day and keeps doing a great job opening boxes and pacages,cutting string, rope, small wire and stripping wire.You can't go wrong with this knife.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business

                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Love it!

                                                  By Paul

                                                  from Dallas, TX

                                                  About Me Professional

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy one hand opening
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Safer than other knives
                                                  • Versatile
                                                  • Works Effectively

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Takes practice

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C Milwaukee Red Folding Flip Open Fastback Utility Knife (48-22-1901):

                                                    Great knife for every day use at the job site, or around the house. I work in highway safety, and have always found a use for utility knives like this. I bought the Fastback, however, because of the easier, one hand opening, and the added safety feature of the knife locking in the CLOSED position as well. One hand opening comes in handy at my job much more often than you'd think, and knowing that the knife wont accidentaly open up in my pocket sealed the deal for me. Also, the "gut hook" feature for quickly cutting small rope/wires is a great feature, too.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business

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