One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A knife with a small sharp blade, often retractable, designed to cut wood, cardboard, and other materials.
- ‘He pulled out his utility knife and put it to his right arm.’
- ‘Take the utility knife and stick it underneath the board.’
- ‘Run a sharp utility knife or single-edge razor blade between the spline and the metal frame to cut off excess screening.’
- ‘Score the sheet several times with a cutting knife made specifically for plastics, available inexpensively from your dealer, or with a utility knife.’
- ‘Use a notched blade knife or a utility knife to trim the vinyl.’
- ‘Use small, sharp scissors or a utility knife and cutting mat.’
- ‘We recommend that you make these cuts with a utility knife.’
- ‘If you need a good utility knife check this one out.’
- ‘You may find that a utility knife works better than a circular saw to cut through asphalt shingles.’
- ‘After the caulk dries, trim the excess away with a utility knife.’
- ‘Reinsert the vinyl strip and trim it with a utility knife.’
- ‘With a sharp pencil or a utility knife, outline the plate on the door.’
- ‘When you get to the end of the wall, trim the last few inches with a sharp utility knife.’
- ‘Unless you have a table saw the best approach is to use a straightedge to guide a utility knife, and score and break the shingle.’
- ‘Trim the excess film with a sharp utility knife or scissors.’
- ‘With a utility knife, make a series of slices about every two inches.’
- ‘Get a metal utility knife with retractable, replaceable blades, along with a pack of heavy-duty blades.’
- ‘Change the blade in the utility knife often to avoid ripping the paper.’
- ‘Either cut out shapes with scissors or place the vinyl on the window and cut out designs with a utility knife.’
- ‘Using a utility knife, smooth the inside edges of the hole.’
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