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Can't close stanley fatmax

Opened knife and blade holder came out, put it back in several different locations still can't close the knife

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It only goes in one way, try to loosen the screw a little

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SOURCE: Just purchased a Stanley FatMax 10-778 retractable

1. Make sure the side lock is unlocked.
2. Push the thumb tab all the way to the front of the blade handle.
3. Insert the blade in the opening, you may notice two notches on the top side of the blade.
4. Press the small blade release button as you slide the blade into the knife. You may have to jiggle up and down to get the two notches on the blade fully into the handle.

If properly inserted, the exposed area of the blade should look very close to an equilateral triangle.

make sure both notches of the blade are inside the handle. They notch into the thumb lever.

good luck

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SOURCE: When I inserted blade into

Hi Betsy,

Please go to this webpage and read the rants about this product.
Down towards the bottom are reviews written mostly by contractors and such. Review number 3 addresses your problems exactly. http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/05/review-stanley-fatmax-utility-knives/

Good luck

Handie Andie

Posted on May 10, 2011

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I have several of them. Are you having trouble getting the handle to open up?

I have found that the blade needs to be all the way in to open it. Also, to get the blade holder to sit right.

If this is not the problem, please reply back. Thanks,
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1. Make sure the side lock is unlocked.
2. Push the thumb tab all the way to the front of the blade handle.
3. Insert the blade in the opening, you may notice two notches on the top side of the blade.
4. Press the small blade release button as you slide the blade into the knife. You may have to jiggle up and down to get the two notches on the blade fully into the handle.

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good luck

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