But a week later, I was back and this set of three Kobalt utility knives with a huge 100-pack of blades came home with me. I'm awfully glad they did.
I'm still just using the first one, but it's really nice to know that I have two others laying around if I need them. I'm sure I'll be changing the first blade very soon and that should be easy as the blade housing opens at the mere touch of a button and the razor pack is designed to keep you from getting cut.
They're sturdy, without feeling too heavy, and they have a nice rubber grip to really help you hold steady for even the toughest jobs. (Something my old Stanley model lacks.)
Here's a short list of things I've used the first knife for thus far:
*Scoring a sheet of backerboard (and there's a lot more of that in my future)
*Cutting those annoying plastic ties that just about everything I buy seems to have these days
*Cutting open boxes
*Cutting loose tile remnants as I pull up layers of the kitchen floor
So far, so good. But be CAREFUL. These bad boys are SHARP!
The long and short of it: You get three knives and 100 replacement blades for $12.98 at Lowe's.
The conclusion: Worth every penny.