Part of what makes utility blades so handy is their disposability: When one gets ruined, you just throw it out and put in another. But there are times it would be nice if you could get a little more life out of a blade. Irwin's 4-Point Snap Blade is a step in that direction, because when the tip gets dull you can use a pair of pliers to snap it off and expose a fresh new tip. Each end can be broken off once, which means the new design effectively doubles the life of the blade.
¦ Price: $2.25 for a pack of 10. 800-464-7946. www.irwin.com.