Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) July 6, 2005
The Rapid Edge® Serrated Blade and Knife scored the #1 Rating in the Handy Magazine Reader Review in the July/August 2005 Issue. Samples of the Rapid Edge utility knife and serrated blades were sent to over 400 readers of Handy Magazine, the publication of the Handyman Club of America. The handy men and women, maintenance supervisors, and contractors used the knife on some of the most challenging materials and found that it cut them with ease, including: graphite, fiberglass, Kevlar®, drywall, concrete board, asphalt roofing shingles, tar paper, carpet, vinyl tiles, linoleum, wood flooring, insulation, acoustical tiles, leather, cardboard and more. In all, the readers gave Rapid Edge products a 95% approval rating.
The knife is a cast metal body with a large hole at one end for attaching a cord or hanging on a tool wall. The retractable blade features a slide-and-lock thumb control. Many readers commented positively on the small LED light built into the knife near the base of the blade. They noted that the light helped them see the line in less than ideal lighting conditions. However, the serrated blades drew the readersÂ praise in their comments more than anything else.
A sampling of responses from Handyman Club of America Members:
From F.P., Bangor, ME: ÂI would recommend the Rapid Edge knife and blade set to anyone who does a lot of drywall. I especially liked the light because it makes it a whole lot easier to follow a line. The blades seem to last forever and still give the smoothest cut that I have only seen a regular blade give once or twice.Â
From J.N., Queen Creek, AZ: ÂI used the Rapid Edge knife to replace a vinyl floor in the bathroom, but vinyl, and trim cement board. This product is an overall winner. Combining the design of the product with the serrated blades allows for smoother and more powerful cutting. The addition of the light allows for use in areas where lighting is minimal.
From W.F., Augusta, KS: ÂI work in an area where many products are cut. I tested (the Rapid Edge knife) in our shop. Materials cut (included) graphite, Kevlar, fiberglass cloth, paper, rope, and graphite and Kevlar in the hardened one-ply state. We also cut sheet rock (drywall), wood paneling, and rubberized fiber tarp material. After cutting these objects with the same blade, we cut the fingers OFF of cut-resistant Ansell® gloves. We used one blade. IÂve never seen blades this sharp.Â
From P.K., Warwick, RI: ÂThe Rapid Edge is an unbelievable knife. I got the blades at a perfect time. I was just remodeling my bathroom and I had to cut the concrete board. I used the Rapid Edge and compared it to my Stanley® blades. The Rapid Edge blades lasted longer and required less cuts. The light on the bottom is also another great feature. At $6.99, this item is priced perfectly. I would love to sell the Rapid Edge in my store.Â
Rapid Edge knives and blades may be purchased at Harbor Freight stores, Handy Hardware stores, ACE Hardware, and many independent hardware stores.
About Rapid Tools:
The companyÂs mission is to improve the top ten tools found in a toolbox through innovation, advanced design, and superior engineering. To do so, the company develops new and innovative hand tools for home improvement markets. The company has launched their first patented product, the serrated utility knife blade, called Rapid Edge and will shortly launch additional innovative solutions.
Kevlar is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Stanley is a registered trademark of Stanley Logistics, Inc.
Ansell is a registered trademark of Ansell Edmont Industrial Inc.
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