Our Frequently Asked Questions section is intended ensure you get the most from your Moving Edge Safety Knife. If you have a question that is not answered here, please let us know. Also take a look at the Knowledge section where you will find useful resources such as our knife risk assessment, and disposable knife saving calculator.
- What makes the ‘Moving Edge’ technology so unique?
- What is different about a GR8 knife?
- Why a ceramic blade is better?
- How much stock is available?
- How soon can the product be delivered?
- How Safe is the GR8?
- What are the differences between the GR8 Dispo, Primo and Pro?
- What is the thickest material I can cut with the GR8?
What makes the ‘Moving Edge’ technology so unique?
The patented ‘Moving Edge’ mechanism is fitted to all our GR8 range of safety knives. This allows the blade of the GR8 safety knife to move in a slicing action whilst the safety knife cuts. This action reduces snagging during the cut and requires significantly less force than a fixed blade cutter. An additional benefit is the area of contact between the material cut and the blade edge is extended which in turn reduces blade wear.
What is different about a GR8 knife?
Using its patented design, the GR8 range releases only a small area of the safety blade to avoid contact with the user. The hook design also stops the small area of the blade coming into contact with the fingers of the user, making it almost impossible for the user to injure themselves during the cutting process and maintain their efficiency.
Why a ceramic blade is better?
Using a ceramic safety knife increases the cutting efficiency of the safety knife and increases the life span. Moving Edge also has a range of other safety blades to choose from including anti-stab designs and tape cutter features.
How much stock is available?
We maintain a large stock holding on all our products. Allowing you to fill in the contact form on the contact us page, to have your required amount. If you are in need of information sooner, our sales team is available from 8:30 – 5:00 Monday to Thursday and 8:30 – 16:00 on a Friday on +44 (0) 116 240 1511
How soon can the product be delivered?
We aim to provide our customers with a delivery that suits them. This can be as immediate as next day delivery, in order for you to be fully satisfied with your order.
How Safe is the GR8?
When used correctly, the GR8 is one of the safest knives on the market. Because the blade is enclosed within a finger-safe gap, it is almost impossible to cut yourself. Nevertheless, you should remember that the GR8 still contains a very sharp blade – even when it is too blunt to cut cardboard, it will be sharp enough to cut you! Please take sensible precautions so that you and your team stay safe.
What are the differences between the GR8 Dispo, Primo and Pro?
Each model in the GR8 range offers similar functionality in the way that it performs. However, apart from the range of available options, the main difference is durability.
The Dispo is recommended for light use, the Primo for light to medium use and the Pro, for all types of use.
What is the thickest material I can cut with the GR8?
Generally speaking, if the material to be cut will fit into the 5mm ‘fingersafe’ gap, then the GR8 will cut it. However, users should bear in mind that if the cutting requires more than a reasonable amount of effort, then it is probably not a suitable item to cut using the GR8.
Can the GR8 be used to cut seatbelts?
The GR8 is probably the best emergency seatbelt cutter available! Because of the enclosed blade and its moving action, it cuts safely and easily. Just remember the 45-degree angle and the cut is quick and effective.
The GR8 can also be used in an emergency to cut clothes. Just remember to create tension with the free hand and cut as normal. Because the blade is protected, it will not cut the individual.
Will the GR8 cut everything?
Not quite! But it will cut most things provided:
- The material can come into contact with the blade.
- The angle of cut is 45 degrees.
- There is tension in the material.
- The material can be cut with a standard blade.
Can I cut picking holes with the GR8?
Yes you can. Provided the items inside the box are not packed hard against the side of the box, simply pierce the box with the beak of the GR8 and then cut the hole. Remember, for the most effective cut, keep the knife body at the 45-degree angle at all times.
How can I safely dispose of used blades?
Even though a used blade may be considered blunt in a work environment, it nevertheless remains very sharp and can cut with ease.
Safe disposal should be a top priority and to assist in this, Moving Edge introduced the SharpSafe sharps disposal service. SharpSafe is far from an ordinary sharps bin. Each SharpSafe bin is serially pre-numbered for traceability and the purchase price includes delivery to you, return to Moving Edge via our Freepost Address, the issue of a Waste Transfer Note and then proper disposal via incineration. Moving Edge is registered to store waste and is also a Licensed Waste Carrier so you can be sure that your legal obligations in respect of such waste are fully adhered to.
Will the GR8 Pro rust?
The body of the Pro is made from Zinc and is then treated to deliver an extremely high tolerance to rust. If the Pro is looked after by ensuring that corrosive liquids are washed off and the knife kept dry, then it will last a lifetime.
How long do blades last?
It really depends on the material that you are cutting. Shrinkwrap is quite kind to the blade whereas cardboard is very abrasive. The more you cut abrasive materials, the sooner the blade will blunt.
Remember, due to the moving action of the blade in the GR8 range, it will last up to four times longer than a conventional fixed-blade safety knife.
How do I change the blade?
A full description of how the blade is changed is given in the Guidance Notes.
What is the best way to cut banding?
Banding should always be cut at a 45-degree angle. Resist the temptation to pull across the banding because it will be less effective.