Hand Tools
By: Matthew Echevarria

How is it Made?

Steel comes into the factory on giant spools, which is chopped into knife-sized blanks.

Then a robot arm grabs the knife blanket and takes it to a heater.

The leftovers is sent somewhere to be recycled.

This is a cooling tank; After the molting and forging, they go in to a cooling tank to be, well... you know

Then the knives go into a grinding stage.

After the grinding stage, the knife gets the handle.

After the knife gets it's handle, it moves to the sharpening stage.

After the knife has been polished,  the knife gets checked for any problems.

It's Done.

Montana, Wilson Y. "Inside the Factory: How a Utility Knife Is Made."Popular Science.            2nd Journals, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.

The History

500,000 years ago, when humans roamed around, they made stone utility knives.

Stone knives was an everyday tool. They were used for skinning, cutting and shaping wood, and making food.

Whats it used for?

By the 1900s the utility knife evolved into steel rather than stone.

Most knives are used for cutting, but utility knives are used for opening packages, boxes, and cutting through hard materials.

Pucket, James S. "Utility Knives." Princeton. eBooks, n.d.

        Web. 9 Dec. 2014.

Be sure to wear safety glasses whenever you are using utility knives.

Extra Facts

The two most common types of utility knives are:

Fixed blade and a snap-off blade.

The most important piece of safety equipment must be worn when snapping off a snap-off blade is:

Safety Glasses.

There are 4 different tips with different purposes to them. The 1st is the Round tip, its used on curves or beveled edges. The 2nd is the Triangular tip, its used for general applications. The 3rd is the Square tip, its used for chopping. The 4th is the Recessed edge tip, its used for detailed work.

"Knives." LearnMate High. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.