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« on: November 25, 2012 11:36:29 AM »

I just got an X-Acto knife and feel very uncomfortable having the blade poking out of my tool can. (I use an old Almond Roca cylindrical tin for my pens, pencils, scissors, etc, and I don't like the risk of having an upright blade.) I don't want to put it blade-down either, because I fear that may damage the blade.

Styrofoam might work, if I could make a nice little niche for the blade and grip part to slide into.. Any ideas for a holder? :3
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012 11:42:33 AM »

This won't help with the one you have now, but I bought an X-Acto recently that retracts into its handle. Smartest thing I've seen!
A leather scrap folded over and secured with a drop of E-6000 or similar glue would be an easy slip-on cover.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012 04:22:54 PM »

There was no cap that came with it???

I use old cigar tubes to hold a couple of mine that don't have caps.  If you are worried about the blades, I would say take the blade off the knife and place it flat in some kind of container, like a small candy tin, that is perhaps line with some felt, foam, or whatever to prevent it from banging around and ruining the blade.  Or you could put a strip of magnet in to hold the blade in place.  That would allow for safer transport also as the blade would be fully encased and not likely to slide out.

« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012 10:46:15 AM »

First off, a dull xacto blade is the most dangerous item in the tool box (I spent an entire afternoon at the ER because I didn't take time to change the blade).  So I buy blades by the hundred.  After working, I usually remove the blade and put it in the disposal slot on the back of the blade carrier.  The carrier can be refilled and the disposal area emptied and blades wrapped for proper disposal.

I have a plastic pencil case with a clasp in which I keep xacto knives and razor blades.  I wrote "SHARPS" on the top.  Putting the knife away in the case makes it easier to find later.

CORKS make great blade protectors.  A scrap of foamcore works well, too. 

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