Milwaukee Introduces the Next Generation of Fastback

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When Milwaukee Tool introduced its first Fastback™ utility knife, it set a new industry standard for cutting on the jobsite. Now, the company raises the bar once again by introducing a next generation Fastback™ Flip Utility Knife w/ Blade Storage, designed with the same trademark features users have come to know and love. Milwaukee® also announces a smaller, more compact version of the Fastback™ knife with the introduction of the Fastback™ Compact Flip Utility Knife.

“The original Milwaukee® Fastback™ Utility Knife has been iconic since it was first introduced to the industry, and the innovation behind it has set the bar for all other utility knives that have followed,” said Bobby Shaw, Vice President of Product Marketing for Milwaukee Tool. “We’ve now fully redesigned these tools to make them even better than the originals by offering a version with increased blade storage, as well as a more compact version. And we’ve done it all without sacrificing their ergonomic shape or ease of opening, which are defining features for Fastback™ fans.”

Similar to the original Fastback™ and Fastback™ II, the Utility Knife w/Blade Storage and the Compact Flip Utility Knife are designed to maximize productivity on the jobsite with Press & Flip one-handed opening. In addition, quick blade changes allow users to make blade replacements quickly and easily.

The Fastback™ Flip Utility Knife w/ Blade storage increases blade capacity to 5 blades – one in the tool and four in the storage door, allowing users to fit an entire 5-pack of blades in their tool – all while maintaining the same thickness of the Fastback™ II Flip Utility Knife. It also incorporates a 45 degree cut position, designed to make easier pull cuts. The Fastback™ Flip Utility Knife w/Blade Storage also includes an integrated gut hook, wire form clip, and wire stripper to improve overall productivity.

For users who prefer a smaller-sized knife, the Compact Fastback™ was designed to easily fit in the pocket. And, while many other small knives on the market require special blades, the Compact Fastback™ uses a standard size utility blade – allowing users to easily make blade replacements using the same blades across all of their utility knives, without the need to purchase a set of smaller blades.

Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the new Fastback™ Knives confirm Milwaukee’s commitment to best-in-class durability and their relentless commitment to provide innovative solutions to the end user that will increase productivity. The iconic Fastback™ line will continue to grow with innovative cutting solutions.

Model Options

Fastback™ Flip Utility Knife with Blade Storage (48-22-1903)

Fastback™ Compact Flip Utility Knife (48-22-1906)

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MSRP: 48-22-1903 ($14.99); 48-22-1906 ($8.99) 
Available: 48-22-1903 (June 2016); 48-22-1906 (May 2016)


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