OLFA MXP Utility Knife Review

Olfa MXP Utility Knife Review

Utility Knives are easily one of the most used tools in any professionals tool kit. Opening boxes, cutting drywall, scoring material for cutting, insulation, are only a few common functions Utility Knives perform on a daily basis. OLFA is a classic name in Utility Knives, and this addition to their lineup is a strong contender for one of the best Utility Knives I have ever owned. Let’s dive into the OLFA MXP Utility Knife Review and see what makes this utility knife stand out from the crowd.

Background

OLFA MXP Utility Knife Review

Olfa has a long history of manufacturing some of the very best Utility Knives in the business. Dating back to the 1950’s they certainly have stood the test of time, becoming both a favorite of professionals and homeowners everywhere. Being the original inventor of the “snap-off” blade design they are so well known for, gives them a fair advantage in continuing to innovate on their commonly imitated design.

I’ve used this knife daily since receiving it, and my impressions in the First Look have been overwhelmingly confirmed. The OLFA MXP-AL is a part of the newest lineup of OLFA Knives in the MXP series. Let’s get into the details of what makes this knife stand out from the crowd.

 

Detailed Look-

OLFA MXP Utility Knife Review

Olfa MXP Utility Knife Review

The MXP-AL has an aluminum body with a rubber overmold for reduced slipping during use and increased user comfort.

Olfa MXP Utility Knife Review

OLFA included a heavy-duty lock that automatically engages on retraction for improved safety.

Olfa MXP Utility Knife Review

As you extend the blade it automatically locks at each blade line, allowing a perfectly sharp edge with ideal exposure for use.

Olfa MXP Utility Knife Review

A stainless steel blade channel allows the blade to stay secure within the knife body.

Olfa MXP Utility Knife Review

The black UltraSharp blades are sharper than OLFA’s silver blades by 25% and contain eight total snap off tips per blade.

 

Who Can Use This-

OLFA MXP Utility Knife Review

When it comes down to it, you would be hard pressed to find someone who couldn’t benefit from these knives.  Their quality and performance speak to the professional user and ensure a long use life. Their price is very reasonable, making it a great option for homeowners as well.

 

Value-

OLFA MXP Utility Knife Review

OLFA priced these knives very reasonable. For the quality, I would have honestly expected to pay more. I think these are an excellent value, falling in a competitive price range with exceptional quality.

The OLFA MXP-AL Knife comes in at about $17 dollars on Amazon. A ten pack of blades comes in at $7.25 on Amazon, making this Knife a great value overall.

 

Wrap Up-

OLFA MXP Utility Knife Review

The MXP knife series promises a lot of benefits that could quickly make you ditch your current knife and go running for these. Aluminum bodies, extra durable blades, precise locking, and easy blade changes make these an all-around winner. After using this knife daily for several weeks I felt it was far superior to any other Utility Knife I have used, especially considering the price. OLFA checked every box possible and left nothing to chance with this series, proving that while they are the original, they are also still the best.

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