Milwaukee Sliding Utility Knife

A good, general purpose knife to have around the shop or home


Milwaukee Sliding Utility Knife

There are quite a few different styles of retractable utility knives on the market. They're extremely useful in the shop, on the job, or around the house.
I've used quite a few different utility knives over the past few decades, and have come to prefer the style that uses a segmented blade; as the blade becomes dull you just snap the dull blade segment off to expose a sharp section of blade. I also keep a mini folding utility knife clipped to my tool belt where it's always conveniently at hand.

Top to bottom: Stanley segmented , Milwaukee sliding, Irwin folding
Slider is on the side of the case rather than on the top
This new Sliding Utility Knife (48-22-1910) from Milwaukee Tools looks very similar to the classic Stanley 99. However, it has a couple of distinctive features. The slider is on the side of the case rather than on top of the knife. I like this design quite a bit (probably because it's similar to the slider on the segmented knife that I use).

Blade change is very quick; simply extend the blade, press a small release button at the top of the case, and pull the blade out. You can set the blade at one of three cutting depths: 1/8", 1/2" and 7/8" (fully exposed). Having these quick-set cutting depths is very convenient. On the top of the case is a small rubber pad; makes cutting material more comfortable when exerting a lot of downward pressure with your thumb.

Blade exposed 1/8"
Blade exposed 1/2"
The padded portion of the handle on the bottom of the case pivots open to store up to 5 blades. A magnet holds the blades securely in place. I found that you can also store a couple of drill driver bits in beside the spare blades (one on each side).

Stores up to 5 blades
Plus two driver bits
On the front bottom of the case is a wire stripper. It works very efficiently. Simply press the wire into the gap and rotate it 360. Piece of cake.

Integrated wire stripper
Quick, easy stripping
This is a great quality tool at a very reasonable price. It's nice to have a few different kinds of utility knives around, and with this one you won't be disappointed.


  • 7" overall length
  • 5 blade storage
  • Side activated slide switch
  • Tool free blade change
  • Wire stripper (up to 10 gauge)
  • Rubber overmold grip
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Manufacturer:Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp
Available From:Tool and equipment suppliers nationwide
Retail Price:$13.99
Model #:48-22-1910
Made In:Taiwan

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