Tradesmen and women are often looking for the latest tool or accessory to add to their toolboxes. And with the holidays coming up, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your next gift. But whether a professional or DIYer, finding the right present isn’t always easy. Do you know what tool they want? Do they already have the tools they need for their next project?
Luckily for you, we collaborated with our incredibly talented Ambassadors: the OLFA Pro All-Stars. This group of professionals helped us curate a list of valuable gift ideas to choose from. We’ve considered all the different applications and trades to help you deliver a great present this holiday season.
To use the words of some of our All-Stars, the OLFA SK-16 Safety Knife is the “smoothest box cutter they’ve ever used”. This ingenious tool comes to the rescue for a wide range of cutting tasks. From cutting adhesive membranes to layers of Tyvek and packaging boxes, this knife ensures smooth cutting while protecting the contents inside. The concealed blade with a wider cutting channel minimizes resistance and allow this tool to be used on a variety of materials.
And if you’re all about saving money, you should know that the OLFA SK-16 Safety Knife comes preloaded with a stainless-steel replaceable blade head. This blade cuts 7x more single-wall corrugate than the leading competitors. This saves money and time on your cutting projects.
With three sizes and distinctive look, professionals across the nation love the OLFA X-Design Family. From smaller precision knives to extra heavy-duty tools, the OLFA X-Design is “an extension of your hand that can cut through many things”. When designing these knives, OLFA also paid attention to simple design aesthetics. The hexagonal shapes and complementary 60-deg angles hidden through the design offer beauty with comfort. Some of our All-Stars confessed that the X-Design knives “live in their tool belt permanently, no matter the job at hand”.
And the added bonus of the OLFA X-Design is the many types of blades that you can buy for use with these handles. “If you are applying film to glass, use a silver blade. If you're cutting rigid foam insulation, use the enhanced coated speed blade. If you're cutting carpet, use the snap-off hook blades. There’s truly one for every trade”.
Check out the OLFA X-Design Family:
If you’re looking for something more geared towards the makers, this art knife is what you need. Not only is this knife comfortable to hold, but it also offers a great locking system to secure the blade without wearing it out. Our All-Stars can testify that “as soon as you pick up this knife, you will feel the weight difference.” Another feature that creates devotion to this tool is the unique ridge at the back that keeps it from rolling around the work area (and lowering the risk of hurting yourself).
And if this wasn’t enough, the premium KB4 Stainless-Steel Art Blades work great for both modelers and hobbyists who need a razor-fine cut.
“A cut above the rest” is what our All-Stars said when asked to describe OLFA SCS-2 Serrated Edge Scissors in one sentence. Featuring 5-or 7-inch stainless steel blades, OLFA scissors offer strength on any material. This is because one serrated edge blade securely grips the material to prevent slips and mis cuts. Although these scissors are incredibly sturdy and strong, they are also surprisingly lightweight. The handle is also symmetrical for use by both left and right-handed users.
These scissors the choice for industrial projects as well as home tasks in the kitchen, sewing room, or art studio.
“The OLFA GSR-2 Mini Glass scraper is that type of scraper that you might not think you need until you have it. And then can’t live without” said the OLFA Pro All-Stars. This scraper comes preloaded with six (6) super sharp stainless-steel blades to remove many types of materials: paint, adhesives, caulk, and even old sticky labels. This scraper is small and compact to allow for easy carry in your pocket. And thanks to a blade case that acts as blade storage and blade cover, you never have to worry about hurting yourself. Once you’re ready to use, simply snap the cover into the handle to make sure you don’t lose it.
With a little help from our OLFA Pro experts and a wide variety of recommended tools, we hope to make shopping for gifts as thrilling as giving—and receiving—them. And no matter what you decide to buy for your loved ones, don’t forget to share it with us on your social channels for a chance to be featured on our page!