September 16, 2009

Striker Carbide Utility Score - Review

striker_carbide.jpgStriker is a pretty new tool company and so far they've released a number of items that we've been impressed with (mini LED light, utility knife) and one that we were less impressed with (mechanical carpenter's pencil). Lately, we've been testing out their new carbide utility score, which, aside from basically two parts (the flip out blade and the blade holder) is exactly the same as the utility knife.

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Because we were fans of the utility knife (it's going on six months as our go-to knife), it's no shocker that we liked the carbide score as well. The same large handle is there, as is the durability and easy flip action. So far we've diced up two bathrooms worth of cement board and it's been a great tool to have. Like the knife, it has a rasp on the side of the blade, so shaving off a whisker is not a problem. There's also a nice belt clip. The overall look of the thing is pretty cool and just about everyone on site who is under the age of 25 makes sure to tell us so.

It's a nice tool and way better than those el cheapos that are usually available at hardware stores. The Striker costs about $20, so if you're a pro, it's worth it to get a tool you'll be proud of.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at September 16, 2009 4:40 AM

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Recent Comments

While I do a lot of woodworking and have done some of my own construction work, I barely understood what this tool does by reading the post... had to google the tool + find the manufacturer's website to understand what it is/was/does. Links to their website would've been quite helpful:
http://www.striker1.com/score.html
and the video is a bit corny, but shows it in action
http://www.striker1.com/video_score.html


Posted by: Joel at September 16, 2009 8:06 AM
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