A good utility knife is another tool no homeowner should be without, as they are incredibly useful. What we looked for in our search for the best utility knife was one that was compact and yet comfortable to hold, with a blade that was easy to change out.
After evaluating 8 different knifes we liked the Milwaukee Fastback Flip Utility Knife with Blade Storage the best. It felt great in our hand and folded up to easily fit in our pocket. It also has the added bonus of being able to be operated with one hand, which isn’t always the case with folding knives. This may not sound that important but when you are installing the house wrap and holding it with one hand, it’s convenient to be able to get your blade out with just the other. Our biggest complaint from the first version of this knife was the lack of extra blade storage, but that has been address with this second version.
If you prefer a full size, non-folding knife, then I recommend the Stanley FatMax ExoChange Retractable Knife. It’s a substantial knife that is easy to hold and has the best system to quickly change out the blade.