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5.0 out of 5 starsReplacing the blade couldn't be easier!
Reviewed in Australia on 15 October 2019
Most utility knives you need to use a screwdriver to take the old blade out, you end up using a dull blade which is a waste fo time and a safety issue. With the Fancii, changing blades takes almost no time at all- I was able to flip my blade to use the other side while up a ladder and with no additional tools. Such a great knife!
Well made good looking knife but limited in use because the whole triangle of the blade protrudes....you cannot adjust it so just a little of the blade protrudes as you would in for example in cutting carpet for installation or cutting opening cartons of product in a grocery store
I bought this one and the
Milwaukee 48-22-1903 Fastback 3
at the same time, and the latter is much better. The Milwaukee is more comfortable (smoother and wider), can more easily be opened and closed with one hand (by pushing the release button and swinging the folding part out or in), it folds better and it has a storage compartment for replacement blades.
The Fancii is a little cheaper, cuts a little better out of the box and comes with five blades instead of just one. I didn't expect much from the included blades, though, and also got some
Tajima VRB2-5B V-REX II
blades which cut at least as well and might last longer. They fit both knifes.
Love the knife; but it comes with a sub-par case/pouch. This is my second knife. After six months I lost my first one, it was my fault but both knives had the same case problem. The strap that attaches the pouch to your belt is poorly sewn on. Both pouch straps broke within three days of wear. I managed to save the knife both times; however, this won't be the case for everyone. 2 more seconds on the sewing machine would have made this a much more durable case/pouch. I know the pouch is an accessory; but if its poor construction causes the loss of the knife, what good is it? The material is not frayed, just one row of light stitches is not enough to support the weight of the knife.
If you are careful, this knife will work well. The main problem is that the lock button is placed in a location that is easy to depress when holding the knife. On a number of occasions, the blade has unlocked while using the knife because the button was pressed. This can be extremely dangerous and has the potential of causing severe harm. The user should be prepared to be mindful of this at all times. I usually hold knives with my thumb resting on the side and my fingers on the bottom of the knife. I am now trying to get accustomed to also placing my thumb on the bottom of the knife so that I don't press the button by mistake. This doesn't seem to get me the leverage that I would have when holding the knife with my thumb on the side.
The knife feels like it's sturdy and won't fail from use. Has a quick release button which is nice for switching out the blades. The bad comes from the fact that the button to close/open it is located where you'd typically hold it while cutting. On more than one occasion already, I've accidentally engaged closing it while cutting. So while the knife itself is nice, the location of that button makes it where I consciously have to think about not putting my finger on it.
…...I used it every day, at my shop for about a year and it is wearing out. I can no longer get the blades to stay in place and it is starting to get a little dangerous to use. But, for the price, it worked very well and it would be a great buy for someone that needs one for occasional use for the home.
Great knife handle for my work mechanic toolbox. Went to use it yesterday and the blade wouldn’t stay in. The grip latch mechanism had broke. While looking for warranty info (non existent past 30 days), I noticed others are having same exact failure. I can’t say Don’t buy this, because it did work well for a period.