Utility Knife features balanced, ergonomic design.

Press Release Summary:

Electrician's Utility Knife, Model 35-300 features textured grip with non-slip Santoprene® overmold and cushioned blade-slide that extends and retracts blade into 8 locked positions. Blade removal requires no tools or disassembly, and spare blades are stored in knife's retractable storage compartment. Front of knife incorporates rope cutter with recessed cutting jaw. Contractors can cut string or pull-line up to 1/8 in. diameter.

Original Press Release:

IDEAL Sharpens Utility Knife Design

SYCAMORE, IL, January 26, 2004 - Featuring comfort where users want it, and durability where they need it, the new 35-300 Electrician's Utility Knife is a welcome addition to the IDEAL line of professional-grade hand tools.

The 35-300 is a heavy-duty, quick-change utility knife with the industry's most advanced grip design. Rugged, balanced and ergonomic, the grip has a textured, non-slip Santoprene® overmold and a cushioned blade-slide located at the top of the knife that extends and retracts the blade securely into 8 locked positions. The net result is a utility knife that is easier and safer to handle than conventional designs.

Blade removal is quick and simple with the 35-300, requiring no tools or disassembly. To discharge a spent blade, the user fully extends it and then presses the release button located next to the blade-slide. Spare blades are conveniently stored in the knife's retractable storage compartment. A new blade is inserted into the front of the knife while the release button is held down, and the process is complete.

When it comes to multi-functionality, IDEAL is a leader in the hand tool industry. The 35-300 is no exception - incorporating a handy rope cutter with a recessed cutting jaw into the front of the knife. Now contractors can cut string or pull-line up to 1/8-inch diameter safely and efficiently adding to the functionality of their utility knife.

The IDEAL 35-300 Electrician's Utility Knife is easily identified in a crowded toolbag thanks to its bright safety yellow. The product is available with an MSRP of $8.25. (U.S.)

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

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