Introduction: Alltrade Utility Knife Mod

The purpose of this modification is to modify the utility knife so that it does not rattle when closed. This can get very annoying when stored in a pocket and this is a quick, cheap fix.

Step 1: Materials

Other than an Alltrade Quick Change Folding Utility Knife, you will need some craft foam and a Phillips screwdriver. Craft foam is available at nearly every hobby store and is very cheap. I used the sticker kind.

Step Six will require either a drill, or some sandpaper.

Step 2: Dissasemble the Knife

Use your screw driver to unscrew the two screws located in the black handle.

You will be left with the main knife assembly, and a long silver piece.

Step 3: Foam It

Stick a segment of craft foam over the flat part of the silver piece. Firmly press down along the foam, and it should stay on the metal.

Step 4: Sand the Foam Down to Size

I used my dremel along with a small drill bit for this. Although you could use sandpaper, utility knife, etc.

Step 5: Finish the Foam

Use a knife to cut away the foam as shown in the picture. You can either do this before or after applying the foam. I stuck the foam on, then cut the end off. I needed to use some goo gone to get rid of the small sticker residue.

Step 6: Put It Back Together!

Slide the silver piece back into the main assembly and screw it back together.

Step 7: Finished!

Now you have silenced your utility knife. This knife was in the end a great buy. It cost $8 and came with 3 extra blades. The quality is nice and I'd recommend it.

Comments

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R4Man18 (author)2008-09-18

Ooooo. I like this idea. Its 2 bad I cant really do it to my other knives... OH WAIT I CAN. But im gonna use cork board.

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gamer (author)2007-11-16

use a utility knife to fix your utility knife funny -gamer

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Lftndbt (author)2007-11-11

I have what looks to be the same knife but it's a kinchrome... I modded mine so it would accept recipricating saw blades..... Nice simple fix for an annouying problem (I don't think... mine rattles... will have to check..) :)

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TPers101 (author)Lftndbt2007-11-12

Reciprocating saw blades.....hmm. Might look into this for my next instructable. Thanks for the idea.

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