Large strap cutting blades are reversible and replaceable for more adaptability and use. Tool also comes with a glass breaker and wrench for emergency situations.
Some of the other multitools like the glass breaker take some time to get the job done.
Large handle and blades make it easy to apply more cutting pressure than a basic knife. Cuts up to 3/4" straps without struggling to cut through the material.
Too large to carry around for emergency or daily use. Heavy and awkward to hold.
Small multitool features a basic strap cutter meant for seat belts and other thin fabrics. Also comes with a bottle opener, screwdriver, and wrench with keychain ring.
Included protective cover does not fit the tool well, allowing the tool to possibly fall out.
Small knife design makes it easy to keep the knife tucked away in a pocket or bag when not in use. Handle is comfortable to hold due to the ergonomic curves.
Replacement blades are reportedly difficult to find and buy when needed.
Foldable model that can be operated with one hand. Has a safety pin and blade-locking technology for added security. Blade is sharp. Backed by the company's lifetime warranty.
Smaller than some customers anticipated, and some owners of previous Buck Knives products say the quality has declined somewhat.
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Strap cutters can be useful for safety in many specific industrial applications. Some are common in leather manufacturing where tough hides are cut into wide strips for things like handles and fashion pieces. Others are designed with safety in mind: cutting safety straps when the situation warrants. When buying a strap cutter, you should have an idea of the intended use so you don't buy one that won't function properly. Safety cutters often come with a single, replaceable blade and other handy features, like a glass cutter. Manufacturing-oriented cutters, on the other hand, may look like shears with heavy blades that can cut into thick hides.
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