Milwaukee® Introduces Fastback II™ Utility Knife, Featuring Magnetic Blade Storage

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool Corporation continues to expand their Hand Tool offering with the new 48-22-1902Fastback II, launching in May 2013.  A direct reflection of jobsite research and requests to include blade storage for added convenience, the Fastback II™ has all the award winning features of the Original Fastback™ Utility Knife, with the addition of magnetic blade storage that folds into the handle for maximum accessibility.

Designed to activate the blade 3X faster than a 2-handed opening, the Fastback II™ Utility Knife features a Press & Flip-one handed blade opening for easy activation.  In addition, a tool free blade change allows for fast and efficient adjustments, while a thin body design makes it easy for a user to store the knife in their pocket. The new magnetic blade storage will hold one spare blade at a time to keep the profile of the blade as slim as possible.

An integrated gut hook and wire stripper also increase utility by allowing the user to make cuts without exposing the blade and eliminates the need to look for another tool to accomplish the task at hand. When the Fastback II™ is not in use, a wire form belt clip effortlessly attaches to pockets without tearing up material. 

The Fastback II™ is the first addition to the Fastback™ line of utility knives and will be available through Milwaukee distributors. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the new tool confirms Milwaukee’s commitment to best-in-class durability and their relentless commitment to provide innovative solutions to the end user that will increase productivity.

About Milwaukee Tool Corporation
Milwaukee Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories.  Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & V28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement and Hand Tools.  Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit