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John Webster
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Re: Knife stabilizer
Reply #1 - Jul 11th, 2008 at 11:39pm
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If the above image appears it is an Excel knife. It has a hex shaped rear collar so it won't roll off of slightly inclined surfaces. It also has a threaded rear drawbar (the knurled portion at the rear) which pulls the collet closed on the blade, holding it more securely than the X-Acto does. On an X-Acto the knurled front collar extrudes up the sides of the collet making it difficult to get a secure grip on the blade. This also makes it difficult to get the collar off of the collet when you want to remove the blade.

The Excel is a much better design than the X-Acto.

I buy Excel knives at train shows but you might find them at art supply stores.

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Knife stabilizer
Jun 12th, 2008 at 9:03am
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Ever had a hobby knife roll off the bench and stick in your foot? Just put a little blob of clay on the end of the knife so it won't roll Wink

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