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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Good X-Acto Handle A clone – 5.5-inch Precision Blade Knife Reviews

posted by Mistico4 on 09/23/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Build quality is good, maybe a bit too light. Threads are smooth. Well finished. 100% metal, including the blade holder. Blade is thick and solid. Blade holder grips blade very firmly.
Cons:
None really. What can go wrong with such a simple tool? Edges are a tiny bit too sharp. Knurling could cover a bit more of the handle.
Other:
It came with a #11 blade (tapered) not the one shown in the pictures. No extra blades. Be very carefull taking off the cover, fingers can easily slip towards the edge.
Bottomline:
All in all, a good X-Acto Handle A (slim one) clone for 1/3 the genuine item (including shipping). I'd have liked the blade shown in the pictures (#14 I believe) because I have a lot of #11 ones.

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