Independent Testing Confirms Superiority of Rapid Edge® Serrated Blade

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The Rapid Edge® serrated utility blade emerged as the best performing utility blade in an independent product test. Rapid Edge® Utility Blade (product # 004) was tested against six other brand utility blades, including Stanley®, Ace®, Lenox®, and Irwin® products and scored at the top of every category.

The Rapid Edge® serrated utility blade emerged as the best performing utility blade in an independent product test. Rapid Edge® Utility Blade (product # 004) was tested against six other brand utility blades, including Stanley®, Ace®, Lenox®, and Irwin® products and scored at the top of every category.

Bureau Veritas, an autonomous product testing company, recently released the results from the November evaluations. All blades were tested on four materials - drywall, nylon rope, nylon carpet and asphalt shingles - by the same product test engineer to insure an exact, equal and consistent manner for all manufacturers. Observations recorded at 50, 100 and 150 cuts on each material clearly recognize the Rapid Edge® blade superiority in resistance to dulling, blade wear and notch wear. In three of the four categories, Rapid Edge is highlighted as the best performing product, while in the drywall test it has a shared rating as top performer. On the nylon carpet test, engineer comments indicate Rapid Edge® is the only blade without any visible wear after 150 cuts.

  • A sampling of responses from Rapid Edge® users;

From W.B., Temple, TX: “I’m a maintenance supervisor and I use utility and Bonnie knives all the time. I probably own 8-10 different knives. This one has a better comfort when handling. The Blade Lock and Light are excellent safety features. They seem to cut smoother and faster than standard blades, and the blades really do last longer than others. An excellent hand tool for any pouch or tool box.”

From P.K., Warwick, RI: “The 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.”

The Rapid Edge® serrated utility blade is the first patented product in the Rapid Tools line. The Rapid Edge® serrated utility knife blade is designed with a unique serration pattern that incorporates three to five cutting surfaces compared with the single cutting surface of conventional knife blades. This configuration allows the blade to stay sharp longer and cut more evenly. The blades are designed to fit most standard utility knives and are available in blister packs as well as with the Rapid Edge® Knife, an innovative tool that includes retractable blade, slide- and- lock thumb control and an LED light.

Rapid Tools is an independently-owned company dedicated to improving the most commonly used hand tools. The company develops and markets new and innovative hand tools for home improvement markets including the “do-it-yourselfer” and the contractor.

Rapid Edge knives and blades may be purchased at Harbor Freight stores, participating Handy Hardware stores, ACE Hardware, and many independent hardware stores. Rapid Edge® knives and tools are also available on the internet at the company’s website: http://www.rapidtools.net    

Stanley® is a registered trademark of Stanley Logistics, Inc.

Ace® is a registered trademark of Ace Hardware

Lenox® is a registered trademark of Lenox American Saw and Mfg. Company

Irwin® is a registered trademark of Irwin Industrial Tools

05/12/05

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Simon Medhurst