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X-Acto's goal with the Z-Series was to design, develop, and manufacture a No. 11 blade that is absolutely "best in class." They succeeded. Early consumer response has been positive, with users saying they noticed a significant improvement in sharpness, tip durability, and cutting performance, particularly in production and assembly line applications.
A Zirconium Nitride coating on the cutting edge of Z-Series blades adds significant strength to the blade, particularly the tip, for long life.
These blades are seven to 10 times sharper than standard X-Acto blades.
® X-Acto is a registered trademark.
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Dick Blick slow to ship - Good product
Comments about X-Acto Z Series Blades:
I continue to do business with Dick Blick because it's easy, but I order new blades when I'm down to about 20 because they're very slow to ship. It's not because the blades aren't in stock. They're always in stock. DB is just slow to ship. Order when you still have 10-12 blades left and you'll be fine.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Kitty Cat
from St. Petersburg, FL
Our office has had numerous X-Acto knife sets over the years and were going through blades like water. Now, everyone has their personal Z-series knife and Z-series blades. The quality is worth the price!
from Monroe Twp NJ
Great for 3-D crafts.
By Airplane builder
This is a super sharp knife blade. Sharp as a razor blade but much more controllable. Ideal for modeling.
from Mystic, CT
Full disclosure: I've never mastered precision cutting when it comes to my various artistic projects. Although I have used a standard Xacto knife [#1 handle with typically a #11 blade] over many years.In the "Z" series, I had really high hopes that having one would ease the task considerably. And it has proven to be a better blade, even if not to my expectations.
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By Media Guru
from South Carolina
The best x-acto blades around with the durability and quality that other brands lack. Able to use steadily without the blades dulling!
from New Jersey
I'm a modeller: I make model kits. And instead of using a sprue cutter, I use an X-acto knife to trim parts from plastic and resin. Because I constantly have to cut and chop my way throug hsometimes quite think plastic, blade durability is important to me. These Z-blades lived up to their promise and then some as far as that goes. Normally a single #11 blade would last me 3 days at the most, but these Z-blades can go on for up to 2 or 3 weeks of heavy use on plastics unless I broke the tip off. Thats the only real problem that still remains as far as durability is concerned. I think the only improvemement they could make would be adding a spar on top of the blade to strengthen it from snapping when twisted or bent left or right. But other than that, fantastic product.
Sharper and Lasted Longer
By Terri C.
from New York, New York
I do a lot of graphic design work and need a really sharp blade and one that does not dull. I found the Z blade to be really really good...... I love it, and will buy more.
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not great for my projects
from Colfax, WA
I do a lot of Paper Cutting projects amd thought these blades, which are supposed to be sharper than the standard #11 blades, would provide cleaner, sharper cuts, but I was wrong. I bought 2 pkg of replacement blades, of which I opened and tried, hoping each blade would be better than the last. Not a single blade came without a "spur" on the tip which renders my starting point of a precision cut to be "snagged"!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you encountered with this product. If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
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