EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., July 18, 2007 — LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools , torches, solder and band saw blades, today announced the introduction of a new utility knife that locks securely open yet folds to fit compactly in a tradesman′s front pocket. The LENOX Locking Tradesman Utility Knife has everything a professional needs in a utility knife — a compact size, an easy to open and close locking mechanism and a push button blade release for fast changes. The knife has extra features not found on competitive knives that enhance the productivity of the professional tradesman. This innovative utility knife from LENOX features a wire stripper at the base of the blade that can strip 8-gauge and smaller wire. LENOX has also built a multi-tool into the knife′s handle that contains a small screw driver, a pipe reamer and a bottle opener; tools that professionals use every day.
"This new utility knife is the ultimate productivity tool for the professional," said Web Shaffer, senior product manager, LENOX. "We′ve improved the basic features to make the knife safer and easier to use, but we′ve also added more convenience to the tool by including several premium features that can′t be found on any other folding utility knife on the market. In addition, the knife was designed with an integrated belt clip and rubberized grip to provide the professional tradesman with a convenient and comfortable tool that easily fits in his or her front pocket."
While the LENOX Locking Tradesman Utility Knife fits any brand of standard trapezoid utility blade, it is sold with the LENOX Gold™ utility blade, the longest lasting utility blade, ever. This blade is made from bi-metal, to allow it to bend without breaking, and has a titanium nitride (TiN) coated edge, which improves the life of the blade. Independent testing has shown that LENOX Gold utility blades far outlast regular carbon utility blades in common cutting applications.
The new LENOX Locking Tradesman Utility Knife is sold through electrical, plumbing, HVAC and industrial distributors nationwide. To learn more, or to find your nearest distributor, call 1-800-628-8810