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Re: EEVblog #839 - Mailbag
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2016, 02:21:13 pm »
That's not a Stanley Knife, this is a Stanley Knife:


Everything else is a box cutter.

Even if it's made by Stanley.

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Re: EEVblog #839 - Mailbag
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2016, 06:45:57 am »
 I do have one oddball combo of the two though, I forget where I got it, but it has a 2 piece metal case like a proper Stanley knife, with the button on top to extend the blade, but the blade it came with, while shaped like the standard Stanley blade, also has places where you can snap off the dull end like a typical box cutter blade. The only difference between it an and actual Stanley knife is that the button throw (and the blade) is much longer. I guess it would be considered a heavy duty box cutter, as opposed to the typical cheap plastic ones.
 Stanley is the most common supplier of those knives in the US as well, although the common term is more often "utility knife" for the Stanley, and some call any retractable blade knife a "box cutter" but as I freely admit, if there's anything Americans are, it's inconsistent.
 

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Re: EEVblog #839 - Mailbag
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2016, 01:06:35 pm »
From my experience, the Stanley knife in Australia is basically defined by the body of the knife - with the classic trapezoidal blade being the most common, but there are other blades - such as a hooked blade (used for cutting linoleum, I believe).

A quick search for Stanley knife blades came up with this one - which appears to be exactly what you have described:

... and it's even marked as 'Stanley'
 

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Re: EEVblog #839 - Mailbag
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2016, 11:36:39 pm »
Regarding the MP3 player:
The iRiver brand is now Astell & Kern. (http://www.astellnkern.com/) They still make high end players and other equipment. The 4-way button system was called "D-click". It worked well but you had to remember to use the hold switch, because the whole front panel was the "button" it was easy to inadvertently press when handling it.

The model you took apart was introduced in 2007. I still have (and use daily) an earlier model (U10) from 2005. It was high-end at the time - MP3 / OGG / WMA audio, MP4 video, FM radio, recorder (to MP3 format), Flash games. (The whole UI was Flash based.) I still use it because it drives full-sized headphones better than my phone.

 

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Re: EEVblog #839 - Mailbag
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2016, 12:46:51 am »
A quick search for Stanley knife blades came up with this one - which appears to be exactly what you have described:

... and it's even marked as 'Stanley'

Ah, maybe this is why I got confused and called this snap-off knife and the 'real' one both a Stanley-knife. Because it is branded 'Stanley' does not make it a 'real' Stanley-knife, the one Fungus showed is the real deal. Case closed  :P
 


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