Milwaukee® Expands Fastback™ Line

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Milwaukee® Expands Fastback™ Line with Innovative Cutting Solutions

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool Corporation continues to expand their Hand Tool offering with three new Fastback™ Knives, launching in November 2013. Expanding the utility knife line to include pocket knives as well, the new additions to the Fastback™ family will include a Fastback™ Hawk Bill Knife, Fastback™ Smooth Pocket Knife and Fastback™ Spring Assisted Knife.

Milwaukee Fastback Expansion

Fastback Hawk Bill Knife

The entire line of Fastback™ Knives feature one handed blade opening for easy activation. Similar to the original Fastback™ and Fastback™ II, the Hawk Bill and Smooth Pocket Knife are designed to activate the blade 3X faster than a 2-handed opening with a Press & Flip opening. The Spring Assisted Knife delivers even faster activation by flipping open with the aid of a durable spring.

Milwaukee Fastback Expansion

Fastback Smooth Pocket Knife

Each of the new knives feature a stainless steel blade with a sharp cutting edge that the user can re-sharpen, and are all designed with specific needs and preferences in mind. With a curved “Hawk” Blade, the Fastback™ Hawk Bill Knife is ideal for pull cuts or slicing around the edge of cable to remove installation. With a sharp, pointed tip, The Fastback™ Smooth Pocket Knife is designed for controlled piercing and smooth general purpose cutting. Lastly, the Fastback™ Spring Assisted Knife features a black oxide coated blade for ultimate durability and sharpness, and a serrated edge for tearing through material like rope.

Milwaukee Fastback Expansion

Fastback Spring Assisted Knife

All Fastback™ knives also feature a thin body design and a wire form clip for comfortable pocket storage and quick access. After much demand, the belt clip on the new knives will now be reversible for user preference and ultimate storage versatility.

Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, each of the new Fastback™ Knives confirm Milwaukee’s commitment to best-in-class durability and their relentless commitment to provide innovative solutions to the end user that will increase productivity. The Fastback™ line will continue to grow with innovative cutting solutions.

Model Options

Fastback™ Hawk Bill Knife (48-22-1985)
Fastback™ Smooth Pocket Knife (48-22-1990)
Fastback™ Spring Assisted Knife (48-22-1995)

About Milwaukee Tool Corporation

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool Corporation has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovation new Hand Tool and Test Instrument product lines,  Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool Corporation is Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit

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