Snap Off Knife
American Cutting Edge has a full line of breakaway blades that fit all types of breakaway knives. They can also be called a snap-off blade as the tips are snapped off after they become dull. There are multiple score lines on each blade that allow the tips to snap off easily, much like the top of a beer can. They can really save time, as you do not need to change the blades as often, just snap off the used end and you have a new cutting edge!
These knives were invented by Olfa, in Japan, as far back as the 1950’s. They are often used in scrapbooking and the graphic arts industry. Since they are usually smaller than many other cutting tools, they are often used in applications where precise cuts are needed.
The two standard sizes for breakaway blades are 9MM and 18MM wide. The 18MM is larger and has 9 points on them. The 9MM is smaller and has 13 points on them. The narrower blades are for smaller, more precise cuts while the larger blades are for heavier cutting.
At American Cutting Edge, we have a full range of breakaway blades and knives. Our best blades are made in Germany. Many of our customers, who really need the quality cuts, prefer these blades. We also have blades made from our Asian factory and even though they are much more inexpensive they often work great for many applications. One item we have that others don’t are blades without the score lines on them as with some applications they just need a long blade that can cut deep. A breakaway hook blade is another special blade that we carry. These blades have multiple hooks on them and once again they can be snapped off and thrown away when you desire a new cutting edge.
We carry the handles for all these blades as well, again in various types. Some are very inexpensive and are completely made of plastic. These inexpensive knives are often disposable. If you have an application that does not require long life, they will be fine. We also have some higher quality knives that have a metal insert in them, which gives a stronger handle and longer life. Our very highest quality of handle is one that is made completely of metal. This knife offers the very best in sturdiness and long life.
We pride ourselves on carrying almost all the blades and knives that our customers might possibly need. We have a large inventory and almost always ship our products the same day. Our motto is: Easy to do business with.