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Stanley 10-788 how to change blade

Stanley 10-788 (contractor grade retractable utility knife) how do you change the blade? There's a little yellow button, but I am pushing it but I don't know if the knife is supposed to open or how its supposed to open?

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  • Ed Reitz May 02, 2012

    The download from stanley toos is not for the 10-788. The yellow button allows you to remove the old blade, but the new blade won't go all the way in.

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Push the top metal button all the way foward as if pushing the blade out to it's (farthest) 3rd setting. Then push foward and down one more time which locks the mechanism down. Push and hold the yellow side button as you insert the blade. When the blade locks in all you have to do is release the yellow button and return the top slide to it is fully retracted home. The blade is loaded

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  • Brenda Kuciemba Sep 30, 2013

    Thank you so much. Excellent instructions.

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  • joemkush Oct 14, 2010

    Thanks! I was having the same problem.

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Make sure you push the slider all the way forward or it won't release the blade when taking it out. If the slider is all the way forward, and not just to it's farthest setting where it locks. This is about 1 millimeter past where it locks. Sometimes, when you try to push it all the way forward, it doesn't go far enough. So you simply, move it back and then forward again making sure to push down all the way on the metal slider button when going forward to get past where it last locks.

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