With Thanksgiving in the past and December in progress, we’re all buckling our seatbelts for the rollercoaster ride that is the end of the year – with most people vacillating wildly between extreme joy and morbid stress on any given day.
What with entertaining family in town (who may even be staying at your house, and using up all the hot water); eating and drinking way too much (the latter of which may be self-medication – see “family in town”); and fake-smiling through the awkwardness of workplace holiday parties and Secret Santa exchanges, who has the energy to make a shopping list?
Don’t worry. We got you.
There’s an OLFA gift for every taste, from the casual DIY-er to the total pro – and with most major hardware retailers carrying OLFA products, it’s easy to get in, get out and get on with the fun parts: the ‘nog drinking and cookie eating.
Here are four of our top picks for your holiday shopping list:
For the tradesperson with big hands: Do you know a contractor who has to buy XXXL work gloves? Or a plumber who can hold a foot-long sub in one hand, like some people hold a hot dog? If they scoff at more petite knives because they “feel too small,” supersize them with the OLFA 25-mm utility knife line (XH-AL or XH-1).
With a pistol-shaped handle, OLFA’s super-heavy-duty utility knife slices through industrial materials such as gaskets, conduit, belt synthetics, rope, leather, laminates, plastics, fiberglass, rubber, textiles and more – making it ideal for the pros.
For the flooring installer who’s tired of damaging the subfloor: The OLFA 45-C Rolled Materials Cutter’s attributes solve a multitude of problems for flooring professionals – not least of which is its solid base, which prevents damage to the surface under the cutter when in use.
This hand-held cutter comes preloaded with an enclosed 45-mm rotary blade, and is designed with a large handhold, allowing for a comfortable and sturdy grip. It’s perfect for cutting anything on a roll – from paper to linoleum and carpet, it slices through even the toughest materials.
For the crafty beaver who can’t get enough of “Making It”: If your loved one likes to craft, quilt, stitch and sew, then the 45-mm Rotary Cutter is the tool for them, boasting a tungsten carbide tool steel blade for unparalleled sharpness.
This cutter also features a durable handle with a blade cover for safety, so crafting boo-boos can go bye-bye.
For the guy who never needs to call a contractor: Does your dad, uncle, grandpa or brother remind you of Clark W. Griswold, Jr., in that he always insists he is “in complete control”? Does he refuse to call in a professional because he “can just fix it himself”? If you know a regular Joe who thinks he can swing a hammer with the best of ‘em, get him the knife that the pros use.
With a fiberglass-reinforced body for smooth edges and comfortable handling; wraparound anti-slip rubber grip; a multi-purpose metal pick; and an ultra-sharp black snap-off blade, OLFA’s trademark X-Design 18mm knife (LA-X or L-5) knows no limits – he’ll keep it by his side for every project, for a sharp cut every time.
Don’t forget to check out OLFA Cuts’ 12 Days of Christmas giveaway! Follow @OLFAcuts on Instagram for your chance to win!