Milwaukee 48-22-1901 Fastback™ Heavy-Duty Utility Knife

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Fastback™ Utility Knife

Designed to activate the blade 3X faster than a 2-handed opening, the Fastback™ Utility Knife features a one handed blade opening for easy activation. A tool free blade change allows for fast and efficient adjustments, while a thin body design makes it easy for a user to store the knife in their pocket. The integrated gut hook and wire stripper also increase utility.


  • One Handed Blade Opening - Flip Blade Open up to 3X Faster
  • Tool Free Blade Change - Change Blades up to 5X Faster
  • Wire Stripper - Strip up to 10 Gauge Wire
  • Integrated Gut Hook - Cut Without Opening Knife
  • Thin Body Design - Easy Pocket Storage

Since its founding in 1924, Milwaukee has focused on a single vision: To produce the best heavy-duty electric power tools and accessories available to the professional user. Today, the Milwaukee name stands for the highest quality, durable and reliable professional tools money can buy.

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Our SKU: Milwaukee 48-22-1901

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  • Milwaukee 48221901

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Milwaukee 48-22-1901 Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Best utility knife I own . I can trash all the other brands....
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Utility knife I''ve used to date I search for quality & craftsmanship in almost all products I buy, rarely do I write reviews unless I feel a product truly deserves it. I'm a cabinet installer, I've tried most knives available and use them for altering and carving panels, shimms, stock, trim, moldings etc.. This knife fills the niche wonderfully, best precision and control I've seen, when I'm up on the step ladder setting my cabinets I can operate it w/ one hand unlike other knives. Also, I prefer this model over the Fastback2 because it's thinner, and I can wield it w/ more precision for those fine cuts.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great knife but release button faulty i have had this knife for over a year now. with many times using it. i have found now that over the last 2 months the release button tends to get stuck alot. requires a bit of force to get it down. my knife is not rusty. still in great condition. this is the only flaw with this knife. was used in a warehouse. i like to use gold blades with it. they tend to last longer then traditional blades.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from never owne da better knife,,,,Eva,,, Try it,you'll like it
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for... My father in-law and his friend were dry walling the basement suite and were using a couple of sad looking utility knives. I pulled this little beauty out and started slicing up some boards. What a difference. I think they went out and each bought one after I left the next day.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great work knife I use this at work on a daily basis. I've enjoyed the ergonomic shape and easy changing of blades. I flip it open dozens of times a night at work and its been great. I think the blade change is the best feature. A lot of expensive DeWalt and Lenox knives are a pain to load a blade in, this knife takes about 3 seconds to do it safely and it locks in nicely. The only problem I've encountered is the lint from my pocket clogs the opening bearing. Even after oiling it still has to be opened by hand now. But it lasted over a year before that cloged. The knife is still excellent.
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I like it but . . . Two things I think should be changed: Make the belt clip stronger. My first one didn't last a year before the thin wire hook snapped Eliminate the gut hook. I never use it and it snags on the material when cutting with the blade out. But overall I like it and keep it on my belt
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Knife but could be improved. I use my knife in a warehouse, opening pallets wrapped in shrink wrap. I'm flipping open my knife about 100 times a night, and I have found that doing so has made the screws come loose that hold the blade in, I even lost one. For me the wire stripper only gets caught on the shrink wrap, along with the extra little piece of metal that sticks out at the bottom of the blade holder. I would be happier with a smooth blade holder base. On the up side, I love the weight of the knife, and the all metal design. I don't have to worry about it breaking if I was to drop it. I have had this problem in the past with other knives.
Date published: 2013-03-25

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