Uses of Utility Knife

Ever think of buying a utility knife? Why would you if you have a dozen knives of different sizes at home? Maybe if you will be asked to list your most versatile tools, utility knife would be on the bottom of your list or maybe you wouldn’t even think to write it down.
Utility knives are not only used for cutting boxes and slicing tapes just how most of us uses it. Utility knife is a very useful tool that tackles dozens (or even more) of jobs. By reading the 12 uses of utility knife below, you will know what you are missing out.

1. Cut Vinyl Flooring

Because utility knife is handy, it can be the best tool to accurately cut your vinyl flooring to fit the room.

2. Trim Glass Film

Glass film is available in large sheets. You can use utility knife to cut and trim it to fit your window perfectly.

3. Slice Aluminum and Fiberglass Insulation

Utility knife easily slice through fiberglass and aluminium insulation.

4. Scratch Out Paint and Grout

Utility knife can scratch nicely the paint drips on floor and the hardened excess grout on tiles.

5. Cut Foam Board

Foam board is sometimes difficult to cut. It will chew up if you use dull blade so utility knife with breakaway blade is ideal to use on foam boards.

6. Slit Cable Insulation

Utility knife is what my father uses in stripping away the outer sheathing of cable wires.

7. Remove Silicone Caulk

After applying caulk remover, you can cut and remove it using a utility knife.

8. Cut Sheetrock (Drywall)

Because of the utility knife’s sharp blade, cutting sheetrock is as easy as cutting a sheet of paper.

9. Take Out Old Carpet

You can easily take out old carpeting by cutting it first into pieces…the size that you can easily carry by yourself.

10. Use as Guide on Wood and Veneer

You can use a utility knife as guide by making marks on wood and veneer before cutting it with saw.

Utility knife is very simple yet amazingly helpful. It is portable and an excellent take along tool.

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Make Every Morning Simpler and Easier

Summer vacation will be over in three weeks. Whew, time flies really fast! Three weeks from now, another school year will begin. RJ will be in the fourth grade and she will be in school the whole day. That means I will be obliged to wake up as early as 4am to prepare RJ and hubby’s breakfast and their packed lunch. I was keeping the same routine for five years which is waking up a little late and I hope this nearing new routine won’t turn my everyday into topsy-turvy. Waking up very early may not be the biggest change in my every day but it will make my life a little complicated for I will need to hit the hay early so I can wake up early and for a blogger like me, it’s very hard to do.

So to make every morning simpler and easier, here are the things I will do…I will prepare RJ and hubby’s uniforms and bags before going to bed so that I won’t have to run around the next morning. I will keep my tools like utility knife, scissors, sandwich bags and tapes within reach so that preparing sandwiches and packed lunch will be a lot easier. I will also cook meals that can be frozen or prepared ahead of time then just re-heat them in the morning. These will surely alleviate quite a bit of stress in the morning and would help me love my new routine.

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