Top 20 Stanley Fatmax Xtreme Retractable Utility Knife Questions & Answers


Are you using Stanley Blades or off brand? Hey, I use off brand but sometimes it does make a difference. Second, make sure the blade slider is clean. If you were cutting shingles, for instance, the tar gets in there and screws things up.. try WD-40 spray it liberally all over the blade slide and buttons. If that doesn't work and you purchased it at a Menards store, I can speak of experience they'll replace it no hassle.
I hope I helped

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I have the same utility blade with yours.

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It only goes in one way, try to loosen the screw a little

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How do I change the blade on the quick change/instant change knife? Warning: Blades are sharp and can cause serious injury. Be extremely careful when handling blades. Wear eye protection and dispose of used blades properly, such as wrapping in duct tape.


FULLY EXTEND THE BLADE.

Press down and forward again on the slide button until the button is in the full front of the top slot (0 through 3 in the below picture).

Note- the blade must be extended beyond the 3rd detent position. This will cause the slide button to remain in a down position, allowing the blade release button to operate.

PRESS AND HOLD THE BLADE RELEASE BUTTON ON THE FRONT SIDE OF THE KNIFE. (Step 4 in the below picture)

Note- if the blade is not fully extended beyond position 3) , the blade release button will not work.

Remove the old blade carefully.
Insert new blade.

NOW, RELEASE THE BLADE RELEASE BUTTON.
ENSURE THE BLADE IS LOCKED IN PLACE. If the blade does not retract, try carefully giving a slight tug on the blade to reseat.

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Hi Betsy,

Please go to this webpage and read the rants about this product.
Down towards the bottom are reviews written mostly by contractors and such. Review number 3 addresses your problems exactly. http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/05/review-stanley-fatmax-utility-knives/

Good luck

Handie Andie

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On the side there is a big gold wheel, twist counter clockwise and the case should split in half, the blade is held by a magnet, prise the old blade off and replace with new one, then put case back together and tighten gold wheel clockwise
Goodluck!

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The model in your picture is a fixed blade utility knife (model 10-816). Your question asks for instructions for model 10-778, which is a retractable knife. I'll guide you through the 10-778 which you asked for, if you need instructions for the pictured 10-816 please re-post the question.

Push the thumb slide forward as far as it goes exposing the blade. Press the blade change button on the side of the knife (the small button on the left side near the blade) and pull out the old blade.
Insert the new blade and slide thumb slide back to fully engage blade in the internal lock.

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I can't see what country you live in from your profile, but if it's the UK, you could try www.partmaster.co.uk . They sell parts for just about anything.

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some stanley knifes require stanley blades only, or make sure the clip blade is in is seated in the grove completely.

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If it is a 10-816 then Knife swivels open for easy blade change and clean out - no tools required, much like 10-999
If it is a 10-778, you don't really open it. You press little button on left side, behind the blade wiper, and this releases blade. Push red button on rear of knife, to open blade storage
if it is a 10-999 then press the button on rear and rotate the two halves.

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open the blade all the way and turn the knob to loosen, then scissor the two halves to open

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1. Make sure the side lock is unlocked.
2. Push the thumb tab all the way to the front of the blade handle.
3. Insert the blade in the opening, you may notice two notches on the top side of the blade.
4. Press the small blade release button as you slide the blade into the knife. You may have to jiggle up and down to get the two notches on the blade fully into the handle.

If properly inserted, the exposed area of the blade should look very close to an equilateral triangle.

make sure both notches of the blade are inside the handle. They notch into the thumb lever.

good luck

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The gold looking circle on the side of the utility knife. Just unscrew that and it will pop open then you can change the blade. I looked everywhere and am unable to find the instruction or picture. I own one and that is why I am answering this for you. Please rate

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TAKE IT BACK TO THE DEALER

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WHY HAVE YOU NOT TRIED IT TO FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF .

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here is the website:
https://www.stanleytools.com/products/hand-tools/flashlights-lighting/spotlight/waterproof-led-rechargeable-spotlight/fl5w10
and they say the warranty is 1 year:
Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty
The manufacturer, Baccus Global warrants products against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of retail purchase by the original end-user purchaser ("Warranty Period").
If there is a defect and a valid claim is received within the Warranty Period, the defective product can be replaced or repaired in the following ways: (1) Return the product to the manufacturer for repair or replacement at manufacturer's option. Proof of purchase may be required by manufacturer. (2) Return the product to the retailer where product was purchased for an exchange (provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns to retailer should be made within the time period of the retailer's return policy for exchanges only (usually 30 to 90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer for their specific return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges. Please call 1-877-571-2391 for more information or return instructions.
This warranty does not apply to accessories, bulbs, fuses and batteries; defects resulting from normal wear and tear, accidents; damages sustained during shipping; alterations; unauthorized use or repair; neglect, misuse, abuse; and failure to follow instructions for care and maintenance for the product.

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Otherwise, check with the seller who sold it to your wife - If they are unwilling, and more companies seem to be going this route, go to the Manufacturer

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I have just read the device instructions and although the device offers usb charging or power up to half an amp it does not and cannot communicate digitally...

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