August 29, 2007

Rapid Edge and Rapid Level

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We just got the heads up about this innovative little tool company that has put a distinctive stamp on a couple commonly used tools. The company is called Rapid Tools and the tools are their Rapid Level and Rapid Edge.

The Rapid Edge is a utility knife. It's got a nice looking ergonomic handle, blade storage, and generally acts like a normal utility knife except that it has a little LED light at the blade end. The light is automatic and serves as a way to brighten your cut line as well as to act as a safety indicator if even the slightest part of the blade is extended. The Rapid Edge can use any standard blade, but it comes with serrated blades (exclusive to Rapid Tools). Because there are five different faces that cut, as opposed to two, the blade lasts much longer and can take more punishment.

The knife sells for about $9, which is pretty much what you'd pay for any high quality knife. The blades are sold separately as well and fit into any standard utility knife.

Keep reading to learn about the Rapid Level.

Also by Rapid Tools is the Rapid Level, an interesting level that can actually expand to fit the insides of jambs, casings, and any other tough spots. The grips on the level are made to support the weight of the level once it's wedged in place, allowing you to have both hands free to scratch your head and wonder why the door you just installed is so crooked.

The level comes in two sizes; 24" which expands to 36" and 32" that expands to 48".

We like the looks of both these tools and the reason we covered them both at the same time is that they are available together in one set. You can get the knife with a small level for $25.99 or with a large level for $32.99. Or, of course, they are available as stand alone items.

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Serrated blades at Amazon.com

We're not sure, but we think this is the Rapid Edge at Amazon.com for $5.04

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at August 29, 2007 5:32 AM

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